B45 Baseball is proud to become the Official Bat Sponsor of the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The showcase game will be played on July 23rd at iconic Wrigley Field, in Chicago, Illinois.
B45 Baseball will provide two game bats and one commemorative bat to every player on the rosters, among the top high school prospects in North America.
“We are very happy to partner with Under Armour and Baseball Factory in this great event. Their approach to providing players with a unique experience hooked us right from the start. We jumped on this opportunity to provide these bright, young baseball players with the best bats they can find on the market,” said B45 Chairman and former Big League pitcher Éric Gagné.
Last year, the game drew 10,000 people at Wrigley Field. This year’s game will be nationally televised.
About the Under Armour All-America Game powered by Baseball Factory
The All-America Baseball Game is the culmination of a four-day premier baseball experience, highlighted by a formal workout for Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a homerun derby, all while under the tutelage of some of the game’s best players and coaches.
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 221 of the 246 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 60 first round picks.
Top players from the 2015 draft include: Brendan Rodgers (2015 No. 3 Overall Pick, Colorado Rockies); Kyle Tucker (2015 No. 5 Overall Pick, Houston Astros); Josh Naylor (2015 No. 12 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Brady Aiken (2015 No. 17 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians, 2014 No. 1 Overall Pick); Ashe Russell (2015 No. 21 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); Beau Burrows (2015 No. 22 Overall Pick, Detroit Tigers).