Prep Baseball Report

Red Deer Preseason ID: Quick Hits

Brady Turner
West Coast Director

On Saturday, February 24th the Prep Baseball Alberta staff hosted its first showcase of the year with the Red Deer Preseason ID at The Dome - Red Deer. It gave players the opporunity to collect updated metrics via our tech partners TrackMan and Blast Motion.

The event also serves as an identifier and qualifier for our Select Series Events such as Future Games (2026), Jr. Future Games (2028/2029), Senior Future Games (2025), West Coast Games (2025/2026) and Best of the West (18U & 15U).

We broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis, Hitting Data Dive and Pitching Data Dive. Now, we conclude our post-event coverage within this Quick Hits article as we provide scouting notes and video on five standouts from the event.

For complete event results, click here.

Brayden Kramm C / RHP / Barrhead Composite, AB / 2025

The Team Alberta member and Canada Cup participant had one of the more consistent rounds of BP at the event. There’s present strength in his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame and he had an aggressive approach at the dish, but while maintaining balance throughout. The swing is strength based at the moment with a strong lower half that allows him to generate torque, working up to a max exit velocity of 94.1 mph, elevating to both gaps. On the mound, Kramm had the hardest fastball at the event at 83.9 mph. It has carry up in the zone paired with a slider that profiles more like a cutter at the moment. However, Kramm’s present strength at the dish will be the intriguing tool to follow going forward.

Ryder Farrer RHP / 1B / Notre Dame , AB / 2026

Farrer, one of the top 2026s in Alberta, showed us why at the Red Deer Preseason ID. With a physical presence on the mound, he has a long, whippy arm and creates impressive extension down the mound. The fastball is in the 78-80 mph range that pairs well with the changeup. The changeup has late fading action and plenty of arm side run. However, his most effective offering is his curveball. It has high spin, reaching north of 2500 rpm, and -14 inches of induced vertical break/-10.1 inches of horizontal break. It currently profiles as a pitch that will generate swing & miss both in-zone and out-of-zone. Was a standout last year in-game showing that his repertoire plays against some of the best competition in the province.

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

Another standout 2026 is Dayne Liske. At 5-10, 190-pounds there is current strength is his athletic frame. He utilizes a strong lower half to generate torque and there is plenty of twitch in the bat to go with it. He uses the big part of the field, elevating back up the middle with consistency reaching  max exit velocity of 92.4 mph. On the mound, the fastball sat in the 77-79 mph range. It doesn’t have much induced vertical break which will make it an effective offering down in the zone, creating weak ground ball contact. He has two breaking balls, both of which break more horizontally than vertically. Liske’s current strength and athleticism at the plate will be something to follow when the season gets underway.

Ethian Mayuk RHP / OF / Father Mercredi , AB / 2025

There’s a lot to like from the 2025 two-way out of Fort McMurray and the Parkland Baseball Academy. The arm is loose and whippy out of a high ¾ slot and has the ability to locate his 3-pitch mix for strikes. The fastball sits in the 81-83 mph with carry up in the zone that is paired well with a changeup that has late fading action to it. The curveball has tight downward action to which has the makeup to be an effective swing & miss offering. At the dish, Mayuk predominantly worked in the air to the big part of the field with a max exit velocity of 88.6 mph. With Mayuk’s impressive showing on the mound, it’ll be interesting to see how it translates to in-game success.

Lincoln Fugle OF / RHP / Father Merc Catholic , AB / 2025

Another Fort McMurray product is 2025 Lincoln Fugle. On the mound there is plenty of arm speed, with loose and whippy movements to it as well. The fastball sat 81-83 mph with more arm side run to it than carry, that pairs well with his changeup in which he kills spin and adds even more arm side run to it (13.6 inches of horizontal break). He has two unique breaking balls that work on a horizontal plane. With the curveball having tight late break, and his slider profiling closer to a sweeper. At the dish, he worked to his pull-side gap on a line reaching a max exit velocity of 90.8 mph. There is present strength in Fugle’s frame, and he’ll be looking to make an impact on both sides of the ball when the season kicks off.