Boras Classic Adds Three New Out-of-State Teams to Toughen Competition in 2024 Tournament

Ahead of the Tournament’s 8th year in Arizona the Classic boasts more than 43 MLB Draftees in the 2023 class with 36 Division l players joining the single elimination bracket this Spring

October 25, 2023 – The Boras Family Foundation today announced the 16 teams competing in the 2023 Boras Baseball Classic of Arizona, along with the bracket for games hosted March 13-16, 2024, at Corona del Sol and Arcadia High Schools.

“As we’re well underway in our second decade, we are proud to share we’ve had 43 draftees in the 2023 Draft Class and welcome 36 Dl committed players to the Classic this coming Spring. This is a testament to our mission of providing a platform for these young athletes to showcase their skills as they pursue the next level in their careers. It’s no secret I’m a big proponent of education and using sports as a means of gaining access to higher education is even better. The collegiate coaches from around the country remain dedicated to the players in the tournament, demonstrating another marker in our commitment to providing access and opportunity.”

Scott Boras, Director of the Boras Family Foundation

Joining the Classic for the first-time are 2023 4A Arizona runner-up Saguaro High School, Colorado’s Fossil Ridge, Utah’s Snow Canyon, and 11-time New Mexico State Champions La Cueva High School.

The 2024 Classic is host to:

  • Returning League Pitcher of the Year – Smith Bailey (Mountain Ridge) and Cade Shumard (Saguaro)
  • Four 2023 Max Preps Early Top 25 with Bishop Gorman (#12), Hamilton (#15), Basic Academy (#18), and Chaparral (#20)
  • Three 2022 Nationally Ranked Teams from Baseball America – Nevada’s Bishop Gorman (#4), Hamilton HS (#9), and Casteel HS (#26)
  • Three State/Tournament Champions Casteel (AZ 5A State), Hamilton (AZ 6A State), and Bishop Gorman (NV 5A State Champs, AZ Boras Classic Champions)
  • Four – 1st Time Boras Classic Participants – Saguaro (AZ), Fossil Ridge (CO), La Cueva (NM), and Snow Canyon (UT)
  • 19 players from the Perfect Game Top 250 in the 2023 class
  • 22 – 2023 Area Code Games players
  • 36 Division l Commitments
  • 66 All-League Players returning to the Classic

Teams returning to the Arizona Classic include co-hosts Arcadia and Corona del Sol, 2023 6A Central League Champions, 2023 Boras Classic Champions Bishop Gorman (NV), 18th ranked Basic Academy (NV), Arizona powerhouse Hamilton ranked 15th, Arizona 5A State Champions Casteel, 20th ranked Chaparral, Arizona 6A runner-up Queen Creek, 24-win team Mountain Ridge, Nogales, Liberty returning eight starting players, and Tucson returning five All-League selections.  

The 16 high school teams participating in the Classic are guaranteed four games, with the championship game slated for March 16th, 6 p.m. at Arcadia High School. The game will be live on ESPN.