Under Armour and Baseball Factory would like to congratulate Byron Buxton of Baxley, on his selection to the 2011 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. Held at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago, the game features the most talented high school players from across the country. This year’s game will be held on Saturday, August 13 and will be broadcast live on the MLB Network beginning at 1:05 PM CST.
The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, showcases thirty-six of the nation’s best rising seniors and juniors. Players from across the country are selected to participate in the game by Baseball Factory’s team of scouts. Over the past two years, 61 of the 72 players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 12 first round picks. The event gives players the distinct opportunity to perform in front of Major League scouts and college coaches while experiencing the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. The atmosphere, combined with great young talent, has proven to be a huge draw to recruiters with over 100 professional scouts and college coaches in attendance in 2010.
Byron is currently a junior outfielder at Appling County High School. The 6’0”, 165 lb Georgia native is an outstanding athlete who not only excels in baseball but is also the quarterback for the Appling County football team. According to Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP of Baseball Operations and head scout at Baseball Factory, because Byron is from a small town, he is not well known, but the consensus among those who have seen him is that he has the best set of tools in the state of Georgia.