Prep Baseball Report

Red Deer Preseason ID - Players to Watch

Brady Turner
West Coast Director

The Prep Baseball Alberta staff open up the 2024 showcase season with the Red Deer Preseason ID in Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, February 24th. This kicks off the spring with many more showcases on the horizon in the coming months. 

Preseason ID's give players an opportunity to showcase themselves and update their profiles/metrics/video before heading South to open up the year with Spring Training. The event also serves as an identifier and qualifier for Prep Baseball Select events such as the Future Games (2025 + 2026/2027 teams), Jr. Future Games, West Coast Games, Best of the West, and more!

We're now only a couple days out from the Red Deer Preseason ID. Our staff begins to break it down below with three players to keep an eye on.

To view the Red Deer Preseason ID roster, click here.

To view upcoming events, click here.

Red Deer Preseason ID - Players to Watch

Dayne Liske 2B / SS / Hope Christian School, AB / 2026

Liske has recently become a name to follow in Alberta’s 2026 class after a good showing in front of our staff in January at a Cardinals Development Program practice. The physical outfielder has present strength in his 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame. He uses a strong lower half to generate torque, but at the same time maintains controlled aggression. His current swing path allows him to elevate while also driving the ball with authority. This event should put Liske on the map as it’ll cement him as one of the more physical players in his class.

Tyson Kajmowicz RHP / 3B / Central Memorial High School, AB / 2026

The 2026 out of the Calgary Blues program is an intriguing arm to keep an eye on at the event. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound RHP oozes projection. He creates extension, getting down the mound well and has a quick arm to release out of a ¾ slot. The repertoire includes a fastball, slider and changeup, with the slider profiling as a swing & miss option with 2-plane break. Having Kajmowicz throw at the event in Red Deer will be something to watch for as we’ll learn more about his ability to spin and manipulate the ball via Trackman. 

Lucas Mahoney RHP / Okotoks Dawgs Academy, AB / 2024

The Okotoks Dawgs product will be looking to make a name for himself at the Red Deer Preseason ID. The 2024/2025 reclass RHP has a projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 170-pounds. He gets down the mound well, with an over-the-top slot creating a steep approach angle on the fastball when down in the zone. The fastball was in the 81-82 mph range last summer, and since we haven’t seen Mahoney in awhile, the development and growth to an already projectable frame will be intriguing and something to keep an eye on.


2024 Red Deer Preseason ID AB 02/24 The Dome Red Deer
2024 ATHX Scout Day AB 02/25 ATHX Performance
2024 Okotoks Dawgs Scout Day AB 03/06 Dunvernay Fieldhouse
2024 St. Josephs Academy Scout Day AB 03/08 St. Joseph's High School
2024 Edmonton Spring Future Games Trials AB 03/09 The Shop by SPMBA
2024 AHP Renegades Scout Day AB 03/29 Absolute Human Performance
2024 Medicine Hat Preseason ID AB 04/14 Mavericks Athletic Park
2024 Calgary Future Games Trials AB 04/17 Tourmaline Field
2024 Parkland Academy Scout Day AB 04/18 Tri Leisure Centre
2024 18U Best of the West AB 05/01 Norbrock Stadium (Kamloops, BC)
2024 15U Best of the West AB 05/01 Norbrock Stadium (Kamloops, BC)
2024 Calgary Blues Scout Day AB 05/10 Optimist Athletic Park
2024 Calgary Summer Open AB 06/26 Webber Academy Athletic Park