Prep Baseball Report

Birmingham Open: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

PBR Alabama Staff

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Birmingham Open was held on Wednesday, June 21st at Spain Park HS in Birmingham, AL. This was an open event that consisted of prospects in the 2024-2026 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Wednesday.

Continuing off our post-event coverage for these events, we take a look back at some of the leaders from Blast Motion recorded from both events. Please continue to check back over the next week, as we will release individual scouting reports on each player present at both events. 

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Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Bryant Sparkman AL Decatur Heritage Christian 2025 OF 91.77
2 Ty Waters AL UMS-Wright 2026 C 81.02
3 Wes Burgess AL Briarwood Christian 2025 SS 80.53
4 Tyler Specht AL Thompson 2026 1B 78.29
5 Aaron Bailey AL McAdory High School 2026 3B 77.47
6 Ford Sparkman AL Decatur Heritage Christian 2026 C 76.45
7 Ian Hillary AL Thompson 2025 OF 74.82
8 James Lucas AL Vestavia Hills High School 2025 C 73.69
9 Jackson Firestone AL Gardendale 2025 OF 71.16
10 Antwane Daniels AL Auburn 2026 OF 70.28

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.


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