St. Paul Saints 2017 Season Preview

May 17, 2017 09:03 PM

Don't be surprised to see a lot of Mounds View High School apparel at St. Paul Saints games this year. The Saints' pitching staff features a pair of former Mustangs. 

Mark Hamburger is back after going 12-6 with a 3.26 ERA in 20 starts last season.

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"I love it here," Hamburger told KSTP. "To be able to call my actual home also my home where I'm able to work, my work just happens to be baseball, I guess I couldn't ask for anywhere better to be."

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Hamburger is a veteran with the Saints, but Seth Rosin is a rookie in the American Association. Rosin bounced around the minor leagues after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2010. Now he's excited for a fresh start in St. Paul.

"It's just fun seeing guys from Mounds View High School who showed up," Rosin said. "A bunch of people I knew were in the stands so it was really awesome."

Rosin still throws in the mid-90's and is expected to be a late-inning reliever.

The Saints have won back-to-back division titles, but that success has not transferred to the playoffs with back-to-back first round exits. The Saints take on the SouthShore Gary RailCats in their regular season opener Thursday night in St. Paul.

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