McHenry Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 12, the PBR Illinois team hosted its second Preseason ID event of the new year: the McHenry Preseason ID. For the past six years, this event has provided our staff with an opportunity to evaluate high school-aged prospects from northern Illinois, primarily. The McHenry event has historically revealed to us some of the area’s top talent, and this year was no different.

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 CJ Filipek IL Huntley 2023 1B 85.68
2 Kaiden Herman IL Grayslake North 2023 LHP 85.38
3 CJ Clements IL McHenry 2025 LF 85.10
4 Trace Vrbancic IL Prairie Ridge 2023 RHP 82.28
5 Josh Efflandt IL Wauconda 2024 C 81.76
6 Cameron Marson IL Grayslake Central 2023 C 81.64
7 Aiden Zimmerman IL Huntley 2023 OF 80.81
8 Calen Scheider IL Hampshire 2025 C 80.77
9 Jackson Piggott IL Lake Zurich 2025 RHP 79.65
10 Landon Banaszynski IL Johnsburg 2023 OF 79.57

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.

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