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2023 Minnesota High School Baseball Rankings - Week 1


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Prep Baseball Report Minnesota has released their highly anticipated 2023 High School rankings, which are compiled by a committee of experienced high school coaches from all regions of the state of Minnesota. These rankings provide an invaluable resource for baseball fans and college recruiters alike, as they offer a comprehensive and up-to-date snapshot of the top high school baseball programs and players in the state.

Updated on a weekly basis, the rankings reflect the performance and accomplishments of each team and player throughout the season, taking into account factors such as overall record, strength of schedule, individual statistics, and team success. With the expertise and insights of some of the most respected coaches in Minnesota, these rankings provide a reliable and accurate guide to the state's high school baseball landscape.

Whether you are a high school baseball fan looking to keep up with the latest developments in the sport or a college recruiter seeking to identify the most promising young talent in Minnesota, Prep Baseball Report Minnesota's 2023 High School rankings are an essential resource. With their commitment to accuracy and comprehensive coverage, these rankings offer a unique and valuable perspective on the state's high school baseball scene.

PRESEASON RANKINGS

ON THE BUBBLE

MAPLE GROVE CRIMSON
One loss against a very good Andover team. 

MINNETONKA SKIPPERS
The Skippers are 4-0 to start the 2023 season. That’s worth at least a mention. Could be in the top 10 very soon. 

ROGERS ROYALS
The Royals took care of business against Buffalo.

MAHTOMEDI ZEPHYRS
The Zephyrs are 3-0 with wins over St. Thomas Academy, Two Rivers, and Tartan.

SHAKOPEE SABERS
Win over section foe Waconia. Saber pitchers Jaden Case and Jack Morris were in command. 

RK // TEAM // (LAST)

10 // ROSEMOUNT IRISH (9) 📉

The South Suburban rescheduled conference play in the first week of the season. We’ll see the Irish in action soon. 

9 // WAYZATA TROJANS (NR) 🆕

Wayzata jumped out to a 3-0 start with dubs against St. Michael-Albertville, Chaska, and Buffalo. Pitcher John Skoro looked good in his debut against STMA: The NIACC commit struck out 10 in five innings while running his fastball up to 90

8 // PRIOR LAKE LAKERS (10) 🆙

The Lakers defeated Coon Rapids behind Future Game alumni Matthew Totten’s (Purdue commit, 2024) 12-strikeout effort.

7 // FARMINGTON TIGERS (5) 📉

Farmington lost their only game played last week to Rochester Mayo on a walk-off base knock

6 // CHANHASSEN STORM (3) 📉

Chanhassen went 0-2 against Eastview and Hopkins. The Storm have the deep pitching staff but bats have been quiet. 

5 // ANDOVER HUSKIES (7) 🆙

Andover’s only game this week was a 5-4 win over a tough Maple Grove team. Illinois State commit Anthony Pardo (2024) went 2-for-4 with a home run and closed the game out on the mound for the Huskies.

4 // STILLWATER PONIES (2) 📉

The Ponies came away with dubs against Forest Lake and Anoka but lost to Mounds View. Not a shabby week for the reigning AAAA state champs. 

3 // EAST RIDGE RAPTORS (1) 📉

After defeating Roseville and Forest Lake, East Ridge ran into a Cretin in a game that was played in hurricane-like wind conditions. The Raptors’ Alex Mezzetti put on a performance in the first week with a pair of home runs.  

2 // MOUNDS VIEW MUSTANGS (6) 🆙

The Mustangs are 3-0, including a win against ranked Stillwater. Also, Drew Rogers hits baseballs far

1 // CRETIN-DERHAM HALL RAIDERS (4) 🆙

The Raiders’ offense mauled through 3 teams in their opening week including a statement game against conference rival East Ridge. They outscored their opponents 45 to 11 in those contests.