The Bay Area is well-represented on the Team USA collegiate baseball roster, announced Thursday, with a trio of players from Cal and Stanford, including a local high school product.
Outfielders Dylan Beavers, of Cal, and Brock Jones, of Stanford, were named to the 45-man roster, alongside Cal right-hander Josh White, who also attended Monte Vista High School of Danville. All three will be making their debuts with USA Baseball.
The team will embark Friday on an 11-game barnstorming tour of cities in the Appalachian League. Normally, Team USA would compete against international opponents, but COVID-19 means the games will all be intersquad affairs.
White, a rising junior, posted the second-lowest ERA in the Pac-12 this past season (2.79) and earned an honorable mention on the all-conference team. Beavers, his teammate, was named All-Pac-12 First Team after hitting .303 with 18 home runs in 55 games. Together, White and Beavers are the 12th and 13th players in Cal history selected to the Team USA roster and the first duo from Berkeley to make the team since Xavier Nady and Mike Tonis in 1999.
Jones, who also plays safety on Stanford’s football team, is the 43rd Cardinal named to Team USA and the first since Jack Little in 2018. Following his sophomore season, Jones garnered second-team All-America selections from Baseball America and D1Baseball.