Mizuno NE Partners with Program 15
Posted by admin on November 12, 2015 at 7:37 PM
As the baseball industry continues to evolve and improve, so must Team Mizuno Northeast’s (TMNE) direction for the scout teams (15U-17U age groups). Part of the next phase for Team Mizuno Northeast is focusing on creating strong relationships with the right kind of baseball people who will aid in the advancement of the organization’s players and college placement of those players.
Program 15 – based out of Houston, Texas is a baseball development training system made up of a team of professional baseball people, who specialize in personalized player training, pro style instruction and individual scouting evaluations. Program 15 was built with the idea of creating a “smooth path” for players and parents to navigate on through the college process.
The partnership between Team Mizuno Northeast and Program 15 will give players the unique opportunity to establish themselves within the game while developing relationships with experienced professional baseball people who will guide them along their baseball journey. Program 15 will become consultant to all Mizuno Scout Team players and their families. They will aid in the college selection process for players – baseball-wise and academically. Program 15 has developed a substantial network and built its credibility across the collegiate and professional levels. If applicable to players, this network will be accessed to help attached players.
Led by Jeremy Booth, former West Coast Supervisor of Scouting for the Seattle Mariners – Program 15 is equipped to work hard for Team Mizuno Northeast players. Jeremy has been in baseball for the past 18 years as a player, coach and pro scout. With over 10 years of professional playing experience, for Tampa Bay, Milwaukee and in Mexico, Jeremy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help desiring players, play beyond high school. Since 2009, Jeremy has placed 30 players into college and 11 players into professional baseball. In partnering with Team Mizuno Northeast, the goal is to grow those numbers.
In addition to Jeremy Booth, the Program 15 staff includes:
Rocky Ward – With over 20 years of Division I Coaching (17 years as head coach for New Mexico State), Rocky will serve as the Collegiate Baseball & Hitting Analyst for Program 15. While with New Mexico State, his squad led all Divsion I Baseball in Home Runs, Runs Scored, Walks, Total Bases, Slugging Percentage, On Base Percentage and OPS. He will help coaches integrate Hittingguru Pro technology into their development plans for players.
Delwyn Young Jr. – 15 years of professional experience with includes 4 years in the MLB with the Pittsburg Pirates and Los Angelos Dodgers big league clubs. Delwyn was apart of the 2008 NL West Dodgers big league club and the 2006 Team USA Olympic Gold Medal team.
Peter Soteropoulos – Former Greater Boston League MVP and scholarship player to the University of Connecticutt, where he was a Big-East-All-Conference Selection all four years. Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher in his senior year, Peter played 3 years in the minors. In 2004, Peter was a member of the Greek Olympic team.
Anthony Perry – Currently the Head Coach of Rivier University Baseball Team since 2011. He was a three-time All-Conference and NAIA All-Region outfielder for Fisher College. Upon graduation, Anthony singed a pro contract within the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, playing for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.