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PBR MN Preseason Underclass- 2026 Grads: Event Preview

Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Preseason Underclass event for 2026 grads is coming to the St. Michael-Albertville Dome on Saturday, March 18th, 2023. 

This invite-only showcase spotlights some of the best up-and-coming young talent from Minnesota and the surrounding region. In previous years, the freshman class was paired with the sophomore class but this year will be the second ever event that highlights the freshman class on their own. This Preseason Underclass event is anticipated to be a launching pad for prospects in the class of 2026. 

One name to keep tabs on is Coon Rapid’s OF Danny Scheller. At 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, Scheller already looks the part from the time he steps into the box. Last summer, at the Jr Futures Games, the right-handed hitting outfield ran a 6.93 60-yard dash, threw 84 mph from the out field and had an 89.5 exit velocity. A young and exciting player in Minnesota’s 2026 class, Scheller is currently ranked 250th nationally. 

Danny Scheller, OF, 2026


Three young and exciting arms will be on display Saturday in Benilde-St. Margaret’s RHP/1B Ford Stoen, Stillwater’s RHP/OF Nick Kinsey and Apple Valley’s RHP/3B Ryan Christiansen. Like Scheller all three of them participated in last summer’s Jr. Future Games. Right now, the arm plays ahead of the bat, but it's too early to tell if that’s what lies ahead in the future. Stoen, Kinsey and Christiansen all see their fastball’s sit in the low 80s but have heard reports that each of them are ahead of where they finished the summer. Between their size and arms there is a lot to like, but there is potential for the bat in each of them.

Ford Stoen, RHP/1B, 2026


Nick Kinsey, RHP/OF, 2026


Ryan Christiansen, RHP, 2026


Follow along throughout the event on both Twitter (@PBRMinnesota) and Instagram (PBRMinnesota) as we will be updating you live throughout the entire event.

A multitude of players will jump to the forefront in their respective classes with their performances at the event and we look forward to seeing everyone on March 19th!

For full roster of players who will be in attendance: CLICK HERE

For full schedule and outline of event: CLICK HERE 

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