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Fox Cities Preseason I.D.: Pitcher Analysis


By Wisconsin Staff

Last month, our staff traveled to the Appleton area to host the annual Fox Cities Preseason I.D. at Players Choice of the Fox Cities. This year, we saw the biggest roster in event history with more than 150 prospects in attendance. For additional insight on this showcase, make sure to check out our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis, published days after the event.

We’re assessing the pitchers who took the mound in the Fox Cities last month, and it was a deep group of names, both familiar and unfamiliar to our staff. Gavin Rusch (Bay Port, 2021) has shown us some next-level upside in the past, but he’s begun to put it all together and emerged from this event as an uncommitted name to know in the state’s 2021 class. Similarly, RHP Tucker Bouche (Oconto Falls, 2021) made his PBR event debut in Appleton and was highly impressive, earning follow status moving forward as well.

The 2022s in attendance were headlined by Gradin Taschner (Neenah), who’s separating himself from his peers, becoming a need-to-know uncommitted sophomore in the state. He was up to an easy 87 mph and he’s only just scraping his potential. Benjamin Lee (Amherst) is a 6-foot-4 righty with raw talent that should be closely monitored this summer and beyond – we’re already looking forward to our next look at him, whenever that might be.

RHP Presely Wachowiak (Catholic Memorial) was arguably the day’s most ‘surprising’ arm in attendance, as one of the day’s final arms to throw, the freshman was up to 86 mph, sitting 84-85. He backed the velocity up with solid upside offspeed, which has him as a high-follow 2023 headed into the spring and summer.

Here’s a look at the top-five infielders from the 2021, 2022, and 2023 classes from the event, as well as reports on all of the prospects who made it out to Appleton last month:

Top 2021 Pitchers

1. Gavin Rusch, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP; A rising uncommitted junior arm in the state's 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-5, 190-pounds. Tall/Lanky frame.
Delivery: Smooth and easy, Tall/fall pitcher with level shoulders. Lands square and remains in line throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top, long and loose.
FB: T88, 84-86 mph. Heavy fastball with some arm side run thrown for strikes.
CB: 68-70 mph. Sharp, late breaking curveball with 1/7 movement. Shape and movement shows projectability to be a dominant pitch. Arm works at FB speed. Consistent strikes low in the zone.
CH: 74-77 mph. Straight change, inconsistent movement. Good change of pace with 9-11 mph difference to the FB.

2. Tucker Bouche, Oconto Falls (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/INF; A loud PBR debut, set to make an impact on the state 2021 board. 
Body: 6-foot-0, 165-pounds. Thin but projectable frame.
Delivery: Smooth delivery with solid mechanics. Lands athletic.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top action. Flashed loose and some whip.
FB: T86, 84-85 mph. Straight and heavy thrown for strikes down in the zone.
CB: 75-76 mph. Flashed 12/6 shape. Late breaking, sharp CB. Will be a swing and miss pitch for him at the next level. Showed the ability to locate low in the zone.
CH: 75-77 mph. Thrown at near FB arm speed. Showed good arm side run. Thrown for strikes.

3. Wilson Zuck, Appleton North (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP; One of the state's top-ranked uncommitted juniors.
Body: 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. Athletic frame and movements.
Delivery: Showed some rhythm and good balance. Remains in line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top action.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Hard and straight FB, flashed control. Added 2mph since last March.
CB: 73-75 mph. Early 12/6 shape at near FB arm action.
CH: 77-78 mph. Straight change thrown for consistent strikes.

4. Wyatt Fischer, De Pere (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP; An easy-going, uncommitted left-hander to know in the state's 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-0, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic build with high waist; projects well.
Delivery: Squared start; fluid side rock to athletic high knee lift, hip turn, level shoulders, works on line. Lands square, finishes athletically. Works in rhythm with low effort; easy action.
Arm Action: LH. Smooth, loose, long and quick arm action from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T84, 80-83 mph. Hard arm-side action with a feel for the zone and corners; works down.
CB: 68-72 mph. 2/8 shape with some sweeping action.
CH: 71-75 mph. Maintains arm speed with hard arm-side run/sink.

5. Colin Dailey, Cedarburg (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/RHP; An increasingly interesting two-way profile.
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Proportioned frame with average size.
Delivery: Very easy effort with smooth rhythm and balance.
Arm Action: RH. Works from an over the top motion and flashed a whippy and quick arm action.
FB: T87, 84-84 mph. Straight FB thrown for consistent strikes at the bottom of the zone. Added 4mph since last October.
CB: 68-70 mph. Spike CB with 1/7 movement. Slightly gradual break, but shape is there for a lot more action.

6. Tanner Schmidt, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP; Set to make a splash on the updated 2021 state rankings.
Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds. Lean, lanky, athletic frame; projects well.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher with some rhythm and uphill shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action. Quick arm speed with high 3/4 release point.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Heavy FB with arm side run. Thrown for strikes.
CB: 66-69 mph. Sharp CB with 1/7 shape. Thrown at near FB arm speed. Strikes low in the zone.
CH: 75-77 mph. arm side run. Near FB arm speed.

7. Gage Smith, Appleton North (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Tall and lanky frame.
Delivery: Smooth rhythm. Regular effort. Square landing and athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose action. Quick arm speed out of the high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Heavy feel. Good frame, could gain some extra power if he uses his lower half more as he matures.
CB: 70-72 mph. Tight, late 2/8 breaking CB. Thrown at FB speed for strikes.
CH: 72-74 mph. Good arm side run movement. Near FB speed. Thrown for strikes.

8. Matthew Perry, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Regular effort. Tall/fall with some rhythm. Level shoulders, stays in line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick over the top arm action.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Straight FB with heavy action. Consistent strikes down in the zone.
CB: 65-68 mph. Flashed sharp 12/6 movement. Struggled to locate and arm slows slightly. Shape is there for a projectable pitch if he can locate.
CH: 76-77 mph. Inconsistent movement. Showed both arm side run and cut on different occasions.

9. Tyler Upp, Hortonville (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 230-pounds. Large frame, thick/strong lower half.
Delivery: Staggered footing from middle of the rubber; side steps into big hip turn and coiled balance point, keeps ball hidden. Works on line, square to target, lands square with athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Plunge separation, long arm action, high 3/4 release.
FB: T83, 78-82 mph. Arm-side run that flashed hard action through the zone.
CB: 66-70 mph. 10/4 shape with average action.
CH: 68-74 mph. Thrown mostly at arm speed; similar arm-side run/fade, some late.

10. Easton Vertz, Pulaski (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 235-pounds. Strong, large build.
Delivery: Squared start straddling rubber; full side step with slow tempo, simple to knee lift, squared to home, works on line. Good extension down mound, lands square, finishes athletically. Easy effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, quick arm speed with easy/natural arm strength; high 3/4 slot.
FB: T84, 79-83 mph. Flashes some carry through the zone; arm-side run, some hard action.
CB: 72-74 mph. Gradual, minimal 11/5 action.
CH: 75-79 mph. Aggressive, thrown at arm speed; straight, occasional arm-side action.

Top 2022 Pitchers

1. Gradin Taschner, Neenah (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B; One of the top sophomore arms in a deep class.
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Strong, projectable frame.
Delivery: Easy, tall/fall pitcher with very mature mechanics for his age. Stays on line and has the ability to throw all three pitches for strike.
Arm Action: RH. Long, quick, and loose, over the top arm action.
FB: T87, 85-86 mph. Hard and straight FB thrown for consistent strikes.
CB: 72-73 mph. Late breaking CB thrown at FB arm speed. Breaker has 1/7 action and flashed some 12/6 movement. Thrown for strikes.
CH: 78-80 mph. Straight change, thrown at FB arm speed. Struggled to locate consistently.

2. Benjamin Lee, Amherst  (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP; A raw, upside arm trending up after a big performance here.
Body: 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. Big and lanky frame.
Delivery: Regular to easy effort. Slight uphill shoulders. Lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Heavy, with slight down movement. Thrown for strikes low in the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. Sharp 12/6 CB thrown at FB arm speed. Good control.
SL: 70-72 mph. Gradual, sweeping slider. Good control.
CH: 71-73 mph. Slight arm side run, thrown at near FB arm speed.

3. Sam Dodd, Hortonville (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Big bodied frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall. Some rhythm and regular effort. Falls slightly towards 1B.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick over the top motion.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Straight FB for strikes.
CB: 67-69 mph. 1/7 movement. Flashes 12/6 shape. Thrown at near FB arm speed for strikes.
CH: 75-76 mph. Straight CH. Thrown at FB arm speed. Strikes away to a RHH.

4. Jared Hanson, Escanaba (MI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 187-pounds. Tall and long limbed.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery. Flashed some rhythm. Remains in line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Average arm speed, high long and loose 3/4 action.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Straight FB. Showed ability to control the pitch consistently.
SL: 65-66 mph. Good feel for sharp sweeping slider. Throws for strikes at FB arm speed.
CH: 69-70 mph. Good feel for straight changeup. Thrown at near FB arm speed. Keeps it low and could be a swing and miss pitch as he continues to mature.

5. Jaeden Carstens, Neenah (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 205-pounds. Thick, durable build.
Delivery: Stretch-only, works off the left edge; athletic high knee and balance point, level/closed shoulders, strides and lands closed, finishes athletically.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing, loose, clean, whippy arm; high 3/4 release.
FB: T82, 80-81 mph. Some jump through the zone with arm-side action.
CB: 64-70 mph. 10/4 shape that flashed tight bite.
CH: 74-76 mph. Thrown mostly at arm speed with above-average fade/sink action.
CUT: 72-77 mph. Slider-like; action is a little more horizontal, sweeping.

6. Carson Holmes, Hortonville (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 168-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Delivery: Staggered footing, upright start from the right of the rubber; rhythmic side step to high knee lift, high front side, opens early, lands in an open position, finishes athletically.
Arm Action: LH. Big arm swing to 3/4 release point; some loose, quick action with easy effort.
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Inconsistent feel to locate, but arm-side action is above-average; hard run.
SL: 60-64 mph. 2/8 shape that flashed above-average action.
CH: 68-70 mph. Slight deceleration with arm-side run/fade.

7. Gavin Gawronski, Marquette University (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-foot-2, 155-pounds. Lanky frame with long, lean levers.
Delivery: Upright start from the left of the rubber; fluid side step to high knee and slight hip turn, closed shoulders through stride, lands sqaure, finishes square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, loose, clean from an over-the-top slot; above-average arm speed.
FB: T80, 78-79 mph. Generates some downhill tilt.
CB: 64-66 mph. 12/6 shape and locates well under the zone; flashed sharp.
CH: 69-71 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; straight change.

8. Max Bittner, Oshkosh North (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher. Stays in line. Some rushed rhythm.
Arm Action: LH. Quick over the top motion.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Slight cut.
CB: 64-67 mph. Little to no movement or shape.
CH: 67-70 mph. Straight CH thrown at near FB arm speed. Good change of pace for strikes.

9. Sam Meidenbauer, Waukesha West (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Strong, projectable frame.
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Athletic, lean build.
Delivery: Regular effort with some rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Flashed quick arm speed. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Straight FB. Some strikes.
CB: 66-68 mph. Early 1/7 movement. Near FB arm speed for strikes.
CH: 74-76 mph. Straight CH. Near FB arm speed.

10. Brandon Black, Bay Port (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 225-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher. A rushed rhythm with a slight recoil finish.
Arm Action: RH. Stiff, high 3/4 release.
FB: T80, 77-79 mph. Straight heavy FB with inconsistent control.
CB: 65-67 mph. Gradual breaking CB with 2/8 shape. Slows arm. Struggled to consistently locate.
CH: 66-68 mph. Best pitch. Showed arm side run. Thrown for strikes at near FB arm speed.

Top 2023 Pitchers

1. Presley Wachowiak, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP; Established himself as a high-follow freshman with this performance.
Body: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds.
Delivery: Mechanical delivery, level shoulders, smooth rhythm and stays on line throughout. Regular effort, lands slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top, loose arm action.
FB: T86, 84-85 mph. Straight action. Consistent strikes.
CB: 72-74 mph. 12/6 shape. Tight action thrown at FB arm speed. Good feel. Consistent strikes down in the zone.
CH: 76-78 mph. Straight action. Thrown at FB arm speed down in the zone.

2. Eli Zollar, Ashwaubenon (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B; A hulking freshman two-way follow in the state.
Body: 6-foot-3, 225-pounds. Big, proportional frame.
Delivery: Easy effort, mature mechanics, in line throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Quick high 3/4 arm action.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Straight FB thrown for strikes.
CB: 68-70 mph. Best pitch. Sharp, late breaking action with 2/8 movement. Thrown at FB arm speed for consistent strikes.
CH: 74-76 mph. arm side run change with near FB arm speed. Good feel for the pitch. Consistent strikes.

3. Logan Frank, Oshkosh North (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Long frame and build.
Delivery: Regular effort and flashed smooth rhythm. Level shoulders, stays in line, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Flashed quick and loose 3/4 arm action.
FB: T82, 80-82 mph. Straight FB thrown for strikes low in the zone.
CB: 58-62 mph. Gradual 2/8 movement. Slows arm. Missed in to RHH.
CH: 66-68 mph. Thrown at near FB speed. Flashed slight arm side run. Erratic control, misses in to RHH.

4. Thomas Burns, Hortonville  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Upside frame; lanky, long levers.
Delivery: Side rocker step into tall, toe lifted balance point, shoulders stay level, lands heel to toe and finishes athletically.
Arm Action: RH. Arm action is long, works out of high 3/4 slot, clean arm path.
FB: T84, 80-82 mph. Plays with run to arm side, showed feel for strike zone.
SL: 68-71 mph. 10/4 shape, flat sweeping action, moved laterally across the zone.
CH: 62-68 mph. Sinking action, slight fade to arm side.

5. Jonah Conradt, Hortonville (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 143-pounds. Thin frame but uses it well.
Delivery: Regular effort. Average balance. Level shoulders, remains in line, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick, high 3/4 arm action.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Showed late arm side run. Thrown for strikes.
CB: 66-67 mph. More of a sweeper. Thrown at near FB arm speed with gradual break. Showed good feel and the ability to control the pitch for strikes.
CH: 70-72 mph. Slight arm side run. Thrown at near FB arm speed. Struggled to locate.

6. Cole Bensen, Bay Port (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Flashed some pace and rhythm. Good athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Quick over the top action.
FB: T82, 77-79 mph. Flashed slight late cut. Showed consistent control.
CB: 66-67 mph. Good power CB. Showed 2/8 action down in the zone. Good control for his age.
CH: 67-69 mph. Straight change at near FB arm action. Showed ability to control the pitch.

7. AJ Courchaine, Bay Port (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic, thin frame.
Delivery: Staggered footing from the left edge of the rubber; side step to high knee lift, athletic balance point. Drops and drives with closed shoulders, lands closed, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing, loose, quick from high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Mostly straight; occasional slight run. Above-average carry through the zone for size/age.
CB: 65-67 mph. 11/5 shape with short wrinkle, gradual action.
CH: 73-75 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; showed an ability to spot at the corners with hard, late fade/sink.

8. Arik Egerbrecht, Plymouth (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 144-pounds. Thin frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher with some rhythm. Average balance and regular effort.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action with quick arm speed out of the high 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. 4-seam has late cut. Thrown for strikes. 2-seam has slight run.
SL: 68-70 mph. Gradual sweeping slider. Thrown at near FB speed for strikes.
CH: 69-72 mph. Floats. Near FB arm speed. Strikes.
SPLT: 69-72 mph. Varied action, thrown at near FB speed.

9. Nathan Vela, Hortonville  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Some strength in frame; broad shoulders.
Delivery: Tall start from the center of the rubber; rhythmic side step to very high knee lift, hip turn and coil balance point, high front side, good extension, strides on line and lands square, finishes athletically. Good tempo/timing, works in a smooth rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 77-78 mph. Consistent arm-side action, some hard.
SL: 62-67 mph. Some early feel for spin; 11/5 shape with gradual action.
CH: 69-72 mph. Slight deceleration; arm-side sink/run.

10. Tyson Pieper, Kimberly  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 163-pounds. Long-limbed frame, slender build.
Delivery: Tall/upright start from the center of the rubber; short side step to high knee lift, level shoulders, square landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action at separation to big arm circle, high cocked position; high 3/4 arm slot. Quick arm speed, loose.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Steep angle, downhill tilt; slight natural run.
CB: 54-60 mph. Decelerates arm speed, looping 12/6 shape with gradual action.
CH: 65-67 mph. Mostly at arm speed; straight change.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Zachary Ascher, Pulaski (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 188-pounds.
Delivery: Works from the center of the rubber; fluid side step to high knee and squared balance point, strides down with high front side, lands on line to target, squared to home, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action from a high 3/4 slot; low effort involved.
FB: T77, 74-77 mph. Mostly straight; slight arm-side action.
CB: 63-67 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual break, some depth.
CH: 68-70 mph. Straight change, mostly at arm speed.

Jamison Besaw, Menominee Indian (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Average size and frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall. Some rushed rhythm with regular effort.
Arm Action: LH. Short and stiff action. Average to quick over the top release.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Straight FB.
SL: 66-68 mph. Gradual sweeping slider. Near FB arm speed for strikes low in the zone.
CH: 67-69 mph. Thrown at FB arm speed. Chokes the finish making him miss consistently low in the zone.

James Bornick, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds. Thin, tall, whippy frame.
Delivery: Average balance and regular effort. Some rhythm with level shoulders. Lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick action. Arm angle ranges from 3/4 to high 3/4.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Straight FB for strikes.
CB: 68-69 mph. 2/8 shape. NEar FB arm speed. Consistent strikes away to RHH.
CH: 72-75 mph. Thrown at near FB speed. Slight arm side run for strikes down in the zone.

Quinn Bradford, Greendale (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Average balance and regular effort. If he engages his strong lower half, he has potential to add some life to his fastball.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top action thrown with average arm speed.
FB: T73, 71-73 mph. Slight arm side run. Thrown for strikes.
CB: 61-63 mph. Gradual breaking CB at near FB arm speed. Needs to finish the pitch, leaves ball up in the zone.
CH: 62-65 mph. Straight change at near FB arm speed. Inconsistent control.

Luke Brosig, DePere (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Some rhythm. Level shoulders. Lands closed and falls towards 3B.
Arm Action: RH. H 3/4 release. Average arm speed. Short action.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Straight FB thrown for strikes.
CB: 65-67 mph. Gradual breaking CB with 1/7 shape. Thrown at near FB arm speed for strikes.
CH: 72-74 mph. Showed some cut. Near FB arm speed for strikes down in the zone.

Ethan Brown, Waukesha West (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. High-waisted, lanky levers.
Delivery: Sqaured base from center of the rubber; fluid side step to knee lift, drops and drives with high front, good extension, closed landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action from high 3/4 slot. Flexible, whippy arm speed; some effort involved.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Generates some downhill tilt with finish through the zone; slight running action.
CB: 59-63 mph. Feel for spin, tight; 11/5 shape with early break that flashed sharp.
CH: 65-68 mph. Slight deceleration with fading action.

Jordan Clementi, Kettle Moraine Lutheran  (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Tall start from middle of the rubber; short side step to hip turn and high knee lift coil, big separation to closed toe-open landing, falls off the first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T71, 66-71 mph. Straight four-seam type.
CB: 57-60 mph. 12/6 shape with big depth, gradual action.
CH: 57-61 mph. Slight deceleration; some fade.

Aidan Colombo, Bay Port (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher with some rhythm. Regular effort. Lands hard and finished upright.
Arm Action: RH. Average, high 3/4 release.
FB: T73, 68-72 mph. 4-seam is straight thrown for strikes. 2-seam shows some arm side run late.
CB: 66-68 mph. Little to no movement on the CB. Flashed gradual 2/8 movement when it did break.
CH: 64-66 mph. Best pitch. Good arm side run for strikes. Thrown at near FB arm speed.

Jaden Diller, Southern Door (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pounds.
Delivery: Tall start from the middle of the rubber; small side step to knee lift, slight hip turn, drops and drives with level/closed shoulders, lands closed, falls off to third base side.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose, arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T70, 67-69 mph. Some natural arm-side action.
CB: 54-59 mph. 1/7 shape with gradual action, depth.

Elijah Frank, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Large, physical build with advanced strength.
Delivery: Some rhythm and effort. Stays in line.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick side arm action.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Slight run.
SL: 68-71 mph. Inconsistent sweeping slider. Yanks it. Falls off towards 1st.
CH: 74-76 mph. Near FB arm speed. Thrown for strikes with arm side run.

Sawyer Hau, Laconia (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/Fall. Showed some rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Quick and slightly stiff, over the top action.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Straight FB for strikes low in the zone.
CB: 62-65 mph. Gradual 2/8 movement. Near FB arm speed. Struggled to locate consistently.
CH: 66-68 mph. Slight arm side run for strikes up in the zone.

TJ Hauser, Appleton East (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 150-pounds. Long limbed frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall. Regular effort with some rhythm. Lands slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4, loose whippy arm action.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Showed late arm side run.
CB: 63-65 mph. Sharp and tight CB with 2/8 movement. Thrown or strikes at near FB arm speed.
CH: 61-63 mph. Straight change. Inconsistent control. Slows arm.

Austin Holmes, Appleton North (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 195-pounds. Solid, large frame and build, carries strength.
Delivery: Tall start from the right of the rubber; slow tempo side rock to knee lift, works on line, lands in a slightly open position.
Arm Action: LH. Clean, compact arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Some arm-side run and downhill tilt.
CB: 65-67 mph. 2/8 shape with average, gradual action.
CH: 69-70 mph. Mostly straight, subtle run, thrown mostly at arm speed.

Jeremiah Jahnke, Winneconne (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Long levers; thick/strong lower half.
Delivery: Squared start straddling rubber; fluid side step to athletic balance point, high knee, level shoulders, leg swings out to closed landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T73, 71-72 mph. Straight four-seam type.
CB: 58-60 mph. 11/5 shape that flashed late action with a feel to spot under the zone.
CH: 64-66 mph. Slight deceleration, though spots it well with some fading action.

Dwight Koehler, Ripon (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Proportional frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery with some rhythm. Only works out of the stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long action with average arm speed. Comes from an over the top slot.
FB: T76, 74-76 mph. Straight FB. Keeps it low in the zone.
CB: 57-60 mph. Gradual and loopy 12/6 CB. Thrown at near FB speed with good command.
CH: 67-68 mph. Showed slight sinking movement. Near FB arm speed for strikes.

Logan Kramer, Oconto Falls (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Some rhythm. Regular effort. Level shoulders. Lands square.
Arm Action: LH. Short and stiff over the top action with average arm speed.
FB: T69, 68-69 mph. Straight FB for strikes.
CB: 57-59 mph. Gradual CB with 12/6 shape. Near FB arm speed.
CH: 63-65 mph. Straight CH thrown at near FB arm speed.

Braden Lewis, Lincoln  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-foot-7, 145-pounds. Small frame.
Delivery: Good balance. Easy effort. Good mechanics. Strong legs. Will gain power as he matures.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 with average arm speed.
FB: T75, 72-74 mph. Slight late run. Thrown for strikes.
CB: 57-60 mph. Lat breaking 10/4 CB. Slows arem, but thrown for strikes.
CH: 67-68 mph. Slight cutting CH. Thrown at near FB arm speed.

Zachary Lindsley, Green Bay Preble (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 154-pounds. Thin, lanky with long levers.
Delivery: Sqaured start from the center of the rubber; slow tempo side step to low knee lift, drives to closed landing, short stride, squared to home at foot plant, finishes tall.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action from a high 3/4 slot; low effort involved.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Heavy action; consistent arm-side that flashed hard, worked down in the zone.
CB: 68-69 mph. 12/6 shape with short action.
CH: 69-73 mph. Firm, thrown at arm speed. Spots well in the lower third, similar arm-side action.

Jake Lucas, Kaukauna (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-foot-9, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/upright start from middle of rubber; brief step back then to side rock, knee lift with hip turn, drops and drives to square landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Consistent arm-side action.
CB: 68-71 mph. 2/8 shape with gradual action, some depth.
CUT: 69-72 mph. More horizontal action, some sweep.

Gavin Markert, Winneconne  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 137-pounds.
Delivery: Upright start from the middle of the rubber; slow temp side step, low knee lift, hip turn coil at balance point., closed shoulders, strides open, finishes square to home.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T74, 71-73 mph. Some run/sink action.
CB: 68-69 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual action.
CH: 67-69 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed, straight change.

Will Mattheis, Laconia  (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Solid, proportional strength.
Delivery: Tall, upright at start, working off left edge of the rubber; fluid side step to athletic knee lift, high knee and hip turned at balance point, drops and drives with high front. Slightly closed landing, momentum swings him to first base side. Works in some rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Plunge at separation, quick arm speed from over-the-top slot.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. Steep angle generates some downhill tilt, slight run.
CB: 70-72 mph. Softer than slider but generates more depth off a similar plane.
SL: 71-74 mph. Aggressive, tight downer action off a 12/6 plane.
CH: 68-69 mph. Slight deceleration with some arm-side action, some late fade.

Michael Merline, Oak Creek (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Tall, long levers; some strength in upper half, broad shoulders.
Delivery: Upright start from the middle of the rubber; big side step shuffle to left side of rubber, level knee lift, early separation, short stride to open landing.
Arm Action: RH. Short, compact arm circle, 3/4 release; above-average arm speed.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Some hard, heavy arm-side action.
CH: 66-69 mph. Somewhat maintains typical arm speed; similar arm-side action, run/sink.

Noah Meyer, Kaukauna (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-foot-10, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher. Showed inconsistent rhythm. Remained in line throughout.
Arm Action: RH. high 3/4 arm slot. Stiff, average arm speed.
FB: T71, 68-70 mph. Straight. Flashed slight downer action.
CB: 59-61 mph. Good, sharp, 1/7 movement. Thrown at near FB speed.
CH: 59-60 mph.

Isaac Milhaupt, Appleton West (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 150-pounds. Thin, lanky frame.
Delivery: Squared start from the middle of the rubber; slow tempo side rock to high knee, slight hip turn, shoulders closed, strides to an open position, finishes square to home.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. Consistent arm-side run.
CB: 66-69 mph. 10/4 shape with some feel to spin; flashed above-average action.
SL: 67-72 mph. Generates more horizontal action than curveball; more sweep.
CH: 68-69 mph. Slight deceleration with arm-side run/fade.

Trevor Nell, Algoma (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-foot-0, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Squared start from the middle of the rubber; side rock to hip turn and level knee lift, level shoulders, works on line, squared landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T68, 67-68 mph. Straight four-seam type.
CB: 58-60 mph. Generates more depth off a 12/6 plane.
SL: 59-61 mph. 10/4 shape with gradual action.
CH: 62-64 mph. Straight change thrown mostly at arm speed.

Caelen Nickel, Arrowhead (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Well proportioned, lean frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall. Some rhythm. Average balance and regular effort.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick, and stiff high 3/4 release.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Both 2 and 4 seam are straight. Both commanded well.
SL: 64-66 mph. SL has late 2/8 movement that flashes CB shape. Thrown at near FB speed for strikes.

Riley O'Connell, West Bend West (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. Tall and lean frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall, easy effort. Smooth rhythm. Falls slightly towards 1B. Finishes up right.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top action.
FB: T78, 74-76 mph. Straight FB. Thrown for strikes low and away to RHH.
CB: 63-66 mph. Good command and action. 12/6 movement late. Thrown for strikes at near FB arm speed.
CH: 67-69 mph. Straight change at near FB arm speed. Thrown for some strikes low and away to RHH.

Logan Paplham , Denmark (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 145-pounds. Thin frame with lanky levers.
Delivery: Starts from center of the rubber; side step to high knee, closed shoulders, drops and drives with high front, squared landing, falls off to first base side. Effort involved throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, quick arm speed; over-the-top slot. Whippy action.
FB: T80, 76-78 mph. Generates some downhill action from release point; steep angle.
CB: 58-64 mph. Inconsistent feel to locate, but above-average feel for spin; 12/6 shape with depth and tight spin, downer action.
CH: 60-68 mph. Mostly at arm speed with some arm-side action and fade.

Jake Petasek, Green Bay Preble (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Tall and thin frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall. Some rhythm. Lands square and athletic.
Arm Action: RH. Short and stiff action. Quick low 3/4 arm action.
FB: T77, 74-77 mph. 4-seam is straight thrown for strikes. 2-seam shows late run thrown for strikes.
CB: 63-64 mph. Gradual CB with sweeping movement. Thrown at near FB speed for strikes low in the zone.
CH: 74-76 mph. Thrown at FB arm speed. Little to no movement. Very similar to his FB.

Easton Plachetka, Hortonville (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Squared base, straddles rubber; small side step to knee lift, drops and drives on line, lands and finishes square. Works in some rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing to a high 3/4 release.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Straight; creates some steepness to home.
CB: 62-65 mph. 12/6 shape with some depth, gradual action.
CH: 68-70 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; straight change.

Hunter Pribeck, De Pere (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: INF/RHP
Body: , -pounds.
Delivery: Upright start from center of the rubber; rhythmic side step to level knee lift, level shoulders, works on line, lands square, finishes athletically.
Arm Action: . Short arm action, compact circle to high 3/4 release.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. Consistent arm-side run, some hard.
CB: 66-68 mph. 11/5 shape, thrown aggressively, flashed sharp action.
CH: 68-73 mph. Thrown mostly at arm speed; straight change.

Anthony Rieck, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Tall, long levers; carries projection.
Delivery: Stretch-only, works from the middle of the rubber; high knee lift, level shoulders, strides closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action with above-average arm speed; high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 74-76 mph. Slight arm-side run.
CB: 65-67 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual action.
KN: 60-63 mph. Light spin; deceleration.

Anthony Ruzzicone, Appleton West (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-0, 180-pounds. Strength in frame; sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Squared base straddles rubber; side step to athletic high knee lift, straight leg down with big extension to squared landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action and wrap from separation; long arm circle and swing to high 3/4 release.
FB: T77, 73-76 mph. Heavy feel with some sinking action.
CB: 52-60 mph. Loopy 12/6 shape with big depth, gradual action.
CH: 64-65 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed with some slight fade.
CUT: 64-68 mph. Slider-like action; tight spin thrown at arm speed off an 11/5 plane.

John Sargent, Hortonville  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Long, lean levers.
Delivery: Stretch-only, works off right side of rubber; submarine type. Level knee lift, drops and drives with shoulders closed, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action from a submarine arm slot.
FB: T65, 62-65 mph. Straight type from a tough angle.
CB: 57-59 mph. Gradual, sweeping action.
CH: 60-62 mph. Slight deceleration with some fade.

Sean Severson, Kaukauana (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-foot-9, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Tall start from the center of the rubber; side step to high knee lift, slight hip turn, shoulders closed, leg swings out to closed landing, finishes square to home.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing, looseness, high 3/4 slot; some inherent arm strength.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Straight four-seam type with above-average carry in the zone for his age; occasional arm-side action.
CB: 64-69 mph. 11/5 shape with above-average action at times, depth.
CH: 60-64 mph. Thrown mostly at arm speed with arm-side run/fade.

Carter Stan, Appleton North  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds. Thin, lanky frame.
Delivery: Squared start from center of the rubber; uptempo side step to high knee, squared/level shoulders, leg drops and strides to square landing, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action from high 3/4 slot; easy effort.
FB: T74, 71-73 mph. Natural cut action.
CB: 61-64 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual action.
CH: 62-64 mph. Somewhat maintains typical arm speed; straight change.

Max Stocco, Marquette University (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Small frame.
Delivery: Showed regular effort through delivery and some rhythm. KEpt shoulder level and landed square.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose action with a quick over the top release.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. Showed run. Consistent strikes.
CB: 65-67 mph. Late breaking 2/8 CB. Thrown for strikes up in the zone at near FB arm speed.
CH: 67-69 mph. Thrown at FB arm speed with arm side run. Located well low and away to a RHH.

Matthew Stuczynski, Neenah  (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Upright start from the middle of the rubber; fluid side step to knee lift, athletic balance point, level shoulders, works on target to home, lands slightly closed in a position to defend.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, some looseness, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 70-74 mph. Steady arm-side run.
CH: 63-67 mph. Slight deceleration with arm-side run/fade.

Owen Sullivan, Oak Creek (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Showed some rhythm and effort. Lands square. Finished up right.
Arm Action: RH. Short high 3/4 action.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Straight. Flashed some heavy feel. Showed life to the pitch. Thrown for strikes.
SL: 70-72 mph. Thrown at near FB speed. Gradual 2/8 break thrown for strikes to arm side of the plate.
CH: 73-75 mph. Near FB arm speed. Slight cut. Down in zone.

Ethan Susa, West Depere (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Squared start from center of rubber; forward step to high knee lift, level shoulders, strides closed, finishes off first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Compact, loose, arm action from high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 72-75 mph. Consistent arm-side run.
CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, breaks early, average action.
CH: 68-70 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; straight change.

Brett Tetzlaff, Seymour (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 148-pounds.
Delivery: Works off left edge of rubber; quick to balance point, high knee, squared to home, high front side, squared landing, squared finish.
Arm Action: LH. Sharp plunge at separation, long arm action, low 3/4 release slot.
FB: T76, 73-75 mph. Consistent arm-side run and sink.
SL: 64-66 mph. 2/8 shape with gradual action.
CH: 67-69 mph. Thrown at arm speed; flashed late fade under the zone.

Justin Ulmer, Neenah (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Squared start from the center of the rubber; rhythmic side step to high knee and coil, athletic balance point with hip turn, leg swings out to slightly closed landing. Finishes athletically, facing third base.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm circle, short action to a high 3/4 window.
FB: T74, 72-74 mph. Some downhill tilt with run.
CH: 69-70 mph. Firm, straight change.

Jacob Vannett, Seymour (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Lanky frame.
Delivery: Easy effort and smooth rhythm. Level shoulders and square landing. Falls slightly towards 1B.
Arm Action: LH. Long action. Average arm speed out of the high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 75-75 mph. Slight late run.
SL: 67-69 mph. Gradual sweeping SL. Thrown at FB arm speed for strikes low in the zone.
CH: 71-72 mph. Slight arm side run. Strikes.

Max Vezina, Appleton North (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Upright start from the middle of the rubber; steps forward into pivot, level knee lift, level shoulders, works on line and lands square; finishes in a position to field.
Arm Action: LH. Sharp plunge at separation; compact arm action to high 3/4 release.
FB: T71, 69-70 mph. Arm-side run.
SL: 57-61 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; generates some solid action, fade.
CH: 60-63 mph. 1/7 shape with good depth; flashed tight.

Nick Wagner, Mishicot (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Squared start from middle of the rubber; simple side step to high knee lift, coiled balance point, shoulders closed. Drops and drives with shoulders closed, closed landing, momentum swings to first base side finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing to 3/4 slot.
FB: T73, 70-72 mph. Arm-side run.
CB: 61-64 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action.
CH: 64-68 mph. Slight deceleration; some fade, run.

Logan Wiese, Fond du Lac (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-foot-10, 192-pounds. Solid, thick build.
Delivery: Showed some rhythm and regular effort. Lands square but falls towards 1B.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick, high 3/4 arm action.
FB: T80, 78-79 mph. Slight arm side run.
CB: 68-69 mph. Late 2/8 break. Near FB speed. Inconsistent.
SL: 70-71 mph. More of a CB. Inconsistent movement, but has control and throws for strikes.
CH: 73-74 mph. FB arm speed. Showed slight sink and control low in the zone.

Wyatt Wiitanen, Green Bay Preble (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Lean, lanky frame with some projection.
Delivery: Tall at start from center of the rubber; side step to quick, high knee lift, works on line with level shoulders, square landing, athletic finish. Works in a quick rhythm and tempo.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm action; short circle from a high 3/4 window.
FB: T80, 77-80 mph. Consistent arm-side action with feel for strikes.
CB: 64-66 mph. 1/7 shape that flashed tight, sharp action; feel to land for strikes or drop under the zone.
CH: 73-75 mph. Firm, thrown at arm speed; arm-side run with feel to locate.

Payton Wright, Winneconne (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 195-pounds. Muscular build with strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall/fall pitcher with average balance and regular effort. Lands square with a slight recoil finish.
Arm Action: RH. Average arm speed. 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Both 2-seam and 4-seam are straight. Thrown for strikes.
CB: 65-67 mph. Gradual 2/8 movement. Near FB arm speed. Erratic.
CH: 68-70 mph. Straight change. Slows arm. Thrown for strikes.

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