According to the Minnesota Minutemen website, The Play Ball! Mr. Baseball Award began honoring the best High School Senior baseball athlete in 2010 through a direct partnership with the Minnesota Twins and Minute Men. Seven finalists are nominated and ranked each year by a select list of college coaches and pro scouts. The Mr. Baseball is announced at an annual banquet honoring all the finalists over dinner and guest speeches from Jack Morris, Terry Ryan and Ron Coomer.
|2016||Matt Wallner||Forest Lake|
|2014||Brad Mathiowetz||Rochester Mayo|
|2013||Logan Shore||Coon Rapids|
|2012||Mitch Brown||Rochester Century|
Brad Mathiowetz is a graduate of Rochester Mayo High School. During his senior season, Mathiowetz batted .570 with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs. The 18 home runs were just one off the state single-season record. Mathiowetz, also a stellar defensive player as a catcher, finished his career with 24 home runs. Mathiowetz was an MSHSBCA All-State Selection, a Section 1AAA All-Section Team Member, a 2014 Play Ball MN! All-Star, and he will take his talents to Des Moines Area Community College in the Fall of 2014. Mathiowetz was also selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June 2014 by the Minnesota Twins.
Information compiled from PostBulletin.com