Major League Baseball and USA Baseball today announced the roster for the third edition of the “High School All-American Game,” scheduled at Dodger Stadium on Friday, July 15th as part of 2022 MLB All-Star Week in Los Angeles. This premier All-Star showcase game will feature a roster of nearly 40 participants who are some of the top U.S.-based high school baseball prospects for next year’s MLB Draft (2023). The livestream of the High School All-American Game on MLB.com, starting at approximately 6:00 p.m. ET, will be produced by MLB Network with Scott Braun, Harold Reynolds and Jonathan Mayo on the call, with AJ Andrews serving as a sideline reporter. The game will re-air on MLB Network at Noon ET on Saturday, July 16th.
Players represent 16 States from around the Nation, notably three players from Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange Counties). Several players featured in the High School All-American Game have previously participated in diversity-focused development initiatives led by MLB & USA Baseball, which include the Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series and Hank Aaron Invitational (also supported jointly by the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation). These players include: Antonio Anderson (Hank Aaron Invitational, Breakthrough Series), Justin Best (Hank Aaron Invitational, Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series), Dillon Head (Hank Aaron Invitational, Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series), Zion Rose (Hank Aaron Invitational, DREAM Series) and Nazzan Zanetello (Breakthrough Series).
Additional USA Baseball roster notes:
- 37 of the 40 High School All-American Game players are currently at the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League, being held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., featuring the country’s best 18-and-under players and serving as the primary identification event for the 18U National Team.
- Four of these student-athletes are USA Baseball national team alumni:
- Gavin Grahovac: 2017 12U National Team (*World Championship Team*)
- Walker Jenkins: 2021 18U National Team
- Blake Mitchell: 2021 18U National Team
- George Wolkow: 2021 15U National Team
- 15 players have participated in a USA Baseball National Team Development Program.
Following is the roster for the High School All-American Game (subject to change):
Daniel Cholowsky, 3B/SS, Hamilton (Chandler, AZ)
Ryder Helfrick, C, Clayton Valley Charter (Discovery Bay, CA)
Nolan Stevens, 1B/OF, Franklin High School, Elk Grove (Elk Grove, CA)
Eric Bitonti, SS, Aquinas High School (Hesperia, CA)
Aidan Keenan, RHP, Live Oak High School (Morgan Hill, CA)
Gavin Grahovac, OF, Villa Park HS (Orange, CA)
Roman Martin, SS, Servite High School (Whittier, CA)
Dean West, OF, Notre Dame High School (Woodland Hills, CA)
Christian Rodriguez, RHP, Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Coral Springs, FL)
Charlee Soto, RHP, Reborn Christian Academy (Kissimmee, FL)
Landen Maroudis, RHP, Calvary Christian High School (Largo, FL)
Braden Holcomb, SS, Foundation Academy (Ocoee, FL)
Garrett Baumann, RHP, Hagerty High School (Oviedo, FL)
Liam Peterson, RHP, Calvary Christian High School (Palm Harbor, FL)
Wes Mendes, LHP, Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
Aidan Miller, SS, JW Mitchell High School (Trinity, FL)
Arjun Nimmala, SS, Strawberry Crest High School (Valrico, FL)
Antonio Anderson, SS, North Atlanta High School (Atlanta, GA)
Dylan Cupp, 3B/SS, Cedartown High School (Cedartown, GA)
James Hays, RHP, Westfield School (Hawkinsville, GA)
Zion Rose, C, Brother Rice (Chicago, IL)
George Wolkow, 3B/OF, Downers Grove North (Downers Grove, IL)
Dillon Head, OF, Homewood Flossmoor Community H.S. (Glenwood, IL)
Zander Mueth, RHP, Belleville East High School (Swansea, IL)
Maxwell Clark, OF, Frank Community High School (Franklin, IN)
Cameron Johnson, LHP, Bishop McNamara HS (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Nazzan Zanetello, SS/OF, Christian Brothers College H.S. (Florissant, MO)
Campbell Smithwick, C, Oxford (Oxford, MS)
Justin Best, OF, Combine Academy (Cornelius, NC)
Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick High School (Oak Island, NC)
Chance Mako, RHP, East Rowan (Salisbury, NC)
Josh Knoth, RHP, Patchogue Medford High School (Medford, NY)
Paul Wilson, RHP, Lakeridge (West Linn, OR)
Kevin McGonigle, SS, Monsignor Bonner (Aldan, PA)
Travis Sykora, RHP, Round Rock High School (Round Rock, TX)
Blake Mitchell, C/RHP, Sinton High School (Sinton, TX)
Bryce Eldridge, RHP, James Madison High School (Vienna, VA)
Dylan Questad, RHP, Waterford High School (Waterford, WI)
The High School All-American Game will be helmed by an All-Star cast of coaches, including Managers Andre Ethier (former All-Star OF for the Dodgers) and David Eckstein (2002 World Series Champion with the Angels; 2015 18U National Team assistant coach), who will be supported by Reggie Smith (former All-Star OF for the Dodgers; 1981 World Series Champion with the Dodgers; 2000 Sydney Olympic Games assistant coach), Brad Penny (former All-Star SP for the Dodgers; 2021 18U National Team pitching coach), Jack Wilson (former All-Star SS; greater Los Angeles native; 2021 18U National Team assistant coach), Reggie Williams (former Dodgers and Angels OF), Don Cooper (former Major League pitcher and pitching coach), John Sarna (Chicago Scouts Association) and Derek Gittus (Head Baseball Coach, Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island).
This year at the High School All-American Game, Chevrolet will award the “MLB Develops MVP Award presented by Chevrolet” to the player who exhibits quality on-field performance, defensively or offensively, as voted on by MLB Development staff at the conclusion of the game. Winners will be featured on MLBN, MLB.com and @MLBDevelops social accounts. All MLB Develops MVPs will be invited to Game 2 of the World Series to celebrate their accomplishment.
Eight of the All-American players will compete in the annual “High School Home Run Derby,” scheduled for Saturday, July 16th at Dodger Stadium. MLB.com will livestream this round, with commentary by Braun, Jim Callis and Sande Charles. The players will vie for a chance to compete in the Finals during breaks of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 18th.
“The High School All-American Game continues to be one of the must-see events on the amateur scouting calendar. We are extremely excited about the collection of talent that has been assembled to participate in this year’s event,” said Chuck Fox, Director of Baseball & Softball Development, MLB.