The Program 15 staff offers decades of experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Evaluators and instructors have played, coached, and scouted at the highest levels of baseball and have been directly involved in players moving forward collegiately, professionally, and on to the Major Leagues.
All evaluations are performed with the goal of improving the player’s self-awareness and ability to maximize his abilities and achieve his goals. While college scholarships and professional careers cannot be guaranteed, our system has helped many players across the country accomplish these feats. Additionally, the Program 15 staff has developed a strong network across all levels that, if applicable, can be accessed to help local players.
MEET THE TEAM
Jeremy brings 18 years of professional baseball experience as a player, coach, and scout. Over a ten year playing career, he spent time with both Tampa Bay and Milwaukee, as well as professionally in Mexico.
Bob brings an impressive background to Program15 both as a former player and executive. As a player he had an illustrious career at the Major League level, which spanned across 19 years with the Astros, Braves, Red Sox, and Yankees; including being named twice as an All-Star during that time.
Adam has 7 years of professional baseball experience. Having never played past high school, he was better suited for working behind the scenes. He started as an Assistant Coach at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY while serving as an Associate Scout for the Washington Nationals.
Butch has been around baseball his entire life. He has an extensive background as a player, coach, and scout. Butch played his high school baseball at Petaluma High School where he would be named the 1980 Citizens Savings California High School Player of the Year. He would go on to play at San Francisco State University.
Sean Travers was appointed Director of Player Development for the Ontario Blue Jays in 2002. During his tenure, the Ontario Blue Jays have been to countless Regional Qualifying tournaments including five AABC World Series appearances both at the 16U (4) and 18U (1) levels. In 2007 the 17U captured the NABF World Series title.
A native of Panama City, Panama, Roberto was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1982 and went on to play 14 years in the Major Leagues for the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, MinnesotaTwins, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.
A native of Upland, California, Chad was played at University of Southern California and was an All Pac-10 Conference selection. He was drafted out of college by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round. He would go on to playing 11 years in the Major Leagues.
A native of Tijuana, Mexico and Baja, California, Benji was a 1st round pick out of high school by the Texas Rangers. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers in 1993.
From high school football teams to high-profile conferences, Stephen Mackey brings an empowering, inspiring, and equipping message to audiences of all backgrounds.
A native of Buffalo Grove, IL, Nelson started at Buffalo Grove High School where he was an All-Area player and the Mid-Suburban League East Player of the Year in 1999. The numbers he put up as a senior at BGHS earned him a scholarship to play NCAA Division I baseball at the University of Illinois @ Chicago. While at UIC Nelson was twice named to the All-Horizon League Team and was a four year starter for the Flames.