Baseball: Gettys, Cease picked for all-star game at Wrigley

Michael Gettys of Gainesville and Dylan Cease of Milton are the first two Georgia players to be selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Aug. 24 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Gettys is a center fielder and pitcher who has committed to Georgia. He is batting .470 while 6-0 as a pitcher with a 0.00 ERA in 38 innings. He has 63 strikeouts. Gainesville is 21-3. Gettys has signed with Georgia.

Cease is a pitcher whose fastball has hit 97 mph this season, according to Milton coach Joey Ray. Cease is 5-0 with an 0.39 ERA. He also is hitting  .390 with two home runs.

The game showcases 36 of the best high school players in the country. They are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts. Only 14 players have been picked so far.

Players who have participated include Byron Buxton, the former Appling County center fielder who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft to the Minnesota Twins.

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April 24th, 2013
7:50 pm

Congrats to Gettys!!! #ELEPHANTNATION

Todd Holcomb

April 25th, 2013
7:48 am

Updated to include Cease’s stats. Both are pretty darned good. Glad it’s not just two good prospects, but two players who are having dominant high school seasons.


April 28th, 2013
5:48 pm

CONGRATULATIONS to Dylan Cease and Michael Gettys on your selection to the Under Armour All-America Game.

To be selected by scouts from the Baseball Factory as two of the 36 best high school baseball players in the Unites States is a tremendous honor.

Playing in historic Wrigley Field in Chicago should be a thrill for these young men.

Baseball Top Fan wish you and the other 34 players the best of luck and success.

Billbo Baggins

April 29th, 2013
9:01 am

Cease should be one of the top 5 taken in the 2014 draft. He is also one of the top 3 SS in the country. Great range and rarely has an error. Just watching him in warm-ups will show you the type of gamer he is….unbelievable energy. The big question is will Cease be a SS or a Pitcher in the MLB? He would be a perfect fit for the UGA program because he will never set foot on a college campus. Peron is the master of signing big name high school players that never go to college.