New Balance Future Stars Series Is A Cure For The 'Yeah, Buts'

For U.S. Elite Baseball director Mark Helsel, perhaps the most valuable facet of the New Balance Future Stars Series is its solution for cases of what he called “the yeah, buts.” 

“College coaches and pro scouts [say], ‘We like this guy, but…’” Helsel said. 

U.S. Elite, like the rest of the Future Star Series field, is rife with talent. Among the club’s U-17 roster is 6-foot-3 class of 2020 left-handed pitcher Magdiel Cotto, a commit to national powerhouse the University of South Carolina. 

Other NCAA recruits and future MLBers dot the lineups taking to Texas for the event. Part of Future Stars’ intrigue, however, is in the evaluations pinpointing areas for improvement in high-level prospects’ games.

“Some kids are really good at something but don’t realize the weakness in their game might keep them from getting where they want to go,” said Helsel. “We’ll take that number not as a negative, but [rather] this is golden information. We’re going to take this home and fix this number.”

“In our program, we’re all about honesty and accuracy,” Helsel added. “And the evaluations [at Future Stars] that are legit, not just telling people what they want to hear.” 

Both the Future Stars Series and U.S. Elite have proven adept at preparing players for the next step, whether to college or the pros. Recent Future Stars alumni include 2018 MLB draftee Grayson Rodriguez, the No. 11 overall pick. 

U.S. Elite products Brett Kinneman -- an NC State standout and current member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization -- and Niko Hulsizer, a Morehead State grad now with the Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, were both selected in that same 2018 draft. Such healthy representation on draft weekend across the two entities provides testament to the development process. 

Development is an integral part in the overall goal of helping players move up, but talent and ability are vital pillars in their own right. To that end, the Future Stars Series is an opportunity for U.S. Elite and other clubs’ players to strut their stuff. 

“There are guys who impact the game with their bat, there are guys who have absolute bazookas from the outfield. We’re going to make sure we let college coaches know,” Helsel said. “[Scouts] are all looking for certain types of players. We’re going to promote the tools the guys [have].” 

Each facet of the Future Stars Series adds up to one number for Helsel: 10. 

“It should be some great exposure for our players,” he said. “That’s how you create an event that’s a 10 on a scale of 10.”

CAA Field Hockey Championship: How To Watch, Time, & Live Stream Info

The field is set for the 2019 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Field Hockey Championship. The championship will be hosted by the University of Delaware and take place from Nov. 8-10.Delaware captured the top seed after finishing undefeated in CAA play for the fourth straight season. William & Mary earned the No. 2 seed for the third time in four years, while Northeastern and James Madison were slotted No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. The four teams have made the CAA Championship in three consecutive seasons and the seeds are the same as the 2018 championship.The championship will take place at Delaware’s Fred P. Rullo Stadium and will begin with the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8. The first semifinal is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will feature Delaware and James Madison. The other semifinal is set for 4 p.m. and will see William & Mary and Northeastern face off. The winners of the semifinal games will play on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the championship game at 1 p.m.

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