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Blizzard Blue 2021

Number First Name Last Name Position Pitch H T HT WT School Report Commit
3 Trenton Burkhalter C R R 6' 0" 190 Forest Lake legit offensive and defensive threat / big pull pop / great receiver / blocker / 2.05 game / captain in program Kirkwood CC
20 Ethan Cole C, 2B, 3B RHP R R 6' 1" 160 Duluth East most "under -the-radar" guy in the program 85-87 with 12-6 CV / INF who hit 3-hole as 16u
4 Matthew Friesen C, SS R R 5' 11" 160 St.Cloud Tech among best catchers we have had / + defensively with smooth, quick throwing transition / super UTIL Miami of Ohio
9 Noah Furcht SS RHP R R 6' 1" 185 Esko 85-86 (89) with 100% spin efficiently CV / gap to gap pop / can play left side of INF at high level in college Kirkwood CC
11 Brevin Goetz 2B, OF RHP R R 6' 1" 175 Rochester Mayo 84-85 FB / mid 3/4 AS, max effort & K thrower - good bat speed with busy approach - good two-way guy
1 Evan Esch OF LHP L L 6'1" 180 Mounds Park Academy 85-87 FB with above average CV and plus CH | K-thrower and among hardest workers in the weight room | most improved
Ethan Hansen 3B RHP R R 6'1" 175 Buffalo Loose arm 84-87 with + command / "pitcher" - | potential as a two-way at 3B
7 Joseph Longo C, 2B, 3B, SS R R 6' 0" 190 Academy of Holy Angels 4-hitter / leader / offensive catcher who has had success at all levels in Blizzard program / future power Michigan
12 Riley Miller 1B, OF LHP L L 6' 1" 190 Cannon Falls athletic football build with short, strong stroke / good in OF / 82-85 with good CV / + work ethic
13 Tony Neubeck 1B LHP L L 6'3" 195 Mahtomedi makings of future weekend starter / Future Games participant / interesting bat - brother drafted '15 Missouri
5 Jaden Schwantz OF LHP L L 5' 11" 185 River Falls physical OF with pop / had repeated success on 2020 summer circuit with Blizzard / 90 from OF / 6.9
51 Joe Vos OF LHP L L 6' 1" 175 Duluth East High legit 2-way with bat leading the way / balanced w/great approach - 82-86 with good CV with proj.
2 Ben Vujovich OF L R 6' 0" 165 Simley 6.7 runner - middle/line drive hitter who can play OF at high level - lead off St. Thomas
14 Andrew Boeser RHP R R 6' 2" 200 Mounds View 86-88 / K thrower with quality CV - most improved pitcher at 2021 level - top prospect
6 Jared Lessman LHP L L 6'2" 185 St. Croix Valley 85-89 with advanced CV and good CH - #1 - high level prospect
16 Zach Hoehn RHP R R 6'3" 185 Waseca 82-86 with sweeping CV - low/mid 3/4 AS / hard sink on FB

Blizzard Black 2021

Number First Name Last Name Position Pitch H T HT WT School Report Commit
54 Sam Baker 2B, 3B RHP L R 6' 1" 188 Lakeville North 80-84 (85/86) with sweeping CV at 72, 73 | hard worker, leader | thin stance, LD hitter, corner infielder with good arm
65 Joe Blink 2B, 3B, SS R R 5' 11" 170 East Ridge Cage rat | Good bat speed and good LD gap hitter | has some lift with 85 exit velo | can play all INF spots, best at 3B
68 Cooper Borchardt OF R R 6' 2" 175 Sheyenne HS (ND) 7.0 runner / very athletic | projectable at the plate, short bat path, good hands - 90 exit velo | OF throws carry, accurate / 22' grad
53 Justin Hanson 3B, SS, OF RHP L R 5' 11" 185 Roseville 2-way player who can really hit, good plane and consistent swing | 80-82 with good CV and room to get to 85 by FR year
59 Nick Ibrahim C, 1B L R 6' 2" 198 East Ridge Serious pull power with good approach | finds barrel with good bat speed | 2.1-2.2 game pop | good 1B
52 Cooper Kleppe 2B, OF R R 5' 11" 165 Mounds View hits lead off, lots of contact, works middle of field | good MIF and COF, quick hands and quick throw, 75 across INF | ath. Build
10 Joe Kroeger 1B, 3B RHP R R 6' 0" 198 Rice Lake, WI Loud contact, finds barrel w/raw power | strong, athletic, muscular frame | 1B with good hands, good feet
17 Teige Lethert C L R 6' 4" 205 St. Croix Prep Def. catcher with + catch and throw ability 2.0 - especially from knees | lenky, long stance with projectability at plate
55 Ryan Parratt 2B, 3B R R 5' 11" 190 St. Croix Prep Strong, stocky build with good hands at 2B | good hitter, line drives and developing pop | leader, charasmatic
56 Ethan Smith 2B, 3B RHP R R 5' 9" 150 St. Francis Stocky, strong build with simple, short stroke | solid approach and doesn't beat himself | consistent | solid D
67 Will Thompson 2B, 3B, SS RHP R R 5' 11" 180 RAHS Moves well at SS, quick release, good hands, accurate / good MIF ! | line drive hitter | 79-81 on mound with good CH
66 Zach Unterseher C R R 6' 0" 180 Minnetonka Much improved swing from summer to fall | adjusted from muscle swing to smooth & fast | great receiver, 1 knee | 2.2 pop
64 Ben Baiel RHP R R 5' 9" 160 Rosemount 78-82 (84) with freeze, swing and miss CV / high mid 3/4 AS with north and south pitchability
70 Brady Johnson LHP L L 6' 1" 190 Hinckley Finlayson mid-low 3/4 crossfire delivery | ASR with good command and sweeping SLV | 78-81 | repeats delivery
57 Aaron Heger RHP R R 6' 2" 205 Bemidji High 3/4 AS with quick arm | 85-87 (90) / 71 CV | reminds us of a young Blizzard Alum Ryan Thompson (Illinois)
58 Cole Hinkel RHP R R 6' 0" 200 Mounds View 79-81 (82) | mid 3/4 AS | short arm circle | methodical delivery with late breaking SL (73-75) K thrower

Blizzard Blue Elite 2022

Number First Name Last Name Position Pitcher H T HT WT School Report Commit
40 Patrick (Blake) Guerin 1B, 3B R R 6' 6" 240 Mounds View HS top power hitting prospect in program, legit HR threat, balanced approach with simple swing | good around 1B | INF leader
31 Jackson Cooke C, 1B, 3B R R 5' 11" 190 Edina offensive catcher with + OBP / L.D.s and power to LF / good lower 1/2 | much improved at C, 2.05 pop, accurate and quick ft
30 Zak Endres 1B, 3B, OF RHP L R 6' 2" 215 Lakeville South 2-way player who stacked on 15 pounds in off-season / swing has lift pop | up to 85 with good SL and CH, can really pitch, up and comer
28 Easton Fritcher OF LHP L L 6' 0" 190 Hayfield among top prospects in Blizzard program, Futures Game Participant | hit tool is present w/power to come | future CF
21 Benjamin Irsfeld C, 2B, SS RHP R R 5' 10" 175 Roosevelt 2-way hyper competitive | 82-85 with SL and CH, K-thrower (mini Blizzard Alum Paul Voelker)
23 Sam Kennedy 2B, SS RHP R R 6' 0" 190 North St. Paul 2-way player - Futures Game Participant - 86-88 with + SL, short arm action, aggressive out front | middle of order hitter, 3B type
26 Liam Martin 2B, SS, OF RHP R R 6' 1" 150 Eagan Area Code (player comp Jake Esch/Marlins) legit 2-way player with plus CH and good SL | 3-hole | pro prospect UC Santa Barbara
27 Tomas Nelson OF RHP R R 6' 3" 182 Roseville Area high-level CF with gd arm, great range and feel, glides to the baseball | aggressive swing with pop | good runner
19 Hunter Palmer OF R R 5' 11" 155 St.Michael-Albertville lean, athletic frame and runs like a deer | barrels a lot of balls middle away | runs bases well and throws well from the OF
24 Ragan Pinnow 3B RHP R R 6' 0" 190 River Falls prototypical athletic, strong 3B who can swing it with some strength, power and line drives | good, accuarate arm | can pitch
22 Sam Schneider C, 3B R R 5' 7" 150 Lourdes High 5chool top receiver in program with above avg. blocking tool, 2.1, 2.15 gm pop | hit lead-off all summer | consistent at-bats | vocal leader
25 Jeremy Bingesser RHP R R 6' 2" 185 Pierz among top RHP prospects in program | 87-89 FB, 75-77 SL, 76-77 CH / CH is best pitch with plus sink and fade | all stretch
20 Max Sickler RHP R R 5' 9" 150 Cambridge Isanti 78-82 w/heavy sink with difference-maker CV, CH is improving, K-thrower | gamer, a yorky who pitches like a pitbull
32 Charlie Jacobson LHP L L 6' 7" 220 Marshall 6'7" lanky, 81-84 with good CV and developing CH | back-end of knee injury

Blizzard Black 2022

Number First Name Last Name Positions Pitcher H T HT WT School Report Commit
41 Jacob Carlson OF L R 5' 11" 170 Stillwater lean, athletic OF with ability to hit above average pitching / line drive approach with some pull pop | can play all 3 OF positions
33 Samuel Guindon C, OF R R 5' 10" 155 South Minneapolis catcher 2.1 game with good hands, transfer and feet | singles hitter who is developing some pop in his swing
37 Nate Hammerback 2B, 3B, SS R R 5' 11" 160 Alexandria phenomenal talent who can play both INF and OF / athletic swing, middle of the order hitter with fast hands and improved approach
40 Brayden Hellum OF L L 5' 8" 170 Stillwater spitfire at both the plate & the field / plays aggressive & with confidence / good CF w/ range & good arm | can hit, oppo line drives, good with 2Ks
46 Justin Roitman 1B, 3B L R 6' 2" 205 Simley HITTER - pull, middle, away…good hand*eye coordination - has a good feel, approach and attacks the baseball
35 Boden Strafelda INF RHP R R 6' 0" 135 St. Paul Academy Super Utility and can really pitch / 10K CG in dominant start in Vegas | good feet, quick release with carry in infield | good hitter, 7.1 60
47 Reese Tripp C, 1B, 3B R R 6' 3" 195 Red Wing Farm strong / played mens amateur ball 2020 summer | some present power with big future power, 86 exit velo | corner infield type
45 Caleb VanderPlas 2B, SS RHP R R 5' 11" 175 Minnetonka Sinker machine on the mound, throws across body with low, mid 3/4 A.A. with good SL | plays infield and hits well | future is on the mound!
44 Logan Von Berge C, OF RHP R R 6' 1" 185 Hudson two-way player | 2.15/2.2 pop | strong hitter, 90 exit velo | mid 3/4 A.S. 82 with plus spin on CV - will be 90 guy soon - strong follow
43 Brody Von Berge UTIL RHP R R 6' 1" 190 Hudson Future Star with a plus CH, good make up | up to 85 and will be high end starter | athletic, strong swing with wide set up, line drives
62 Josh Wallace 1B RHP R R 6' 3" 235 Stillwater Big Beast with repeatable delivery / throws Ks with good, consistent CV with good CH, up to 85 | good 1B with some oppo strength
48 Tate Wischnack 2B, SS R R 5' 6" 125 Waconia Quick actions both in the infield and outfield, aggressive on the bases, competitor | good hitter with good approach | "baseball player"
36 Alex Grygar C RHP R R 6' 1" 150 Home School Tall, lenky with short A.A. in back and long out front with plus stuff including very good CV. Has been up to 88 but sits 81-84
42 Kale Hopke 1B, OF LHP R L 6' 1" 210 Amery very uncomfortable at-bat / pounds zone with 82-86 mph with tight CV / small crossfire delivery and among our top LHP prospects in 2022
50 Joseph Bucsko OF LHP L L 6' 2" 165 New Life Academy sharp, quick, short arm action with tight breaking ball and some A.S. run - north/south pitcher | hold runners well | improves every year

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