August 29, 2002

38 Players Named to the Team One National

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Thirty-eight players from 14 different states highlight the first announcement of players chosen for the 11th Annual Team One National Showcase.

Team One National"We are very pleased to announce the first group of players who have been chosen for the Team One National and have accepted invitations," said Team One President Jeff Spelman. "Our first focus was getting the top prospects from our four summer Showcases."

Thirty four players announced today competed at a Team One event this summer. Four others were at-large selections. The remaining players - about 12-15 more - will be announced September 4th on the TeamOneBaseball.com website.

"There's a lot of depth among the pitchers and infielders in our group of players who were at Team One this summer," Spelman said. "With our first four at-large spots we focused on getting a very projectable left-handed pitcher in John Danks from Round Rock, Texas. The next three spots went to guys who can really swing the bat well - David Winfree, Jonathan Still and Jordan Mayer. Winfree has already committed to Clemson and Mayer to LSU.

"The final group of prospects will be an extremely talented group that will include some likely first-rounders," Spelman said. "We will be focusing primarily on adding more pitching and outfielders plus several other players. The remaining spots will go to a combination of at-large prospects and some other top prospect who were at Team One this summer."

Top Football/Baseball Stars Coming
Included in this group are several talented prospects who are being recruited heavily in both football and baseball.

Florida outfielder Alex Boston, who's being recruited by Miami, Florida, Florida State and many others in both sports, and Arkansas catcher Landon Leach, the state player of the year in both sports last year, will both take time out of their football season to spend two days in Las Vegas at the Team One National.

"It's a great example of their committment to baseball and just how meaningful the Team One National is to players," Spelman said. "Both of those guys will play football on a Friday night, fly to Las Vegas, and then compete among the nation's elite players the following two days."

Also included in today's 38 announced players are the number one prospects from each of the four Team One Showcases this summer (Jim Rapoport, Robert Valido, Asher Demme and Dan Richardson).

So far, the state of Florida leads the way with 14 selections followed by California with eight. Virginia and Texas both have three players from the initial 38 selections.

The Team One National Showcase has featured 44 players who went onto the Major Leagues and over 80 first-round draft picks.

2002 Team One National Showcase Roster (More Players to be Added)
Name High School State Team One Experience
Matt Lane Port Angeles WA Team One West
Landon Leach Russellville AR Team One Central
Austin Pride Lake Mary FL Team One South
Jon Still Madison Central MS None
Name High School State Team One Experience
Brennan Boesch Harvard-Westlake CA Team One West
Andrew D'Alessio Baron Collier FL Team One South
Mike Dury Bishop Chatard IN Team One North
Name High School State Team One Experience
Jonathan Hancock Tupelo MS Team One Central
Sean Henry Armijo CA Team One West
Chris Johnson Bishop Verot FL Team One South
Jordan Mayer (3B) Alexandria LA None
Justin McClure Anaheim Canyon CA Team One West
Matt Moses Mills Godwin VA Team One South
Sean Rodriguez Coral Park FL Team One South
Hudson Smart Pine Bluff AR Team One Central
Robert Valido Coral Park FL Team One Central
David Winfree (3B/1B/C) First Colonial VA None
Brandon Young Thomson GA Team One South
Name High School State Team One Experience
Alex Boston Bartow FL Team One South
Brandon McConnell Red Bluff CA Team One West
Kevin Nail Clear Creek TX Team One Central
Jim Rapoport Chaminade CA Team One West
Will Rice Lamar TX Team One Central
Name High School State Team One Experience
John Danks Round Rock TX None
Scott Maine W.T. Dwyer FL Team One South
Steve Porter West Orange FL Team One South
Jake Stevens Cape Coral FL Team One South
Donald Veal Buena AZ Team One West
Name High School State Team One Experience
Quentin Andes Cibola NM Team One West
Logan Ardis Beyer CA Team One West
Asher Demme South Lakes VA Team One South
David Filipiak Laguna Hills CA Team One West
Dylan Gonzalez American Heritage FL Team One South
Dan Luczak Brookfield East WI Team One North
Ryan Muller Live Oak CA Team One West
Nolan Mulligan Chaminade Madonna FL Team One South
Dan Richardson Caravel Academy DE Team One North
Chris Worster P.T. Dwyer FL Team One South




 

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