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


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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