Team USA, Day 1: The rise of Barnes 

July, 7, 2010
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The trials for the U.S. collegiate national team -- hereafter known as Team USA -- began Tuesday in Cary, North Carolina, at USA Baseball's outstanding practice facility here. It's a great preview of much of the first-round collegiate talent for the 2011 draft, and scouts (and I) get to see tremendous hitter/pitcher matchups that are rare or nonexistent in the spring. I'll write each day I'm here with updates.