Prep Baseball Report

Midwest Premier Super 17: Top Prospects

By: Diego Solares & Andy Urban
PBR Scouting Staff

Last weekend, the PBR Tournaments staff held the Midwest Premier Super 17 tournament at the Creekside Baseball Park in Parkville, Missouri. This event featured 50 teams from across the Midwest that valiantly competed for a chance at the tournament’s crown.

For a look at all the teams, and rosters, that participated in this event, click HERE.

Today we’re turning our attention to prospect status, as our scouting staff has compiled a list of the top prospects that stood out amongst a loaded crop of names, which you can find below.

We’ll do more as the weeks roll on with this tournament, so be on the lookout for that, but for now read up on a handful of names that really popped to our scouts at the Super 17.


Peyton Adams CF / Friendswood, TX / 2024

The left-handed hitter out of Friendswood, TX is a toolsy athlete with a real chance to stick in center field. Offensively, the amount of juice Adams is able to produce from a spread out stance and flat and efficient stroke is impressive and will allow him to continue his success wherever he lands at the next level. 

Jackson Brewer OF / Homestead, WI / 2024

6-foot-4, 210-pound left/left athlete with present strength and plenty of room to add more. Was one of the tournament’s top offensive performers throughout the weekend, working gap-to-gap in game with juice to all fields. Homered over the right-center wall on day one, later beamed a double off the center field wall on field three. Continuously hits each time we see him with a middle-of-the-order future at the collegiate level. Versatile defender, plays the outfield (6.75 60) and can also slot in at first base. Currently one of the top uncommitted bats in the Midwest. 

Braylon Brooks SS / Tuttle, OK / 2024

A truly capable two-way prospect now and at the next level, Brooks was one of the top performers on both sides of the ball this weekend. Defensively, Brooks is an elite defender with range and arm strength. Offensively, he packs a surprising amount of juice and puts pressure on the defense. On the mound, the Oklahoma State commit will hang out in the upper 80s and reach into the low 90s, but it's his athleticism and ability to mix three pitches for strikes that separates him.

England Bryan RHP / Middle Tennessee Christian, TN / 2024

Kentucky commit. Starter’s size at 6-foot-2, 210-pounds with broad shoulders and strength in the lower half. Started for the Royals Scout Team on Friday night, working at 91-93 mph with his fastball early, and settling into the upper-80s afterwards, while showing late arm-side life at times. Best on the corners, comfortable working in to right-handed hitters. Tight spin with some depth on an upper-70s slider, landed it for strikes early. 

Tytus Cissell UTILITY / Francis Howell, MO / 2024

Lean, wiry 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame that’s added noticeable strength over the last calendar year. Switch-hitter that comfortably fits towards the top of a lineup as a true table-setter type. Did it a little bit of everything on the first day of the tournament over a two game look. Dropped a bunt down for an infield single, beat out a routine ground ball for another hit on a 4.12 down the line. Jumped on a 95.3 mph fastball and barreled it the other way for a single afterwards. Plays the game hard with a consistent motor and burst out of the box, gets to peak speed quickly. Steady glovework on the infield, also a more than comfortable mover in center field that easily covers ground. Trending upward in a major way after a strong spring season, as well as an impressive start to the summer circuit, and is still uncommitted. 

Eric DeCosta 3B / Wheaton Academy, IL / 2024

Long-limbed 6-foot-4, 215-pound with an imposing stature on the mound and room to fill out further. Was dominant for ESP Red 2024 in a start on Saturday afternoon. Controlled his levers well downhill given his age and size, repeated. Ran his fastball up to 92 in the first, holding 87-90 mph throughout with arm-side dart at times. Swing-and-miss spin on a power slider with late lateral break, 77-81 mph slider. Noticeable upside on the mound, still uncommitted. 

Jack DeTienne RHP / Verona Area, WI / 2024

6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with long, lively limbs and noticeable arm speed. Downhill angle on his fastball, touched 93 twice early, sat 88-92 mph throughout. Showed a two-plane slider in the upper-70s with fastball intent and conviction. Owns some of the loudest stuff in Wisconsin, regardless of class. 

JD Dix SS / Whitefish Bay, WI / 2024

Alabama commit. Premium 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame with present strength and plenty of physical projection left to come. Currently the No. 6 overall prospect in the entire country for the 2024 class. Switch hitter with explosive bat speed from both sides of the plate and repeatability to boot. Doesn’t chase or expand the zone much. Above-average runner with burst out of the box, dropped a bunt down and beat it out on an infield single, 4.14 down the line. Silky smooth defensively that’s an asset at both shortstop or second base with experience playing both spots. Continues to show he’s capable of doing multiple things at a high level on the diamond and is firmly in the first-round conversation for the 2024 MLB Draft. 

Logan Dunn OF / Wautoma, WI / 2024

Strong, compact 6-foot, 185-pound left/left athlete that’s committed to Missouri State. Top-of-the-order type of bat that can set the table for a lineup now and at the next level. Juice off the barrel with a knack for finding it consistently. Comfortably took a 90 mph fastball back up the middle for a single in his first at-bat on Friday night, followed that up by spraying 88 mph the other way for a standup double. Quick mover in the outfield, covers grass with ease. Positively impacts the game in all aspects. 

Kaden Durnin RHP / Camdenton, MO / 2024

6-foot-3, 185-pound starter’s frame with wide shoulders and strength throughout. Wichita State commit that represented Team Missouri at the PBR Future Games last summer. Gave us his loudest look to date on Friday afternoon, bumping his fastball up to 93 while pitching at 88-92 mph. Gets down the mound with intent, creating a downhill angle on his heater with some effort through release. Downer spin on a low-80s slider that he throws with fastball arm speed and effort, has swing-and-miss upside at the next level. A power arm that continues to improve each time we see him. 

Blake Encarnacion RHP / Friendswood, TX / 2024

Easily has one of the highest ceilings of any uncommitted player in the class. Encarnacion shows a quick and clean arm at 6-foot-4 175-pounds and already showing a low 90s FB and a swing and miss slider up to 80. Blake had two appearances on the weekend for C2 baseball and was dominant in both. 

Kash Ferris RHP / Carl Albert, OK / 2024

The Oklahoma State commit may not throw eye popping velo numbers, but his fastball plays above 87-89 with ride through the zone thanks to high spin rates (2500+) and spin efficiency. His slider is thrown with full arms speed and with tight spin and late depth pairing nicely with the riding fastball. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-hander get the swings and misses in the zone to have success at the next level. 

Bridger Hamilton C / Sevier County, TN / 2024

Liberty commit, stands at 6-foot, 160-pounds with wiry strength and explosive twitch. Entered in relief for the Royals Scout Team on Friday night and escaped a jam in a close game unscathed. Fastball jumped out of his hand with advanced arm speed, playing at 89-91 mph with jump up in the zone. Power spin on a downer breaking ball, 76-77 mph. Confident with a presence to him, unfazed by the high-leverage situation he entered the game in. 

Nate Harris SS / Yorkville, IL / 2024

6-foot-4, 220-pound frame that doesn’t lack size or strength. PBR Future Games alum and Northwestern commit. Easy juice from the right side, scorched an RBI single up the middle in a look this weekend. Hopped on the mound earlier in the tournament and pitched at an easy 88-92 mph with more to come down the road. One of the top two-way prospects in the Illinois’ 2024 class. 

Ashton Hartwig OF / Deer Creek, OK / 2024

The right-handed bat and left-handed arm is one of the top uncommitted prospects in the region. Hartwig is a 6.8 runner with juice and arm strength who has produced consistently in one of the top leagues in OK.

Grant Hollister 3B / Blue Springs South, MO / 2024

Indiana commit. Strong, compact 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame. Represented Team Missouri at the PBR Future Games last summer and has done nothing but trend upwards since then. Professional hitter tendencies, on the barrel consistently with bat speed and strength to pair. Barreled a double off a mid-90s fastball on day one of the tournament. Competitive at the plate, doesn’t give away at-bats. Free flowing on the left side of the infield with glovework capable of sticking on the dirt long-term. A high-end offensive producer that’s likely to carry that tool to the next level. 

Brady Kehlenbrink LHP / Parkway South, MO / 2024

6-foot-1, 200-pound frame that doesn’t lack strength at all and really looks the part in a uniform. Represented Team Missouri at the PBR Future Games last August, committing to LSU shortly afterwards. Worked mostly fastballs in this look, pumping his heater at 88-91 mph with ride at times that grabbed in-zone whiffs. Turned to a 1/7 curveball with depth to keep hitters off balance, also turned over a changeup at times in this start. A name-to-know southpaw on a national level, slotted at No. 4 overall in Missouri’s 2024 class and No. 55 overall nationally. 

Jackson Kircher RHP/OF / Little Rock Christian , AR / 2024

If Kircher wasn’t thought of as a true draft prospect for next year, this weekend likely changed a few minds. The uber physical right-handed hitter showed plenty of power and bat speed, catching up with 94 mph and sending it out of the park as well as banging multiple other balls off the wall. If the Oklahoma commit continues on this trajectory, there is a real chance he doesn’t make it to campus. 

Brock Lulewicz 3B / Muskego, WI / 2024

6-foot-1, 195-pound frame with strength in the lower half. PBR Future Games alumni, Wichita State commit, and one of the top prospects in Wisconsin’s 2024 class. Advanced bat-to-ball skills, covers the plate on the barrel with minimal swing-and-miss in zone. Doubled twice in a look this weekend. Sure-handed glove on the left side of the infield with a quick trigger to release. High baseball IQ on the field in all facets. 

Chris Mancinas SS / Bishop Ward, KS / 2024

Scrappy, competitive 5-foot-9, 165-pound switch-hitter that’s one of the top uncommitted prospects in the Kansas’ 2024 class. Swung it well throughout the weekend, particularly from the left side, including swatting a home run on day one while working on the barrel to all fields throughout. Fluid, sure-handed defender on the dirt, has also shown arm strength on the mound in previous looks. 

Wade Mann LHP / St Pius X, MO / 2024

Missouri commit. Well-proportioned 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame. Toed the rubber on Saturday afternoon and threw well in his start. Athletic, up-tempo delivery that he repeated consistently. Fastball touched 90 mph early, pitched in the upper-80s with life up in the zone and strikes east-to-west. Big bend on a mid-60s curveball, also spun a low-70s slider with more lateral angle and sweep to it. Competitor with a mound presence to him. One of the premier left-handed arms in Missouri’s 2024 class.

Jack Nobe RHP / St Francis Borgia, MO / 2024

6-foot-2, 175-pound lean-limbed athlete with wiry strength and quick twitch. PBR Future Games alum and Xavier commit. Helped lead St. Francis Borgia to the Class 5 state championship game this spring and continues to throw well in our looks. Fastball peaked at 91 mph in this look, pitching in the upper-80s from a fast, power high ¾ slot. Tight, bullet-like spin on his slider at 77-80 mph, also featured a low-80s changeup. A high-end arm in Missouri’s 2024 group that’s seemingly just scratching his surface. 

Kenny Perez SS / De LaSalle , IL / 2024

5-foot-10, 180-pounds with strength and athleticism. Represented Team Illinois at the PBR Future Games last summer, committing to Cincinnati shortly afterwards. Elite defensively at a premium position, showed effortless actions throughout the weekend with the arm strength and bounce to stick at shortstop at the next level. Fast intentful right-handed swing, went the other way with authority for a triple on Sunday. A high-end defender with a ceiling offensively that is one of the premier prospects in the Illinois’ 2024 group. 

Drew Rerick RHP / Fargo Davies (ND), MN / 2024

Uncommitted. Currently the No. 3 overall prospect in Minnesota’s 2024 class (though he goes to school in North Dakota). Hulking 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame with plenty of physicality on the hill. Punched out nine over five shutout innings, allowing just two hits, on Friday afternoon. Fastball played in the low-90s, touching 93 mph, with tilt down and ride up from an over-the-top slot. Curveball spun off an 11/5 axis with depth at 78-80 mph. 

John-Paul Sauer RHP / Jackson , MO / 2024

6-foot-1, 195-pounds. One of the top arms in Missouri’s 2024 class, represented Team Missouri at the Future Games last summer and committed to Tulane shortly afterwards. Took the mound on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. and hurled a complete game shutout in a 1-0 victory for his team. Fastball held 87-90 mph throughout, working both corners consistently. Spun a sharp slider with intent, 78-80 mph, and turned over a 74-76 mph changeup to left-handed hitters that played down and to the arm-side. Continues to throw three pitches for strikes consistently and get outs at a high rate. 

DJ Scheumann C / Mt Vernon , IN / 2024

Ball State commit. 6-foot-3, 180-pound switch-hitting backstop with physicality and juice, looks the part in a uniform. Rhythmic from the left side, strong hands, juice off the barrel with a feel to find it often. Turned around a heater for an RBI double in a look this weekend.  Amongst the top backstops in the Indiana 2024 class.


Anson Seibert RHP / Blue Valley Southwest, KS / 2024

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound right-hander continues to see his stuff tick up. They he did give up some barrels and runs in this one, the Tennessee commit still showed a fastball up to 94, settling in at 90-92 and a much improved breaking ball with 11/5 shape at 78-80.

Trey Snyder SS / Liberty North, MO / 2024

Tennessee commit and presently the No. 1 prospect in Missouri’s 2024 class, slotted at No. 43 overall nationally. 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame with strength throughout. Athletic with bat speed and line drive feel, used the whole field and collected a pair of hits on the tournament’s first day. Low effort mover on the dirt with nimble, rhythmic footwork and soft hands to pair. Made a handful of difficult plays look routine as the weekend went on, including a backhand play to escape a jam on Friday night.

Cale Sudderth 1B / Lone Grove , OK / 2024

Physically, the 6-foot-3 215-pound L/L two-way athlete is one of the most impressive uncommitted athletes in the country. On the mound, Sudderth was up to 90 and spun a mid 70s curveball. Offensively, Sudderth has a flat and middle-pull side approach with loud exit velos and elite bat speed. 

Tomas Valincius LHP / Baylor, TN / 2024

6-foot-2, 210-pound left/left two-way standout that’s committed to Virginia. Was seemingly on the barrel each time he stepped up to the plate while utilizing the entire field and totaling multiple extra-base hits throughout the weekend. Physical with advanced juice for his age but also owns a knack for contact with minimal swing-and-miss in zone. Hopped on the mound Saturday night and pitched in the low-90s, touching 93 mph, from a tight arm window, spinning a 79-81 mph slider with heavy sweep. Has loud tools on both sides of the ball that translate seamlessly into game action.

Noah Wech SS / Manitowoc Lincoln, WI / 2024

Oklahoma State commit. 6-foot, 185-pound frame with compact strength and explosive lower-half athleticism. Took the mound for GRB on Friday night and showed loud stuff early on, pitching at 90-92 mph in the first two innings, settling into the upper-80s afterwards. Throws his breaking ball with conviction and intent, downer spin in the upper-70s. Faded a changeup to left-handed bats in the same velocity range as his breaking ball, touch down in the zone. Confident in himself on the mound, will throw any pitch in any count. Currently the No. 2 overall prospect in Wisconsin’s 2024 class. 

Carson Wiggins RHP / Roland, OK / 2024

At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds and possessing one of the cleanest and fastest arms in the country, Wiggins is in the conversation as one of the top high school prospects in the country. The Arkansas commit showed three true plus pitches. The fastball got stronger in his second and third innings sitting 94-96 and other than a few big misses, showed that he could pour it in for strikes. The slider sat 84-85 late depth thrown with full arm speed that got swings and misses in the zone. The changeup was arguably his best pitch, throwing it over and over again to LHH and getting whiffs in and out of the zone, showing splitter type action. 

Cash Williams C / Choctaw , OK / 2025

6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Represented Team Oklahoma at the PBR Future Games and is one of the premier uncommitted talents in the nation for the 2025 class. Strong, authoritative right-handed barrel that showed well advanced juice for age as the weekend went on. Is an asset behind the plate defensively with one of the more advanced catch-and-throws for his age we’ve seen to date. Also a 6.61 runner in the 60. A complete do-it-all type of player that provides positive value in all areas of his game.