Four of the players won't be Draft-eligible until 2017. Right-hander/catcher Hagen Danner (Huntington Beach, Calif., High), left-hander Jordan Butler (Alonso High, Tampa, Fla.), outfielder/lefty Hunter Greene (Notre Dame Prep, Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and first baseman/lefty Nick Pratto (Mater Dei High, Santa Ana, Calif.) are all rising juniors.
The team will be coached by Barbe High's (Lake Charles, La.) Glenn Cecchini, who has worked at numerous Team USA events and has two sons in pro ball -- Red Sox big leaguer Garin and Mets prospect Gavin. The 18U squad has won gold medals in tournament play in each of the past four years.
The complete 20-man roster, including the hometown for each player:
Michael Amditis, C, Boca Raton, Fla.
Ian Anderson, RHP, Rexford, N.Y.
Daniel Bakst, SS, New York
William Benson, IB/OF, Atlanta
Austin Bergner, RHP, Windermere, Fla.
Jordan Butler, LHP, Odessa, Fla.
Hagen Danner, RHP/C, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence, Ala.
Kevin Gowdy, RHP, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Hunter Greene, OF/LHP, Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
Cooper Johnson, C, Mundelein, Ill.
Reggie Lawson, RHP, Adelanto, Calif.
Morgan McCullough, SS, Seattle
Mickey Moniak, OF, Encinitas, Calif.
Nick Pratto, 1B/LHP, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Nicholas Quintana, SS, Las Vegas
Ryan Rolison, LHP, Jackson, Tenn.
Blake Rutherford, OF, Simi Valley, Calif.
Cole Stobbe, SS, Omaha, Neb.
Forrest Whitley, RHP, San Antonio