Using the National Team Identification Series as the identification vehicle, USA Baseball named eight players on Friday to the 2013 18U National Team Trials. Incoming Soquel High senior Chris Viall, who has committed to play for Stanford University, was among those selected.
USA Baseball announced its 2012 NTIS players Friday via a live selection show on USABaseball.com. Viall was at Soquel High’s football game against Seaside when he received the text informing him of his feat. Elated, Viall gave his father a high-five at the concession stand, where his father was working.
The 17U NTIS was held Aug. 23-26 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) and the Durham Athletic Park.
“The growth of the NTIS has been very beneficial to USA Baseball,” Rick Riccobono, USA Baseball Director of Development, said on USA Baseball’s website. “It allows us to increase the pool of players from which we choose our trials teams, as well as see players from different regions that we previously might not have been aware of. It really gives us a jump on the identification process of the next generation of potential Team USA athletes.”
2012 17U NTIS/2013 18U National Team Trials
Name, Position, Hometown
Quinn Brodey, LHP/OF, Los Angeles
Zachary Carter, RHP/OF, Arlington, Texas
Ryan Castellani, RHP, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview, Ga.
Luis Ortiz, RHP, Fresno
Mason Smith, OF/RHP, Meridian, Idaho
Chris Viall, RHP, Santa Cruz
Logan Warmoth, IF/OF, Longwood, Fla.