Metro Minute

6 Metro Collegiate Alumni chosen in 2016 MLB Amateur Draft

Since 1979… “The Tradition Continues”

6 Metro Collegiate players were chosen last week in the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.   When asked about this year’s draft, League President Marty Stein said:  “over all we’re very pleased, but honestly we thought more of our guys would be drafted.  Chances are very good other Metro players will be signed as free agents in the coming weeks.”

This year’s Metro draft class includes:

Tyler Frohwirth
, RHP from Minnesota State was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies. He played for the Metro Collegiate Dodgers in 2014.

Robbie Gordon
, RHP from Maryville University who played for the Metro Collegiate Bandits this season. Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Before being drafted, Robbie had 2 starts with 14 innings pitched. He has a 2-0 record, allowing zero earned runs, 14K’s and NO bases on balls.

Keith Grieshaber
, a Jefferson College short stop played in the Metro League in 2015 and was a prominent member of their NABF National Championship team and named to the NABF All-Tournament Team. Last year in Metro Collegiate Keith hit .366 with 15 extra base hits and 4 home runs. Grieshaber was an ALL-Region selection this season and also voted Captain at Jeffco. Keith was drafted in the 16th round by the Angels and had signed to continue his collegiate career at Missouri State University.


Geoff Hartlieb
, RHP was selected in the Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Geoff played for the Metro Collegiate Bandits and Coach Rick Fiala and attended Lindenwood. Hartlieb was also drafted last year by the Mets but decided to return to school.

Anthony Herron
, a RHP for Jefferson College was drafted by New York Mets. Anthony played in the Metro League for Coach Lonnie Maclin. Herron was a two time All-Region player for Jeffco and is also committed to Missouri State University. He’s currently playing in the Cape Cod League.

Aaron Schnurbusch
, LHP/OF from University of Pittsburgh. Aaron played for the Dodgers in 2013 and was a member of their NABF National Championship team Prior to University of Pittsburgh, he played at Johnson County Community College. With the Dodgers Aaron was a “two-way” guy and hit a very respectable .304 while going 4-1 in 5 starts on the mound with a .70 era and recording 31 Ks in 30 innings of work.