The Program 15 staff offers decades of experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Evaluators and instructors have played, coached, and scouted at the highest levels of baseball and have been directly involved in players moving forward collegiately, professionally, and on to the Major Leagues.
All evaluations are performed with the goal of improving the player’s self-awareness and ability to maximize his abilities and achieve his goals. While college scholarships and professional careers cannot be guaranteed, our system has helped many players across the country accomplish these feats. Additionally, the Program 15 staff has developed a strong network across all levels that, if applicable, can be accessed to help local players.
EXECUTIVE & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
CEO, President of Baseball Operations
Jeremy Booth is the Founder and CEO of PROGRAM 15 and the President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series as well as a Baseball Analyst for CBS TV KHOU 11 in Houston and the Co-Host of the Extra Bases Podcast. As a scout, Jeremy has consulted in the player development and scouting departments for Major League organizations, including the Minnesota Twins, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Seattle Mariners, where he signed players who went on to claim major exposure and professional success.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF
Sean Travers - Director of Player Development
Sean Travers was appointed Director of Player Development for the Ontario Blue Jays in 2002. During his tenure, the Ontario Blue Jays have been to countless Regional Qualifying tournaments including five AABC World Series appearances both at the 16U (4) and 18U (1) levels. In 2007 the 17U captured the NABF World Series title.
Roberto Kelly - National Outfield Baserunning Coordinator
A native of Panama City, Panama, Roberto was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1982 and went on to play 14 years in the Major Leagues for the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, MinnesotaTwins, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. After his playing career, he managed the Augusta Greenjackets, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. He would later become a Major League coach working with hitters, outfielders and baserunning for the San Francisco Giants. He was an integral part to the organization winning 3 World Series Championships in 5 years. Roberto’s knowledge and expertise truly brings value to Program15.
Chad Moeller - National Catching Coordinator
A native of Upland, California, Chad Moeller played at the University of Southern California and was an All Pac-10 Conference selection. Drafted out of college by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round, Chad would go on to playing 11 years in the Major Leagues playing for the Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles. After his playing career, Chad opened up the Chad Moeller Baseball training facility where he provides private instruction in hitting and catching. Chad’s knowledge and ability to teach, bring a tremendous talent to PROGRAM 15.
Tony Miranda - Hitting / Outfield / Baserunning
Playing baseball since the age of 5, Tony Miranda believes that desire and perseverance pays off when you believe in yourself. Tony was raised in the city of Lynwood and is a product of the Lynwood Unified School District. Upon graduating from Lynwood High School in 1991, Tony went on to receive his Associate Arts Degree from Cerritos Community College, where he made All-Conference Team (both seasons) and was a major contributor to the baseball team’s Conference Championship in 1992. From Cerritos, he transferred to California State University of Fullerton to continue his studies in Kinesiology and made 1st Team All-Big West Conference and was an integral part in leading his team to the National Championship in 1995 in Omaha, Nebraska. Days after playing in his final collegiate game, Tony started his professional career after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals. Tony competed in 8 years of professional baseball experience with 4 championships within those 8 years.
Benji Gil - National Infield Coordinator
A native of Tijuana, Mexico and Baja, California, Benji was a 1st round pick out of high school by the Texas Rangers. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers in 1993. He would go on to have an 8 year playing career with the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was a member of the Anaheim Angels team that would go on to win the 2002 World Series. After his playing career, Benji would go into coaching, including managing professionally in Mexico. Benji brings knowledge and expertise to Program15 that is unmatched.
Trenidad Hubbard - National Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator
A native of Chicago, IL, Trenidad was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of the 1986 MLB amateur draft. He would go on to make his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies. He would go on to play for the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres and finally with the Chicago Cubs. After his baseball career ended, Hubbard coached for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, and the Atlanta Braves. Trenidad brings knowledge, experience, and the ability to provide players with top instruction and development.
Stephen Randolph - National Pitching Coordinator
Steve possesses18 years of professional Baseball experience. Randolph was selected by the New York Yankees in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas. He made his Major League debut on March 31, 2003 for the Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He became a regular contributor to the Arizona bullpen in both 2003 and 2004, pitching in 50 games in 2003 and 45 in 2004. He would go on to play for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and the Yokohama Bay-stars.
Ken Harvey - Hitting Coordinator
Harvey played his rookie season in Kansas City in 2003. The following season the former first baseman was the Kansas City Royals only player selected to the 2004 American League All-Star roster where he shared the dugout with some of the decade's biggest names, including David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriquez, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter.
James Lofton Jr. - Field Coordinator
As a switch-hitter, James played shortstop for the Boston Red Sox as well as the Boston, Baltimore and Cincinnati minor league systems and several independent leagues. In 14 minor league seasons, he was a .272 hitter with 55 home runs and 504 RBI in 1173 games and named an All-Star in the Pioneer (1994) and Western (2000) leagues.
Danny Ardoin - Catching Coordinator
Played 14 years professionally with 5 seasons in MLB Baseball from 2000 to 2008 for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Married to Hope Ardoin with 4 children, Drew, Silas, Erin-Claire and Samuel. One of the top defensive catchers in his time.
Kevin Brochu - National Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Kevin has worked with amateur, Olympic and Professional athletes across all major sports throughout his career. He has been the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at UMass Boston, Johnson & Wales University, The Roxbury Latin School, The Rivers School and Belmont Hill.
When not coaching, Kevin is actively involved in both MMA & Boxing and also volunteers with “Battle at the Bay,” a local Boston charity event that raises funds to help support families who have loved ones battling cancer.
PROGRAM 15 SCOUTS
Rick Oliver - Director of Scouting
Rick brings 28 years of experience with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau; 10 years as an area scout, 18 years as the Assistant Director with oversight of amateur scouting, cross-checking, and Scout School, as well as, 11 years as a collegiate coach at U La Verne, Cal State Fullerton (CWS) and Chapman College. Oliver played four years in the California Angels organization; finishing in Triple A (PCL Champions).
Adam has 7 years of professional baseball experience. Adam began his player evaluation career as an Assistant Coach at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY while serving as an Associate Scout for the Washington Nationals. He would move on to the Pittsburgh Pirates and would spend a season working with their Major League staff as a video intern. He would later join the New York Yankees within the Scouting/Player Development departments, ultimately signing 2 major league players.
With the Program15 and the Future Stars Series since inception, Adam worked first in the front office and now as the Northeast Scouting Supervisor.
Mike Eaglin spent four years as Scouting Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins, as well as, the better part of a decade as a pro player with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox. Before becoming a scout, Eaglin transitioned his knowledge and experience as a professional athlete into the field of coaching and player development. Eaglin started “E3 High Performance Baseball, LLC” to develop the tools of amateur and professional ballplayers across the state of California and beyond.
Rusty spent 18 years on the field as a pitcher, manager, and coach in the San Diego Padres Organization. While with San Diego, Gerhardt pitched in 23 Major league games. He eventually joined the MLB Scouting Bureau in North Texas and Louisiana, patrolling the area's high school, college, and junior college baseball talent for 28 years. Gerhardt is also a graduate of Clemson University where he was inducted in their Hall of Fame.
Over the last 25 years, Gerhardt has organized and worked 200+ Open Tryout camps across a 9-state area.
Robbie Moen - Texas, Midwest
Robbie was a standout player at the University of Arizona. After a 4 year pro career, Moen spent 9 years in collegiate baseball as an assistant coach for University of Arizona, Kansas State University and Loyola Marymount University. Robbie was hired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a scout and signed Robi Estrada, Steven Tinoco and Jake Thompson.
Brad Matthews - Southeast Supervisor
Brad's Professional scouting career spanned 20 years with several clubs in a variety of roles. Over two decades, he worked as a Major and Minor League Scout with the Toronto Blue Jays, an Area Scouting Supervisor with the Tampa Bay Rays, and part time scout with the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds. As an amateur scout, Brad was responsible for evaluating high school and college players in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the entire north east United States in preparation for the Major League Draft. During this time, Brad drafted and signed 39 players including 6 Major leaguers. In 2007, Brad was responsible for signing the 1st overall pick and later Cy Young Award winner and 5 time all star, David Price. In 2008, he was selected the Tampa Bay Rays Scout Of The Year.
Moving to Toronto and the Blue Jays, Brad evaluated Major and Minor League players from 2012-2018 for the purpose of making trades and free agent signings.
A true veteran and tireless worker at his craft, Brad worked with and helped train younger scouts in both the Tampa Bay and Toronto organizations.
Noel brings 10+ years of pro baseball scouting experience in the amateur, pro, and international scouting departments for the Boston Red Sox (2008-2010), Seattle Mariners (20102016), and as an MLB Scouting Consultant for The Baltimore Orioles (2017-present). He’s a member of the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League Advisory Commission (2013present). Sevilla is the signing scout of closer Edwin Diaz (3rd round, 2012 MLB Draft) and played a vital role on signing of former Cuban free agent Guillermo Heredia.
Brad Stoll - Midwest
Brad has spent 17 years as a part-time scout with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has spent nearly 15 of those years as Head Baseball Coach at nationally ranked Lawrence High School, leading his team to the Final 4 or winning the State Title nearly 30% of his tenure. Stoll was named Kansas 6A coach of the year in 2009 as well as Baseball Coaches of America Region 5 Coach of the Year. From 2009-2016, Stoll was the Assistant Coach for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League which played in the championship series twice. Stoll has served as a member of the USA Baseball 18U task force selection committee. He has been a guest speaker at state coaches’ conventions in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, as well as, a presenter at the ABCA National Convention.
Ben grew up playing baseball in the capital city of Australia, Canberra, and was one of the youngest players ever to sign a baseball contract with the Australian Capital Territory Acadamy of Sports. Ben represented Australia for baseball in their junior national teams. He signed and played at Howard Junior College in Texas. He is currently the Head Coach of the Downunder Travellers. Ben has a passion for seeing Australian baseball players develop and progress. Ben will lead the scouting efforts in the pacific rim for Program 15.
Gordon Blakeley - Southeast US and International Scout
Gordon is a 35 year MLB executive with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves as area scout, national cross checker, Director of Professional Scouting, Assistant to General Manager, and Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations. Has been involved in the Scouting, Signing, and Development of many current andformer MLB players such as Alex Rodriguez,David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Alfonso Soriano, El Duque Hernandez, Miguel Andujar, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Ron Acuna. Blakeley personally signed 13 players that appeared in MLB All-Star Games. He is a New York Yankees executive with 5 WS rings from 1996, 1997-1999, and 2009 and 7 American League Championships.
Derrick Ross - Scout
Former MLB scout with 15+ years’ experience identifying the physical and mental tools needed to play Major League baseball. Derrick has worked with both the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians where he was heavily involved in drafting 70+ players from his region, a large % of whom have signed, and are playinginboth the Majors/Minors. Ross has multiple connections to college coaches, professional scouts, pro coaches, and front office executives that he utilizes to advise players.
Nick Brugh - Scout
Nick most recently served as a Scout with the Tampa Bay Rays. Prior to Tampa Bay, he spent 4 years in the Pittsburgh Pirates Player Development Department with MiLB Operations, Scouting, Research, Baseball Tech, and Video.Nick also worked at Dominican Republic complex for the entire 2016 season and was a member of the 2017 EL Championship Staff. Nick is an alum of Walsh University (Canton, OH) and was a pitcher for the Cavaliers.
Bill Bliss - Scout
Bill was a 3rd round draft pick out of Villanova University as a RHP in 1991. He went on to play in the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies systems for 7 years. After his playing days, Bill scouted 4 years with the Baltimore Orioles, coached 2 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, scouted 6 additional years with the AtlantaBraves, and also coached 2 years in the Atlantic League. He is a pitching consultant with various travel team organizations, and signed Ryne Harper in the 37th round out of Austin Peay University, called up by Mariners in 2016 and in MLB camp with Twins in 2019.
Tim Moore - Scout
Tim was drafted professionally in the 13th round of the MLB Draft out of High School and has an 8 year minor league playing career. He attended MLB Scout School in 2001 and went on to scout 15 years as a Professional/Amateur Scout. His resume includes being an Amateur Scout for the Cleveland Indians (2002-2004), AtlantaBraves (2004-2011), and a Pro Scout for the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros (2013-2017).
Darin Blair - Scout
Darin started as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals. He worked for the Kansas City Royals 1996-2000, Montreal Expos 2001, Florida Marlins 2002-2006, Baltimore Orioles 2006-2013, and Atlanta Braves 2015- present. Darin has signed 15 players; 3 from Independent Leagues, 9 Drafts, and 3 Free Agents. 2 of his signees have made it to MLB.
Mark Stathas - Scout
Mark finished his college career at the University Texas El Paso where Baseball America ranked him 13th in the country in National Batting. He also holds the Western Athletic Conference hitting record with a .630 average. Mark was selected by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (23rd overall selection) of the MLB Draft. He has worked for the Detroit Tigers as an Associate Scout 2015present.
Rick Arnold - Scout
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
Special Assistant to the GM
Tampa Bay Rays
San Francisco Giants
East Coast Crosschecker
Special Assistant to the GM
Minor League Hitting Coordinator
Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator
Boston Red Sox
Special Assistant to the GM
San Diego Padres
Assistant Minor League Hitting Coordinator
Los Angeles Angels
Chicago White Sox
International Scouting Director
Major League Scout
New York Mets
Special Assignment Scout
Director of Amateur Scouting
San Francisco Giants
Special Assistant to the GM
Director - Amateur Scouting Administration