Gray Fenter added to 2014 Under Armour All-american teams
Right-Handed Pitcher from West Memphis High School Selected to High School Showcase at Wrigley Field That was held on August 16th
Courtesy of Under Armour Media Relations
Gray is the son of Glen and Jody Fenter of West Memphis and the grandson of Guy and Shelby Fenter of Charleston.
Baltimore, Md. – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA), the Baltimore, MD-based leader in sports performance apparel, footwear and equipment, announced the addition of Gray Fenter to its roster for the 2014 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The game was played at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 16th at 6:05 p.m. CST. This marked the first time in its seven-year history the Under Armour All-America Game was played at night, creating the ultimate Major League experience for the players and their fans. The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game showcased 38 of the best high school players, competing in an American vs. National team match-up. The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts. The game aired nationally on MLB Network on Sunday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. CST.
The solidly built Fenter has an advanced mix of quality offerings and pitchability. He has a controlled, repeatable delivery that leads to excellent command of his fastball that sits in the low 90s, occasionally bumping mid 90s. He has a true out-pitch in his hard, late-breaking curveball that has excellent downward bite, and he also mixes in a change with late fade.
"Gray uses a 90 mph fastball and late-breaking curve to command the zone and keep hitters uncomfortable in the batters box," said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP of Baseball at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the selection committee for the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game. "We look forward to seeing him take the mound at Wrigley Field this summer for the Under Armour All-America Game."
The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game was the culmination of a four-day baseball celebration, including a formal workout for Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a homerun derby.
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 185 of the 208 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 51 first round picks. Top players that went on to sign professional contracts in 2014 include Tyler Kolek (2014 No.2 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Nick Gordon (2014 No.5 Overall Pick, Minnesota Twins); Alex Jackson (2014 No.6 Overall Pick, Seattle Mariners); Touki Toussaint (2014 No.16 Overall Pick, Arizona Diamondbacks); Grant Holmes (2014 No.22 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Dodgers); Foster Griffin (2014 No.28 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); and Michael Kopech (2014 No.33 Overall Pick, Boston Red Sox).
For more information on the 2014 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit http://www.baseballfactory.com/allamerica/2014.
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Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 600 events nationwide each year in over 40 states and 100 cities. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 350 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 50,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 99% of Division I, 70% of Division II and 60% of Division III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at http://www.baseballfactory.com.
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