Prep Baseball Report

USA Baseball Announces 18U Trials Roster

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

USA Baseball announced Monday the 40-man roster for the 18U National Team trials, which will be held Aug. 19-24 in Minneapolis. The final 20-man roster will then be selected and the team will participate in a training period from Aug. 26-29 before traveling to Thunder Bay, ON, to compete in the WBSC 18U World Cup Sept. 1-10.

The 40-man selections come from the Tournament of Stars, which was held June 27-July 1 at the National Training Complex in Cary, NC. Coverage of TOS can be found here and includes notes on many of the selected players.

The trials roster is listed below with the players’ commitments in parenthesis. All are members of the Class of 2018, unless otherwise noted.

Will Banfield, C, Brookwood HS, GA (Vanderbilt)
Elijah Cabell, OF, Winter Park HS, FL (Louisiana State)
Triston Casas, 1B, American Heritage HS, FL (Miami)
Slade Cecconi, RHP, Trinity Prep HS, FL (Miami)
Chandler Champlain, RHP, Santa Margarita HS, CA (Southern California)
Jonathan Childress, LHP, Forney HS, TX (Texas A&M)
Adrian Del Castillo, C, Gulliver Prep HS, FL (Miami)
Mason Denaburg, RHP/C, Merritt Island HS, FL (Florida)
Brandon Dieter, RHP/IF, South Hills HS, CA (Stanford)
Jonathan Gates, LHP, Nature Coast Technical HS, FL (Miami)
J.T. Ginn, RHP/IF, Brandon HS, MS (Mississippi State)
Nolan Gorman, IF, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ (Arizona)
Joe Gray, OF, Hattiesburg HS, MS (Mississippi)
Ryder Green, OF/RHP, Knoxville Christian School HS, TN (Vanderbilt)
Jordan Groshans, IF, Magnolia HS, TX (Kansas)
Ethan Hankins, RHP, Forsyth Central HS, GA (Vanderbilt)
Rece Hinds, IF, Niceville HS, FL (Louisiana State)**
Jeremiah Jackson, IF, St. Luke’s Episcopal HS, AL (Mississippi State)
Jarred Kelenic, OF/LHP, Waukesha West HS, WI (Louisville)
Adam Kloffenstein, RHP, Magnolia HS, TX (Texas Christian)
Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS, AZ (Arizona)
Landon Marceaux, RHP, Destrehan HS, LA (Louisiana State)
Anthony McNair Seigler, C/BHP, Cartersville HS, GA (Auburn)
Joseph Menefee, LHP, George Ranch HS, TX (Texas A&M)
Kameron Ojeda, C, St. John Bosco HS, CA (Cal State Fullerton)
Jack Perkins, RHP, Kokomo HS, IN (Louisville)
Kumar Rocker, RHP, North Oconee HS, GA (Vanderbilt)
Connor Scott, OF/LHP, Plant HS, FL (Florida)
Davis Sharpe, RHP/IF, Mill Creek HS, GA (Clemson)
Mike Siani, OF/LHP, William Penn Charter School HS, PA (Virginia)
Alek Thomas, OF, Mount Carmel HS, IL (Texas Christian)
Lenny Torres, RHP, Beacon HS, NY (St. John's)
Brice Turang, IF, Santiago HS, CA (Louisiana State)
Mike Vasil, RHP, Boston College HS, MA (Virginia)
Ryan Weathers, LHP, Loretto HS, TN (Vanderbilt)
Austin Wells, C, Bishop Gorman HS, NV (Stanford)
Cole Wilcox, RHP, Heritage HS, GA (Georgia)
Bobby Witt Jr., IF/RHP, Colleyville Heritage HS, TX (Oklahoma)**
Gage Workman, IF, Basha HS, AZ (Arizona State)*
Carter Young, C/UT, Selah HS, WA (Vanderbilt)**

*Class of 2017
**Class of 2019

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