States Play

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About States Play

States Play is a premier high school baseball tournament by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. The goal is to showcase some of the best underclassmen from around the country. The vast majority of these prospects have already verbally committed to some of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs. Former Major League players and personnel served as coaches for each squad.

The original concept featured the best rising seniors from "rival states" that historically produced a high volume of collegiate and pro players. In 2018, the inaugural event pitted Texas against California, with Bobby Witt Jr. leading the "Lonestar" squad to victory. The 2023 edition altered the original format and highlighted rising juniors and sophomores from a number of different states across the country -- as the East squared against the West.

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2023 States Play - East Roster

#NameDOBPositionB/THeightWeightSchoolClassCityStateCommitted
21Kayson Cunningham6/25/2006MIFL/R5'9170Johnson High School2025San AntonioTXTexas Tech
22Everett Johnson4/3/2006OF/INFL/R5'9165Wayne Country Day School2025YoungsvilleNCNC State
23Tate Southisene10/6/2006INF/OFR/R5'11165Basic High School2025HendersonNVUSC
26Fleming Hall9/19/2006RHPR/R6'0185Trinity Presbyterian School2025MontgomeryALAuburn
32Ezra Essex11/3/2003OFR/R5'9155Marion Catholic High School2025ChicagoILOklahoma State
45Minjae Seo6/5/2006RHPR/R6'1175Hebron High School2025CarrolltonTXVanderbilt
47Lamar Edwards Jr.10/31/2006OFL/L6'1195Spruce Creek High School2025Lake HelenFLDuke
52Jarrett Sabol8/19/2006CL/R6'1221Aliso Niguel High School2025OrangeCAUSC
54RJ Cope5/6/2007LHP/INFL/L6'4225Georgia Premier Academy2026LawrencevilleGA
55Landon Harmon9/9/2006RHPR/R6'5180East Union Attendance High School2025New AlbanyMSMississippi State
60John Kasten7/19/2006RHPR/R6'3190Clovis High School2025ClovisCA
61Zion Theophilus6/28/2006RHPL/R6'2185Archbishop Moeller High School2025CincinnatiOHLSU
63Clayton Armah11/16/2006RHPR/R6'4180St. John's College High School2025Great FallsVAAuburn
66Dax Hardcastle6/1/2007RHPR/R6'2220St. Mary's High School2026StocktonCA
67Donavan Jeffrey1/21/2007INF/OFR/R6'2215LC Byrd High School2025ChesterVAMiami
68Xavier Neyens10/29/2006INF/RHPL/R6'4200Mount Vernon High School2025Mount VernonWAOregon State
69Sebastian Norman2/14/2007INF/OFR/R6'2225Glendale High School2025SpringfieldMOOklahoma State
70Grayson Burleson9/22/2006RHPR/R6'4200Summertown High School 2025SummertownTNVanderbilt
75Omar Serna Jr.1/3/2007CR/R6'2225Dobie High School2025HoustonTXLSU

2023 States Play - West Roster

#NameDOBPositionB/THeightWeightSchoolClassCityStateCommitted
21Alexander Mercurius1/4/2007RHPR/R5'10175Durango High School2025Las VegasNV
22Eli Willits12/9/2007MIFS/R6'0165Fort Cobb-Broxton High School2026Fort CobbOKOklahoma
30Anthony Pack12/19/2006OFL/L5'10170Long Beach Millikan High School2025LakewoodCA
39Cody Freitas2/8/2007RHPR/R6'0180Bradley Bourbonnais High School2025BourbonnaisILArizona
43Grayson Boles9/18/2006RHPR/R6'4200Saint Augustine High School2025San DiegoCA
45Josiah Hartshorn2/2/2007INF/OFS/L6'2205Orange Lutheran High School2025AnaheimCA
46Brock Sell10/27/2006INF/OFL/R6'0175Tokay High School2025StocktonCAStanford
47James Whitaker8/6/2006RHPR/R6'3200Bishop Gorman High School2025Las VegasNVLSU
50Mason Braun3/2/2007INF/OFL/L6'0195New Prairie High School2025South BendIN
51Zach Strickland6/25/2006RHPS/R6'2180Maranatha High School2025ArcadiaCAUCLA
52Vaughn Neckar12/26/2006RHP/DHR/R6'3220Vista Murrieta High School2025MurrietaCALSU
53Trent Grindlinger7/14/2006CR/R6'2195Huntington Beach High School2025Huntington BeachCA
54Andrew Jacobs7/10/2006RHPR/R6'2160Mountain Ridge High School2025PeoriaAZArizona
55Quentin Young3/2/2007INF/OFR/R6'5210Oaks Christian High School2025CamarilloCA
58Mason Pike8/28/2006RHP/INFS/R6'0190Puyallup High School2025PuyallupWAOregon State
60Parker Jennings12/4/2006RHPR/R6'4185Granite Bay High School2025Granite BayCAOklahoma State
61Joe Forbes12/24/2006CR/R6'2198Mountain Ridge High School2025PeoriaAZArizona
70Brett Crossland7/13/2006RHPR/R6'6247Mountain Pointe High School2025PhoenixAZ
74Holden Hering3/7/2007RHPR/R6'5225College Station High School2025College StationTXTexas Tech

COACHES

Team Managers: Howie Kendrick & Homer Bush

Coaches: Brad Penny, Reggie Williams, Dan Otero, Gerald Laird, Tommy Thompson, Rick Eckstein, Kirk Champion, Roy Hallenback

Scout Supervisor: Nathan Durst

Strength & Conditioning: Allen Thomas

Equipment Manager: Eric Blum