Back

Eastern Wisconsin Open: Statistical Analysis


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Monday, Aug. 19, the PBR Wisconsin team travelled to Sheboygan to host Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan, Wis., home of the Sheboygan A’s, to host the annual Eastern Wisconsin Open showcase. We had a group of around 70 players attend the event and today is dedicated to analyzing all of the measured data gathered at the event.

Below, we’re going to break down each of the statistical categories to highlight some of the day's top performers. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for videos from this showcase to be posted, and for scouting reports to be compiled in the next month or so.

We touched on a ton of Monday's top performers already in our Quick Hits post, published yesterday, so check back there for more details. For now, check out our Stats Story.

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Blake Hall's (Random Lake, 2020) breakout day began here, at the 60-yard dash. He sped through the long grass in the outfield and still burned his way to a 6.76 mark. Incoming sophomore Connor Roloff (Cedarburg) was among the more athletic prospects in attendance on Monday and his 60 time proves that.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Blake Hall WI Random Lake 2020 3B 6.76
2 Connor Roloff WI Cedarburg 2022 OF 7.00
3 Nick Nowak WI Waukesha South 2021 C 7.23
4 Jamie Praefke WI Stevens Point Area 2020 RHP 7.26
^ Ismael Bastardo WI Saint Francis 2020 OF 7.26
5 Gavin Roanhouse WI Waterford 2021 OF 7.28

TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY

Once we knew Logan Schulfer (Stevens Point, 2021; Wisconsin-Milwaukee commit) was headed to Sheboygan, we figured the race for the second-best fastball velocity was on. Schulfer was shoo-in for the top spot here and he reached back and touched one 91 mph. The handful tied at 84 mph were expounded on in detail yesterday, but all of them stood out for various reasons.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Logan Schulfer WI Stevens Point 2021 RHP 91 mph
2 Thomas Hunt WI Almond-Bancroft 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Adam Diedrich WI Hilbert 2020 RHP 84 mph
^ Aaron Rice WI Brillion 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Nick Nowak WI Waukesha South 2021 C 84 mph
^ Devin Mrozek WI Stevens Point Area 2023 SS 84 mph
^ Ryan Walters WI West Allis Central 2020 RHP 84 mph
3 Owen Weber WI Appleton North 2020 RHP 83 mph

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Jacob Modjeski's (Port Washington, 2021) 97 mph exit velocity mark does an excellent job at telling the story of how hard he can hit it from the right-handed box. He was among, if not the, top power bats at Wildwood on Monday.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jacob Modjeski WI Port Washington 2021 3B 97
2 Connor Mrozek WI Stevens Point Area 2020 RHP 93
3 Gavin Roanhouse WI Waterford 2021 OF 91
4 Jakob King WI Sussex Hamilton 2020 RHP 90
5 Noah Gerritson WI Waupun 2021 LHP 89
^ Hunter Petska WI Green Bay Preble 2020 C 89
6 Nicholas LaVigne WI Appleton West 2021 C 88
^ Riley Bauman WI Stratford 2021 OF 88

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Some of the day's best arm strength, overall, came from 2023 SPASH two-way prospect Devin Mrozek. He paced all other infielders with an 81 mph high.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Devin Mrozek WI Stevens Point Area 2023 SS 81
2 Thomas Hunt WI Almond-Bancroft 2021 RHP 80
^ Jamie Praefke WI Stevens Point Area 2020 RHP 80
3 Charlie Bogue WI Mount Horeb 2021 C 78
^ Max Bretzmann WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2021 SS 78

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Another member of the '23 class topped the outfield leaderboard: Logan Frank (Oshkosh North). As you might expect, the strong and athletic Frank used that arm strength well on the mound, too.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Owen Weber WI Appleton North 2020 RHP 84
2 Aiden Reilly WI Plymouth 2020 LHP 80
^ Riley Bauman WI Stratford 2021 OF 80
3 Jarrett Buchholz WI Waupun 2020 OF 79
^ Gavin Roanhouse WI Waterford 2021 OF 79

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

We've identified Green Bay Preble's Hunter Petska (2020) a couple of times both earlier this summer and previewing Monday's event. He held up his end of the bargain with another solid all-around performance in Sheboygan, four ticks better with his throws down to second. He's still uncommitted.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Hunter Petska WI Green Bay Preble 2020 C 76
2 Nick Nowak WI Waukesha South 2021 C 72
^ Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 72
3 Hunter Steger WI Sheboygan North 2021 C 71

TOP POP TIME

Petska also averaged the lowest pop times of the group of catchers, but Nick Nowak (Waukesha South, 2021) cut it real close. Nowak was also among the day's best performers, from the mound to behind the plate and at it. He's become a real prospect to follow through the rest of 2019 and beyond.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Hunter Petska WI Green Bay Preble 2020 C 2.10-2.30
2 Nick Nowak WI Waukesha South 2021 C 2.11-2.34
3 Alec Campbell WI Milton 2022 C 2.15-2.40
4 Charlie Bogue WI Mount Horeb 2021 C 2.18-2.30

RELATED CONTENT