17U National Team Development Program

Schedule and Results

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2015 17U NTDP Roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown High School Class
Kevin Abel RHP R/R 6-1 165 2/19/1999 San Diego, Calif. Madison 2017
Tyler Ahearn RHP R/R 6-1 152 8/25/1998 Jupiter, Fla. Dwyer 2017
Graham Ashcraft RHP/IF L/R 6-3 215 2/11/1998 Brownsboro, Ala. Huntsville 2016
Weston Bizzle RHP R/R 5-11 185 7/31/1998 Rossville, Tenn. Christian Brothers 2017
Coleman Brannen OF L/R 6-0 160 8/4/1998 Elko, Ga. Westfield Schools 2017
Nick Brueser IF/LHP R/L 6-3 190 9/29/1998 Chandler, Ariz. Hamilton 2017
Tanner Burns RHP R/R 6-0 180 12/28/1998 Decatur, Ala. Decatur 2017
Jack Carey RHP/OF R/R 5-11 165 9/20/1999 Summit, N.J. St. Peter's Prep 2018
Jose Ciccarello IF R/R 5-10 170 5/10/1998 Tampa, Fla. Alonso 2017
Troy Claunch C/OF R/R 5-11 165 9/1/1998 Vacaville, Calif. Vacaville 2017
Altoon Coleman RHP R/R 6-1 210 5/2/1998 Sanford, Fla. Winter Springs 2017
Patrick DeMarco OF R/R 5-11 185 3/10/1998 Staten Island, N.Y. Poly Prep County 2017
Ray Gaither RHP/IF R/R 6-3 210 3/4/1998 Coppell, Texas Coppell 2016
Raymond Gil IF R/R 6-0 195 1/13/1999 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep 2017
Jayson Gonzales IF R/R 6-3 185 4/26/1999 Covina, Calif. Bishop Amat 2017
Garrett Gooden RHP R/R 6-4 205 10/26/1998 Decatur, Ga. St. Pius X 2016
Brian Gurksy LHP L/L 6-2 210 2/4/1998 Ganger, Ind. Santa Margarita 2017
Tristan Hanoian IF L/R 5-8 147 4/28/1999 Costa Mesa, Calif. Orange Lutheran 2017
Kyle Hurt RHP R/R 6-3 190 5/30/1998 San Diego, Calif. Torrey Pines 2017
Nick Kahle C R/R 5-11 190 2/28/1998 Simi Valley, Calif. Chaminade College Prep 2016
Carlos Lomeli RHP R/R 6-0 170 3/19/1999 LaHabra, Calif. LaHabra 2017
Brandon McCabe RHP R/R 6-1 190 5/4/1998 Buffalo, NY Boyton Beach 2017
MJ Melendez C L/R 5-10 155 11/29/1998 Montgomery, Ala. St. James School 2017
Darren Nelson RHP R/R 6-7 215 6/17/1998 Granite Bay, Calif. Granite Bay 2017
Leo Nierenberg RHP R/R 5-11 160 6/5/1998 Oakland, Calif. Bishop O'Dowd 2016
Logan Pouelsen RHP/IF L/R 6-1 200 1/1/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017
Jason Rooks OF/RHP R/R 6-3 210 9/18/1998 Marietta, Ga. Walton 2017
Michael Rothenberg C/IF S/R 6-2 180 10/5/1998 Boca Raton, Fla. Pinecrest 2017
Matthew Rudick LHP/OF L/L 5-10 170 6/23/1998 San Diego, Calif. Scripps Ranch 2017
Matthew Sauer IF/RHP R/R 6-3 185 1/21/1999 Santa Maria, Calif. Righetti 2017
John Samuel Shenker 1B R/R 6-5 210 9/2/1998 Albany, Ga. Deerfield 2017
Tremaine Spears OF R/R 5-11 205 6/3/1998 Pineville, La. Tioga 2016
Mitchell Stone LHP L/L 6-9 235 5/29/1998 Shawnee, Okla. Shawnee 2017
Jonathan Stroman RHP R/R 6-2 210 11/1/1998 Albuquerque, N.M. La Cueva 2017
Tyler Thompson RHP/IF R/R 6-5 185 2/20/1998 Knoxville, Tenn. Hardin Valley Academy 2016
Robert Tourón RHP R/R 6-2 175 8/26/1998 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep 2017
Brice Turang OF L/R 6-0 150 11/21/1999 Corona, Calif. Corona Fundamental 2018
Conner Uselton OF R/R 6-3 185 5/20/1998 Oklahoma City, Okla. Southmoore 2017
Steven Williams C/OF L/R 6-4 195 2/18/1999 Albany, Ga. Deerfield 2017
Will Wilson IF R/R 5-11 165 7/21/1998 Kings Mountain, N.C. Kings Mountain 2016
Danny Zimmerman RHP R/R 6-4 220 12/19/1998 Redondo Beach, Calif. Redondo Union 2017

2015 17U NTDP Coaches

# Name Position Hometown
Jayson King Field Coordinator Rindge, N.H.
Mervyl Melendez Stripes Manager Montgomery, Ala.
Edwin Thompson Stripes Pitching Coach Jay, Maine
Pat Bailey Stripes Asst. Coach Moscow, Idaho
Eddie Smith Stripes Asst. Coach Olympia, Wash.
Darin Erstad Stars Manager Jamestown, N.D.
Justin Blood Stars Pitching Coach Keene, N.H.
Matt Hyde Stars Asst. Coach Andover, Mass.
Marc Wiese Stars Asst. Coach Tacoma, Wash.
Brad Wilkerson Roving Instructor Owensboro, Ky.
Jim Lawler Roving Instructor Midland, Texas

2015 17U NTDP Administration

Name Position Hometown
Ashley Bratcher Director, NTDP Raleigh, N.C.
Tyler Bunn Coordinator, NTDP Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Wiley McLeod Coordinator, NTDP Durham, N.C.
Matt Turk Press Officer Bakersfield, Calif.
Kyle Gallagher Athletic Trainer Tucson, Ariz.
Carl Stocklin Athletic Trainer Philadelphia, Pa.


Selection Process

In 2016, USA Baseball will utilize a rolling invitation process for 17U National Team Development Program participants. A minimum of 38 athletes will be identified for the NTDP through the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the USA Baseball 17U National Team Championships and recommendations from professional scouts; college, high school and youth coaches; and the amateur baseball community. As players are named to the development program, USA Baseball will publicize the announcement(s) through a press release and/or by post to USABaseball.com.

The primary identification vehicle for the USA Baseball 17U National Team Development Program will be the 17U National Team Championships. To attend these events, players must compete on one of the teams that will be admitted to participate at each site. At the 17U National Team Championships, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of 24 players for the 2016 17U National Team Development Program. Additional secondary events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball at its National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., which may also be used to identify players for current or future 17U National Team Development Programs.

Players may also qualify for the following calendar year's 17U NTDP by competing in the NTIS. The NTIS is held each August and September and provides USA Baseball with an advanced look at the upcoming class of top players at the 12U, 14U, 15U, 17U and 18U competition levels. At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of 12 players for the following season's 17U NTDP. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process. For 2016, these invitations have already been made based on the 2015 NTIS.

Once at the 17U National Team Development Program, players will participate in skill development sessions, various off-field educational components including guest speakers/instructors and intrasquad Red vs. Blue games. First implemented in 2015, the 17U National Team Development Program will also train with and play against the 18U National Team as that program prepares for international competition. USA Baseball will engage members of the professional and collegiate community as well as USA Baseball alumni to serve as instructors and educators throughout the week.

The 17U National Team Development programs will be used to further connect identified athletes with USA Baseball staff to better prepare and develop the athletes for a future USA Baseball National Team experience. Two (2) players from the 2016 17U NTDP will be invited to the 2017 18U National Team Trials and eight (8) players will be invited to the 2017 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars. Additionally, there will be an All-Development Team named at the conclusion of the event, and its players will be featured in Baseball America later that summer.

Information contained in this selection process document is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without further notice. Contact Russell Hartford, Director, National Team Championships, with any questions regarding the 2016 USA Baseball National Team Development Program selection process.

To be considered for the 17U National Team Development Program, please email Play@USABaseball.com.