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Prep Baseball's 2nd Annual All-American Game is headed to Miami

By Prep Baseball Staff

Prep Baseball is taking the talent to South Beach.

After the successful launch of the Prep Baseball All-American Game last year, the game comes to Miami in 2024 and promises to be bigger and better.

One thing won’t change: The All-American Game will still feature the best high school baseball talent in the nation, with the top high school seniors taking on the best junior prospects to see which class reigns supreme.

The classes of 2025 and 2026 will face off on Saturday, Sept. 14 at loanDepot Park, home of the Miami Marlins. Both teams will participate in a workout day at the ballpark on Friday, Sept. 13, as part of a full weekend of activities.

“The All-American Game exceeded all of our expectations in the first year, so we are really challenging ourselves to continue to elevate the experience for the players, families and the scouting community,” Prep Baseball President Sean Duncan said. “Bringing the game to Miami is one way to do that, and we’ll keep adding to it as we get closer to game day.

“One thing I hope we never change is the two classes facing off against each other. It makes the game more meaningful and led to impressive performances in year one.”

The Class of 2025 will be defending its title in the second All-American Game, this time as the seniors. The ‘25s beat the Class of 2024 in the inaugural game 5-3 at Milwaukee’s American Family Field. Two-way standout Josh Hammond won the first MVP award after pitching a dominant, scoreless inning on the mound and hitting an RBI double. Hammond, a North Carolina product committed to Wake Forest, is now the No. 10 prospect in the Class of ‘25.

Former major league standout Matt Holliday will be back at the helm leading the Class of 2025 team again this year. Matt’s son, Ethan, is the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2025 class and started at shortstop in last year’s game.

Prep Baseball Report’s scouting staff will select the rosters for the event. Each squad will feature about 20 of the best prospects in its class, giving professional scouts an exceptional opportunity to see premium talent in one place, and in high-level matchups.

“The All-American Game raised the bar for us and established a standard that we hope to exceed on a yearly basis,” said Shooter Hunt, Prep Baseball’s Vice President of Scouting. “As always, great players drive the success of an event like this, and the players who were in Milwaukee shined both on and off the field. Whether it was the upperclassmen asserting themselves or the underclassmen announcing their presence, it was a stellar opportunity for both.

“I can’t wait to see the next group of budding stars grab the spotlight in year two.”

Mizuno, one of Prep Baseball’s signature partners, helped to make the first All-American Game an unforgettable experience for the players, with custom uniforms and gloves and other exclusive gear. They plan to do even more in 2024.

“We at Mizuno USA are pleased to continue strengthening our longtime partnership with our support of the second annual Prep Baseball All-American Game,” said Mizuno Senior Marketing Manager Clint Sammons. ”Prep Baseball continues to adapt, always keeping what’s best for the athlete at the forefront, and the All-American Game is a great example of a truly premier platform for players to showcase their talents on a Major League field.

“Mizuno is fully committed to continue doing our part to create a unique and memorable experience for the players and their families, while continuing to provide premium baseball products for use in the game and beyond.”

Vs. Cancer will also return as the official charity partner for the All-American Game. Vs. Cancer, a program of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, raises money for the fight against pediatric brain cancer, supporting both the families going through treatment as well as medical research.

A unique aspect of the Vs. Cancer charity partnership is that it involves the players participating in the game, similar to the fundraising model that Vs. Cancer uses for teams across the country. Each player in the All-American Game will have his own fundraising page, and they’ll compete individually and as classes.

Prep Baseball Report, with a staff that includes more than 160 scouts in North America, stages more than 1,000 showcases and tournaments from coast to coast every year. Those include the No. 1 preseason draft event, the Super 60 Pro Showcase (in its 22nd year), and the No. 1 college scouting event, the Prep Baseball Report Future Games (in its 12th year).

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