Prep Baseball Report

2020 PBR MN Team Preview: Rogers

Will Vanderbilt
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2020 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Rogers
Nickname: Royals
Class: AAAA
League: Northwest Suburban Conference
Head Coach: Brian Harapat
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 9 (83-101)
2019 Overall Record: 12-15
2019 League Record: 7-6
2019 League Finish: 5th
2019 Post-Season Finish: State Tournament 4th Place

Returning Starters:
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost:
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

Brandon Welch - University of Northwestern-St. Paul
Gavin McLaughlin - Ellsworth CC

Garrett McLaughlin, RHP, 2020 (NIACC commit)
Easton Miller, SS/RHP, 2020 (Gustavus commit)
Jonah Maurer, CF, 2020

Austin Shingledecker, LHP, 2021
Zac Evenson, LHP/OF, 2021

Miken Miller, C, 2022 

After finishing 4th in their first State Tournament appearance last season, the Royals graduated 8 letterwinners but will also have 8 coming back. The starting rotation is still intact, led by senior NIACC commit Garrett McLaughlin, who was 3-0 with an ERA of 0.70 in postseason play in 2019. Junior left-handers Austin Shingledecker and Zac Evenson also return along with senior RHP Luke Chapman and junior RHP Carter Daun. Defensively, the Royals will be led by senior shortstop and Gustavus commit Easton Miller, who paced the Royals offense batting .405 last season. His younger brother, sophomore Miken Miller, will handle the catching duties after winning the starting job as a freshman but having his season cut short due to a hand injury. Senior CF Jonah Maurer will anchor the outfield along with returning letterwinner Nick Smegal. The Royals will depend on a number of seniors to step into big roles this season, including returning letterwinners Logan Kimbler (1B) and Tristan Schultz (2B/SS) along with Nate Harmon (2B/3B) and Evan Braesch (1B).” Head Coach Brian Harapat