USA Collegiate National Team- Hitters
July 27, 2021
With a stacked roster, this summer’s USA Collegiate National Team looked like its best collection of talent in many years.The lineup is loaded one through nine with lefties, righties and several switch-hitters, including Jacob Berry (LSU), Robert Moore (Arkansas), Brooks Lee (Cal Poly) and Daniel Susac (Arizona). If that’s not enough, the collection of talent behind the plate is in another world, with defensive stalwarts like Susac, Logan Tanner (Mississippi State) and Hayden Dunhurst (Ole Miss) to go along with the offensive prowess of Kevin Parada (Georgia Tech) and the ultra-athletic Kyle Teel (Virginia).
And don’t get me started about one of the best players on the roster that you may have never heard of. Yet. Gavin Cross (Virginia Tech) is soon to become a household 2022 draft name.
The only missing ingredient is a lockdown defender on the dirt up the middle (like a Ryan Ritter or Trey Faltine), although Moore, Lee, Jordan Sprinkle (UCSB), Jace Jung (Texas Tech) and Jacob Gonzalez (Ole Miss) certainly get the job done.
Although I wasn’t able to see every position player on the roster during my three-day look in Appalachia, here are my quick takes…
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Jacob Berry, 3B/1B, LSU (2022)– Prior to his struggles against the professional...