Hall to participate in Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field
The 2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, brings together the top 40 high school players in the United States and Canada to play at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 23 in an American vs National game.
Hall, 17, the lone Canadian named to the game, is excited about the prospect of playing with and against the top high school talent in the United States.
“I’m really looking forward to the entire experience in Chicago and sharing the field with some of the best high school baseball players,” said Hall. “It’s and honour to be chosen to participate in the game and I’m excited to represent Canada.”
The Under Armour All-America game is part of the four-day event, providing players with a once-in-a-lifetime baseball experience. These premier players will work with a coaching staff that includes some of the game’s best former players such as Bill Ripken, Wes Helms, Tim Hudson and Eric Milton. During the week, athletes will participate in a formal workout in front of Major League Baseball scouts, and participate in a homerun derby.
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 71 Under Armour All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft. Thirty-eight former All-Americans were selected in total this year, including 11 first round picks, bringing the overall number since the start of the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game to 250 selections.
Hall is set to become the tenth Canadian to participate in the game joining the late Jake Eliopoulos (2008), Kellin Deglan (2009), Evan Rutckyj (2009), Skylar Janisse (2010), Ryan Kellogg (2011), Gareth Morgan (2011), Josh Naylor (2014), Demi Orimoloye (2014) and Andy Yerzy (2015). All of the aforementioned played with Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team program at one time.
In 2015, Andy Yerzy, who was selected 52nd overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this month in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, homered in the All-America Game at Wrigley Field and was presented with the Most Valuable Player award following the game.
Hall joined the Junior National Team program in October 2014 for the annual Fall Instructional League Camp and last summer represented Canada at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Japan. He will travel to Havana, Cuba with the Junior National Team next month to participate in the nine-game Cuba Summer Series.
He is eligible for the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and is verbally committed to Texas A&M University for the 2018 season.
For more information on the 2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
Media/PR, Baseball Canada