USA Baseball Reveals 2023 National Team Identification Series Selections

Seventy-two athletes earn spots in 2024 national team programming

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today revealed the 72 athletes selected from the 2023 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) for its 2024 national team programming, following the conclusion of the NTIS Champions Cup, which was held from August 9-27 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Additionally, USA Baseball announced that the Southwest region won the 2023 NTIS Champions Cup for the fourth consecutive summer.

The NTIS is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by USA Baseball. Using a six-region system for the initial player identification process, the NTIS holds tryouts in each region of the country for players to be identified and selected for their regional teams, and invited to the NTIS Champions Cup in Cary, North Carolina.

The NTIS Champions Cup consists of tournament-style play, with more than 1,200 of the country’s top players competing in 144 games in addition to skill testing and on-field evaluations run by the USA Baseball Task Force and national team coaches.

“We are excited to reveal the seventy-two athletes who have been selected out of the National Team Identification Series for next year’s national team programming,” said USA Baseball Director of Baseball Operations Ann Claire Roberson. “As anticipated, the event was full of talent in every region and age group, which made the selection process extremely difficult for our Task Force and national team coaches. We look forward to watching the selected players continue to develop within our programming and can’t wait to see the future impact they have on our organization.”

Twelve athletes from each age group were invited to compete in the following year’s age-appropriate national team programming events in 2024, including the 12U National Team Training Camp, 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), the 15U National Team Training Camp, and 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP.

In total, the 72 athletes selected represent 25 different states and all six regions from across the U.S.

The 2023 National Team Identification Series selections for 2024 national team programming are as follows:

Name; Position; Hometown; Region

2024 12U National Team Training Camp invitees:
(from 11U NTIS)

  • Sevastian Bojorquez; OF/LHP; Santa Clara, Calif; Southwest
  • Christian Cicero; C/INF; Orange, Calif.; Southwest
  • Noah Fountain; INF/OF; Willowbrook, Ill.; Midwest
  • Jack Gamble; INF/RHP; Downingtown, Pa.; Northeast
  • Kellen Gee; INF/RHP; Anacortes, Wash.; Northwest
  • Adam Gonzalez; INF/RHP; Canyon Country, Calif.; Southwest
  • Ahmi Hale; C/OF; Springfield Ill.; Midwest
  • Bronx Holbron; INF/RHP; Waianae, Hawaii; Southwest
  • Gavin Klovstad; INF/OF; Orange, Calif.; Southwest
  • Austin Percival III; OF/INF; Prairieville, La.; South
  • Jayden Portes; INF/RHP; Fort Myers, Fla.; Southeast
  • Luke Upton; INF/C; Los Angeles, Calif.; Southwest

2024 13U/14U Athlete Development Program invitees:
(from 12U NTIS)

  • Brantley Baskin; INF/RHP; Aledo, Texas; South
  • Jackson Coffey; LHP; Gloster, La.; South
  • Austin Coleman; RHP/OF; Spring Hill, Tenn.; Midwest
  • Mason Diggs; INF/RHP; Bossier City, La.; South
  • Jedrek Elliott; RHP/OF; Stockton, Calif.; Northwest
  • Blake Hoover; OF/RHP; Wadsworth, Ohio; Midwest
  • Dylan Hottle; INF/RHP; Irvine, Calif.; Southwest
  • Kolotau Koka; OF/INF; Kapolei, Hawaii; Southwest
  • Cody Lashlee; RHP/OF; San Diego, Calif.; Southwest
  • Deeyon Roundtree; OF/INF; Homestead, Fla.; Southeast
  • Jason Spray, Jr.; OF/INF; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Midwest
  • Dylan Tucci; C/OF; Newport Beach, Calif.; Southwest

2024 13U/14U Athlete Development Program invitees:
(from 13U NTIS)

  • Anthony DuFour; INF/RHP; Holbrook, Mass.; Northeast
  • Steven Garneau Jr; OF/RHP; Hicksville, N.Y.; Northeast
  • Mason Harris; INF/RHP; Rocklin, Calif.; Northwest
  • Levi Kerr; INF/RHP; Holly Springs, N.C.; Southeast
  • Mason MacKay; INF/OF; Catawba, S.C.; Southeast
  • Eli Martinez; RHP/INF; Beaumont, Calif.; Southwest
  • Cristian Matos; C/RHP; Belleville, N.J.; Northeast
  • Gavin Poteet; INF/LHP; Suwanee, Ga.; Southeast
  • Brady Rallo; OF/LHP; Chesterfield, Mo.; Midwest
  • Damian Rivas; RHP/OF; Wahiawa, Hawaii; Southwest
  • Peyton Tarlton; OF/LHP; Indian Trail, N.C.; Southeast
  • Ayden White; RHP/INF; Corona, Calif.; Southwest

2024 15U National Team Training Camp invitees:
(from 14U NTIS)

  • Brody Costantine; OF/RHP; Deltona, Fla.; Southeast
  • Chase Cotton; RHP/INF; Lincoln, Calif.; Northwest
  • Rory Funke; OF/LHP; Needham, Mass.; Northeast
  • Samuel Garcia; INF/RHP; Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; Southwest
  • Jackson Maddix; LHP/INF; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Midwest
  • Julian Martinez; C/INF; New York, N.Y.; Northeast
  • Dexter McCleon Jr; OF/RHP; Hoover, Ala.; Southeast
  • Brett Paciorek; INF/C; Franklin, Tenn.; Southeast
  • Denzell Posey; OF/RHP; Lexington, S.C.; Southeast
  • Julian Rodriguez; C/INF; Boca Raton, Fla.; Southeast
  • Ryder Sowa; INF/RHP; Rosedale, Md.; Northeast
  • Isaac Vidal; INF/RHP; Miami, Fla.; Southeast

2024 16U/17U National Team Development Program invitees:
(from 15U NTIS)

  • Ethan Armbruster; RHP/C; Austin, Texas; South
  • Judson Dowell; OF/RHP; Houston, Texas; Southwest
  • Cole Dunlap; C/RHP; Choctaw, Okla.; South
  • Sean Evans; RHP/INF; Maple Valley, Wash.; Northwest
  • Cason Fletcher; INF; Hahira, Ga.; Southeast
  • Andrew Gette; RHP/INF; North Oaks, Minn.; Midwest
  • Tyler Kenast; INF/LHP; Winter Springs, Fla.; Southeast
  • Genis Lopez, Jr.; OF/LHP; Simpsonville, S.C.; Southeast
  • Tyson Moore; C/OF; Buffalo, Minn.; Midwest
  • Nathan Rapp; RHP/INF; Eagle, Idaho; Northwest
  • Noah Spalding; RHP/INF; Campbellsville, Ky.; Midwest
  • Jack Woda; C/INF; Arlington, Va.; Northeast

2024 16U/17U National Team Development Program invitees:
(from 16U NTIS)

  • Mason Braun; OF/INF; South Bend, Ind.; Midwest
  • Devin Diaz; C/OF; Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; Northeast
  • Ezra Essex; C/OF; Chicago, Ill.; Midwest
  • Ethan Grim; RHP/INF; Mohnton, Pa.; Northeast
  • Jackson Hoyt; LHP; Brooksville, Fla.; Southeast
  • Joshua Jannicelli; RHP/INF; Santa Rosa, Calif.; Northwest
  • Emmanuel Lantigua; INF/RHP; Boca Raton, Fla.; Southeast
  • Brandon Lorenzo; INF; Hialeah, Fla.; Southeast
  • Hogan Nelson; OF/INF; Fort Worth, Texas; South
  • Jesse Rusinek; LHP/OF; Brock, Texas; South
  • Tyler Spangler; INF; Danville, Calif.; Northwest
  • JD Stein; INF; Carmel, Ind.; Midwest