Rawlings and Perfect Game released their Preseason High School All American teams, listing the top senior players in the country. IMG Academy' left-handed pitcher Max Foody was named to 2nd Team as an All-American and was also named to the 1st team for the All-Florida Region.
Center fielder Alfredo Escalera was a High Honorable Mention as an All-American and also a member of the All-Florida Region 2nd team.
From the linked article above:
Mike Thompson, Rawlings senior vice-president of marketing, said, âEach of the chosen athletes represent the very best in their class and the future of the game. This recognition is a culmination of their diligence, tremendous ability and drive over the years and should be celebrated amongst all of their supporters, leaders and peers.â
The Rawlings Preseason All-Region 1st Team recognizes 400 players from eight regions around the U.S. Each of the regions will form a 50-man roster, complete with catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders.
In addition, the top 150 of the 400 athletes will be named to the Rawlings Preseason All-American Team. All 150 award recipients will be named to one of three teams, each including a 50-man roster.
âTo receive the Rawlings Preseason All-American or All-Region Award is a tremendous achievement for these high school athletes,â said Jerry Ford, President, Perfect Game USA. âWe're proud to partner with Rawlings to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball.â