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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itsonlywrite

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.

BaseballTopFan(c)

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.