USA Baseball has announced its 20-player roster for the 2007 college national team. The national team, coached this year by Long Beach State’s Mike Weathers, has a 20-man roster for the summer heading into its regular-season schedule and two international events–the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands. Team USA also will play host to Japan in the 36th annual series between the two nations’ college all-star teams.
Team USA’s roster includes three players from last year’s club: third baseman Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt), outfielder Roger Kieschnick (Texas Tech) and second baseman Jemile Weeks (Miami). Three other USA Baseball alumni from youth and junior national teams are on the 20-man roster in shortstop Danny Espinosa (Long Beach State), catcher Tommy Medica (Santa Clara) and righthander Tyson Ross (California).
The other 14 players include:
Ryan Berry, rhp, Rice; Jordan Danks, of, Texas; Ryan Flaherty, ss, Vanderbilt; Logan Forsythe, if/of, Arkansas; Brett Hunter, rhp, Pepperdine; Lance Lynn, rhp, Mississippi; Brian Matusz, lhp, San Diego; Jordy Mercer, ss/rhp, Oklahoma State; Petey Paramore, c, Arizona State; Josh Romanski, lhp/of, San Diego; Cody Satterwhite, rhp, Mississippi; Justin Smoak, 1b, South Carolina; Jacob Thompson, rhp, Virginia; Brett Wallace, 1b, Arizona State.