How many standouts were there this past weekend at the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series regional combines held in Atlanta and Dallas?
Well, how long have you got?
“Just an impressive couple days,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and President of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15.
“You walk away from that asking yourself where to put guys, not whether or not they should be invited to the next round. The regionals are leading to absolute loaded national and underclass events, and that’s good for players and evaluators who are adding ingredients to their decision making process.”
Loaded. Key word. Loaded. And a significant portion of the rosters from those events will come from players invited from the events from this past weekend, which were held on Saturday at Reinhardt University in Waleska and at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy in Dallas on Sunday.
A laundry list of players under consideration for invites to those bigger events will likely include, but isn’t limited to: Diego Guevara, Justin Best, Omari Daniel, Parker Brosius, Riley Stanford, RJ Austin, Termarr Johnson, Bret Barfield, Nick Hollifield, Kayden Martin, Luke Mcneillie, Cole Phillips, Carson Queck, Gabriel Flores, Bryson Dudley, Tommy Specht, Devin Jones, Jean Santos, Carlos Elian Martinez, Eric Guevara, Jordan Thomas, Deshaun Strane, Andrew Elkhill, Jackson Abernathy, Adrian Jimenez, Nate Isler, Evan O’Neill, Harrison Ratner, Trey Craig, Eli Overstreet, David Hogg, Ryley Leinenger and Cooper Strawn.
In addition, the Dallas event featured an emotional moment, in which baseball lifer Rusty Gerhardt — a former major-league pitcher and long-time scout — was given a well-deserved send-off after working his last event; the former Padres reliever was given a standing ovation from the players and fans in attendance, and has been a valuable member of the Future Stars Series family from the moment he was brought in.
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