Aurora Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Saturday, Feb. 5, the PBR Illinois team hosted the Aurora Preseason ID at the Sport Zone in Aurora, Ill. This open event featured players from the 2022 through 2025 high school grad classes, providing our staff with an ample opportunity to learn more about the area’s baseball talent. 

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece. With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we analyzed the swing metrics in our Blast Motion Board.

Today, we’ll take a look at the top Vizual Edge scores from the event.

Edge Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Josh Polubinski IL Oswego East 2023 3B 92.26
2 Mike Polubinski IL Oswego East 2023 OF 91.64
3 Wade Davis IL Oswego East 2023 C 86.36
4 Carter Rapp IL Oswego East 2025 C 85.13
5 Ian Zarnick IL Yorkville Christian 2023 SS 84.06
6 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian Academy 2023 3B 82.21
7 Brandon Pflomm IL Hersey 2024 LF 82.15
8 Eric Strom IL Morris 2021 SS 81.05
9 Zach Polubinski IL Oswego East 2023 1B 80.76
10 Cole Harris IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 80.73
^ Jake Tyler IL Riverside-Brookfield 2023 C 80.73

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.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.