Dawgs Academy product and Team Canada Junior National Team member, Cesar Valero, recently had the opportunity to participate in the Under Armour All- America Game in Chicago this past weekend. The event is held annually at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, and is one of the most prestigious events in amateur baseball.
Each year, Under Armour partners with Baseball Factory and MLB Scouts to hand-pick the best youth players in North America to participate in the showcase. It is truly for the elite, as players that are selected to participate, often end up being high draft picks in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Valero was one of only 40 players to be selected, and only the 13th Canadian to ever play in the Under Armour All- America Game.
This is what Under Armour and Baseball Factory had to say about Valero.
“The athletic infielder has good feet and hands, and swings the bat with authority from the right side of the plate. His stroke is natural with excellent barrel feel and the ability to adjust to high quality stuff. Cesar continues the tradition of prospects from Canada showing their high-level ability at the Under Armour All-America Game.” – baseballfactory.com
Later this month, Valero will be attending the East Coast Pro Showcase in Hoover, Alabama. Another one of the most prestigious events in amateur baseball where Adidas partners with MLB Organizations to hand-pick some of the best up-and-coming talent in North America.
The Dawgs Coaching staff is incredibly proud of all the hard work that Cesar has put in over the last four years in the Dawgs program. Valero is going to be something special, and it’s outstanding to see him being rewarded for the dedication and perseverance that he has demonstrated in his Dawgs career.