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.


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Jeremy Booth
President and CEO

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.

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Brian Norris
Chief Operating Officer

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Renee Booth
VP of Event Experience and Operations

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Gordon Blakeley
VP of Player Personnel

*Bio listed in Scouting Section

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Christopher Capozzi
VP of Baseball Operations

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Raymond (Ray) Castonguay
Vice President of Business Development

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Rick Arnold
Director of Scouting

*Bio listed in Scout Section below

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Chase Denton
Lead Social Media and Communications

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Max Mize
Baseball Operations Assistant

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Morgan Haase
Event Coordinator; Future Stars Series Foundation

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Mike Ashmore
Lead Writer

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Nelson Gord
Recruiting Coordinator


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James Lofton Jr. - Hitting Coordinator

Lofton has been with PROGRAM 15 since 2019, appearing as a team manager in every FSS Signature Event. He leads the execution of player development for each event, driving the progressive flow and feedback for each player to reach their ceiling. The former Boston Red Sox shortstop spent 15 years in the pros, including the Boston, Baltimore, and Cincinnati minor league systems, as well as in several independent leagues.

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Anthony Granato - National Infield Coordinator

Granato has been with PROGRAM 15 since 2017. Along with his duties as P15’s National Infield Coordinator, Granato works alongside James Lofton Jr. in event flow and combine execution. Granato’s professional baseball career includes 10 years with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies organizations as well as Independent and International professional baseball leagues.

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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.

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Danny Sheaffer - Field Coordinator

Danny leads catching development through FSS Scouting and Development events and P15 instructs and is a Team Manager at all FSS Signature Events. Danny is a Major League veteran, including seven seasons as a player with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, and St. Louis Cardinals, and 10 years as a manager and coach in the Minor Leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros organizations.

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Jose Silva - International Pitching Coordinator

Silva has been with PROGRAM 15 since 2017. Appearing at all FSS Signature Events, he leads PROGRAM 15 pitching development internationally, contributing as a primary instructor domestically as well. Silva’s professional baseball career includes six seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds. Silva has represented Mexico as a coach in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and 2020 Summer Olympics.

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Charles Johnson - Catching Coach

From Wikipedia:  Charles Edward Johnson Jr. (born July 20, 1971) is an American former professional baseball player.  He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball with the Florida Marlins (1994–1998, 2001–2002), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998), the Baltimore Orioles (1999–2000), the Chicago White Sox (2000), the Colorado Rockies (2003–2004), and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005).

The two-time National League All-Star player was considered one of the best defensive catchers of his era, winning four consecutive Gold Glove Awards between 1995 and 1998He was a member of the 1997 world champion Florida Marlins team and, is one of only three catchers in Major League history to catch at least 100 games in a single season without committing an error.

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Jason Philips - Special Assistant to Player Development, Pitching

Phillips has been with PROGRAM 15 since 2017. Heavily involved in P15 Instructs and player feedback, Phillips attends events domestically and internationally, working with Pitching Coordinators Jose Silva and Stephen Randolph in all major events. Phillips is a former Major League pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians.

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Jason Aspito - National Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator

A graduate of Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison, Illinois, Aspito was a four-year starter at shortstop, with two state championships.  He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 45th round of the 1997 draft, but opted to attend the University of Texas where he was named most valuable player of the 1998 NBC World Series.  After a transfer to Loyola Marymount University, he was named to the WCC All-Conference team.  Drafted once again by the White Sox in the 9th round in 2000, he was later traded to the Angels in 2003.  He was named to the Texas League All Star team in 2006 and then played for Anaheim at their Triple A level in Salt Lake City.  A prospect in the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels organizations, Jason arrived in York during the York Revolution's inaugural season and helped lead the club to its first playoff and second-half division title in 2008.  Aspito hit a combined 42 homers in his 21/2 seasons with the York revolution. He was named to the York Revolution 10 year anniversary team.
Jason is the former head coach at Penn State York baseball. He has been an associate scout for the Milwaukee Brewers.  He is also the owner and head of player development for the Backyard University Gamers. Jason serves as the Hitting Coach for the New Balance Future Stars Series Main Event, Underclass Elite, and the Fresh 50. He is the Area Scouts Regional Director for the state of Pennsylvania.
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Danny Ardoin - Catching Coordinator

Played 14 years professionally and 5 MLB Seasons from 2000 to 2008 for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Kevin Brochu - National Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Kevin has a BS in Sports Medicine and MS in Sports Management. He 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.

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Becci Twombley RD - Director of Performance Nutrition

  •  Veteran Sports Dietitian with over 15 years of experience coaching athletes in nutrition.
  •  Los Angeles Angels Team Sports Dietitian
  •  Los Angeles Lakers Team Sports Dietitian
  •  Formerly the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Southern California and UCLA
  •  Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association Founding Board Member.
  •  Consultant to Cirque du Soleil
  •  Brand Ambassador for the America Pistachio Growers and Cheribundi.


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.

Gordon Blakeley - VP of Player Personnel

Blakeley has been with PROGRAM 15 since 2019. Reporting directly to President and CEO Jeremy Booth, he is responsible for player selection and advancement within the Future Stars Series Scouting & Development framework. Blakeley is a 35 year MLB veteran in the executive and scouting departments with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. Blakeley has been involved in the scouting, signing, and development of many current and former MLB players such as Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Alfonso Soriano, El Duque Hernandez, Miguel Andujar, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Ron Acuna. Personally signing 13 players that appeared in MLB All-Star Games, Blakeley has earned five World Series rings and seven American League Championships.

Rick Arnold - Director of Scouting

Rick has 36 years of MLB, Professional, Amateur, and International scouting experience. He’s worked with the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, as well as the Major League Scouting Bureau.   Rick resides with his wife Sally in Spring Mills, PA.

Rick Oliver - Special Assistant to 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).

Robbie Moen - Scout, Four Corners

Robbie was a standout player at the University of Arizona. After a short pro career, Moen spent 11 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 in Southern California and signed 25+ players including: Kean Wong, Steven Tinoco and Jake Thompson.

Kevin Christman - Scout

Kevin Brings 35 years of professional baseball experience.

Playing and Scouting experience: Philadelphia Phillies – Minors 1984-1986; San Jose Bees Cal League 1986-1987; Australian Winter League 1985, 1987; Milwaukee Brewers Scout 1988-2001;  Area, Cross-checker, and Pacific Rim Scout; Agent Diamond Talent/The Show 2002-2006; San Francisco Giants Scout 2007-2019; World Champion 2010, 2012, 2014 SF Giants.   Players Signed: Adam Duvall 11th round MLB –All Star; Chris Dominguez 3rd round MLB:Jeff Arnold 26th round; Evan Crawford 9th round; Dan Slania 5th round MLB; Jake Dunning 33 round MLB; Sean Hjelle 2nd round; Bo Dodson 3rd round; Larue Baber 2nd round; Scott Karl 6th round MLB; Brian Banks 2nd round MLB; Geoff Jenkins 1st round MLB; Nick Neugenbauer 1st round MLB; Mike Kinkaid 19th round MLB; Kyle Peterson 1st round MLB

Rafael Santo Domingo - Scout, Puerto Rico

Rafael Santo Domingo was born and raised in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. He played in the amateur leagues until he was signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds in 1974. He made his major league debut with the Reds in 1979.  After his career with the Reds, he returned to Puerto Rico where he opened a sporting goods store. He always stayed active in the baseball community, and later became a scout for the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. He moved on to work with the Seattle Mariners where he served as minor league coach and scout. He also joined the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy & High School as hitting and infield instructor. Through his journey, he has discovered and trained many prominent and successful athletes. He joined the New Balance Future Star Series as staff member and scout. He currently coaches and mentors the new young generation of Puerto Rican baseball players.

Gregory Whitworth - Scout

Greg started as an associate scout and then a part time scout for the Cincinnati Reds in 1987-1989 while covering Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Alberta, CA. In 1990, Greg went to the Houston Astros doing much the same job while being prepped for a fulltime position in Southern California at the end of 1991. He has  been a fulltime scout with the Astros, Rangers, Mariners and Rays.   Additionally, He did draft research for a summer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  In 1995, He started building a unique draft database which he continues to update today.
His wife is Marian "Gg" Whitworth. He has six children, five living and five grandkids all of whom he counts as his greatest blessings.

Johnny Martinez - Scout

Johnny has 25 years of experience as a baseball player and scout.  He started his career as a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.  After leaving the field he started scouting for The Cleveland Indians and then Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.  He covered the Dominican Republic in his time with The Indians.  He covered the Midwest and Latin America for the MLBSB.  His love of baseball has brought him back into the game after taking a few years to explore his passion for cooking.  He has found it hard to stay away from the game and is happy to be active in baseball again.

Brad Fidler - Scout

Brad has over 19 years of scouting experience at the amateur, professional and international levels. He has worked for the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Scouting Bureau and the Detroit Tigers. With the Major League Scouting Bureau he was also a scout school instructor. He joined the Future Stars Series in 2021.

Pat Murphy - Scout

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Les McTavish - Scout, Canada

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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

National Crosschecker

San Francisco Giants

Dan Nellum

East Coast Crosschecker

Milwaukee Brewers

Danny Montgomery

VP of Scouting; Assistant GM

Colorado Rockies

Darin Everson

Minor League Hitting Coordinator

Colorado Rockies

Darnell Coles

MLB Hitting Coach

Washington Nationals

Darren Fenster

Minor League IF Coordinator

Boston Red Sox

David Post

Special Assistant to the GM

San Diego Padres

Derek Johnson

Director of Pitching

Cincinnati Reds

Drew Saylor

Hitting Coordinator

Kansas City Royals

Eric Martins

Major League Assistant Hitting Coach

Oakland Athletics

Jason Smith

National Crosschecker

Los Angeles Angels

Joe Butler

Pro Scout

Chicago White Sox

Junior Vizcaino

International Scouting Director

Pittsburgh Pirates

Keith Law


The Athletic

Kevin Bootay

Pro Scout

Colorado Rockies

Marc DelPiano

Professional Scout

New York Yankees

Marc Tramuta

Scouting Director

New York Mets

Mark Snipp

Special Assignment Scout

Arizona Diamondbacks

Michael Holmes

Director of Amateur Scouting

San Francisco Giants

Mike Rikard

VP of Scouting

Boston Red Sox

Ray Montgomery

Major League Bench Coach

Los Angeles Angels

Rob Holiday

Director - Amateur Scouting Administration

Philadelphia Phillies

Scott Barnsby

Scouting Director

Cleveland Guardians

Sean Johnson

VP of Amateur Scouting

Minnesota Twins