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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

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Jeremy BoothCEO, President of Baseball Operations
Brian NorrisChief Operating Officer
Eric BlakeleyVice President of Baseball Operations
Raymond (Ray) CastonguayVice President of Merchandise and E-Commerce
Renee BoothAssistant to the CEO, Director of Quality Control
JR BardinDirector of Future Stars Series National Training Complex
Kyle BeedeDirector of Social Media and Communications
Mike AshmoreLead Writer
Nelson GordRecruiting
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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

PROGRAM 15 REGIONAL SCOUTS

PROGRAM 15 Scouting Reports are just one of the reasons Future Stars Series Scouting and Evaluation events have built a reputation as the most comprehensive amateur baseball player identification and development experiences available.

Backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience, our highly skilled scouting staff provide in-depth and credible evaluations you can trust, because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

Chris Heidt - Scout, Great Lakes / Ohio Valley

Chris is a 14-year veteran of the MLB Scouting Bureau covering a wide range of national and international events, including 12 Midwest States, and identifying amateur talent for all 30 MLB teams. In recognition of his sharp scouting eye, Heidt was honored with the Tom Hull Scout of the Year award. Before climbing the ranks and earning a full-time scouting position with the MLB Scouting Bureau, Heidt honed his evaluation skills as an Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. Chris has also earned a position as an instructor at MLB’s famed Scout School where he has played a role in shaping and developing some of MLB’s best young scouts.

Mike Eaglin - West Coast 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 Gerhardt - Scout, Gulf Coast

Rusty spent 18 years on the field as a pitcher and manager/instructor prior to scouting with the MLB Scouting Bureau for 28 years. Gerhardt is currently responsible for Free Agent coverage of area High Schools, Junior Colleges, and 4-Year Colleges. Over the last 25 years, Gerhardt has organized and worked 200+ Open Tryout camps across a 9-state area.

Robbie Moen - Scout, 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.

Rick Oliver - Scout, Special Assignment

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).

Noel Sevilla - Scout, Latin America Coordinator, Florida and Puerto Rico

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 - Scout, 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.

ADVISORY BOARD

Offering guidance on international play, amateur, & pro player analysis/development, the following members sit on the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series Advisory Board:

Arnold Brathwaite

Northeast Supervisor

San Francisco Giants

Billy Gasparino

Scouting Director

Los Angeles Dodgers

Bobby Heck

Special Assistant to the GM

Tampa Bay Rays

Brian Bridges

Scouting Director

Atlanta Braves

Dan Nellum

East Coast Crosschecker

Milwaukee Brewers

Danny Montgomery

Special Assistant to the GM

Colorado Rockies

Darnell Coles

Hitting Coach

Arizona Diamondbacks

Darren Fenster

Minor League Manager

Boston Red Sox

David Post

Special Assistant to the GM

San Diego Padres

Derek Johnson

Pitching Coach

Cincinnati Reds

Drew Saylor

Minor League Manager

Los Angeles Dodgers

Jason Smith

National Crosschecker

Los Angeles Angels

Joe Butler

Pro Scout

Chicago White Sox

Junior Vizcaino

International Scouting Director

Pittsburgh Pirates

Keith Law

Writer

ESPN

Kevin Bootay

Major League Scout

Miami Marlins

Marc Tramuta

Scouting Director

New York Mets

Mark Snipp

Special Assignment Scout

Arizona Diamondbacks

Michael Holmes

Director of Amateur Scouting

San Francisco Giants

Ray Montgomery

Special Assistant to the GM

Milwaukee Brewers

Scott Barnsby

Scouting Director

Cleveland Indians

Sean Johnson

Scouting Director

Minnesota Twins