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.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Baseball Operations
Raymond (Ray) Castonguay
Vice President of Merchandise and E-Commerce
Director of Quality Assurance
Social Media and Communications
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF
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.
Delwyn Young - Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator
Delwyn 'Peewee' Young was born on June 30, 1982 in Hollywood, California,USA as Delwyn Rudy Young. He is known for his work on Stuck on You (2003) and Sunday Night Baseball (1990). A former MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates, Delwyn also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals. Over the course of a 18 year career, coaching and playing, Young has been a part of 9 championship teams. The past two years he was a hitting coach in the NY Mets Organization. He and his family wife Lacee, daughter Ashlyn and three dogs honey, Lucy and Whitley reside in Fort Worth Texas.
Jon Moscot - Assistant Pitching Coordinator
Originally from Southern California, Jon was drafted in the 4th round from Pepperdine University. Jon pitched seven seasons professionally all with the Cincinnati Reds spending parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues in 2015 and 2016. In his 8th year in professional baseball, Jon worked with the analytics department, field staff and players to cohesively tie together data and improved on field performance. Jon goes back to the age of 11 with the Program15 system, as he was the first amateur player to participate in the player development process that is the foundation of the Future Stars Series.
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.
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.
Tony Miranda - Development
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.
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 and 5 MLB Seasons from 2000 to 2008 for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.
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 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).
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 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.
Sean Travers - Scout- Canada
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.
Jason McLaughlin - Scout
In 2008, Jason McLaughlin began his professional career in the baseball realm starting as an Instructor at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. As an infield instructor, McLaughlin coached many current MLB and MILB players. Beginning in 2013, McLaughlin furthered his baseball career scouting MLB, professional, and amateur players. During this time, he worked with the Blue Jays and the New York Mets. McLaughlin was part of the 2016 New York Mets National League Championship Scouting Staff, and while working for the New York Mets as an area scout, McLaughlin signed Jake Ortega, Catcher from California State University at Bakersfield, in the 2019 MLB Draft. McLaughlin has scouted many SoCal MILB and MLB players throughout his career.
Andy Campbell - Scout
Orsino Hill - Scout
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOUT
Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, AZ / 2016 - 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles CA / 2010 - 2015
Colorado Rockies, Denver, CO / 2000 - 2003
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HITTING COACH
Chicago White Sox, Chicago IL / 1997 - 2000
MLB (Minors) / INTERNATIONAL PRO BASEBALL PLAYER
1982 - 1993
AAA (8 seasons) / AA (3 seasons) / A (3 seasons) / International (3 seasons)
• Drafted by Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round / 1982
• MLB Organizations played: CIN; MTL; CHIC; CHW; OAK; LAA
• International Org. played: Aragua, VEN; Culiacan, MX; Caribes, VEN
Kevin Christman - Scout
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
Martin Esposito - Scout
Thirty seven years scouting experience.
Scouted amateur players with the Major League Scouting Bureau 1982-1986 (Illinois, Indiana)
Scouted pro/amateur players w/ Minnesota Twins 1986-2016 (Texas and Louisiana, Major/minor leagues)
Scouted pro side only w/ Miami Marlins 2017-2019 (Major/minor leagues)
Signed 10 ML'ers from draft including 1991 ROY/all-star Chuck Knoblauch, all-star Jesse Crain, Pat Mahomes Sr., Todd Walker.
Three first rounders (1989, 1990, 1994) Chuck Knoblauch, Todd Ritchie, and Todd Walker.
Gordon Blakeley - Special Assistant to the President
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.
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.
Rick Arnold - Scout
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.
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
Kansas City Royals
Major League Assistant Hitting Coach
Los Angeles Angels
Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
Chicago White Sox
International Scouting Director
New York Mets
Special Assignment Scout
Director of Amateur Scouting
San Francisco Giants
VP of Scouting
Boston Red Sox
VP - Special Assistant to the GM
Director - Amateur Scouting Administration