CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - A baseball standout from Chappaqua has been chosen to play in the Under Armor All-America Game, one of the top high school showcases in the country.
Brandon Neeck, a 6-foot left handed pitcher from Horace Greeley High School was chosen in the final wave of players selected to play in the 10th annual game, which will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29.
Each year, officials from Under Armour choose the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to showcase their skills in front of Baseball Factory scouts. This year, they’re competing in an America vs. National team match-up.
This year’s game is being broadcast on the MLB Network.
According to scouting website Perfect Game Baseball, Neeck features a plus fastball and features “an incredibly projectable build with room to fill throughout the body." He’s been named to the Junior National Top Prospect List and is a verbal commitment to Virginia.
The game comes at the tail end of a whirlwind four days, which includes a “comprehensive baseball experience staffed by some of the games very best players and coaches,” including a formal workout for MLB scouts and a home run derby.
“We are very excited to complete the roster for the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game,” Steve Bernhardt, Executive Vice President at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee stated.
“The 40 players that have been chosen represent the best high school players from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Every year it is a very tough decision and this year was no exception. We look forward to seeing these talented players compete at Wrigley Field this summer.”
Players to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game include former first overall pick Royce Lewis, Hunter Green, Alex Lange and Shane Baz, all first round picks.
“Each athlete selected to attend should feel a sense of accomplishment, and we’re excited to continue investing in this great game’s next class of young superstars,” Ryan Collins the Director of Global Sports Marketing at Under Armour said in a statement. “This summer will mark a decade of our commitment to hosting this game, and we are proud to extend a one-of-a-kind opportunity to players to showcase and grow their talents at the national level."
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