USA Baseball Names 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

The ADP will take place August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the 72-man roster for the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program, following the conclusion of the National Team Championships. The 2022 development event will span four days from August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) allows athletes to connect with USA Baseball coaches, task force, and national team staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. Participants will take part in skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, and a series of intrasquad Stars versus Stripes games to assist in developing the athletes as both a player and a person. The off-field development sessions will focus on educating athletes about the NCAA and the recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.

"We are very excited to announce the seventy-two athletes that will make up the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program roster,” said Ben Kelley, USA Baseball Director of Baseball Operations. “Our coaches and Task Force members have worked extremely hard the past year and have done a tremendous job scouting and identifying the best thirteen- and fourteen-year-old athletes who will be a part of this program. We cannot wait to welcome this outstanding group of players to our National Training Complex and look forward to having the opportunity to impact their overall development."

The 2022 roster includes athletes who participated in USA Baseball identification events such as the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and the National Team Championships. The ADP itself is also an identification event as participating athletes will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 2022 15U National Team Training Camp in August.

Forty-four athletes played in the National Team Championships, with 30 players selected from the event in North Carolina and 14 from Arizona. The roster also features 24 players selected from last year’s NTIS Champions Cup. Overall, 58 of the 72 athletes are new to USA Baseball programming this year.

Five players from the 2021 ADP return for this year’s edition of the program, as Lincoln Boyle (Overland Park, Kan.), Dylan Minnatee (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kevin Roberts Jr. (Meridian, Miss.), James Tronstein (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Mateo Villanueva (Coronado, Calif.) will all participate once again. Additionally, nine players on the 2022 13U/14U ADP roster were members of the 2021 12U National Team.

Athletes will learn from a well-established coaching staff, including college head coaches Erik Bakich (Clemson), Randy Hood (UNC-Wilmington), Omar Johnson (Jackson State), and Elton Pollock (Presbyterian).

USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner will serve as the field coordinator for the event. Mississippi State assistant coach Scott Foxwall will act as the pitching coordinator and five-time MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki is the hitting coordinator.

Bakich will lead the Team Navy and will be joined by assistant coach Tyler Rost (Duke) and pitching coach Larry Vucan (Southlake Carroll [Texas] High School). Hood will lead Team White and will be joined by assistant coach Josh Ellison (Chaparral [Ariz.] High School) and pitching coach John Weber (Cypress [Calif.] High School).

Johnson will lead Team Light Blue and will be joined by assistant coach Bryan Madsen (St. Joseph [Calif.] High School) and pitching coach Brad Hall (Orange Lutheran [Calif.] High School). Lastly, Pollock will lead Team Red and will be joined by assistant coach Jim Maciejewski (Mauldin [S.C.] High School) and pitching coach Eric Borba (Orange Lutheran [Calif.] High School).

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2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

(Name; Position; Hometown)

  • Caleb Alexander; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas
  • Wilson Andersen; INF/RHP; Tampa, Fla.
  • Luke Armijo; LHP; Whittier, Calif.
  • Braxton Barber; OF; Dallas, Texas
  • *Brady Bickham; IF/RHP; Claremont, Calf.
  • Caden Borcherding; C/IF; McDonough, Ga.
  • Blake Bowen; OF/IF; Riverside, Calif.
  • ^Lincoln Boyle; RHP/IF; Overland Park, Kan.
  • Josh Burkholder; IF; West Mifflin, Pa.
  • Bear Calvo; INF/RHP; Fullerton, Calif.
  • Jonah Chavez; RHP; San Francisco, Calif.
  • Ryder Cielen; RHP; Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Macen Collura; RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Trevor Condon; OF; Woodstock, Ga.
  • *Chase Cotton; IF/RHP; Lincoln, Calif.
  • Jose Doubront; RHP; Greenville, S.C.
  • Judson Dowell; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas
  • Grady Emerson; INF; Trophy Club, Texas
  • Zachary Estrada; OF/RHP; Covina, Calif.
  • Andrew Felizzari; INF/OF; Tustin, Calif.
  • Chase Fuller; INF/RHP; Tallahassee, Fla.
  • *Aaron Garcia; IF/C; Pico Rivera, Calif.
  • Julian Garcia; RHP; Compton, Calif.
  • Andruw Giles; OF/IF; Henderson, Nev.
  • Jacob Gray; MIF; Benicia, Calf.
  • Landon Green; RHP; Clearwater, Fla.
  • *Jared Grindlinger; OF; Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Brady Harris; OF; Saint Augustine, Fla.
  • Jason Harris Jr.; INF/RHP; Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Kahaku Harrison; INF; Kailua, Hawaii
  • Lash Henderson; OF; Frisco, Texas
  • Aaron Hernandez; LHP/OF; Miami, Fla.
  • Archer Horn; IF/RHP; San Mateo, Calif
  • John Hucko; OF/LHP; Charlotte, N.C.
  • *Caleb Hudson; OF; Carrollton, Ga.
  • Andrew Jimenez; INF/RHP; Wildomar, Calif.
  • Jacob Jimenez; INF; Chino, Calif.
  • Keon Johnson; IF; Macon, Ga.
  • *Kekahupono Kong; RHP/C; Mililani, Hawaii
  • Alexander LaSota; RHP; Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • Ayden Lockett; RHP/UTIL; Suwanee, Ga.
  • *Jackson Maddix; OF/LHP; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Kahanu Martinez; INF; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • William McIntire; RHP; Boyd, Texas
  • Griffin McKain; OF; Fort Mill, S.C.
  • Jacob Melendez; LHP; Perris, Calif
  • ^Dylan Minnatee; INF; Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Jace Moran; C/RHP; Live Oak, Fla.
  • Alexander Moreno; RHP; Garland, Texas
  • Josiah Morris; C/IF; Oakley, Calif.
  • Daniel Nageer; LHP; Pomona, Calif.
  • JC Pacheco; INF; Belleville, N.J.
  • Logan Pascarella; LHP/IF; Corona, Calif.
  • Joshua Priest; IF/OF; San Diego, Calif
  • Ervey Quijada; IF; Pheonix, Ariz.
  • Blake Ragsdale; IF/RHP; Burr Ridge, Ill.
  • Christopher Reali; RHP; Fleming Island, Fla.
  • Taytum Reeves; C/IF; Menifee, Calif.
  • Andrew Rico; C; Northridge, Calif.
  • ^Kevin Roberts Jr.; RHP; Meridian, Miss.
  • Lucas Rosenberg; LHP; Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Logan Schmidt; LHP/IF; Villa Park, Calif.
  • Teagan Scott; C; Salem, Ore.
  • *Jacob Seamon; OF/RHP; Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Dylan Seward; IF/RHP; Eastvale, Calif.
  • Dylan Stallones; LHP; Franklin, Texas
  • Julian Suarez; C/IF; Sinton, Texas
  • ^James Tronstein; INF; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Jake Ursey; C/UTIL; Rowlett, Texas
  • *Isaac Vidal; INF/RHP; Miami, Fla.
  • ^Mateo Villanueva; RHP; Coronado, Calif.
  • Conner Weese; IF/OF; Draper, Utah

* denotes national team alumni

^ denotes development program participants