Kentwood catcher Reese McGuire has been selected to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Baseball Game Aug. 18 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Here is the press release:
Baltimore, Md. – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA), the Baltimore, MD-based leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced the addition of Reese McGuire to the roster for the 2012 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The game will be played at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 18th and air live nationally on MLB Network. The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game showcases 36 of the best high school players, competing in an American vs. National team match-up. The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts.
McGuire is an outstanding young catcher with tools and the ability to use them in games. He has a mature approach at the plate with a clean, quick left-handed stroke. He receives very well and has efficient feet, a quick exchange and a strong arm behind the plate. McGuire also shows the feel for the game and leadership qualities you look for in a catcher. He is verbally committed to the University of San Diego.
“Reese is an outstanding young catcher with the leadership qualities necessary to succeed at the next level,” said Steve Bernhardt, Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee & Executive VP of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, “He receives very well and has a quick exchange and a strong arm behind the plate. Verbally committed to the University of San Diego, Reese will be a great addition to the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game.”
The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game is the culmination of a four-day baseball celebration, including a formal workout for Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a homerun derby.
Over the past three years, 91 of the 108 players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 20 first round picks. Top players that went on to sign professional contracts include Bubba Starling (2011 No.5 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); Brandon Nimmo (2011 No.13 Overall Pick, New York Mets); Brian Goodwin (2011 No.34 Overall Pick, Washington Nationals); Jacob Anderson (2011 No.35 Overall Pick, Toronto Blue Jays); Dante Bichette, Jr., (2011 No.51 Overall Pick, New York Yankees); Hudson Boyd (2011 No.55 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Jameson Taillon (2010 No.2 Overall Pick, Pittsburgh Pirates); Kellin Deglan (2010 No.22 Overall Pick, Texas Rangers); Donovan Tate (2009 No.3 Overall Pick, San Diego Padres); Zachary Wheeler (2009 No.6 Overall Pick, San Francisco Giants); Jacob Turner (2009 No.9 Overall Pick, Detroit Tigers) and Tyler Matzek (2009 No.11 Overall Pick, Colorado Rockies).
For more information on the 2012 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit www.baseballfactory.com/allamerica/2012.