First athlete ever drafted from Collier County, FL. This Naples HS grad has enjoyed a great career in pro baseball as a player, coach and international scout. In fact, Carlos is still coaching at the JRBC!
Drafted by the Yankees from Barron Collier HS. Played for Coach Bob Smith and Coach Romero, a BC assistant. Billy went on to play college ball at Troy State in Alabama.
First round pick from Barron Collier. He played for Coach Romero on the BC JV team in 9th grade and 3 years at the Varsity level with Coach Bob Smith. Greg has also been a guest speaker at the JRBC.
A JRBC keynote speaker in the 1990's, Ted was drafted from BCHS and again while playing for the Clemson Tigers. He was a smooth fielding SS.
A first round pick from Miami-Dade South, Rudy has now been a JRBC instructor for several years. He also enjoyed a long career in pro baseball as a player and as a coach and is currently coaching at Miami-Dade State College.
A superb SS at Lely HS, in 1989 Mike was a member of the first SWFL team to win a state title in baseball. Nolasco was also an All-Conference player at Miami-Dade South. He also coached with Coach Romero at Lely after his college career.
Veteran JRBC instructor/speaker, Jeff was a C at Stetson for three years after graduating from NHS. He's been a player or coach in pro baseball since that signing; including a two year stint as the first base coach of the Twins.
A JRBC keynote speaker, Adam played pro ball with the Braves and the White Sox. Certainly one of the best hitters in SWFL during HS, Johnson is the
Hitting Coach at his alma mater BCHS. He also played collegiately at UCF.
Another outstanding player from BCHS, Erik was also a guest speaker at the JRBC. He joined Adam and also played with his other brother Andy at UCF. Erik is currently still coaching baseball in Naples' Cal Ripken League.
Johnny signed with the Tigers from Warner Southern. Before that he was a star CF for Coach Romero at Lely HS.
Gordon has also given words of encouragement to the campers as a speaker/coach at the JRBC.
Santini, another Lely HS product, played varsity baseball for Coach Romero as a sophomore and his last two seasons for Coach Pete Seitz. He had tremendous bat speed and a strong arm.
Bahr was the first player ever drafted from Gulf Coast HS. He also competed with the Collier County Junior Olympic team coached by Romero and attended the JRBC multiple times. Brandon opted to play at USF after graduating from GCHS.
Carmen, a Naples HS grad, attended the first ever JRBC event at age 11 in the summer of 1988. Cali is a regular speaker and a former JRBC instructor. He has the distinction of being the first to play in the majors from Collier County.
This talented lefty from Estero HS attended the JRBC as a youngster. In addition, Luke also pitched at the college level at Embry-Riddle University.
Chris became only the second player from Naples to reach the majors and had a 14 year career in pro baseball, including two years pitching in Japan. He attended the JRBC on multiple occasions and is also a regular speaker at JRBC events.
Eric was drafted from Gulf Coast HS and played travel ball for Naples Select along with Chris Resop. In fact, Coach Tom Resop and Coach Romero were his mentors on the Select squad.
A former JRBC camper, he was drafted from BCHS and twice as a Clemson Tiger. Andy, a power hitter, had a very productive HS, college and pro career in the Minor Leagues.
Justin was a hurler at FGCU while Coach Romero worked as a volunteer assistant coach in 2005 and 2006. FGCU has been guided by Coach Dave Tollett since Day 1 of the program.
Jason was a star infielder at FGCU before being drafted by Cincinnati and playing for the Reds in their organization. The Sanford, Florida product was also a JRBC instructor in 2006 and Coach Romero had the honor to be one of his coaches for two years at FGCU.
A product of the San Carlos LL, Ryan attended the JRBC during those years. In fact, Coach Romero coaches the lefty hurler with two different travel teams before reuniting at FGCU in 2005 and 2006. Williams has also worked as an instructor at the JRBC.
Kiely worked primarily as a starting pitcher at FGCU. He was a workhorse for Coach Tollett's squads from 2004-2007. The tall righty helped the 2006 FGCU team to the most wins ever until that record was recently eclipsed, in 2019.
Jeff started attending the JRBC at age 6 and was a regular both as a camper and as instructor for a long time. He was a star OF at BCHS and for the Clemson Tigers before going pro.
The lefty is a product of NNLL and BCHS. Justin was a long time camper and later an instructor at the JRBC. He was also a starting pitcher at the University of Tampa, a Division II powerhouse.
An outstanding pitcher at FGCU, Bleier is still playing at the MLB with the Orioles. In fact, he has also worked for the Yankees and Bluejays as a lefty reliever. Richard finally broke in with the Big Leagues at age 28.