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Organizational Report: Team Elite

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Team Elite (Perfect Game)

College Commitments: 1312
Drafted Players:172
MLB Debut: 8
Perfect Game Championships: 51

Founder: Brad Bouras
Current Owners:Brad Bouras, Mike Gearhart, Brooke Richards, Shane Hopper, Marc Nellist
Website: Teamelitebaseball.org
Twitter: @Teamelitenation
Instagram: @Teamelite_nation

Program History

Background of Establishment:
In 2005 Elite Athletics, Inc originated in the area Northeast of Atlanta in the Winder, Loganville, and Conyers areas and was founded by Brad Bouras. Elite Athletics focused primarily on the development of players through camps, clinics, and lessons. By popular demand, the players and parents asked that Elite Athletics begin a program to help assist the players in the area reach their goals in being recruited and being scouted to the next level in college or professional baseball.  

The program, “Team Elite” was created and launched in the fall of 2005 to give the players more exposure to the highest competition, college coaches recruiting and MLB pro scouts by playing in the most prestigious tournaments as a full program. These goals were set and focused on with all efforts by incorporating a unique system of staffing teams that work together under the same management. This system helped Team Elite operate as one organization and not separate franchised teams. Brad added on several key staff members and managers over the years, that joined him in trying to make the program the best that it could be for the players. 

To this day, the same system has been in place as all of the teams are under the same management and system per age group with over 70-80 teams year round. In a group effort, all 5 partners and the management team are working to improve the organization in all areas. 

Through the year 2020, Team Elite has assisted with several thousand players being signed to college and hundreds of players into professional baseball. While the program maintains the original stance and focus to do anything possible to improve the program for players in an effort to help them reach the next level. 

Development:
With teams starting as early as 8u and spanning up to 18u, Team Elite has focused on development first to ensure that players can move up the ladder to eventually play after high school when they reach that age. Players are consistently worked with between their evaluation process, competitive schedule, and training year round. 
Relationships- TE FAMILY!

Putting aside the competitive play and wins over the years in national championships, the staff at Team Elite consistently agrees that the program was built from the “Relationships”.  The Team Elite staff treasure as much as anything, the relationships built over the years and attribute much of the success and growth of the program to the loyal and supporting families that have participated in the program since 2005.  These relationships are forever engraved in the staff’s minds as to this day, the focus is “TE Family”. 

Current Owners and Leadership:
Team Elite has grown to be a national powerhouse since it was founded in 2005 through its ability to evolve and improve year after year with the development of the players by an extremely strong staff that has the common goal to: “help players reach the college and professional levels”
*** The Team Elite program continues to have strong management at all age groups and was enhanced with additional leadership with the adding of partners and increased management in 2018, 2019, and 2020 with:

Owners:
Brad Bouras-Owner/President/17u-18u Director
Mike Gearhart-Owner/8u-14u Head of Operations/Youth Director
Brooke Richards-Owner/15u-18u Head of Operations/15u Director
Shane Hopper-Owner/Head of Development/16u Director
Marc Nellist- Owner/Head of Recruiting/15u Manager

Management team:
Jamie Crane- 17u Manager/PBE Director
Terry McClure- 17u Assistant Manager
Landon Anderson- 16u Manager
Jeremy Brotherton- 16u Manager
Daniel Szathmary- 15u Assistant Manager
Zac Bui- 14u Manager
Justin Friend- 14u Assistant Manager
Devin Gearhart- 13u Manager
Matt Adams- 13u Assistant Manager
Tim Nichols- 13u Assistant Manager
Rich McKenna- 12u Manager
Kevin Buice-12u Asst Manager
Brett Evilsizor- Elite Sluggers Manager
Mitch Pittman- EAS Director/PBE Director

2020 Uncommitted Prospects
1. Connor Claymore: switch-hitting MIF, mid-80’s on mound , good line drive swing path w/ carry, plus runner
2. Ford Kelly: strong LH hitting 1B, plus power potential, athletic defender.
3. Zac Mixon: great defender in outfield, ++ runner, line drive swing path carry to gaps, excellent student.
4. Chandler White: RHP up to 89 mph w/ slider & changeup, strong physical kid.
5. Anish Yennam: projectable LHP up to 83 mph last summer, filled zone, 25 K in 21 IP
6. Harrison Poplin: multi-angle RHP, mid 80’s locates well from 3/4 slot & side arm, athletic room to grow.
7. Micaiah Williams: athletic outfielder, lefthanded swing w/ line drive contact, projectable frame
8. Justin Manus: athletic 6'5 frame, mid 80’s, plus breaking ball, room for growth with body.

2021 Top Uncommitted
1. Kyle Beaty
2. Michael Massey
3. Jalen Fulwood
4. Kaleb Freeman 
5. Caden Long
6. Jorge Arispuro
7. Owen Arndt
8. Nick Taddei 
9. Henry Hunter
10. Mason Cooper

2022 Top Uncommitted
1. Walker Zapp 
2. Cannon Whatley 
3. Colby Camps
4. Isaiah Mack 
5. Miles Dodd
6. Kaleb Heatherly
7. Spencer Margolis
8. Stan Zagrodnik
9. Manning West 
10. Hunter Stone 
11. Jay Murdock
12. Hayden Mileski 
13. Dawson Coe 
14. James Aselta
15. Jace Gray 
16. Evan Pope
17. William Turner
18. George Meyers
19. Brighton Berthrong

2023 Top Uncommitted
1. Baylor Hicks
2. Joshua Bonaparte
3. Michael Bright
4. Camron Poe
5. Colt Emerson
6. Ryan Strachan
7. Lane Griggs
8. Jaxon Milam
9. Cale Stricklin
10. Braden Wudi 
11. Jason Walk 
12. Cooper Allen
13. Braeden Collins
14. Grant Borden
15. Drew Kennedy 

2024 Top Uncommitted
1. Jase Peoples
2. Jaden Knight
3. Tanner Waldrop
4. Jeff Lougee
5. Isaac Pena

Top Historical Perfect Game Moments
Team Elite 17u Wins 18u BCS National Championship in 2016
Team Elite 14u/15u Win PG BCS National Championships back-to-back days in 2017
Team Elite 15u Winning the Perfect Game World Series in 2017
Team Elite 16u Wins WWBA back-to-back years in 2018/2019
Team Elite 14u Wins the 14u WWBA in 2019
Team Elite 17u Wins First ever PG Elite Championship in 2019
Team Elite 13u thru 18u Has won PG Invitational multiple times
Team Elite 18u  Jupiter World Championship game runner-up in 2016

2019 Scouting Highlight
“The talented roster Team Elite brought to the 2019 16u WWBA jumps to mind right away. On paper they were one of the top teams heading into the tournament with top-100 prospects scattered throughout the roster, though as we’ve come to know, being the best on paper and the being the best on the field are two completely different things. The 16u WWBA truly is a gauntlet of a challenge to take home the championship and Team Elite proved ready and able, going a perfect 12-0 in the tournament which included winning a triple-header through the preliminary stages of the playoffs only to get through a double header on championship day. Izaac Pacheco was the main attraction throughout the week as he connected for six (!) home runs throughout the tournament, showing big time power to all fields even when pitchers were pitching to him carefully. He had the safety of hitting in an almost entirely D-1 committed lineup meaning pitchers couldn’t necessarily work around him as there were four others players (Brady House, Ian Moller, Benny Montgomery and Luke Leto) who are now ranked in the top-10, capable of doing damage at any given moment. The pitching staff was loaded up with high-level arms, including the top ranked arm in the country with Christian Little who delivered a gem when it was his turn to pitch. Brady House, the top ranked player in the country hit .448 on the week and picked up the win in the championship game, running his fastball up to 96 mph.” -Jheremy Brown



Historical Scout Highlight
"The other scouting moment that jumps out was the first time I, and the slew of college coaches on hand, saw current Vanderbilt hurler Kumar Rocker take the mound. Sitting behind the backstop at Hillgrove High School with program in hand, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Rocker came out of the bullpen for Team Elite and the buzz quickly began as college coaches thought they may have an outstanding late add to their 2016 recruiting class. He wasn’t listed in the program as he was a late add from the 15u club to help the 16u club, but was working an easy upper-80s, topping out at 90 mph with the same low-effort release, all of which would certainly play at the next level for a rising senior in high school. Somebody quickly went over to the dugout and learned both the name and grad year of the unlisted arm, came back and shared he had just finished his freshman year of high school. Just like that, Kumar Rocker was at the forefront of the amateur baseball world. During the next update of the Perfect Game rankings Rocker went from unranked to No. 1 in the country and remained in the top-10 throughout his prep career before once again establishing the No. 1 position, only this time it was in the 2021 MLB Draft rankings.” -Jheremy Brown

Best College Resumes
Ronnie Freeman: Set the Kennesaw State record for the longest hitting streak in the program’s history
Aaron Schunk: John Olerud Award winner 
Max Pentecost: Kennesaw State, named to Baseball America's Preseason All-American Second Team, member of the A-Sun's Preseason All-Conference Team.
Adam Frazier: All-American at Mississippi State
Chris Beck: All-Conference at Georgia Southern 
Kevin Strohschein: Ohio Valley Conference record for home runs
Christin Stewart: Named First Team All-SEC outfielder,  selected to 2015 Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List



Best Pro Resumes
Austin Meadows: Tampa Bay Rays 2019 MLB All- Star, Considered by most a top 10 OF in the game. 
Clint Frazier: New York Yankees OF
Rowdy Tellez: Toronto Bluejays 1B/DH
Dylan Cease: Chicago White Sox SP 
Christin Stewart: Detroit Tigers OF 
Adam Frazier: Pittsburgh Pirates INF/OF
Chris Beck: Chicago White Sox RHP
Tyler Austin: New York Yankees/San Fransisco Giants 1B/OF



Perfect Game All-American Participants

Player Name

Year

Tyler Austin

Clate Schmidt

Austin Meadows

Clint Frazier

Rowdy Tellez

Jonah Wesely

Dylan Cease

Michael Gettys

Mac Marshall

Jahmai Jones

Isiah Gilliam

Luke Berryhill

Nolan Jones

Nicholas Storz

Steven Williams

Will Banfield

Ethan Hankins

Kumar Rocker

Jeremiah Jackson

Mack Anglin

John Malcom

Parker Meadows

Nasim Nunez

Landon Sims

Jack Bulger

Austin Hendrick

Alex Freeland

Jordan Walker

Robert Moore

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Perfect Game Select Festival Participants

Player Name

Year

Alex Freeland

Nate Wohlgemuth

Liam Norris

Ethan Long

Robert Moore

Alex Edmondson

Brady House

Cole Wagner

Jeffery Waters

Luke Leto

Christian Little

Ian Moller

Izaac Pacheco

Grant Taylor

Brady House

Calvert Clark

Termarr Johnson

Carson Montgomery

Christian Little

Jeffery Waters

Hayden Murphy

Blaise Grove

Termarr Johnson

Bryce Eldridge

Hiro Wyatt

Jaxon Willits

Nolan Schubart

Blake Grimmer

Derrick Mitchell

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All-Time Lineup

1

Austin Meadows

CF

2

Adam Frazier

SS

3

Clint Frazier

RF

4

Rowdy Tellez

1B

5

Christin Stewart

LF

6

Aaron Schunk

3B

7

Pat DeMarco

XH

8

Brandon Marsh

EH

9

Tyler Austin

DH

10

Will Banfield

C

11

Jahmai Jones

2B

P

Dylan Cease

P

Hitting Reserves

Pitching

Will Holland

Parker Meadows

Ryder Green

Steven Williams

Christopher Hawkins

Michael Gettys

Zach Cone

Ronnie Freeman

Isiah Gilliam

Nolan Jones

Nasim Nunez

Tyler Keenan

Max Pentecost

Trejyn Fletcher

Will Maddox

Heath Holder

Brady House

Izaac Pacheco

Austin Hendrick

Jordan Walker

Cobie Vance

Trey Cabbage

 

Stephen McCray

Kumar Rocker

Nick Neidert

Ethan Hankins

Nate Wohlgemuth

Will Ethridge

Connor Thomas

Clarke Schmidt

Ty Floyd

Mac Marshall

Spencer Adams

Chris Beck

Nicholas Storz

Landon Sims

Zach Linginfelter

Clate Schmidt

Heath Holder

AJ Moore

Carter Holton

Christian Little

Ethan Smith

 
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