Two high school baseball players will compete in the All-Star Game in Miami, Florida
Minority Baseball Prospects is an organization dedicated to showcasing baseball players and their talents. They host all-star games for high school and even college-level players, giving them a platform to be seen by professional scouts.
“Our goal is to get these minority players in the right place at the right time in front of the right people, so in our all-American game we had 100 players, we had over 100 scouts coming to a great facility which is FIU. and our goal is really to put them on the stage they deserve.
Cousins Edrick and Ashton Yelder, originally from Montgomery, were chosen this year to participate.
“It means a lot, especially because where I’m from, a lot of people don’t get picked for stuff like that here, so it’s important to me… My goal is to be watched by scouts in the MLB, some pro scouts hope they like what they see and talk to me some more.-Edrick Yelder
“The exciting part is going to FIU, the school that proposed me. I’m really trying to decide if I really want to go or not. So playing at this stadium is really exciting for me. Ashton Yelder
Edrick is a senior at Prattville Christian Academy and has several college recruits, including Alabama State University. Ashton is a freshman at Lowndes Academy and as college freshmen, including one from Florida International University.
The boys will compete against other all-state starters like Washington DC, Georgia, Florida and more ahead of college and MLB scouts.
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