MLB, USA Baseball announce 2023 Prospect Development Pipeline League rosters

The PDP League will take place June 26-July 3 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

June 25th, 2023

CARY, N.C. – Major League Baseball and USA Baseball jointly announced the 100 players participating in the 2023 Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League that will take place June 26–July 3 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Part of the broader MLB and USA Baseball PDP, the event features the country’s best 18-and-under players and serves as the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Thirty-one players in the PDP League will also compete in the MLB-USA Baseball High School All-American Game on July 7 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle during MLB All-Star Week.

The PDP League is an invitation-based development and assessment opportunity for high school players eligible for the following year’s MLB Draft. Since its inception in 2019, it provides athletes with an extraordinary amateur experience, including competitive gameplay, player development sessions, educational seminars and other programming to prepare players for a professional baseball career.

Two of this year’s PDP League games will be televised live on MLB Network, with every other matchup streaming live on MLB Network will broadcast the opening two contests of the event on June 27, with Team Light Blue taking on Team Gray at 1 p.m. ET and Team Navy battling Team Red at 4 p.m. ET.

‘We are excited to welcome some of the most talented players in the country to the National Training Complex this summer to kickstart the 18U National Team identification process,” said Brett Curll, USA Baseball’s 18U National Team Program Director. “We are looking forward to a great week of competitive play and identifying the forty young men who will be named to our 18U National Team Training Camp roster and compete for the chance to represent our country at the U-18 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan in September.”

The 100 participants will be split into four teams of 25 and go head-to-head in a series of intrasquad games. The rosters include 20 USA Baseball national team alumni and 33 past National Team Development Program (NTDP) participants, and feature athletes from 30 different states, as well as Puerto Rico. California leads the way with 20 players, while Florida boasts 15 to have the second-most players on the roster and Georgia has 10 for the third-most.

Twelve players will reunite at the PDP League after playing together on the 2022 18U National Team that won gold at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier, including all-tournament team selection Daniel Arambula (Yucaipa, Calif.), batting champion PJ Morlando (Summerville, S.C.), and three-time Team USA alum and gold medalist Michael Torres (Miami, Fla.). Along with Torres, seven other PDP League participants will be reunited at the event after playing together on the 2021 15U National Team.

Additionally, Arambula and Bryce Rainer (Simi Valley, Calif.) were teammates on the 2017 12U National Team that earned a gold medal at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup while Brock Thompson (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Torres were both members of the 2018 12U National Team that won it all at the COPABE U-12 Pan American Championships.

PDP League participants also include 31 alumni of premier, diversity-focused development programs led by MLB and USA Baseball, including the Breakthrough Series (BTS), DREAM Series (DS), and States Play (SP). The list, which also includes alumni of the Hank Aaron Invitational (HAI: co-hosted by MLB, the MLBPA and USA Baseball), is as follows:

  • Trey Gregory Alford (SP)
  • Daniel Arambula (SP)
  • Charlie Bates (SP))
  • Talan Bell (SP)
  • Mason Brassfield (SP)
  • Matthew Champion (BTS)
  • Max Charles (SP)
  • Bryce Clavon (BTS, HAI, DS, SP)
  • Tague Davis (SP)
  • JD Dix (SP)
  • David Hogg II (BTS, HAI, DS, SP)
  • Stunner Gonzalez (SP)
  • Sir Jamison Jones (BTS, HAI, DS, SP)
  • Jaydon Kea (SP)
  • Terrence Kiel II (BTS)
  • Kaiden Lopez (BTS)
  • Andre Modugno (SP)
  • Nicholas Montgomer (SP)
  • PJ Morlando (SP)
  • Kolt Myers (SP)
  • Owen Paino (SP)
  • Erik Parker (BTS)
  • Samuel Richardson (BTS, DS, SP)
  • Anson Seibert (SP)
  • Noah Sheffield (BTS, DS, HAI)
  • Ty Southisene (DS, SP)
  • Zach Swanson (SP)
  • Cade Townsend (SP)
  • Nolan Traeger (SP)
  • Jaxon Walker (SP)
  • Dalton Wentz (SP)

After the PDP League, 40 players will be invited to the 18U National Team Training Camp from Aug. 21-25 at a location to be determined before the 20-man roster is named. The 18U National Team will compete at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup from Sept. 1-10 in Tainan, Taiwan.

For more information on the PDP League, follow @BaseballPDP on Twitter and Instagram or visit the PDP League website.

The 2023 PDP League participants are below. To view the four team rosters, click here.

(Name; Position; High School; Hometown)

  • ^Henry Allen; INF/OF; Auburn; Auburn, Ala.
  • Kalen Applefield; C/OF; La Costa Canyon; San Marcos, Calif.
  • ^*Daniel Arambula; INF; Yucaipa; Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Adrian Areizaga; INF; Leadership Christian Academy; Aguada, P.R.
  • Max Arlich; LHP; East Ridge; Woodbury, Minn.
  • *Cade Arrambide; C; Tomball; Tomball, Texas
  • Smith Bailey; RHP; Mountain Ridge; Peoria, Ariz.
  • *Boston Bateman; LHP; Adolfo Camarillo; Camarillo, Calif.
  • Charlie Bates; INF; Palo Alto; Palo Alto, Calif.
  • ^*Talan Bell; LHP/OF; Hagerty; Oviedo, Fla.
  • Caleb Bonemer; INF; Okemos; Okemos, Mich.
  • ^Mason Brassfield; LHP; Bakersfield Christian; Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Thomas Bridges; RHP; Harvard-Westlake; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Cade Brown; INF; Parkview; Lilburn, Ga.
  • ^*Slade Caldwell; OF; Valley View; Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Hunter Carns; C/OF; First Coast; Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Conrad Cason; RHP/INF; Greater Atlanta Christian; Lilburn, Ga.
  • ^*Matthew Champion; RHP; Jserra; Laguna Niguel, Calif.
  • Max Charles; OF/BHP; Liberty; Avondale, Ariz.
  • Nathan Christman; RHP; Aquinas; Hesperia, Calif.
  • Levi Clark; C; Walton; Marietta, Ga.
  • *Bryce Clavon; INF/OF; Kell; Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Lazaro Collera; RHP; Florida Christian; Miami, Fla.
  • *Justin Cuellar; LHP; Tulare Western; Tulare, Calif.
  • ^*Derek Curiel; OF; Orange Lutheran; West Covina, Calif.
  • Tague Davis; INF/LHP; Malvern Preparatory; Chadds Ford, Penn.
  • JD Dix; INF; Whitefish Bay; Whitefish Bay, Wisc.
  • *Hayden Federico; INF/OF; West Monroe; West Monroe, La.
  • Dylan Fien; C; Great Oak; Temecula, Calif.
  • Kale Fountain; INF; Norris; Lincoln, Neb.
  • ^*Noah Franco; OF/LHP; IMG Academy; Downey, Calif.
  • ^Stunner Gonzales; RHP; La Costa Canyon; Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Trey Gregory-Alford; RHP; Coronado; Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • ^*Konnor Griffin; OF; Jackson Preparatory; Florence, Miss.
  • Owen Hall; RHP; Edmond North; Edmond, Okla.
  • *Aidan Hayse; RHP; Joliet Catholic; Morris, Ill.
  • Matthew Hoag; LHP; Ponte Vedra; Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • *David Hogg II; INF; Mansfield; Mansfield, Texas
  • Carter Johnson; INF; Oxford; Oxford, Ala.
  • Brodie Johnston; INF/RHP; Boyd Buchanan; Ooltewah, Tenn.
  • Sir Jamison Jones; C; St. Rita of Cascia; Chicago, Ill.
  • Dylan Jordan; RHP; Viera; Springfield, Va.
  • *Jaydon Kea; C; Kamehameha; Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Terrence Kiel II; OF; Pace; Atlanta, Ga.
  • Johnny King; LHP/INF; Naples; Naples, Fla.
  • Brayden Krenzel; RHP; Dublin Jerome; Dublin, Ohio
  • *Tegan Kuhns; RHP; Gettysburg; Hagerstown, Md.
  • Chris Levonas; RHP; Christian Brothers; Holmdel, N.J.
  • Tyson Lewis; INF; Millard West; Yutan, Neb.
  • Kaiden Lopez; RHP/OF; Oviedo; Lake Nona, Fla.
  • Ivan Luciano; C; El Shaddai Christian; Rincon, P.R.
  • Burke-Lee Mabeus; C; Bishop Gorman; Henderson, Nev.
  • Manny Marin; INF; Westminster; Miami, Fla.
  • Maximo Martinez; INF/RHP; Mira Costa; Hawthorne, Calif.
  • Bryce Meccage; RHP; The Pennington School; Pennington, N.J.
  • ^Carson Messina; RHP; Summerville; Summerville, S.C.
  • Chase Mobley; RHP; Durant; Plant City, Fla.
  • *Andre Modugno; INF/OF; IMG Academy; Upper Saddle River, N.J.
  • Dane Moehler; RHP; Walton; Marietta, Ga.
  • Nicholas Montgomery; INF/C; Cypress; Cypress, Calif.
  • ^*PJ Morlando; OF/INF; Summerville; Summerville, S.C.
  • *Michael Mullinax; OF; North Cobb Christian; Canton, Ga.
  • Thorpe Musci; RHP; Parkview; Lilburn, Ga.
  • Kolt Myers; INF/RHP; St. John's Country Day; St. Augustine, Fla.
  • *Chris Newstrom; C/INF; Chaparral; Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Felix Ong; RHP; Key West; Key West, Fla.
  • *Owen Paino; INF/OF; Roy C. Ketcham; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Erik Parker; INF; North Gwinnett; Suwanee, Ga.
  • Braylon Payne; OF; Fort Bend Elkins; Missouri City, Texas
  • Fabio Peralta; OF; Miami Christian; Miami, Fla.
  • ^*Bryce Rainer; INF/RHP; Harvard-Westlake; Simi Valley, Calif.
  • Jan Luis Reyes Camacho; OF; International Baseball; Humacao, P.R.
  • Samuel Richardson; INF/OF; Lewisburg; Olive Branch, Miss.
  • ^*Mason Russell; LHP; Casteel; Queen Creek, Ariz.
  • *Jackson Sanders; LHP; Valley; Opelika, Ala.
  • Schuyler Sandford; RHP; St. John's Country Day; Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Wyatt Sanford; INF; Independence; Frisco, Texas
  • ^*Ethan Schiefelbein; LHP; Corona; Corona, Calif.
  • William Schmidt; RHP; Catholic; Baton Rouge, La.
  • Anson Seibert; RHP; Blue Valley Southwest; Overland Park, Kan.
  • Noah Sheffield; INF; Jesuit; Tampa, Fla.
  • David Shields; LHP/OF; Mt. Lebanon; Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Connor Shouse; RHP; Pickens County; Jasper, Ga.
  • *Ryan Sloan; RHP; York; Chicago, Ill.
  • *Trey Snyder; INF; Liberty North; Liberty, Mo.
  • ^*Ty Southisene; INF; Basic; Las Vegas, Nev.
  • *Levi Sterling; RHP/INF; Notre Dame; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Zach Swanson; RHP; Toutle Lake; Castle Rock, Wash.
  • Brayton Thomas; LHP; Bishop Dwenger; Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • ^Brock Thompson; INF; Liberty; Bakersfield, Calif.
  • ^*Michael Torres; OF/LHP; Doral; Miami, Fla.
  • ^Cade Townsend; RHP; Santa Margarita Catholic; Aliso Viejo, Calif.
  • ^*Nolan Traeger; C/OF; Concordia Lutheran; Spring, Texas
  • Landon Victorian; RHP; Barbe; Lake Charles, La.
  • *Jaxon Walker; OF; Loudon; Lenoir City, Tenn.
  • Dalton Wentz; INF/RHP; Amherst County; Madison Heights, Va.
  • Joshua Whritenour; RHP; A3 Academy; Hudson, Fla.
  • Carson Wiggins; RHP; Roland; Roland, Okla.
  • *Cooper Williams; LHP; Alvin; Alvin, Texas
  • Bradley Zayac; RHP; Grassfield; Chesapeake, Va.

^Denotes USA Baseball alum

*Denotes past USA Baseball NTDP participant

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