USA Baseball Alumni Report

Keep track of some of the best performances among Team USA alumni across every level of the sport

From high school to the pros, USA Baseball alumni are all over the baseball landscape in 2024. Follow along throughout the season to keep track of some of the best performances among Team USA alumni across every level of the sport.

July 11

Three-time USA Baseball alum Paul Skenes continued his incredible rookie season on Thursday with seven innings of near-perfect pitching in the Pirates’ 1-0 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Tying his season-high with 11 strikeouts, Skenes was untouchable during his shift on the mound as he carried a no-hitter all the way until his relief following the seventh inning. He was nearly perfect, with a lone walk being his only blemish of the day as Skenes picked up his sixth victory of the season. Through 11 starts in his rookie campaign, Skenes sports a 6-0 record with a 1.90 ERA and 89 strikeouts.

Three-time USA Baseball alum Hunter Greene threw a season-high 10 strikeouts as the Reds cruised past the Rockies in Cincinnati, 8-1. Greene threw six innings during his sixth win of the season, holding Colorado’s lineup to just two hits and a single run during his shift for his third straight outing of one or fewer runs allowed. He opened the game in dominant fashion, striking out all six of the first Colorado batters to begin the game and holding the Rockies scoreless until Cincinnati had built a 4-0 advantage.

Joining Skenes and Greene as another three-time USA Baseball alum to enjoy success on the mound Thursday was Tanner Houck, who picked up his eighth win of the season as the Red Sox rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Athletics. Houck was excellent over six shutout innings, fanning six Oakland batters while surrendering only two hits. Exiting with Boston up 7-0, Houck recorded five of his punchouts over the course of the second through fifth innings. Having made 19 starts so far this season, Houck sports an impressive 2.54 ERA.

2009 14U National Team alum J.P. Crawford slashed a season-high three hits in the Mariners’ 11-0 rout of the Angels in Anaheim as Seattle won its third straight game. Crawford did everything offensively, finishing 3-for-4 at the plate with a homer, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Crawford began the game by leading off with a ground rule double, proceeding to score on a single for the game’s opening run. He clubbed a 384-foot blast into right during the fourth inning, scoring a pair of runs as the Mariners took a 7-0 lead. Crawford did the rest of his damage in the sixth inning, first raking an RBI single into left that scored Seattle’s eighth run before rounding the basepaths on another Mariners’ home run as the team went up 11-0.

July 10

Three-time USA Baseball alum Patrick Bailey had a day at the plate in the Giants’ 10-6 loss to the Blue Jays, finishing 2-for-2 with a solo home run, three runs scored, and three walks. The first of Bailey’s free passes came in the bottom of the first inning, and he would be able to round the bases and score his first run thanks to a single. Bailey walked again in his second plate-appearance, swatted an infield single in his third, and then drew his third and final walk in the sixth inning. Bailey homered with San Francisco trailing 10-4 in the ninth inning, a 406-foot blast into the center field stands. While he and teammate Matt Chapman, a 2013 Collegiate National Team alum, went deep in the ninth inning, the Giants’ comeback fell short.

Mickey Moniak and the Los Angeles Angels went on a four-run rally in the fourth frame to cruise to a 7-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday at Angel Stadium. Moniak, a two-time USA Baseball alum, opened his night with a three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning which would put the Angels up 4-0. The Encinitas, California product added a single to center field in the eighth inning but would ultimately be left stranded on base. Moniak has now registered five RBIs in his last three games.

July 9

Three-time USA Baseball alum Trea Turner went nuclear at the plate, cranking a grand slam in the Phillies’ 10-1 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. The Boynton Beach, Florida product started hot at the plate with solid contact on singles in both the first and third inning. His most impactful play came in the fourth inning. With the Phillies up by four runs, Turner slammed a ball 356 feet to register his sixth grand slam of his career. In his last four games, Turner now has nine RBIs while also tallying three home runs in that span.

18U National Team alum Will Benson went 2-for-4 in the Reds’ 12-6 win over the Rockies on Tuesday, finishing with three RBIs and scoring a pair of runs. Benson’s day began with a 383-foot home run in the bottom of the second inning, a three-RBI blast to put Cincinnati up 5-0 early. With the Reds holding a 7-4 lead in the seventh inning, Benson raked a double into right that would turn into another run for the Reds on a throwing error. Benson himself would score on another Cincinnati homer, with the advantage now 11-4.

July 8

2019 Collegiate National Team alum Andrew Abbott picked up the win on the bump, tossing seven scoreless innings while only giving up three hits to secure the Reds a 6-0 win over the Rockies. The Lynchburg, Virginia native mowed down the Rockies’ offense, punching out eight batters throughout his time on the mound. The win marks Abbott’s ninth victory of the season which is tied for eighth best in the MLB. Abbott now own a 3.06 ERA and has tallied 25 strikeouts in his last five appearances.

Corey Seager and Wyatt Langford posted identical statlines in the Rangers’ 9-4 win over the Angels on Monday, the fourth straight win for Texas. Langford and Seager both finished 2-for-5 at the plate, smacked home runs, and finished with a pair of hits and RBIs on the night. Seager, an alum of the 2010 16U National Team, opened the game with a bang thanks to a monster 457-foot home run in the top of the first that put the Rangers up 2-0. Langford grabbed his first hit in the fourth inning as the Rangers now trailed 3-2, raking a double into left before reaching third and scoring the tying run on a balk. Seager would be at the double in the seventh inning after Texas raced out to a 7-3 lead, scoring as Langford capped off the win by crushing a homer 409 feet into left for the final two runs scored by the Rangers.

The Twins’ duo of Matt Wallner and Brooks Lee combined for four RBIs to propel Minnesota over the White Sox 8-6 in an extra-inning affair on Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Lee, a 2021 Collegiate National Team alum, began the scoring rally when he delivered an RBI single in the top of the seventh to cut the White Sox lead to just two runs. Wallner quickly followed suit, driving himself and Lee home with a two-run shot which would tie the game at five runs each. With both teams locked at six runs in the ninth, the game would find itself going into an extra inning. As both teams battled, the contest went into an eleventh inning. Lee stepped up to the plate and played hero, slapping an RBI single to put his team up and ultimately secure the win. Lee now has registered a hit in each of his first six games in the big leagues.

Alec Burleson and Paul Goldschmidt were another pair of alumni that helped power their team to victory on Monday, leading the Cardinals to a 6-0 win over the Nationals by combining for two homers, four RBIs, and three runs. Goldschmidt blasted a solo shot 415 feet into left center in the fourth inning as St. Louis went up 2-0, and the two-time USA Baseball alum added a single in the sixth for his second hit on the day. It was Burleson’s time to go long in the eighth inning, with the 2019 Collegiate National Team alum cranking a 406-footer into right center for a 3-0 lead. Goldschmidt reached on an error in the same frame, the Cardinals’ fourth run on a double. Burleson completed the win in the ninth inning, raking a single through right for a pair of RBIs.

July 7

2017 World Baseball Classic alum Christian Yelich fueled the Brewers’ offense with a two-run homer, helping push Milwaukee past the Dodgers 9-2. After a scoreless three innings, Yelich broke the seal with his booming home run shot over the center field wall to put his squad up by two runs. The Thousand Oaks, California native tabbed another hit in the eighth frame with an infield single and made his way around the base path to push the score to 7-2. Yelich rounded out his night with an RBI double where he would later find home for a third time. The former first rounder finished his night going 3-for-4 with a home run with three RBIs while adding a walk as well. Yelich now owns a .329 batting average on the season while reaching over 80 hits on the season.

Two-time USA Baseball alum Bobby Witt Jr. marked his seventh straight game with a hit by going deep against the Rockies, finishing 3-for-5 in the Royals’ 10-1 rout of the Rockies on Sunday. It was the third game in the last seven where Witt Jr. had tallied at least three hits, beginning with an infield single during the top of the third inning. He added another single in the eighth inning and would score as Royals took a 7-1 lead in the inning. Capping off the win, Witt Jr. crushed a three-RBI blast in the final inning that went 386 feet into left field to put Kansas City at 10 runs.

The Rangers’ duo of Corey Seager and Wyatt Langford combined for six hits and four RBIs in Texas’ dominant 13-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Globe Life Field. Seager and Langford provided a one-two-punch to register the Rangers first run, seeing Langford drive in Seager in the bottom of the first inning. In the fourth frame, Langford singled to left field and crossed the plate in the next two at-bats. Seager followed him up with a three-run shot over the right field wall to finalize a six-run inning. Langford, a 2022 Collegiate National Team alum, scored again after reaching first base on an infield single. Seager, a 2010 16U National Team alum, tallied home run number 16 in the contest while Langford registered his 37th RBI.

July 6

2010 Collegiate National Team alum Tyler Anderson put together his most complete performance of the season on Saturday, going eight innings on the mound for the second time this season in the Angels’ 7-0 win over the Cubs. Anderson was stellar on his way to being awarded the win, posting a season and career-high 10 strikeouts as he showcased terrific command on the mound. Fanning two or more Chicago hitters in three of his innings, including an opening frame where he retired three on swings, Anderson limited the Cubs to just three hits as the Los Angeles offense went to work.

Three-time USA Baseball alum Hunter Greene hurled seven innings for the fourth time this season, doing everything he could on the mound as the Reds ultimately fell to the Tigers by a score of 5-3. Greene posted seven punchouts and held Detroit to three hits, exiting his shift with Cincinnati leading 2-0 going into the eighth inning. Greene’s outing marked the first time since May where he’s gone seven frames, with Saturday’s highlight coming in the third inning as Greene went three up, three down by catching all three Detroit batters on whiffs.

The Athletics’ duo of Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers combined for seven RBIs to help Oakland roll to a 19-8 victory over the Orioles on Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. Rooker, a 2019 Professional Team alum, started his day at the plate early, cranking a three-run homer which put the A’s up by three runs. Rooker continued his efficient batting with a single in the second inning and would later be pushed home by Langeliers and his two-RBI single, moving the score to 6-0. The duo continued their strategic attack in the third with Rooker slapping another single and Langeliers cranking a 413 feet homer which would take the score to 12-0 in favor of Oakland. With the game out of reach, Rooker drove another run in on a sacrifice fly to register his fourth RBI in the contest. Rooker finished 3-for-4 at the dish with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored of his own. Langeliers, a 2018 Collegiate National Team alum, added a home run, three RBIs while crossing the plate two times himself.

July 5

A trio of USA Baseball alums helped the Pirates cruise to a 14-2 over the Mets in Pittsburgh, both at the plate and on the mound. Bryan Reynolds led the way with a monster effort offensively, with the 2014 Collegiate National Team alum demolishing a pair of homers as part of a 4-for-5 outing. With the score sitting at 2-2 in the fifth inning, Reynolds cranked a two-run home run 399 feet into right center to give Pittsburgh its first lead of the day. He was back at it again in his next at-bat in the seventh inning, this time demolishing a 413-footer for a grand slam after the Pirates had loaded the bases. Reynolds would also single twice, now hitting .339 over his last 30 games. 2009 Collegiate National Team alum Yasmani Grandal also went long for the Pirates, playing a big role late as he doubled to get aboard before Reynolds’ grand slam and added a 413-foot solo shot in the eighth as Pittsburgh pulled away for good.

Meanwhile, three-time USA Baseball alum Paul Skenes racked up eight strikeouts as he moved to 5-0 on the mound in his rookie season, becoming the first player in MLB history to retire seven or more batters in nine of his first 10 career starts. Going seven innings for the Pirates, Skenes held the Mets to a pair of runs on four hits and got better as the game went on, recording five of his eight punchouts in his last three innings of work as the Pittsburgh offense got hot.

Dodgers’ catcher Will Smith went nuclear with his perfect 3-for-3 performance at the dish, propelling the Dodgers over the Brewers 8-5. Not only was Smith perfect, each of his three hits were solo-shot home runs. His most timely homer however occurred in the bottom of the seventh. With the Dodgers down one, Smith crushed a bomb to left field to even the score which would allow Los Angeles to run away with the game. The Louisville, Kentucky native now owns 14 homers on the season with 53 RBIs.

Three-time USA Baseball alum Trea Turner hit two bombs in the Phillies’ 8-6 victory over Atlanta. With the Phillies up only 1-0 after three innings, Turner provided some cushion with his two-run homer that traveled a whopping 425 feet. He wasn’t done putting up runs just yet as he delivered another two-run shot shortly after in the sixth frame to put the Phillies up 5-2. Turner has been on a mean streak lately as he owns four multi-hit contests in his last five games while tallying four home runs and 10 RBIs in that span.

The Tigers’ Riley Greene cranked a homer and finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in Detroit's 5-4 win over the Reds. The former first round pick began his night at the dish with a double in the top of the first and followed it with a single to right field in the third frame. In the top of the seventh, Greene tacked on a run with his solo homer to right field, pushing the score to 5-2 in favor of the Tigers. He added a walk to his stat line in the fifth as well. The Orlando, Florida native finished his day going 3-for-4 with a home run, which is good for a team-best 17 homers on the year.

Five-time USA Baseball alum Alex Bregman smacked a three-run homer to help the Astros hold off the Twins, 13-12, on Friday at Target Field. Bregman started his night reaching base via two walks in both the fifth and sixth inning respectively. His bat began to get hot in the eighth frame as he hit an infield single, allowing him to reach base for the third time on the night. With the Astros up 10-5 in the top of the ninth inning, Bregman delivered a three-run shot over the left field wall to put his squad up by eight runs and push the game out of reach. In his 2024 campaign, Bregman now owns 10 home runs while adding 40 RBIs to his resume along the way.

July 4

Bobby Witt Jr. went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Kansas City Royals’ 10-8 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium. With the Royals down 5-1 in the bottom of the third, Witt slapped a sacrifice fly to right field which would push a run across the plate and cut the deficit to three runs. Witt, a two-time USA Baseball alum, kept his strong performance at the dish alive with a home run to left field in the bottom of the ninth. Witt added a double in the fifth frame and a single in the sixth but would ultimately be left stranded. The Colleyville, Texas native now has 14 homers on the season and a .319 batting average which is good for second in league standings.

Matt Chapman went yard for the third time in his last six games on Thursday as the Giants picked up a 4-2 win over the Braves in Atlanta, putting the winning run on the board and adding another for insurance to help San Francisco seal the result. Chapman’s homer in the fourth inning, a 413 foot blast into center, was the third run of the inning for San Francisco after the Giants had entered down 2-0. The 2013 Collegiate National Team alum added another run in the sixth inning, raking an RBI double into right for his second hit and the Giants’ fourth score of the day.

2018 Collegiate National Team alum Andre Pallante went a season-high seven innings in the Cardinals’ 3-2 win over the Pirates in extra innings. Entering the game having been awarded the win in three of his last four starts, Pallante continued his solid run of form with five strikeouts for the third straight game. He limited Pittsburgh to four hits and a walk, exiting having allowed just one run on the day.

July 3

Riley Greene and the Detroit Tigers enjoyed a dominant 9-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field. After a scoreless first two innings, Greene reached base on an infield single and would later be pushed home on a grand slam to put his squad up 4-0. The 2018 18U National Team alum wanted in on the home run action, cranking a two-run homer of his own in the top of the fifth to put the Tigers up by six runs. Greene added a triple in the first frame, finishing one double shy of hitting for the cycle. The former first rounder finished his night going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

2019 Professional Team alum Brent Rooker crushed a home run that traveled 389 feet in the Oakland A’s 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. With the A’s up 3-0 headed into the sixth frame, Rooker added to the lead with a homer, notching home run number 17 on the season. The Germantown, Tennessee native added singles in both the third and seventh inning as well. In his last five games, Rooker has tallied seven hits to go along with four RBIs.

Alec Bohm smacked a home run to left center, helping the Phillies roll to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. The 2019 Professional Team alum began his night with a two-run shot over the left center wall to put the Phillies up 3-2 in the top of the sixth. Bohm continued his efforts at the plate with a single in the eighth. Bohm reached second on a passed ball and scored in the ensuing at-bat to put the Phillies up by two runs. In the 2024 season, Bohm owns a .299 batting average with 70 RBIs.

Kansas City’s Michael Wacha hurled six strong frames, propelling the Royals in their 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. After giving up one run in the top of the first inning, Wacha locked in and registered eight punchouts over the next five frames. In his six frames of action, Wacha only gave up two hits to keep the Rays off of the scoreboard. Wacha, a 2011 Collegiate National Team alum, has 28 strikeouts in his last five appearances on the bump.

July 2

Trea Turner mashed a pair of 400-foot homers to lift the Phillies over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, finishing 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a pair of runs scored in a 6-4 Philadelphia win. Turner decked his first homer 422 feet into center during the third inning, a solo effort to give the Phillies a 3-0 advantage. Turner went yard for the second time in the fifth inning, again going deep to left center with a 439-foot moonshot for a 5-1 lead. Already having decked a pair of home runs in a game for the first time this season, Turner wasn’t finished. The three-time USA Baseball alum raked an RBI single into right in the seventh inning for Philadelphia’s sixth and final run on the day.

2017 18U alum Nolan Gorman went long in the Cardinals’ 7-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday, crushing his second career grand slam. With St. Louis leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, Gorman cranked a 415-foot rocket into the left center stands at PNC Park that gave his side a 6-0 advantage. He finished the game 2-for-4, adding a single through center in the sixth inning.

July 1

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5, notching two runs scored and a stolen base in the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday at Coors Field. After going to 3-0, Yelich reached base with a single to right field in the top of the fourth, later making his way around the base path to cut the deficit to just one. The 2017 World Baseball Classic alum smacked a triple in his next at-bat in the eighth inning which allowed him to sneak home in the ensuing at-bat. The two squads were locked at seven runs after the ninth, pushing the game into an extra inning where the Brewers would eventually fall just short. Yelich now owns a .323 batting average on the season while collecting 19 stolen bases along the way.

The Nationals’ Jesse Winker nabbed a clutch RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning in his squads’ 9-7 extra-inning loss to the New York Mets. The Nationals tallied two runs in the third inning, jumping out quickly to a two-run lead. The Mets fired back with three runs of their own in the sixth frame, displaying that the contest would be a battle between the two for the win. With tension high, the Nationals called on Winker to sub in as a designated hitter in the bottom of the eighth which proved beneficial as he found his way to first base via a walk. At first, the 2011 18U National Team alum demonstrated his speed as he crossed all of the bases to tie the game at three runs. With the game knotted at three, the game went into a tenth frame. The Mets rattled off six runs and it was all up to the Nationals to respond at the plate. Winker took note of that, making his way to the dish and delivering a RBI double to cut the lead to five. The Nationals pulled within two runs but ultimately it was the Mets that walked away with the win. Winker has now registered 38 RBIs in the 2024 season.

2014 15U National Team alum Mark Vientos was on the other side of the Mets and Nationals tenth inning game, helping his squad top the Nationals with a crucial RBI. With the Mets down by two runs, Vientos slashed an RBI single to left field to cut the deficit to just one. After a fielding error in the next at-bat, Vientos found his way home to put his squad up 3-2 in the top of the sixth. Vientos added a double in the top of the fourth to complete his night. In his last three games, Vientos has notched five total hits while adding five RBIs in that span.

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