The 2017-18 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball First Team was chosen by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley in consultation with high school coaches.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: J.T. Ginn, Brandon
COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Chapman, Calallen
Name: Anthony Seigler
School: Cartersville, Ga.
Key stats: Led team to 4A state championship series, hitting .421 with 34 RBI and 52 runs scored. Ambidextrous pitcher was 3-1 on the mound with a 0.57 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.
College/pro: Florida signee/Drafted No. 23 by the New York Yankees
Greatest player I’ve taken a selfie with: Matt Liberatore. I think it was at Perfect Game or USA Baseball.
Breaking in a new glove: Sometimes I heat mine up in the oven and then immediately start throwing with it. I also hit it with a mallet.
My most influential man in baseball: My pops. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
My talent on America’s Got Talent: I could probably dance.
Favorite walk-up songs: Your Love by The Outfield and Still Dre by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
First car I drove and dream car: The first car I drove was a GMC Sierra Truck. My dream car is a Corvette.
Teacher of influence: My English teacher, Dr. (Kim) Foster. She is always real with us and is teaching us life lessons in class. She helps us if we ever have a problem. She’s always there for us and she knows how our moms work.
My biggest pet peeve: I don’t have a pet peeve. I’m really chill. I worry about my own stuff.
My second-best sport is: It has to be football. I was a wide receiver and starting safety on defense in middle school.
Most memorable home run hit: Against Marist, I hit one to tie it up and I pimped it hard. My coach didn’t like that.
Most memorable home run delivered: I gave up one against Logan Cerny of Parkview (Lawrenceville). He hit a bomb when I was throwing lefty and I threw a change-up. I didn’t even watch it go. I just called for the ball back.