17U National Team Development Program

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 16-2317U National Team Championships - WestVariousGlendale, Goodyear & Peoria, Ariz.
July 22-2917U National Team Development ProgramChicago
July 23Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Miller ParkMilwaukee, Wisc.4:30 p.m.
July 24Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Ill.5 p.m.
July 26Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Wrigley FieldChicago12 p.m.
July 27Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Kerry Wood Cubs FieldChicago3 p.m.


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2017 17U NTDP Roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown High School Class
CJ Abrams IF L-R 6-1 175 10/3/2000 Alpharetta, Ga. Blessed Trinity Catholic 2019
Matthew Allan RHP R-R 6-3 210 4/17/2001 Sanford, Fla. Seminole 2019
Isaiah Bennett RHP R-R 6-0 170 2/10/2001 Fayetteville, N.C. Pine Forest 2019
Cooper Benson LHP L-L 6-0 190 8/3/2000 San Luis Opispo, Calif. San Luis Obispo 2019
Jason Brandow OF R-R 6-2 215 5/9/2000 Napa, Calif. Vintage 2018
Coleman Brigman OF R-L 5-11 155 6/26/2001 San Jose, Calif. Valley Christian 2019
Charles Burroughs C R-R 6-0 180 1/21/2001 Mechaniscville, Md. Chopticon 2019
Christian Cairo IF R-R 5-9 155 6/11/2000 Clearwater, Fla. Calvary Christian 2019
Michael Carpentier, Jr. C L-R 5-11 185 5/7/2000 Highland, Calif. Citrus Valley 2019
Dillon Carter OF L-R 5-11 190 9/11/2000 Flower Mound, Texas Argyle 2019
Joseph Charles RHP R-R 6-3 190 4/5/2000 Celebration, Fla. The First Academy 2019
Nolan Crisp RHP R-R 6-0 170 4/9/2000 McDonough, Ga. Locust Grove 2019
Raynel Delgado IF S-R 6-2 185 4/4/2000 Miami Lakes, Fla. Mater Academy Charter 2018
Cade Doughty IF/OF R-R 6-1 175 3/26/2001 Denham Springs, La. Denham Springs 2019
Joshua Hahn LHP L-L 6-0 185 4/14/2001 Hungtington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2019
Ethan Hearn C L-R 6-0 195 8/31/2000 Mobile, Ala. Mobile Christian 2019
Rece Hinds IF R-R 6-3 195 9/5/2000 Niceville, Fla. Niceville Senior 2019
Jake Holland C R-R 6-3 205 10/27/2000 Miramar, Fla. Calvary Christian Academy 2019
Spencer Jones LHP L-L 6-7 195 5/14/2001 Encinitas, Calif. La Costa Canyon 2019
Dutch Landis RHP R-R 6-1 185 6/23/2001 Henderson, Nev. Bishop Gorman 2019
Grant Leader RHP R-R 5-9 155 1/23/2001 La Grange Park, Ill. Lyons Twp 2019
Michael Limoncelli IF S-R 6-1 165 5/30/2000 Horseheads, N.Y. Horseheads Senior 2019
Zachary Martinez RHP R-R 5-9 160 1/6/2000 Peoria, Ariz. Joy Christian Academy 2019
Victor Mederos RHP R-R 6-2 190 6/8/2001 Miami , Fla. Coral Reef Senior 2020
Ian Mejia RHP R-R 6-2 180 1/31/2000 Tuscon , Ariz. Sahuarita 2018
Joseph Naranjo LHP/IF L-L 6-0 175 5/11/2001 Chino, Calif. Ruben S. Ayala 2019
Conagher Sands IF R-R 6-3 215 8/13/2000 Bakersfield, Calif. Centennial 2018
Wesley Scott RHP R-R 6-0 185 3/2/2001 Riverside, Calif. Woodcrest Christian 2019
Blake Shapen IF R-R 6-0 165 1/22/2001 Shreveport, La. Evangel Christian Academy 2020
Sam Siani OF L-L 5-11 175 12/14/2000 Glenside , Pa. William Penn Charter 2019
Jamir Simpson OF R-R 6-0 175 6/3/2001 Evansville, Ind. Central Evansville 2019
Josh Spiegel C R-R 6-2 195 1/27/2000 Jeannette, Pa. Penn Trafford 2018
Matthew Thompson RHP R-R 6-3 180 8/11/2000 Cypress Ranch, Texas Cypress Ranch 2019
Anthony Volpe IF R-R 5-10 170 4/28/2001 Watchung, N.J. Delbarton 2019
Brandon Walker RHP R-R 6-0 185 9/14/2000 Tallahassee, Fla. North Florida Christian 2019
Stephen Wilmer OF S-L 5-11 180 2/29/2000 Sarasota, Fla. Riverview 2018
Bobby Witt, Jr. IF R-R 6-1 180 6/14/2000 Colleyville, Texas Colleyville Heritage 2019
Nate Wohlgemuth RHP R-R 5-11 195 5/30/2001 Owasso, Okla. Owasso 2020
Jaden Woodson IF/OF R-R 6-1 175 10/2/2000 Dallas, Texas Jesuit College Prep 2019
Carter Young IF/C R-R 6-0 170 1/24/2001 Selah, Wash. Selah 2019

2017 17U NTDP Coaches

# Name Position
Mike Fox Stars Manager
Jack Leggert Stripes Manager
Wes Johnson Stars Pitching Coach
Blake Hawksworth Stripes Pitching Coach
Ernie Young Stars Assistant Coach
Mike Nickeas Stripes Assistant Coach
Ritchie Gregg Evaluator
Jeff Kunkel Pitching Evaluator
Eric Kibler Field Coordinator

2017 17U NTDP Administration

Name Position
Matt Blood Program Director
Troy Marrow Operations Coordinator
Shay Souza Press Officer


Selection Process

In 2017, 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 2017 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 2017, these invitations have already been made based on the 2016 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 2017 17U NTDP will be invited to the 2018 18U National Team Trials and eight (8) players will be invited to the 2017 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.

Information contained in this selection process document is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without further notice. Contact Matt Blood, Director, National Team Championships, with any questions regarding the 2017 USA Baseball National Team Development Program selection process.

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