Lockport Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 21, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Bo Dome in Lockport, Ill., to host the annual Lockport Preseason ID. The event featured nearly 200 players from the surrounding area, and provided our staff with an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the state’s top high school prospects, as well as identify several new names to know as we prepare for the IHSA season ahead – in addition to invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar, like Saturday’s Preseason All-State showcases. 

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 Ryan Kotara IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 RHP 92.74
2 Ryan Le IL Andrew 2023 SS 91.80
3 Bronson Sterling IL Stagg 2025 1B 85.69
4 Jimmy Hawksworth IL Lincoln-Way Central 2024 SS 84.94
5 Charles Zdanek IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 2B 84.92
6 Kaiden Herman IL Grayslake North 2023 LHP 82.74
7 Bryan Collier IL Lockport 2023 1B 82.50
8 Joe Hasse IL Peotone 2025 RHP 82.22
9 Benjamin Valdivia IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 3B 81.94
10 Joey Harris IL Tinley Park 2023 C 81.93

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.