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Meet the baseball All-Metro teams for 2022

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 06/13/22, 5:45PM CDT


The list starts with the nine best players in the Twin Cities area.

Blake Guerin of Mounds View hit nine home runs this season and has a 1.40 ERA. (Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine)

All-Metro first team

Second team

Pierce Gritzmaker
Woodbury, senior, pitcher/outfielder:
Two-way standout who was the Royals’ leadoff hitter. College: Winona State

Josh Hatano
Park of Cottage Grove, senior, shortstop
: Solid hitter who has been a model of consistency for the Wolfpack. College: Iowa Central Community College

Kyle Hrncir
Farmington, senior, shortstop/pitcher:
A tall middle infielder at 6-5, he was superb defensively and can hit. College: Upper Iowa

Beau Lepel
Glencoe-Silver Lake, senior, third baseman:
As coach Dean Schwirtz said, “The kid can flat out play.” College: Central Lakes Community College

Weber Neels
East Ridge, senior, catcher/first baseman:
An aggressive athlete who clubbed five home runs. College: Minnesota

Hunter Palmer
St. Michael-Albertville, senior, outfielder:
Outstanding center fielder with a great arm who hit .406. College: South Dakota State

Easton Richter
Rosemount, senior, shortstop/pitcher:
A gap-to-gap hitter who continues to get stronger. College: St. Louis

Joe Roder
Shakopee, senior, first baseman:
He set the school record for hits (39) in a season. College: St. Thomas

Drew Rogers
Mounds View, sophomore, catcher:
Hits for average with power and has a laser arm. College: Georgia Tech

How the team was chosen

The Star Tribune’s All-Metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with coaches and staff observations.

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