Future Prospects Showcase - Milwaukee: Statistical Analysis


By Andy Sroka & Diego Solares
Wisconsin Staff

On April 20, the PBR Wisconsin staff hosted its latest 7th and 8th grade event, Future Prospects – Milwaukee, at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia. There were a handful of eye-opening performances at this dual-purpose event, designed to educate players on the showcase format by the time they reach the high school level, in addition to the recruiting process that will accompany the next four or five years.

We’ll share the stat leaderboards from each of the metrics we measured on Tuesday, but first, we’ll highlight several of the day’s top performers – players who have garnered some attention prior to their freshman year of high school.

TAKEAWAYS

+ C/INF/RHP Carter Kutz (Hartford Union, 2025) emerged as, arguably, the biggest winner from this event. He started his day off running a 7.62 inside a physical, athletic 6-foot-1, 160-pound frame. Kutz then recorded a max exit speed off the tee of 88 mph, and followed that up by stringing together one of the event’s best BP rounds, driving nearly every baseball into the gaps with intent off the barrel. His strength translates to his defense seamlessly, too. Kutz’s advanced arm strength led to a 74 mph high from behind the plate, which comfortably led the event, and he was also 83 mph across the infield. He showed well from both positions, but he has some natural catcher actions, and he projects to really grow into the position long-term. He also showed an inherent feel to spin a potential swing-and-miss breaking ball, and comfortably spotted his changeup down in the zone, each playing off his 79-81 mph fastball.

+ RHP/INF Jaxon Clayton (N/A, 2025) is a natural athlete, built at a strong 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, and he looks like he’s trending as one of the state’s top 2025 talents so far. He was at or near the top of several stat categories, as you’ll find below. And while Clayton made his mark as a middle infielder and right-handed hitter, it’s his athleticism and advanced, early feel to pitch that had our staff most impressed. He sat 79-82 mph at the bottom of the strike zone and demonstrated a premium feel to spin a biting breaking ball, 64-65 mph, with downer action that projects to miss plenty of bats in the not-too-distant future. Clayton also recorded a 91 mph max exit velocity, and he led the event with an 87 mph high across the infield.

+ C/INF Nathan Schopf (Oak Creek, 2025) was another one of the day’s overall winners, and he’s also a follow catcher to know in the state’s incoming freshman class. His right-handed bat has middle-of-the-order impact potential, evidenced by a 96 mph high off the tee, and it showed during his live round of BP, too. Schopf’s swing features natural bat speed and an innate ability to barrel the baseball up into the gaps, aggressively pounding the back net throughout his round.

+ OF Trent Oiler (Brookfield East, 2025) was one of the most athletic prospects in attendance, producing prominent upside as a result. He ran a 7.13 inside a lanky 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame, which was particularly impressive. Oiler then backed that up by showing advanced control over his long levers from the left-handed batter’s box, working gap-to-gap from a clean left-handed stroke and occasionally made noticeably loud contact when he found the barrel. Oiler’s athleticism and speed naturally works in the outfield, and he also reached an 85 mph high to home, which led the showcase.

+ OF/RHP Tyler Gress (Muskego, 2025) was another athlete that made a strong all-around impression in his PBR event debut. Built at a lanky 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame with upside throughout, Gress showed loose quick hands at the plate and was all over the barrel, spraying line drives to all fields with ease. Gress also reached an 83 mph high on his best throw to home from the outfield and filled up the zone with a 76-78 mph fastball that topped out at 80 mph.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

+ INF Jack Poellet (Lake Country Lutheran, 2025) is a lean 5-foot-11 athlete who was took one of the best rounds of infield defense on the day where reached an 83 mph high to first. The arm is particularly live and loose, and his athleticism complements it very well. Poellet’s also switch-hitter who swings a fast bat, especially from the right side.

+ OF Braylen White (N/A, 2025) is a quick-twitch athlete, and already one of the top incoming freshmen athletes we’ve seen to date. He ran a 6.99, an advanced time for a player his age, and it helped him look capable of covering a lot of ground in a center field profile.

+ C Nathan Urban (Indian Trail) is a physical 2025 player to follow, with a right-handed bat that projects to be his best tool. A loose, strong swing that generated above-average contact during live BP, attached to innate catcher actions, that helped him produce a fundamental catch-and-throw to second, and athletically block the ball in the dirt.

+ INF Ethan Bauerschmidt (Tremper, 2025) has premium middle infield actions, and he was also responsible for one of the event’s top rounds of defense. His rangy actions add up, when considering his 7.43 speed, a quality time turned in for his age.

+ INF Jake Cummins (Janesville Craig) stood out as one of the most advanced 2026 players in attendance. He glides around the middle of the infield with a natural feel to defend; and he led all 2026 in the 60 by running a 7.67. His left-handed bat also recorded an 85 mph max exit speed, which was also among the tops for ‘26 players.

You’ll find all the statistical leaders from Tuesday’s event, below. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Braylen White WI Brown Deer 2025 OF 6.99
2 Trent Oiler WI Brookfield East 2025 RHP 7.13
3 Ethan Bauerschmidt WI Tremper 2025 2B 7.43
4 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 3B 7.46
5 Gabriel Ciralsky WI University School of Milwaukee 2025 OF 7.50
6 Jack Poellot WI Lake Country Lutheran 2025 SS 7.52
^ Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 7.52
7 Ryne Dzierzynski IL Grant 2025 SS 7.57
8 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 7.62
9 Jake Cummins WI Milton 2026 SS 7.67
10 Bennett Cagle WI Edgewood 2025 C 7.69

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 3B 82 mph
2 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 81 mph
3 Tyler Gress WI Muskego 2025 RHP 80 mph
4 Trent Oiler WI Brookfield East 2025 RHP 78 mph
5 Zachary Kiffmeyer WI Oshkosh North 2025 C 77 mph
6 Nathan Urban WI Indian Trail 2025 C 76 mph
^ Ethan Bauerschmidt WI Tremper 2025 2B 76 mph
7 Ryne Dzierzynski IL Grant 2025 SS 75 mph
^ Zachary Ausburn IL Warren 2025 1B 75 mph
^ Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 75 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 96
2 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 3B 91
^ Bennett Cagle WI Edgewood 2025 C 91
3 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 88
4 Trent Oiler WI Brookfield East 2025 RHP 87
^ Adam Urban WI Wauwatosa West 2025 SS 87
^ ONeil Wright WI Grafton 2026 1B 87
5 Jake Cummins WI Milton 2026 SS 85
^ Jack Poellot WI Lake Country Lutheran 2025 SS 85

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 3B 87
2 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 83
^ Jack Poellot WI Lake Country Lutheran 2025 SS 83
3 Adam Urban WI Wauwatosa West 2025 SS 81
4 Daniel Hauboldt WI Muskego 2025 SS 78
5 James Wirth WI Bayside 2025 3B 77

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Trent Oiler WI Brookfield East 2025 RHP 85
2 Tyler Gress WI Muskego 2025 RHP 83
3 Nolan Witkowski WI Verona Area 2025 RHP 79
4 Braylen White WI Brown Deer 2025 OF 78
5 Joseph Suokko WI Westosha Central 2025 1B 76

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 74
2 Zachary Kiffmeyer WI Oshkosh North 2025 C 70
3 Logan Forray WI Oak Creek 2025 C 69
4 Colton Holmes IL Warren 2025 C 67
5 Bennett Cagle WI Edgewood 2025 C 66
^ Nathan Urban WI Indian Trail 2025 C 66
^ Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 66

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Carter Kutz WI Hartford Union 2025 C 2.07-2.18
2 Nathan Schopf WI Oak Creek 2025 C 2.28-2.45
3 Nathan Urban WI Indian Trail 2025 C 2.31-2.42
4 Colton Holmes IL Warren 2025 C 2.31-2.50
5 Liam Hagland WI Germantown 2026 C 2.35-2.60
6 Zachary Kiffmeyer WI Oshkosh North 2025 C 2.37-2.41
7 Ethan Farley WI Bay Port 2025 C 2.37-2.56
8 Bennett Cagle WI Edgewood 2025 C 2.38-2.49

You can find the full list of statistics by visiting the event page, here.

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