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Program 15 New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Players Of The Week

June 18, 2018

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

Adam Macko, LHP, Vauxhall (World 2018) – Liquid IV Pitcher of the Week

88-91, Future 60 CB, advanced Feel to pitch, Purdue commit, World Team

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Kyren Paris, SS, Show Baseball – Franklin Offensive Player of the Week

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Wade Elliott, 3B, Sticks (National 2018) – Diamond Kinetics Slugger of the week

Dean Palmer Comparison, 60 power, 60 Throw, 50 runner, all fields hit tool. Missouri Commit, National Team

SwingTracker is the most precise and complete swing analysis and development tool available today. Whether you are a player, parent or coach you will find a wide range of resources to help you achieve your goals. SwingTracker has dedicated iOS apps for both baseball and softball.

Silas Ardoin, C, Team Louisiana (National 18) – GForm Defender of the week

LA Tech Commit, 60 throw/power/hit/defender combo, projection, easy catch and throw skills. National team.

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Miguel Useche, C, World Team 18 – Senaptec On Base percentage leader

FIU, Ramon Hernandez comp, power to the pull side, soft hands, feel to hit, 55 throw.

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TJ Mckenzie, SS, FTB (Nat’l 2017-18) – Motus One Athlete of the Week

80 runner, middle of the diamond defender, 55 hit, extra base strength as he matures, soft hands, explosive athlete, 2 time National team.

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NB Baseball/Program15 Future Stars of the Week – Dominic Pipkin, RHP, 9th Round- Phillies 2018 draft (National Team 17), Xavier Valentin, C, 17th round, Rangers 2018 draft (World Team 17)

“Dominic Pipkin is a kid that I saw in Santa Clara before we invited him. It was like Taijuan Walk-erish; great body, great body looseness, his arm worked great. He’s got a chance to be that guy that’s 94-96 with electric stuff with a breaking pitch and that fastball.” – Butch Baccala

Valentin: Versatile player with big offensive upside. Professional baseball bloodlines and instinct. Extra base strength with ability to control the strike zone.

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.
Mike Ashmore