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Program 15 National Events: What They’re Saying (Jack Filby, NorCal Baseball)

June 11, 2017

As part of a weekly series of stories leading up to the Program 15 New Balance Future Stars Series upcoming national events in Houston, FutureStarsSeries.com spoke with Jack Filby, infielder for NorCal Baseball and current UCLA commit.

“It means a lot, and I'm looking forward to testing myself by playing with and against some talented kids. ¬†It's going to be good competition, especially playing kids from out of the country, so I want to see how I stack up. ¬†Ultimately I just want to get better and have fun.”

Also, please check out VP of Scouting for the Program 15 New Balance Future Stars Series Butch Baccala's thoughts on Filby…

“Jack Filby will have a difficult decision to accept his UCLA scholarship. I like his middle infield actions and arm but feel in end his best value will be as a left-handed hitting catcher along the lines of Gregg Zaun. Rangy quick twitch frame at 6′, 175. Shows you a 55 arm with above average release (1.86-1.94) and near accurate arm. Loved his swing and how short he is to the ball. Fiery, determined player, was tough minded and don't see this kind of ability getting out of the first 4 rds in 2018. Premium Position Players always receive a lot of attention he is a LH bat with value as a middle infielder and catcher. Athleticsm evidenced by 6.85 60 dash.”

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.
Mike Ashmore