The Lineup

Get to know the More Than Baseball team

Jeremy Wolf, Director of Outreach

In 2016, Jeremy was a 31st round draft pick by the New York Mets out of Trinity University, a Division III school out of San Antonio, Texas. He started More Than Baseball as a response to the Save America’s Pastime Act as a way to help minor leaguers receive the housing, equipment, and food they need to survive. More Than Baseball is built by players for the future of this game.

Simon Rosenblum-Larson, Director of Player Personnel

Simon is a current minor leaguer in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Through More Than Baseball, he hopes to make it a little easier for players like him to chase their dream. A three-year player at Harvard University, he left school early to pursue his career after being drafted in the 19th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Simon is passionate about securing the future of the sport by ensuring that no player gets left behind.

Slade Heathcott, Director of Operations

Slade was a first round draft pick by the New York Yankees and is using his position in the game to create a better future for minor league ballplayers everywhere. From cleaning up beaches in the Dominican Republic to building an orphange for kids in Florida, Slade uses baseball as a conduit for the good he sees in the world,

 

A former Texas Longhorn and native of Houston Texas, Megan’s drive to perfection leads More Than Baseball to success on a daily basis. Megan’s background and expertise in program management has led More Than Baseball to new heights and she continues to find ways to push the mission forward on a daily basis.

 

A former Los Angeles Dodger, Melissa is a pivotal member of the More Than Baseball family supporting the growth of every single one of our programs and ensuring the equal representation of Latin ballplayers and their needs in More Than Baseball programs. A native of the Domincan Republic, Melissa’s fluency in Spanish is unbelievably pivotal to the success of More Than Baseball.

OUR BOARD

Milessa Lowrie

Milessa graduated with an emphasis in international relations at Stanford, received a Master’s degree in international relations from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and went onto be a U.S. diplomat for the State Department until 2013. Since then, she has leveraged her experience as a diplomat to launch Athletivate, a consulting firm for athletes to help them direct their charitable and advocacy work.

Mary Ullmann Japhet

Ms. Ullman Japhet oversees a team of pros in marketing/branding/public relations, development and youth initiatives for the nonprofit organization San Antonio Sports. Every day, Ms. Ullman Japhet works to transform her community through the power of sport.

Javier Vazquez

14 year Major League veteran pitcher, 2004 All-Star, native & proud Puerto Rican, and special assistant with the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, Javier is dedicated to the growth of this game around the world and has been a supporter of minor leaguers through More Than Baseball since Day 1. He currently lives in Puerto Rico with his wife, daughter, and son.

Chris Dickerson

Board member for the Players’ Alliance , former Senior Advisor to the MLBPA, CEO & Founder of Players for the Planet, and 7-year Major League veteran, Chris Dickerson is the epitome of what baseball is all about. We’re so happy to have his wisdom, drive, and character as part of the More Than Baseball family.

OUR Advisors

Milessa Lowrie

Milessa graduated with an emphasis in international relations at Stanford, received a Master’s degree in international relations from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and went onto be a U.S. diplomat for the State Department until 2013. Since then, she has leveraged her experience as a diplomat to launch Athletivate, a consulting firm for athletes to help them direct their charitable and advocacy work.

Mary Ullmann Japhet

Ms. Ullman Japhet oversees a team of pros in marketing/branding/public relations, development and youth initiatives for the nonprofit organization San Antonio Sports. Every day, Ms. Ullman Japhet works to transform her community through the power of sport.

Javier Vazquez

14 year Major League veteran pitcher, 2004 All-Star, native & proud Puerto Rican, and special assistant with the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, Javier is dedicated to the growth of this game around the world and has been a supporter of minor leaguers through More Than Baseball since Day 1. He currently lives in Puerto Rico with his wife, daughter, and son.

Chris Dickerson

Board member for the Players’ Alliance , former Senior Advisor to the MLBPA, CEO & Founder of Players for the Planet, and 7-year Major League veteran, Chris Dickerson is the epitome of what baseball is all about. We’re so happy to have his wisdom, drive, and character as part of the More Than Baseball family.

OUR Ambassadors

Peterson Plaz, Cincinnatti Reds

Noah Zavolas, Milwaukee Brewers

Garrett Kelly, Chicago Cubs

Andrew Gross, Tampa Bay Rays