Prep Baseball Report

Joliet Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Board

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Feb. 27, the PBR Illinois team hosted the Joliet Preseason ID at Rhino Baseball Academy in Shorewood, Ill. The event featured 125 players from the surrounding area and gave our staff an in-depth look at numerous prospects before the IHSA season takes off.

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.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Dylan Cecala IL Minooka 2023 OF 88.56
2 Brandon Juska IL St. Laurence 2023 2B 87.34
3 Kaileb Hackman IL Normal Community 2024 3B 86.62
4 Andrew Banaszak IL St. Laurence 2025 C 86.25
5 Jake Tyler IL Riverside Brookfield 2025 C 85.82
6 Isaac King IN Chesterton 2022 3B 85.58
7 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian Academy 2023 3B 84.54
8 John DiFoggio IL Shepard 2023 3B 84.14
9 JT Kaiser IL Tremont 2023 SS 84.03
10 Jackson Roberts IL Yorkville High School 2024 3B 83.99
11 Kade Schneider IL Barrington 2023 OF 83.79
12 Aidan Cech IL Marist 2024 CF 82.90
13 Henry Saul IL Batavia 2023 C 81.99
14 Christian Jackson IL Warren 2023 MIF 81.20
15 Eric Lewis IL Oswego East 2023 C 81.16

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.