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New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Players Of The Week: May 1-7

May 7, 2018

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

Grayson Rodriguez is sharing the first NB Baseball/Program15 Future Stars of the Week honors with Noah Naylor, and it's the latest in a long line of accolades for Rodriguez, whose name has been skyrocketing up the 2018 MLB Draft rankings just months after appearing in Program 15's inaugural International Week event last summer in Sugar Land, Texas.  The 6-foot-5, 240 pound Texas A&M commit is likely to be selected in the first round this year, but still took the time on Monday to discuss his experience with P15.

“The instructors that were there during International Week were great,” Rodriguez said.  “And then, just talking to all the different kinds of players that were there was good too, because there were players from all over that were there.  I had a good time talking to them and just kind of learning from them.  It was a good experience.”

Damon Casetta-Stubbs – Liquid IV Pitcher of the Week
10 innings (1CG) 23k's 3 H (1 no hitter) 1 R; FB 97 mph

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Troy LaNeve – Franklin Offensive Player of the week
4-8 with 7 RBI and 2 home runs

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Jackson Cobb – Senaptec On Base percentage leader
10-19 1 walk 8 rbi season obp: .567

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Brock JonesMotus One Athlete of the Week
Avg .360 AVG, .573 OBP, .625 SLG, 1.198 OPS — Jones is also a highly coveted defensive back recruit in football with numerous offers from top college programs like Arizona State and Fresno State with interest from many, many others.
7 doubles, 2 triples,
2 home runs, 32 runs,
25 walks, 12 stolen bases

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NB Baseball/Program15 Future Stars of the Week –Noah Naylor, Grayson Rodriguez

Rodriguez: 51.0 innings, 6-0, 14 hits, 12 BB, 114 K, 2.75 ERA, .510 WHIP

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.
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