Labor Day Challenge: GRB Rays

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

The GRB Rays will be heading in the Labor Day Challenge leaning on their arms. The Rays feature six pitchers inside the top 25 in the state led by RHP Ryan Schmitt (Arrowhead).

Schmitt recently impressed at the PBR Future Games sitting 86-87 mph touching 88 mph. Schmitt will be one of the more highly touted arms that is still looking to find a collegiate home. The Rays also bring a pair of southpaws in Jordan Krueger (Mukwonago) and Keaton Knueppel (Verona Area), both appeared in the Future Games with 81-84 mph fastballs from the left side.

RHP Keith Kutzler (Tremper) had one of the more productive outings at the PBR Future Games working two scoreless innings at 81-84 mph. Taylor Borchers (Appleton North) and Grant Frazer (Oconto) are both two-way players who should see time on the mound with their mid-80’s fastballs.

GRB Rays Schedule

Saturday August 30 at University of Illinois-Chicago
9:00 AM vs. Top Tier
2:00 PM vs. Southern Illinois

Sunday August 31 at Chicago State
9:00 AM vs. Rawlings Hitters
11:30 AM vs. Indiana Outlaws

GRB Rays Roster

Name Position Jersey # Height Weight  
Keith Kutzler RHP
6-3 185lbs View Profile
Aaron Mutter RHP
6-4 225lbs View Profile
Keaton Knueppel LHP
6-1 175lbs View Profile
Travis Berg RHP
6-2 195lbs View Profile
Jeff Steuck 1B
6-2 190lbs View Profile
Jordan Krueger LHP
6-0 190lbs View Profile
Joe Acker OF
6-0 170lbs View Profile
Grant Frazer SS
6-0 170lbs View Profile
Taylor Borchers 3B
6-0 180lbs View Profile

Stephen Lund
6-0 160lbs View Profile
Ryan Schmitt RHP
5-10 160lbs View Profile
Logan Michaels C
5-9 140lbs View Profile
Jackson Hoang OF
6-2 175lbs View Profile
Ben Carew SS
6-0 165lbs View Profile
Isaiah Cronk C
5-10 170lbs View Profile