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Waukesha West's Jarred Kelenic, whose decorated baseball career has already featured a number of elite-level achievements, served as a warmup to Monday's thrilling Major League Baseball Home Run Derby in Miami.

Kelenic was one of seven participants competing Sunday in the High School Home Run Derby at Marlins Park, one of the first events on the docket for the multi-day celebration that also includes the Futures Game for current MLB prospects, a celebrity softball game and the actual All-Star Game on July 11.

Kelenic did not reach the two-player finals, held before Monday's showcase with the big leaguers, but he did fare well by hitting 13 home runs over the two rounds and missing the final pair by a single bomb. 

“It’s a great experience, though," Kelenic told John Manuel of Baseball America. "I was on the 18U team last year, and I think I did well in Cary, so that’s what I can control, and hopefully I’ll earn a spot on the 18U team again. It would be a great honor to play for Team USA again.”

Kelenic was announced as a member of the U18 Trials roster Monday. He was MVP of the Pan American Championships last year as a member of the U18 Team USA team, homering in the gold-medal game, and stands as a favorite to make the team for a second go-round.

Manuel said that Kelenic performed well in the Tournament of Stars, a showcase event that features some of the nation's best. The U18 team will play at the World Championships in Canada in September.

Kelenic is part of a bumper crop of Wisconsin prep prospects for next year's MLB Draft. He's projected as a first-round pick, while Oak Creek's Alex Binelas (a fellow University of Louisville commit) and Franklin High School's Max Alba (committed to North Carolina) could also get taken in the first handful of rounds. Kelenic and Alba do not play for their high-school teams.