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

June 21, 2018

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

NB Baseball/Program15 Future Stars of the Week – Mick Abel, RHP, Gunderson Baseball, Jose Gutierrez, 1B

Abel Notes: Will be a three time member of the National team and Oregon State commit. Will only see college if he wants to. Fastball approaching 97 already as a rising Junior with all the makings of a frontline Major League starter. Full mix of stuff, projection, athleticism, and checks every box you want to see when selecting at the top of the first round. Member of the USA 17U development program and PG invitee after playing in International Week 2017.

Gutierrez Notes: Drafted by Cleveland in 2018, Jose was world team member in 2017 representing Mexico. High ceiling power bat with buggy whip actions through the hitting zone. 17 at draft time and young for his class. Dallas Baptist signee.

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.

Lukas Barry, RHP, OBJ – Liquid IV Pitcher of the Week

Notes: Member of the Lithuanian national team and Greg Maddux Comparison. Up to 92 with three pitches, reliant on command and control to go with deception. Winning makeup and competitor who won’t be outworked. World team 2018.

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Marek Palladino, GamePrep – Franklin Offensive Player of the Week

SS/2B, projects as 2B at next level, RHH, plus bat speed, 6.8 60, 3.9- 4.2 to 1B, Serra HS. D1 talent.

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Aaron Roberts, 3B, NorCal – Diamond Kinetics Slugger of the week

Notes: huge power, 93 on the mound, Butch Huskey Comparison. All fields strength and feel
To hit. Corner problem. Member of the National team 18 and Cal Commit.

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Sebastian Nunez, C, PR – GForm Defender of the week

Notes: 2 time member of the world team in 2017 and 2018. 7 arm with 6 power. Strength and an extra base approach. Feel to hit continues to progress. Defense first that controls the running game.

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Jordyn Berry, IF, NorCal – Senaptec On Base percentage leader

Notes: Athletic Player with offensive ceiling. Grinder who works counts and has a disciplined approach. All fields offensive feel. Versatile on the dirt and highly recruited by many Major Division 1 schools.

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Luke Fox, LHP, Sticks Academy (WI) – Motus One Athlete of the Week

Notes: Highly recruited 2 sport athlete from Wisconsin. Has a loose arm with projection. Explosive athlete with fast twitch actions and agility. Advanced game feel and body control. Football quarterback and a leading prep signal
Caller in his region.

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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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