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bounty37h
06-15-2009, 04:14 PM
Hi guys-
I am going to see Team USA next weekend, and have got some great info from this board over the last few years of players to keep an eye out for. They havent released the final roster yet, but wanted to see if you guys have thoughts on the players expected to make it and play?

texasdave
06-15-2009, 05:32 PM
Note: Below is a list of invitees for National Team Trials. The final 22-man roster will be announced on June 24. (Updated June 15) USA Baseball announced Friday the 41 invitees to the 2009 National Team (Collegiate) Trials to be held at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. from June 14-24.#
Name Pos B/T Ht. Wt. School Birthplace
34 Trevor Bauer P R/R 6-1 175 UCLA North Hollywood, Calif.
35 Chad Bettis P R/R 6-0 193 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas
7 Bryce Brentz P/OF R/R 6-0 180 Middle Tennessee Crossville, Tenn.
24 Michael Choice OF R/R 6-0 215 Texas-Arlington Fort Worth, Texas
29 Gerrit Cole P R/R 6-4 215 UCLA Santa Ana, Calif.
Christian Colon* IF R/R 6-0 185 Cal State-Fullerton Capey, Puerto Rico
9 Guantlett Eldemire OF R/R 6-3 195 Ohio University Shaker Heights, Ohio
16 Blake Forsythe C R/R 6-2 220 Tennessee Memphis, Tenn.
Micah Gibbs* C S/R 5-11 214 LSU Houston, Texas
37 Tom Girdwood P R/R 6-2 200 Elon Fayettville, N.C.
14 Yasmani Grandal C S/R 6-2 210 Miami Havana, Cuba
2 Sonny Gray P R/R 5-11 180 Vanderbilt Smyrna, Tenn.
5 Jedd Gyorko IF R/R 5-10 190 West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va.
4 Rick Hague IF R/R 6-2 190 Rice Spring, Texas
Casey Harman* P L/L 6-2 200 Clemson Fort Myers, Fla.
15 Tyler Holt OF R/R 6-0 190 Florida State Marion, Ind.
Danny Hultzen* P/IF L/L 6-2 190 Virginia Bethesda, Md.
Matt Jensen* IF R/R 5-10 190 Cal Poly Fresno, Calif.
49 Cody Martin P R/R 6-2 200 Gonzaga Fresno, Calif.
Mike McGee* P/OF R/R 6-0 185 Florida State Port St. Luice, Fla.
17 Casey McGrew P L/R 6-0 175 Wright State Delaware, Ohio
13 Brad Miller IF R/R 6-0 175 Clemson Orlando, Fla.
Hunter Morris* 1B L/R 6-2 220 Auburn Huntsville, Ala.
Matt Newman* OF/P L/L 5-10 170 Arizona State Phoenix, Ariz.
Jarrett Parker* OF L/L 6-4 205 Virginia Stafford, Va.
39 Nick Pepitone P R/R 6-6 230 Tulane Houston, Texas
40 Drew Pomeranz P L/L 6-5 231 Mississippi Memphis, Tenn.
Anthony Ranaudo* P R/R 6-7 231 LSU Freehold, N.J.
Anthony Rendon* IF R/R 5-11 180 Rice Houston, Texas
Daniel Renken* P R/R 6-4 190 Cal-State Fullerton Long Beach, Calif.
27 Jeremy Schaffer C R/R 6-1 205 Tulane Houston, Texas
26 Rob Segedin IF/RHP R/R 6-1 205 Tulane Teaneck, N.J.
30 Tony Thompson IF R/R 6-5 210 Kansas Monterey, Calif.
25 Preston Tucker IF L/L 6-0 205 Florida Tampa, Fla.
28 Logan Verrett P R/R 6-2 170 Baylor The Woodlands, Texas
10 Cody Wheeler P L/L 5-11 160 Coastal Carolina Fredericksburg, Va.
6 Ross Wilson IF R/R 5-11 185 Alabama Montgomery, Ala.
18 Alex Wimmers P L/R 6-2 195 Ohio State Cincinnati, Ohio
8 Kyle Winkler P R/R 5-11 190 TCU Houston, Texas
19 Asher Wojciechowski P R/R 6-4 205 The Citadel Pensacola, Fla.
45 Kolten Wong OF/C L/R 5-9 180 Hawaii Hilo, Hawaii
44 Phil Wunderlich UT L/R 6-0 220 Louisville Chicago, Ill.
3 Tony Zych P R/R 6-3 180 Louisville Hazelcrest, Ill.
*-Will report after June 15

Maybe this is what you are looking for???? Oops, or maybe not. =)

bounty37h
06-16-2009, 10:50 AM
Hey Dave-yeah, I have that already, I was wondering if any of you had opinions on any of these guys, have you seen them, know anything about them, is the next "one" potentially on this squad? I go every year, but often dont know much about these guys going into the games, like to know who to keep an eye out for.

lollipopcurve
06-16-2009, 11:28 AM
Ranaudo and Cole are very highly rated.

bounty37h
06-16-2009, 03:19 PM
Cool, thanks, Doug, you got anyhting, I think you were the one that had told me about some Strasburg kid pitching to look out for a couple years ago :)

dougdirt
06-16-2009, 04:17 PM
Gerrit Cole was the Yankees first round draft pick last year but he didn't sign because he felt he should have gone higher. Big arm from him.

Hunter Morris, Jedd Gyorko, Rick Hague, Bryce Brentz, and Drew Pomeranz are other guys to watch. Morris and Cole are the two biggest guys to watch though. Cole is the only guy not eligible for next years draft that I listed.

bounty37h
06-16-2009, 04:27 PM
Thanks Doug, I think Morris was on the team last year, if I am thinking right. Also curious to look, but for some reason its in my head he is Jim Morris' kid, but maybe I am just crazy and told myself that one....which is very likely, the crazy part at least.:shocked:

SandyD
06-16-2009, 08:46 PM
Anthony Rendon just had surgery on the ankle he injured in the Super Regional. He won't be there. Ligament damage. I hope he recovers. He's a fun player to watch.