Ron Cacini

MP Braves Director

Mp Braves Director Ron Cacini founded the MP Braves in 2018 with the intent to create a truly elite travel baseball team in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. A team that would provide not only professional instruction and a quality home facility for year round training, but also a high level of exposure at the most competitive tournaments in the midwest region.

Baseball Credentials

  • Graduate of Prospect High School 1988

  • Played 3 years professionally for the Houston Astros

  • Played with the Schaumburg Flyers in 1999

  • Opened and operated Play Ball USA in Des Plaines from 2002-2008

  • Was featured on WGN, CLTV, 190 North and has been published in numerous baseball and softball publications


Coach Bryan Farrington

16U Head Coach

Coach Bryan Farrington has been with us since the beginning. As our 16U Head Coach, he trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season and off-season.

Coaching Credentials

  • Starting First Baseman at Joliet Junior College

  • At JJC team took 3rd in the Nation at NJCAA World Series

  • 3 Year Varsity Starter at Westmont High School

  • 2 Year All-Conference

  • 2 Year IHSA Hitting Derby 7th in State

  • Former Director of Baseball Operations for the Park Ridge Junior Hawks


Our Coaches

Train with the Best


Coach Joel Toribio

15U Co-Head Coach & MP Braves Pitching Coach

Coach Joel Toribio brings a wealth of knowledge to our MP Braves program, having experience both collegiately and professionally. As Co-Head Coach, Joel trains and mentors our players to reach their full potential.

Coaching Credentials

  • Pitching Instructor at The Ballpark Mount Prospect

  • Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 34th round of the 2016 MLB Draft

  • Played at Western Oklahoma State

  • 4 Year Varsity Starter at Bergtraum High School in New York, New York


Coach Connor Pauly

15U Braves Co-Head Coach

Coach Connor Pauly has competed at the Division 1 level and brings a valuable perspective on the recruitment process for future student athletes, in addition to strong fielding and hitting knowledge.

Baseball Credentials

  • Hitting and Outfield Instructor at The Ballpark Mount Prospect

  • Played Outfield at Morehead State University

  • Named First-Team All-OVC two times

  • Career ,344 Batting Average with 20 Homeruns

  • Lead Morehead State to Clemson Regional in 

  • Played at Triton College

  • Graduated from Glenbrook South High School

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