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- Keith Grunewald, Sr. VP Baseball Operations

Trey Benton

Trey is a pitcher in the Cleveland Guardians organization. He is currently playing for the Lake County Captains which is the High-A Affiliate of the Guardians. Trey went to college at East Carolina University.
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Seth Frankoff

Free Agent
Seth is a pitcher and currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, and the San Diego Padres. Seth played collegiate baseball at UNC-Wilmington.
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Bryan Mitchell

Bryan is a pitcher and a member of the Miami Marlins. He was born in Reidsville, North Carolina, and played at Rockingham County High School. Bryan has also played for the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.
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Brooks Raley

Brooks is a pitcher for New York Mets. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Rays. Brooks played collegiate baseball at Texas A&M.
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Darin Ruf

Darin is a first baseman and outfielder for the New York Mets. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and played at Westside High School. Darin played collegiate baseball at Creighton University
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Matt Tenuta

Mariachis de Guadalajara
Matt is a pitcher for Mariachis de Guadalajara. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners and played at Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina.
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Keith Grunewald

Sr. VP, Baseball Operations

After a stellar amateur career where he was a part of multiple summer titles with the prestigious East Cobb Baseball summer program, was drafted 59th overall out of high school in the 1990 MLB Amateur Draft, was an all-star while winning a Cape Cod championship, and garnering All-ACC honors at shortstop at the University of North Carolina Keith was drafted by the Colorado Rockies. He spent 5 seasons in the Rockies organization before beginning his career as an MLBPA certified agent. In the last 22 years in the industry Keith was appointed to the inaugural MLBPA Player Agent Advisory Committee (2011-2012), advised dozens of first round selections in the draft, negotiated through the salary arbitration process on twenty five different cases, secured the largest contract AAV for a player at their respective position, and represented players recognized with every award imaginable. Keith joined Vanguard after spending 20 years at a multi-sport & marketing agency.


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