South Suburban Open: Preview

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Tuesday, June 21st, the PBR Illinois staff will travel to Ozinga Field in Crestwood, Ill., to host the first ever South Suburban Open. This event is yet another stop on our ‘Summer Tour’ and it’s open to all 2023-to-2026 graduates, serving as a potential identifier for invite-only events down the road, such as the Illinois State Games and PBR Future Games.

To learn more about what a PBR event entails, including how to register for the South Suburban Open, click HERE. For an up-to-date look at this event’s roster, click HERE.


Registered Infielders, Outfielders, and/or Catchers

  • Running Times (laser-timed 60-yard dash)

  • Vizual Edge (vision testing)

  • Offensive Evaluations

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • Live batting practice

    • TrackMan ball flight analysis

    • Blast Motion swing analysis

  • Defensive Evaluations

    • Arm strength

    • Agility/range

    • Positional analysis/profile

Registered Pitchers & Catchers

  • Pitching Evaluations

    • 15-20 pitch bullpen (fastball and secondary pitches from both windup and stretch)

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • ProPlayAI’s ‘PitchAI’ biomechanical analysis

    • TrackMan pitch velocity, movement, spin analysis

  • Catcher Evaluations (while receiving bullpen)

    • Receiving/pitch presentation

    • Blocking/mobility


Check-in for all Position Players (C, INF, OF): 8:30-8:45 AM
Check-in for Pitcher ONLYs: 10:00 AM


Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Blast Motion, and Vizual Edge have helped both our in-event evaluation process, as well the compilation of our post-event scouting reports – and they're also a tool for our players to learn more about their measured and collected data, that can be applied to improve upon their game.