The staff at USA Baseball has added another premiere event to its summer amateur schedule, announcing the Prospect Classic on Thursday. The event will feature the Collegiate and 18U National teams in a two-game series. This is the first time the federation has had an event like this and it will provide an opportunity for baseball fans to see some of the best amateur talent in the country go head to head.
"Each year our Collegiate and 18U National Team programs field some of the brightest young stars in baseball," said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO. "The Prospect Classic will provide an unprecedented opportunity to not only watch both teams compete in a series for the first time, but to also see the future top prospects in our sport."
Team USA's national programs are no stranger to talent. The 2010 Collegiate and 18U teams combined for 13 selections on the first day of this week's draft, including eight of the first 20 picks.
The games will be held on July 1-2. Both games will be at 7:05 EST. The first game will be hosted by the Durham Bulls Athetlic Park while the second will be played at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Both will also be aired on a one-day delay on MLB Network.