USA Baseball selects players for U17 National Team Development Program

USA Baseball selects players for U17 National Team Development Program

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USA Baseball selects players for U17 National Team Development Program

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USA Baseball has announced the final roster for the U17 National Team Development Program in Orange, Calif. in August.

The selections followed the 17U East and West National Team Championships in Florida and Arizona.

At the end of the event, two players from the 17U National Team Development Program will be invited to the 2015 18U National Team Trials and eight players will be invited to the 2016 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.

Jayson King will head the staff for the 17U National Team Development Program. King is the head coach at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.,

According to USA Baseball, players are selected based on their participation and performance at USA Baseball events. Recommendations from professional scouts, USA Baseball scouts and collegiate, high school and youth coaches at USA Baseball events play a role.

The roster for the 17U National Team Development Program:

Name, Position, Hometown

Kevin Abel, RHP, San Diego, Calif.

Tyler Ahearn, RHP, Jupiter, Fla.

Graham Ashcroft, RHP/IF, Brownsboro, Ala.

Weston Bizzell, RHP, Rossville, Tenn.

Coleman Brannen, IF, Elko, GA.

Nick Brueser, IF/RHP, Chandler, Ariz.

Tanner Burns, RHP, Decatur, Ala.

Jack Carey, RHP/OF, Summit, N.J.

Jose Ciccarello, IF, Tampa, Fla.

Troy Claunch, C/OF, Vacaville, Calif.

Altoon Coleman, RHP, Sanford, Fla.

Patrick DeMarco, OF, Staten Island, N.Y.

Ray Gaither, RHP/IF, Coppell, Texas

Jayson Gonzalez, IF, Covina, Calif.

Garrett Gooden, RHP, Decatur, Ga.

Brian Gursky, LHP, Ganger, Ind.

Tristan Hanoian, IF, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Kyle Hurt, RHP, San Diego, Calif.

Nick Kahle, C, Simi Valley, Calif.

Carlos Lomeli, RHP, LaHabra, Calif.

Brandon McCabe, RHP, Boynton Beach, Fla.

MJ Melendez, C, Montgomery, Ala.

Darren Nelson, RHP, Granite Bay, Calif.

Leo Nierenberg, RHP, Oakland, Calif.

Logan Pouelsen, RHP/IF, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Jason Rooks, OF/RHP, Marietta, Ga.

Michael Rothenberg, C/IF, Boca Raton, Fla.

Matthew Rudick, LHP/OF, San Diego, Calif.

Matthew Sauer, IF/RHP, Santa Maria, Calif.

John Samuel Shenker, IF, Albany, Ga.

Tremaine Spears, OF, Pineville, La.

Mitchell Stone, LHP, Shawnee, Okla.

Jonathan Stroman, RHP, Albuquerque, N.M.

Tyler Thompson, RHP/IF, Knoxville, Tenn.

Robert Touron, RHP, Miami, Fla.

Brice Turang, OF, Corona, Calif.

Connor Uselton, OF, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Steven Williams, C/OF, Albany, Ga.

Will Wilson, IF, Kings Mountain, N.C.

Danny Zimmerman, RHP, Redondo Beach, Calif.

The alternates for the 17U National Team Development Program are as follows:

Name, Position, Hometown

Logan Allen, LHP/OF, Deltona, Fla.

Nick Allen, IF, San Diego, Calif.

Kris Armstrong, RHP/IF, Jupiter, Fla.

Justin Bullock, RHP/IF, Creedmoor, N.C.

Elijah Davis, LHP/OF, Shawnee, Okla.

Quinn Flanagan, RHP/IF, Chandler, Ariz.

Andrew Geisler, LHP, Escondido, Calif.

Raymond Gil, IF/OF, Miami Lakes, Fla.

Joe Gobillot, LHP/IF, Houston, Texas

Korey Lee, C, Vista, Calif.

Nolan Martinez, OF, Culver City, Calif.

Kyle Mora, RHP, Los Alamitos, Calif.

Andre Pallante, IF/RHP, San Clemente, Calif.

Kona Quiggle, OF, Phoenix, Ariz.

Wilberto Rivera, RHP, Naranjito, Puerto Rico

Chris Rodriguez, RHP, Miami, Fla.

Boyd Vander Kooi, RHP/IF, Mesa, Ariz.

Ryan Vilade, RHP/IF, Frisco, Texas

Nathan Webb, C/IF, Moreno Valley, Calif.

Sam Wezniak, IF/RHP, Carlsbad, Calif.

Jordan Wisner, LHP/OF, Anaheim Hills, Calif.

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