New USA Baseball event gets prospects more exposure

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By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor

It’s no secret that prospectors pay close attention to showcase events where they can get a glimpse at how future superstars will perform.

Now, USA Baseball has yet another date for them to mark on the calendar — July 1-2 for the Prospect Classic.

The Classic, which will air on the MLB Network, will consist of a two-game series between the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and the 18U National Team at a pair of North Carolina sites.

Some of the biggest names in the game today played for USA Baseball before heading to college or the pros with Topps (the present USA card licensee) and Upper Deck (the former licensee) producing the only cards of many players sometimes years before their actual MLB arrivals.

For more on the event, watch the video above.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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