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August 4 Pro Ball Update: Program 15 Alums Excelling At The Next Level

August 4, 2019

Damon Casetta-Stubbs made recent headlines by being named to pitch in the Northwest League All-Star Game, but since our last update prior to the start of the national tournaments in Cypress, Texas, quite a bit has changed for many of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 alums who have made their way into the pro ranks.

Sean Guilbe (pictured) has turned his season around in a big way with the Tri-City Dust Devils, turning in four multi-hit games and three home runs in the last ten days.  Guilbe very, very memorably homered in the inaugural International Week event held in Sugar Land, which helped put him on the map for the following year’s draft.  He enjoyed the experience so much, he returned to the subsequent International Week event at Camelback Ranch to help out.

A trio of 2019 MLB Draft picks have made their pro debuts; Daniel Espino, Kyren Paris and Dasan Brown have all signed and headed either to the AZL or GCL.

Brown already has two triples in his first 23 at-bats, showing off the blazing speed that dazzled at many P15 events.  Espino is striking out over one batter per inning despite being very sparingly used, while Paris had a two-hit game in his July 31 pro debut.

All stats are accurate as of August 4, 2019:

Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles, Delmarva (A-): 8-3, 2.87 ERA, 16 GS, 101 K, 31 BB, 75.1 IP

Noah “Bo” Naylor, Indians, Lake County (A-): 83 GP, .243, 8 HR, 45 RBI

Dominic Pipkin, Phillies, Lakewood (A-): 3-4, 5.84 ERA, 21 GP, 11 GS, 39 K, 40 BB, 61.2 IP

Damon Casetta-Stubbs, Mariners, Modesto (A+): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GP, 0 GS, 3 K, 2 BB, 2 1/3 IP + West Virginia (A-) 3-5, 7.11 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 30 K, 12 BB, 38 1/3 IP + Everett (SS-A) 3-1, 4.00 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 20 BB, 41 K, 45 IP

Mateo Gil, Cardinals, Palm Beach (A+): 2 GP, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBI + Johnson City (R): 31 GP, .246, 3 HR, 15 RBI

Sean Guilbe, Padres, Tri-City (SS-A): 36 GP, .225, 6 HR, 12 RBI

Alberto Gonzalez, Reds, Billings (R): 10 GP, 0 GS, 0-0, 7.00 ERA, 18 IP, 11 BB, 24 K + Greeneville (R): 2 GP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 BB, 3 K

Joel Ibarra, Dodgers, Dominican Summer League – Bautista (R): 32 GP, .178, 0 HR, 9 RBI

Wendell Marrero, Reds, AZL Reds: 30 GP, .324, 3 HR, 21 RBI

Daniel Espino, Indians, AZL Indians: 0-0, 1.29 ERA, 4 GS, 9 K, 3 BB, 7 IP

Xavier Valentin, Rangers, Down East Wood: 0 GP (60-Day DL)

Yeancarlos Lleras, Orioles, GCL Orioles: 7 GP, 1 GS, 0-0, 6.39 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 BB, 6 K

Dilan Rosario, Giants, AZL Giants Black: 29 GP, .226, 5 HR, 24 RBI

Kyren Paris, Angels, AZL Angels: 2 GP, .375, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Glenallen Hill, Jr., Diamondbacks, AZL D-Backs: 28 GP, .204, 2 HR, 14 RBI

Dasan Brown, Blue Jays, GCL Blue Jays: 7 GP, .261, 0 HR, 1 RBI

Johzan Oquendo has signed with the Cubs, but has not been assigned a team.  Enger Castellanos signed as an international free agent with the Yankees, but has not been assigned a team.

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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