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Minnesota Draft Preview

Rob Allison
Minnesota Director of Scouting

The 2019 MLB Draft will take place June 3-5. To get you ready, Prep Baseball Report is releasing state previews with notes on high school draft prospects in its comprehensive coverage area. For more information on the prospects included in the High School Draft 100, click on the links to the players’ profiles to view comments, news and videos.

Drew Gilbert, LHP, Stillwater, MN (Oregon State)
Will Frisch, RHP, Stillwater, MN (Oregon State)

OTHERS TO WATCH: RHP Ben Pederson (Duluth Marshall HS, MN), a Missouri recruit, has seen his velocity jump this spring, now pumping 92-93 mph fastballs, touching as high as 94. He also has a solid curveball at 83-84. LHP Ryan Sleeper (Lakeville North HS, MN), a North Carolina recruit, has been up to 93, consistently sitting 90-91 while flashing an average slider at 77-80. C Eric Rinzel (Holy Family HS, MN) has a projectable, athletic frame. The Missouri recruit shows bat speed and strength in his barrel while also running a 7.01-second 60-yard dash. Illinois State commit; RHP Erik Kubiatowicz (North St. Paul HS, MN) has also garnered some interested this spring, as well as RHP Adam Mazur (Woodbury HS, MN), a South Dakota State recruit who has seen his velocity tick up to 90-91 this spring. He also has a low- to mid-80s cutter/slider.

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