PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, announces upcoming 2019 Future Stars Series International Week Players and Coaching Staff.
The Future Stars Series international search for elite amateur baseball talent, which was started as an initiative to ‘Change The Game’ of baseball between New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 in 2016, will land in Boston, MA September 20-22 culminating in the National and World teams going head to head at a Fenway Park Main Event on September 22nd.
The National Team will feature players from the U.S. while the World Team will feature players from Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, Bahamas, Australia, Columbia, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Japan.
The following players and coaching staff have been selected for the National and World Team rosters for the 2019 Future Stars Series International Week.
NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS
Mick Abel, RHP (Gunderson Baseball, OR)
Max Carlson, RHP (Blizzard, MN)
Brandon Clarke, LHP (Dirtbags, VA)
Nick Griffin, LHP (AR Sticks, AR)
Tink Hence, RHP (AR Sticks, AR)
Hayden Durke, RHP (Team Louisiana, LA)
Nate Wohlgemuth, RHP (Oklahoma Fuel, OK)
Wyatt Tucker, RHP (Performance, TX)
Jack Walker, RHP (Knights, LA)
Justin Lange, RHP/OF (GPS Texas, TX)
Nolan McLean, RHP/3B (Dirtbags, NC)
Marco Raya, RHP (Warstic, TX)
Michael Brooks, IF (Scorpions, FL)
Tommy Troy, SS (NorCal, CA)
Nate Clow, SS (FTB, WA)
Kyle Russell, SS (New Level Prep, WA)
Josh Pearson, 1B/3B (Knights, LA)
Ian Moller, C (Team Elite Prime, IA)
Mac Guscette, C (Florida Burn, FL)
Drew Romo, C (Scorpions, TX)
Zac Veen, OF (Scorpions, FL)
Dylan Crews, OF (Scorpions, FL)
Braylon Bishop, CF (AR Sticks, AR)
Peter Halpin, OF (BPA, CA)
Jake Deleo, OF (Dirtbags, CT)
NATIONAL TEAM COACHING STAFF
Steve Trombly – Manager (Trombly Baseball)
Bob Rikeman – Bench Coach (Scorpions)
Matt Duncan – Pitching Coach (Next Level)
Andy Partin – 3B Coach (Dirtbags)
Mark Helsel – Bullpen Coach (US Elite)
Jason Aspito – Hitting Coach/1B coach (Backyard)
WORLD TEAM PLAYERS
Caden Griffin, LHP (CAN)
Joseph Gonzalez, RHP (PR)
Alex Ayala, LHP (Panama)
Fernando Zambrano, RHP (MEX)
Jose Valdez, LHP (MEX)
Ricardo Estrada, LHP (MEX)
Stharlin Terhlin, RHP (DR)
Jack Seward, RHP (CAN)
Rayli De La Cruz, RHP (DR)
Frankely Vasquez, LHP (DR)
Christian Pimentel, RHP (DR)
Abnel Cera, OF (DR)
Daniel De La Cruz, RHP (DR)
Yuta Tsuboi, RHP/OF (JP)
Irvin Escobar, C (PR)
Luis Hernandez, C (PR)
Mario Gomez, C (MEX)
Sabin Ceballos, 3B (PR)
Peter Vasquez, SS ( PR)
Jose Izarra, SS (VZ)
Ismael Lopez, SS (CO)
Cody Rodwell, OF/1B (Australia)
Kristin Munroe, SS (Bahamas)
Jessiel Garcia, OF ( PR)
Roque Salinas, OF/1B (MEX)
David Calabrese, OF (CAN)
Angel Salas, OF (DR)
WORLD TEAM COACHING STAFF
Corey Eckstein – 3B Coach (Fraser Valley)
Les McTavish – Manager (Vauxhall)
Rafael Santo Domingo – 1B Coach
Jose Silva – Pitching Coach
Johan Limonta – Bench Coach
Anthony Granato – Hitting Coach (Game Prep)
PROGRAM 15 / Future Stars Series National Coordinators
Jason Phillips – Pitching
Stephen Randolph – Pitching
Sean Travers – Player Development
Chad Moeller – Catching
Danny Ardoin – Catching
James Lofton – Workout, Field Coordinator
Ken Harvey – Hitting
Jeremy Booth – President of Baseball Operations
Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Our scouts took an inordinate amount of time to arrive at these names. It was truly a global search, and there were many players we agonized over that didn’t end up on this list. We give credit to our partner programs and their staffs for the excellent job they do in developing talent. We’re excited for Boston, and look forward to a very memorable event”.
The annual signature event of New Balance Baseball is an invitation-only series featuring international amateur talent identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches and Scouts through Future Stars Series player development combines, scout days, partner events and national trials.
The inaugural New Balance Future Stars Series International Week was held in 2017 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas and featured an incredible 14 players who were chosen in the following 2018 MLB Draft.
The 2018 International Week was held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona, spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Last year’s annual event featured Record-Breaking 18 players selected in the recent 2019 MLB Draft.
For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit https://futurestarsseries.com.
ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
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.
ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
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