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Blizzard Elite Varsity Rosters and Scouting Reports

09/25/2018, 10:45am CDT
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

Quick Reports on our Varsity Blue, Black, Red and Gold teams

Minnesota Blizzard Elite - WWBA World Championships

Date / Game Time Location Pitcher Commitment Notes
October 19th 8:00am Cardinals 5 Barnard / Nelson / Roguske Iowa / NDSU / Illinois St. Roger Dean Complex
October 20th 10:20am Marlins 7 Sleeper / Pederson UNC / Missouri Roger Dean Complex
October 20th 12:40pm Marlins 7 Schoeberl / Heurtz Minnesota / uncommitted Roger Dean Complex
October 21st TBA TBA Roguske / Erickson Illinois State / uncommitted Roger Dean Complex

Blizzard Elite 2018-2019 Prospects - Varsity Scouting Reports

First Name Last Name Gr Yr Positions Pitcher H T School Commitment Scouting Report
Gavin Baker 2019 2B, 3B, SS R R Lakeville North offensive INF who can play all three spots / has pop and works hard in the weight room / hit 3-hole most of the year
Will Busch 2020 C, 3B R R New Prague top catching prospect in Blizzard program / high level defensive catcher / strong bat with raw strength
Max Carlson 2020 OF RHP R R Burnsville North Carolina Yikes! Projects very high / potential HS draft if velo increases / 85-88 / good SL with plus CH / repeats delivery with more left
Marcus Cline 2019 2B, SS, OF RHP L R Fall Creek UW - Milwaukee Top 2019 prospect / smooth, consistent and reliable approach
Noah Dehne 2019 2B, 3B, SS, OF R R Minnehaha Academy lead-off and consistent, patient approach at plate / very consistent SS who will play left side of INF for long time
Will Frisch 2019 1B, 3B RHP R R Stillwater Oregon State top Blizzard prospect since Logan Shore-Sam Carlson / future draft / improved SL and CH / workaholic
Drew Gilbert 2019 OF LHP L L Stillwater Oregon State comparables include Mike Strong (OSU/Twins) wipeout CV with exploding FB / attack dog on mound
Jakob Kouneski 2019 C R R Southwest BIG BRUTE / strong pull pop / great receiver, blocker and abv avg IQ calling games / leader
Bryce Lovcik 2019 OF-1B-C R R Maranatha Christian Academy strong, power pull hitter who has hit 4-hole majority of the season
Dalton McNamara 2019 2B, SS L R Centennial Missouri among top SSs we have had next to Casper (NDSU) and Novak (Angelo St) / 2-hole for us who could be 3-hole soon!
Dylan Peck 2019 3B RHP L R Maple Grove future star on the mound with very good CV / commands FB / 81-83, future 85-88 / consistent INF / oppo hitter
William Roguske 2019 C, 1B, 3B RHP R R New London Spicer Illinois State up to 88 with very good CH / much improved SL / uses lower half well / has good CH - command is key
Charlie Rubendall 2019 2B, SS R R DeLaSalle slick fielding INF who can play left side in college / spray hitter who can run (6.6)
Benjamin Pedersen 2019 1B, 3B RHP L R Duluth Marshall Missouri college draft - up to 89 w/very good SL and a CH / small stab in backside but repeats delivery / good extension
Trent Schoeberl 2019 3B, OF RHP L R White Bear Lake Minnesota ace and future college draft / plus CV who is a little inconsistent with delivery but has high ceiling / up to 90
Ryan Sleeper 2019 1B LHP L L Lakeville North North Carolina top LHP in 2019 class / up to 88 with wipe out SL and great CH / when throws Ks, he is unhittable
Sean Barnard 2019 OF RHP R R Hudson Senior Iowa 84-88 with heavy sink on 2-seam / much improved SL / CH is best pitch
Maddux Baggs 2019 2B, OF R R Marhalll Great plate recognition/ + Mid INF with smooth glove and average arm/solid leadoff hitter with ability to drive gaps
Jonathan Bunce 2020 C, 3B, OF R R Edina Offensive hitting catcher / balanced with big leg kick and good lower half / 2.0 pop in last workout
Zach Carden 2020 2B, 3B, SS, OF RHP L R Benilde St. Margaret's toolsy player who could be very good two-way player / pull pop / good actions in INF / 80-84 on mound
Ben Dandelet 2020 OF RHP R R Stillwater 83-85 with above average CV / could be next big thing from Stillwater HS behind Frisch/Gilbert
John "Jack" Erickson 2020 2B, SS, OF RHP R R Hudson Senior player comp (Pat Kelly - Nebraska/Twins draft) / 6.89 60 / can play INF / 90+ with range and ability in OF
Jon Koehn 2020 2B, SS RHP L R Stillwater solid bat speed / lead off for state championship team in Stillwater / very athletic and strong 2020 follow
Nicolas Linarte 2019 C, 1B, 3B, OF RHP R R Henry Sibley all-around C / good defender / quick feet & accurate throws / 2.0-2.1 pop / gets the bat head out - pull side pop / strong follow
Wyatt Nelson 2019 OF RHP R R Hopkins NDSU freaky athletic with great range in OF / up to 88 with very good tilt / could be strong 2-way in college
Gabe O'Brien 2019 1B, OF LHP L L Eau Claire, WI North Madison JC smooth line drive hitter with 6.8 speed / good range in OF / strong 2019 follow (Marcus Cline Part II)
Nicholas (Nick) Baker 2019 C, 1B, 3B R R Cloquet HS + reciever and defender behind the dish with a strong arm, aggressive / line drive hitter
Jonathan Baker 2019 SS RHP R R Cloquet HS high-end, but raw pitcher / up to 88 / high K to IP ratio / K thrower with good SL - needs a CH
Bennett Theisen 2019 3B, OF RHP R R Minnehaha Academy Minnesota 84-88 with great SL and split-like change / opens front 1/2 a little but repeats and has good extension
Joey Hurth 2020 RHP R R Hopkins 80-83 (has been as high as 88) / deceptive delivery and hides ball / competes and throws Ks / durable
Kobe Olson 2019 RHP L R RAHS 80-84 with great CV / commands 3 pitches and has good hand/arm speed / very projectable
Caleb Heuertz 2020 OF-SS RHP R R San Angelo (TX) top 2-way 2020 in the Blizzard class / up to 85 with top CV in program / middle of order hitter who can play SS and OF
James Pfarr 2020 C RHP R R DeLaSalle 1.95-2.05 pop times / aggressive hitter w/ pull-side pop / RHP 79-81 w/ command / good arm action CH
Adam Ahlgren 2019 OF LHP L L Stillwater 80-84 with plus CV / quick, short arm action / K thrower / hits lead off and good runner / legit 2-way player
Logan Bjorkman 2019 OF R R Chisago Lakes leads team in doubles in fall / good pop and strong / super utility player / strength will be factor to play at D1 level
Nick Friedges 2020 C, 2B L R South St. Paul Secondary sweet swinging lefty who is developing some power / has loft to swing with quick hands / durable behind the dish / good receiver
Kyle Gagnon 2020 2B, 3B, SS, OF RHP L R Totino-Grace balanced hitter / oppo approach who knows strengths / good in the infield and can play OF / hard-nosed, determined and great teammate
Matthew Herold 2019 C, 1B, 2B, OF RHP R R Mounds View plus receiver and defender w/avg arm 2.15/2.2 pop / line drive hitter / can play OF and P / 82-83, mid low 3/4 ASR
Blake Hogan 2019 INF R R Mahtomedi great hands / athletic / good actions in the MIF / balanced, line drive approach / plays within ability
Charlie Kleinschmidt 2020 OF R R Marshall School big, physical OF who is balanced and has serious upside as he faces better competition - strong 2020 OF follow
Anthony LaValle 2019 2B, 3B, SS R R East Ridge multi Leadership Awards / super UTIL / good 2B / situational game hitter / oppo approach
Andrew Mathies 2019 2B, SS, OF RHP L R Centennial HS gold glove award winner / line drive approach at plate who can really hit / strong follow
Will Olsen 2019 SS, OF RHP L R MPLS Southwest speed is key 6.7-6.8 runner / good defender / 85mph OF / true lead off when hits the other way
Sam Dufault 2019 1B, OF LHP R L Mound Westonka future on the mound with very good CH and avg CV / 76-79 with very good command
Duke Coborn 2019 1B, 3B RHP R R St Thomas Academy winner on mound / up to 87 at PG Fall Nationals (AZ) / commands CV - can play CIF
Ben Eisenberg 2019 RHP R R Prior Lake smooth, athletic delivery / repeats well, K-thrower w/ low-80's FB / Good arm action on CH / solid CV
Erik Kubiatowicz 2019 1B RHP R R North St. Paul Illinois State biggest surprise in 2019 class / went from 83-91 in 7 months / arm works with SL that gets better every time out
Jack Carlson 2020 OF R R Red Wing varsity starter / good in the outfield / good footwork and gets behind baseball / stiff swing but has some bat speed - good 2020 follow!
Brent Hokeness 2020 C, 2B R R Adrian 3-hole hitter for Adrian varsity / good receiver / avg thrower / balanced hitter who will only get better with strength
David Janssen 2020 1B, OF LHP L L Centennial good actions in the OF / strength will be factor / hard worker / spray singles hitter
Tyler Johnson 2019 2B, 3B, SS RHP R R Marshall good 3B with average arm and feet / narrow base and feel for finding the barrel
Dylan Malmlov 2020 SS, OF RHP R R Prescott mini spark plug who can play both OF and INF / singles hitter and aggressive
Evan Shaw 2019 1B, OF LHP L L Fridley Senior 4-year starter at Fridley both on mound and in the field / 77-81 with CV and CH / Pitcher!
Benjamin Nippolt 2019 2B, SS L R Mounds Park Academy among top SSs in program / above average hands / avg feet / good range / spray hitter
Jonah Pellegrom 2019 C, 1B, OF L R Eagan Leads team in HRs and Dbls / Strong LH Swing with Pop / Shows promise in OF & 1B
Landon Peterson 2020 2B, 3B, SS RHP R R The Blake School smooth infielder w/ good hands / can play 3 spots / line drive hitter / short arm action on mound / FB 75-76 and tigh SL
Rico Rodriguez 2019 2B, OF L R Hermantown Good 2B / strong LH swing with ability to drive the gaps / good on the basepaths
Samuel Szymanski 2019 2B, 3B, SS, OF RHP R R East Ridge (home school) Solid UTIL / good MID INF with solid glove / situational hitter / sub pitcher who throws Ks
Jonathan Prokop 2019 3B RHP R R St. Agness up to 90 with some funk in his delivery / has sharp stab with hitchy delivery / good CV / strong and physical
Owen Basri 2019 3B RHP R R Robbinsdale Cooper good breaking balls / ability to locate FB low in the zone/ 77-78 mph / K thrower

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