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Program 15 New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Players Of The Week

June 12, 2018

The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series is proud to announce their “Players Of The Week” for the last week of May.

Thomas Wilhite, RHP, Knights – Liquid IV Pitcher of the Week

FB up to 94, 60 CB. Feel for a CHG. LSU Commit, national team 18. Starter type with physicality and durability.

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Mateo Gil, SS, – Franklin Offensive Player of the Week

World team 2017, Robin Yount Comparison per Butch Baccala. Can flat rake with extra base power. 60 runner and impacts on the bases. 3rd round selection in the 2017 draft.

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Cason Tollett, C, Sticks – Diamond Kinetics Slugger of the week

Big power, 60 raw. Consistent feel to reflate the baseball. Catch and throw skills and tools. Arkansas Commit. National team 2018.

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Adrian Colon, CF, PR – GForm Defender of the week

Armando Rios comparison. 80 runner, 60 defender, 60 hit, extra base power. World team.

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Blake Buckle, C/LF – Senaptec On Base percentage leader

Canadian national team. World team 2017/18. 50 hit, 60 Power, athletic. Versatile with enough bat to stay on a corner. Controls the strike zone exceptionally well.

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Drew Gilbert, CF/LHP – Motus One Athlete of the Week

Oregon State Commit. Plus defender in CF and a Two way threat. Feel to hit and drive the baseball. Up to 92 on the mound with a repeatable delivery and breaking ball. Plus feel to pitch.

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NB Baseball/Program15 Future Stars of the Week – Jared Southard, RHP, Future Stars Pitcher and Jaden Brown, SS, Future Stars Position Player

Southard: Starter type, 92-5 FB, up to 98. Feel to spin the CB, no fear, mound presence and winning makeup. Area Code Underclass 2017, FSS national team 2018. Texas Commit.

Brown: Kentucky Commit. Edgar Renteria Comparison, 60 run/throw/defend package. Extra base power, stays in the middle of the field. Two time World team member. PG Underclass 2017. Canadian National team.

PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on Program15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
Mike Ashmore