Under Armour Game Rosters Announced

Wrigley Field will be familiar to Alex Jackson. Now he knows the names of the players he’ll have to show around at the Under Armour All-America Game.

Under Armour and Baseball Factory have released the rosters for the 2013 edition of the event, and Jackson, a catcher/outfielder out of San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo High, is a repeat offender. He starred in the game last August and will be joined by 35 other prep all-stars in the final major showcase event of the summer.

Last year’s game featured eight first-round picks, from Georgia prep outfielders Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows to hard-throwing pitchers such as Trey Ball and Hunter Harvey. This year’s rosters again feature some of the best talent in the prep class. Some of the highlights:

• The hardest-throwing prep arms in the class will be in Chicago, including Georgia’s Dylan Cease, South Carolina’s Grant Holmes and Miami’s Touki Toussaint. All three have at least touched 96 mph with their fastballs. Last year’s Under Armour Game was notable for its talent but also for a modest performance by power arms, with no pitcher throwing harder than 93 mph. That should change this year.

• The position-player talent on hand also should be exciting. Jackson has premium raw power and was a second-team All-American as a junior this spring, while fellow Californian Jacob Gatewood just won the high school portion of the Home Run Derby at the major league All-Star Game. Five-tool Georgia prep Michael Gettys hopes to break out nationally the same was Frazier and Meadows did in 2012, while catcher Chase Vallot hopes to continue his big summer and rival Jackson as the draft class’ top prep catcher.

• Big league progeny at this year’s event includes toolsy outfielder Dazmon Cameron (son of Mike), physical infielder Luke Dykstra (son of Len), lefthanded-hitting shortstop Nick Gordon (son of Tom, brother of Dee) and projectable righthander Cobi Johnson (son of Dane).

Player Pos. Height Weight High School City State
Dazmon Cameron OF 6-1 184 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy McDonough Ga.
Dylan Cease RHP 6-2 180 Milton High School Milton Ga.
Darius Day OF 5-11 180 Simeon Career Academy Chicago Ill.
Gregory Deichmann IF 6-2 180 Brother Martin High School Metairie La.
Luke Dykstra IF 6-1 190 Westlake High School Thousand Oaks Calif.
Stone Garrett OF 6-2 185 George Ranch High School Sugar Land Texas
Jacob Gatewood SS/RHP 6-4 180 Redwood High School Visalia Calif.
Joe Gatto RHP 6-5 210 St. Augustine Prep Hammonton N.J.
Michael Gettys OF/RHP 6-2 205 Gainesville High School Gainesville Ga.
Nelson Gomez IF 6-2 195 Puerto Plata D.R.
Nicholas Gordon SS/RHP 6-1 167 Olympia High School Windermere Fla.
Foster Griffin LHP 6-5 190 The First Academy Orlando Fla.
Monte’ Harrison OF 6-3 200 Lee’s Summit West High School Lee’s Summit Mo.
Sam Hentges LHP/1B 6-6 240 Mounds View High School Shoreview Minn.
Grant Hockin RHP 6-3 195 Damien High School Pomona Calif.
Grant Holmes RHP 6-2 195 Conway Conway S.C.
Alex Jackson C 6-2 185 Rancho Bernardo High School Escondido Calif.
Cobi Johnson RHP 6-4 175 James W. Mitchell High School Holiday Fla.
Ryan Johnson OF/1B 6-3 215 College Station High School College Station Texas
Michael Kopech RHP 6-4 195 Mount Pleasant High School Mount Pleasant Texas
Alex Lange RHP 6-3 210 Lee’s Summit West High School Lee’s Summit Mo.
Corbin Martin OF 6-3 185 Cypress Ranch High School Cypress Texas
Micah Miniard RHP 6-7 200 Boyle County High School Danville Ky.
Alexis Pantoja IF 6-0 155 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Vega Alta P.R.
Alexander Paredes OF 6-2 170 La Romana D.R.
David Peterson LHP/1B 6-6 205 Regis Jesuit High School Denver Colo.
Milton Ramos IF 6-1 155 Florida Christian High School Hialeah Gardens Fla.
Willie Rios LHP 6-0 180 St. Bernard High School Waterford Conn.
Gilberto Rodriguez C 5-10 180 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Juncos P.R.
Carson Sands LHP 6-3 205 North Florida Christian School Tallahassee Fla.
Tim Susnara C 6-0 185 St. Francis High School Redwood City Calif.
Touki Toussaint RHP/SS 6-1 185 Coral Springs Christian Coral Springs Fla.
Chase Vallot C 6-0 200 St. Thomas More High School Youngsville La.
Cameron Varga RHP 6-3 200 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Loveland Ohio
Alex Verdugo LHP/OF 6-1 195 Sahuaro High School Tucson Ariz.

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