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17U National Team Development Program


Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 17-2517U National Team Championships - EastVariousPalm Beach County, Fla.
June 20-2817U National Team Championships - WestVariousGoodyear & Glendale, Ariz.
Aug. 11-1517U National Team Development ProgramNational Training ComplexCary, N.C.

Roster

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17U NTDP Stars roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
Luken Baker RHP R-R 6-4 235 3/10/1997 Spring, Texas Oak Ridge 2015
Solomon Bates RHP R-R 6-0 180 3/16/1997 Victorville, Calif. Victor Valley 2015
Seth Beer RHP/IF L-R 6-3 175 9/18/1996 Suwanee, Ga. Kings Ridge Christian 2016
Chris Betts C L-R 6-1 210 3/10/1997 Long Beach, Calif. Long Beach Wilson 2015
Robbie Cook RHP R-R 6-2 183 1/18/1996 Tampa, Fla. Chamberlain 2014
Kyle Dean OF R-R 6-2 195 2/11/1997 San Diego, Calif. Poway 2015
Cadyn Grenier IF R-R 5-10 180 10/31/1996 Henderson, Nev. Bishop Gorman 2014
Brendan Illies RHP R-R 6-1 185 9/28/1996 Edgewood, Wash. Puyallup 2015
Julian Infante IF R-R 6-3 192 9/24/1996 Coral Gables, Fla. Westminster Christian 2015
Andre Jackson OF S-R 6-2 175 5/1/1996 Vail, Ariz. Cienega 2014
Ryan Johnson OF L-R 6-3 200 8/2/1996 College Station, Texas College Station 2015
D.J. King IF R-R 6-3 190 6/9/1996 Fort Meade, Fla. Fort Meade 2014
Nick Madrigal IF R-R 5-7 140 3/5/1997 Elk Grove, Calif. Elk Grove 2015
Joey Morgan C R-R 6-0 185 8/26/1996 Sisters, Ore. Sisters 2014
Ian Oxnevad LHP R-L 6-4 190 10/3/1996 Shoreline, Wash. Shorewood 2015
Cole Sands RHP R-R 6-3 205 7/17/1997 Tallahassee, Fla. North Florida Christian 2015
Bruce Steel IF R-R 6-1 165 12/26/1996 Jupiter, Fla. Cardinal Newman 2014
Alex Troop LHP/IF L-L 6-4 180 7/19/1996 Aurora, Ill. Marmion Academy 2014
Alec Wilson OF R-R 5-11 165 10/5/1996 Cumming, Ga. West Forsyth 2015
Jacob Woodford RHP R-R 6-4 185 10/28/1996 Tampa, Fla. Plant 2015

17U NTDP Stars coaches

# Name Position Hometown
Eric Kibler Field Coordinator Scottsdale, Ariz.
Marcel Lachemann Roving Instructor Reno, Nev.
Ben McDonald Roving Instructor Baton Rouge, La.
Mike Neill Roving Instructor Martinsville, Va.
Steve Rodriguez Manager Malibu, Calif.
Jason Blanton Pitching Coach Raleigh, N.C.
Devitt Moore Instructor Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Jayson King Assistant Coach Rindge, N.H.

17U NTDP Stripes roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
Grayson Byrd IF L-R 6-3 165 6/16/1996 Alpharetta, Ga. Kings Ridge Christian 2014
Sam Cohen C L-R 6-0 170 10/19/1996 Coto de Caza, Calif. J Serra 2015
Cole Daily IF L-R 5-11 169 11/28/1996 Springfield, Ill. Sacred Heart Griffin 2015
Ernie De La Trinidad OF L-L 5-8 145 1/3/1996 Chandler, Ariz. Mountain Pointe 2014
Kyle Farjad LHP L-L 5-10 205 11/2/1996 Loxahatchee, Fla. Seminole Ridge 2015
Ryan Fineman C R-R 6-0 200 11/17/1996 Westlake Village, Calif. Agoura Hills 2015
Michael Hickman C L-R 6-0 185 11/5/1996 Katy, Texas Fountain Valley 2015
Marco Jaime IF S-R 5-6 140 7/7/1996 Yuma, Ariz. Gila Ridge 2014
Diamond Johnson OF S-L 6-1 175 3/17/1996 Tampa, Fla. Hillsborough 2014
Domnique Key RHP R-R 6-0 190 11/12/1996 San Diego, Calif. San Diego 2014
Matthew Mika IF R-R 5-10 155 7/3/1996 Lake Worth, Fla. Park Vista 2015
Kyle Molnar RHP R-R 6-2 170 11/14/1996 Aliso Viejo, Calif. Aliso Niguel 2015
Austin Moore RHP R-R 6-2 170 2/15/1997 Huntington Beach, Calif. Marina 2015
Jio Orozco RHP R-R 5-11 185 8/15/1997 Tucson, Ariz. Salpointe Catholic 2015
Andy Pagnozzi RHP R-R 6-0 180 9/16/1996 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville 2015
Sati Santa Cruz RHP R-R 6-2 220 9/3/1996 Sahuarita, Ariz. Sahuarita 2015
Brian Schales IF R-R 6-1 170 2/13/1996 Huntington Beach, Calif. Edison 2014
Brandt Stallings IF R-R 6-4 210 9/5/1996 Buford, Ga. Kings Ridge Christian 2015
Kyle Tucker OF L-R 6-4 170 1/17/1997 Tampa, Fla. Plant 2015
Ryan Wilson LHP L-L 6-0 175 11/6/1996 Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad 2014

17U NTDP Stripes coaches

# Name Position Hometown
Eric Kibler Field Coordinator Scottsdale, Ariz.
Marcel Lachemann Roving Instructor Reno, Nev.
Ben McDonald Roving Instructor Baton Rouge, La.
Mike Neill Roving Instructor Martinsville, Va.
Andy Stankiewicz Manager Phoenix, Ariz.
Jason Stanford Pitching Coach Cleveland, Ohio
Ty Boyles Assistant Coach Minneapolis, Minn.
Curtis Pride Assistant Coach Washington, D.C.

17U NTDP administration

Name Position Hometown
Ashley Bratcher Director, NTDP Raleigh, N.C.
Patrick Ennis Assistant Director Fayetteville, N.C.
Kyle Valente Assistant Director Wilmington, N.C.
Ben Brown Press Officer Charlotte, N.C.
Scott Stansbury Athletic Trainer South Bend, Ind.
Mike West Athletic Trainer Austin, Texas

History

Selection Process

In 2014, 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 30 players for the 2014 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 15U, 17U and 18U competition levels. At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of eight (8) players for the following season's 17U NTDP. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process. For 2014, these invitations have already been made based on the 2013 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. 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 2014 17U NTDP will be invited to the 2015 18U National Team Trials and eight (8) players will be invited to the 2015 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 Ashley Bratcher, Director, National Team Development Program, with any questions regarding the 2014 USA Baseball National Team Development Program selection process.

To recommend a 17U player, please complete the Player Profile Form. To recommend a 17U coach, please complete the Coach Profile Form.