USA Baseball announced its roster for the Olympics this afternoon. We’ll have plenty of analysis as the day goes along, but here’s a quick look at the 23-man roster that was announced. Team USA will be prospect-laden behind the plate and in the outfield, with Dexter Fowler, Matt LaPorta and Colby Rasmus ranking among the top prospects in the game. But in the infield the U.S. will rely on plenty of minor league veterans with players like Terry Tiffee and Mike Hessman.
Brett Anderson (A’s), Geno Espineli (Giants), Clayton Richard (White Sox), Jake Arrieta (Orioles), Trevor Cahill (A’s), Kevin Jepsen (Angels), Brandon Knight (Mets), Mike Koplove (Dodgers), Blaine Neal (Tigers), Jeff Stevens (Indians), Casey Weathers (Rockies), Stephen Strasburg (San Diego State).
Lou Marson (Phillies), Taylor Teagarden (Rangers)
Brian Barden (Cardinals), Matt Brown (Angels), Jason Donald (Phillies), Mike Hessman (Tigers), Terry Tiffee (Dodgers)
Dexter Fowler (Rockies), John Gall (Marlins), Matt LaPorta (Indians), Colby Rasmus (Cardinals)