2021 High School Baseball Preseason All-Americans
Righthander Andrew Painter headlines the 2021 Baseball America High School Preseason All-America Teams. Painter is the sole unanimous first-team selection, with outfielder James Wood coming two votes shy of joining him.
Baseball America is proud to annually poll major league scouting departments to determine the first, second and third preseason teams. Because of the voting process, the Baseball America preseason All-American teams have been a predictor of the first round in the draft.
In both 2019 and 2020, seven of the 13 first-team players went on to become first-round draft picks.
Painter and Wood led all players with 16 and 14 first-team votes, respectively. Shortstops Marcelo Mayer (12), Jordan Lawlar (10) and outfielder Joshua Baez (10) were the other position players to reach double-digit first-team votes.
Righthanders Chase Petty (12), Jackson Jobe (11) and Chase Burns (11) also received double-digit first team votes.
One underclass player received enough votes to make the third-team—the No. 1 ranked player in the 2022 high school class, outfielder Elijah Green.
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|C||Joe Mack, Williamsville East HS (East Amherst, N.Y.)||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Marcelo Mayer, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif.||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Jordan Lawlar, Dallas Jesuit HS||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Tommy White, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Wes Kath, Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.||See full scouting report|
|OF||James Wood, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.||See full scouting report|
|OF||Joshua Baez, Dexter Southfield, HS, Brookline, Mass.||See full scouting report|
|OF||Benny Montgomery, Red Land HS, Lewisberry, Pa.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Andrew Painter, Calvary Christian HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Chase Petty, Mainland Regional HS, Linwood, N.J.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Jackson Jobe, Heritage Hall HS, Oklahoma City, Okla.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Chase Burns, Station Camp HS, Gallatin, Tenn.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Joshua Hartle, Reagan HS, Pfafftown, N.C.|
|C||Harry Ford, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Brady House, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga.||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Kahlil Watson, Wake Forest (N.C.) HS||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Luke Leto, Porgage (Mich.) Central HS||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Max McGwire, Capistrano Valley (Calif.) HS|
|OF||Malakhi Knight, Marysville-Getchell HS, Marysville, Wash.||See full scouting report|
|OF||Braylon Bishop, Arkansas HS, Texarkana, Ark.||See full scouting report|
|OF||Daylen Lile, Trinity HS, Louisville||See full scouting report|
|SP||Brock Selvidge, Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Michael Morales, East Pennsboro, HS, Enola, Pa.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Max Debiec, O'Dea HS, Seattle||See full scouting report|
|SP||Anthony Solometo, Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City N.J.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Thatcher Hurd, Mira Coast HS, Manhattan Beach, Calif.|
|C||Ian Moller, Wahlert HS, Dubuque, Iowa||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Izaac Pacheco, Friendswood (Texas) HS||See full scouting report|
|MIF||Alex Mooney, St. Mary Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich.||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Cooper Kinney, Baylor HS, Chattanooga||See full scouting report|
|CIF||Aaron Downs, Heritage (Miss.) Academy|
|OF||Braden Montgomery, Madison (Miss.) Central HS||See full scouting report|
|OF||Jay Allen, Carroll Catholic, Fort Pierce, Fla.||See full scouting report|
|OF||Elijah Green*, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Maddux Bruns, UMS-Wright Prep, Mobile, Ala.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Ben Kudrna, Blue Valley Southwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Gage Jump, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Carter Holton, Benedictine HS, Savannah, Ga.||See full scouting report|
|SP||Irving Carter, Calvary Christian HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)|