’17 International Week Alum Grayson Rodriguez Named To MLB Futures Game

June 28, 2019

Grayson Rodriguez, who made waves at the inaugural New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 International Week event back in 2017 and is fresh off of earning the start in this year’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game, has some news to share…

Rodriguez, still only 19, is one of only two Single-A players named to the game, and the only South Atlantic League player to be going to the prestigious event. This season, he’s 7-1 with a 2.21 ERA over 11 starts, and has issued just 15 walks while striking out 78 batters over 57 innings of work.

“Grayson continues to earn what comes his way,” said NBBFSS/P15 CEO Jeremy Booth. “As talented as he is, he’s a harder worker and a better person. He will continue to keep that focus as he makes his climb. This is just another step in the ladder.”

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.
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