Top performers from the 2023 HS All-American Game

July 8th, 2023

SEATTLE -- Offense was hard to come by in the annual MLB-USA Baseball High School All-American Game at T-Mobile Park on Friday, and PJ Morlando provided most of it.

Considered one of the most dangerous hitters in the 2024 prep class, Morlando singled and walked in two plate appearances, scoring both of the National team's runs in a 2-1 victory over the American squad. The Summerville (S.C.) HS outfielder squared up a 94 mph fastball from travel ball teammate Tegan Kuhns (Gettysburg, Pa.,) in the second inning and produced a 104 mph single, the hardest-hit base hit of the day. He won the MLB Develops MVP Award for his performance.

Pitchers dominated the showcase for top 2024 high school prospects, as the two teams combined for just six hits -- all singles -- and 20 strikeouts in the seven-inning contest. Here are five hurlers who stood out:

Mason Brassfield, LHP, Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian HS
The lone pitcher to strike out the side, Brassfield notched whiffs with a 92 mph fastball up in the zone and a pair of sliders at 81 and 83 mph. His slide piece is his best weapon and he commanded it well, throwing it for a strike eight of 10 times and showing the ability to bury it at the plate when he wanted.

Cameron Caminiti, LHP, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Recently reclassified from the 2025 Draft to 2024, Caminiti is still just 16 years old. He threw 11 of 14 pitches for strikes, sitting at 94 mph with his fastball and notching a pair of whiffs with his mid-70s curveball. He's a cousin once removed of 1996 National League MVP Ken Caminiti.

Carson Wiggins, RHP, Roland (Okla.) HS
Wiggins delivered five of the six-hardest fastballs, all between 95-97 mph, which comes as no surprise because he reached 99 earlier this summer. He picked up one strikeout with a 95 mph fastball, another with an 83 mph slider and also elicited a swing-and-miss with an 83 mph changeup with nice tumble. He's the younger brother of Arkansas right-hander Jaxon Wiggins, who was a potential first-rounder in this year's Draft before blowing out his elbow and having Tommy John surgery.

Mavrick Rizy, RHP, Worcester (Mass.) Academy
Physically imposing at 6-foot-9 and 225 pounds, Rizy needed just 13 pitches to work a perfect third inning. He recorded a strikeout looking with a 94 mph fastball and operated at 93-94 with spin rates around 2600 mph and good carry on his heater. His size translated into the best extension of the day, as he consistently reached 7 1/2 feet.

Anson Seibert, RHP, Blue Valley Southwest HS (Overland Park, Kan.)
Just as tall as Rizy, Seibert was even more efficient, earning the save with a perfect eight-pitch seventh inning. His fastball parked at 93-95 mph and he tossed in a pair of 82 mph sliders, one of which finished his one whiff.