Tournament of Stars top performers
USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars is now in the books. The 100+ players who were on hand have now been whittled down to a 44-player 18 and Under Trials roster. From that release:
Out of the 108 athletes that attended the tournament, 34 have been named to the trials roster. Those 34 are joined by ten additional players that were named to trials through the 2013 17U National Team Identification Series and 2013 17U National Team Development Program. Nine alternates were also named to the roster.
The trials take place in Houston Aug. 23-29. The roster gets set at 20 and that team will compete in the 18U COPABE Pan American Championship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Sept. 5-14.
Based on conversations I had with numerous scouts, here’s a list of the top performers at the TOS. Players with an asterisk by their names are on the 18U Trial team.
*Daz Cameron, OF, McDonough, Ga.
*Chris Betts, C, Long Beach, Calif.
*Cole McKay, RHP, Spring Branch, Texas
Donnie Everett, RHP, Clarksville, Tenn.
*Kolby Allard, LHP, San Clemente, Calif.
*Xavier Legrant, IF, Charlotte, N.C.
*Reggie Pruitt, OF, Kennesaw, Ga.
*Mitch Hansen, OF, Plano, Texas
*Beau Burrows, RHP, Weatherford, Texas
Chris Chatfield, OF, Riverview, Fla.
Cadyn Grenier, IF, Henderson, Nev.
*Charlie Donovan, IF, Clarendon Hills, Ill.
*Nick Madrigal, IF, Elk Grove, Calif.
Others of note: John Aiello, IF, Lansdale, Pa. (alternate on 18U); Christifer Andritsos, RHP, The Woodlands, Tex.; *Luken Baker, RHP, Spring, Tex.; *Kyle Dean, OF, San Diego, Calif.; *Lucas Herbert, C, San Clemente, Calif.; *Peter Lambert, RHP, San Dimas, Calif.; *Ryan Mountcastle, IF, Winter Springs, Fla.; Chad Smith, OF/LHP, Snelville, Ga.; *Kyle Tucker, OF, Tampa, Fla.