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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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FIRST TEAM
POSNAMEREPORT
CJoe Mack, Williamsville East HS (East Amherst, N.Y.)See full scouting report
MIFMarcelo Mayer, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif.See full scouting report
MIFJordan Lawlar, Dallas Jesuit HSSee full scouting report
CIFTommy White, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.See full scouting report
CIFWes Kath, Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.See full scouting report
OFJames Wood, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.See full scouting report
OFJoshua Baez, Dexter Southfield, HS, Brookline, Mass.See full scouting report
OFBenny Montgomery, Red Land HS, Lewisberry, Pa.See full scouting report
SPAndrew Painter, Calvary Christian HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.See full scouting report
SPChase Petty, Mainland Regional HS, Linwood, N.J.See full scouting report
SPJackson Jobe, Heritage Hall HS, Oklahoma City, Okla.See full scouting report
SPChase Burns, Station Camp HS, Gallatin, Tenn.See full scouting report
SPJoshua Hartle, Reagan HS, Pfafftown, N.C.

SECOND TEAM
POSNAMEREPORT
CHarry Ford, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.See full scouting report
MIFBrady House, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga.See full scouting report
MIFKahlil Watson, Wake Forest (N.C.) HSSee full scouting report
CIFLuke Leto, Porgage (Mich.) Central HSSee full scouting report
CIFMax McGwire, Capistrano Valley (Calif.) HS
OFMalakhi Knight, Marysville-Getchell HS, Marysville, Wash.See full scouting report
OFBraylon Bishop, Arkansas HS, Texarkana, Ark.See full scouting report
OFDaylen Lile, Trinity HS, LouisvilleSee full scouting report
SPBrock Selvidge, Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.See full scouting report
SPMichael Morales, East Pennsboro, HS, Enola, Pa.See full scouting report
SPMax Debiec, O'Dea HS, SeattleSee full scouting report
SPAnthony Solometo, Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City N.J.See full scouting report
SPThatcher Hurd, Mira Coast HS, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

THIRD TEAM
POSNAMEREPORT
CIan Moller, Wahlert HS, Dubuque, IowaSee full scouting report
MIFIzaac Pacheco, Friendswood (Texas) HSSee full scouting report
MIFAlex Mooney, St. Mary Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich.See full scouting report
CIFCooper Kinney, Baylor HS, ChattanoogaSee full scouting report
CIFAaron Downs, Heritage (Miss.) Academy
OFBraden Montgomery, Madison (Miss.) Central HSSee full scouting report
OFJay Allen, Carroll Catholic, Fort Pierce, Fla.See full scouting report
OFElijah Green*, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.See full scouting report
SPMaddux Bruns, UMS-Wright Prep, Mobile, Ala.See full scouting report
SPBen Kudrna, Blue Valley Southwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.See full scouting report
SPGage Jump, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.See full scouting report
SPCarter Holton, Benedictine HS, Savannah, Ga.See full scouting report
SPIrving Carter, Calvary Christian HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
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