Madison Open: Preview
June 26, 2023
This Tuesday, June 27th, the PBR Wisconsin team is hosting the Madison Open at Sun Prairie East High School in Sun Prairie, WI, a new event added to the summer circuit. This is an open event for all high school classes (2024-27), and gives our staff an ample look at the area’s top players.
For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we'll have on-site to assist our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. For a complete look at those registered to attend this event, view the most up-to-date version of the roster by clicking here.
As previously mentioned, this will be the first ever Madison Open, as PBR Wisconsin continues to expand their showcase amenities and coverage of prep prospects across the Badger State. The roster presents many newcomers, along with a few athletes who made a name for themselves during the spring season.
To start, 1B/RHP Ethan Hibicke (Sussex Hamilton, 2025) and C Luka Tusic (Sussex Hamilton, 2025) are a pair of high school teammates who made appearances at the Chicagoland Open a couple of weeks ago, and performed well at the showcase. Hibicke had exit velocities ranging up to 91 mph, averaging around the mid-80s throughout his BP performance. The two-way prospect got up on the mound too, reaching 81 mph with a fastball, sitting between 78-80. On the other hand, Tusic displayed pop times between 2.12-2.26 seconds, entering Tuesday as one of the top backstops in the pool of competition.
OF Luke Krull (Xavier, 2024) is a prospect who made his first appearance last summer, as he returns in 2023 after coming off of a varsity season where he hit leadoff and played centerfield for Xavier. The right-handed hitter topped out at 91 mph in exit velocity at the Underclass Open a year ago, as we’re interested to see his progress as he prepares for his final summer circuit and senior season.
Earlier in the winter, MIF Jack Tubbs (Stratford, 2024) took on the Madison Preseason ID, featuring an athletic and well-proportioned 5-foot-9, 170-pound frame. Tubbs finished with an 86 mph max exit velocity at the plate with a consistent and relaxed swing, while also showing well on the infield with an accurate arm.
Jack Tubbs (3/12/23)
OF Jeffrey Freund (Beaver Dam, 2025), MIF Aidan Kammer (Jefferson, 2024), RHP/OF Benjamin Ketelson (Sun Prairie West, 2024) all enjoyed quality spring seasons for their respective high schools, as each makes their first appearance at a PBR showcase on Tuesday. Freund and Kammer were inserted as top-of-the-order bats in their lineups, and Ketelson finished with a 4-1 record on the mound in his first varsity season.
Perusing the event roster, we’re set to meet a majority of players who’ve not yet attended a PBR showcase, and we’re eager to add more names to our follow lists.
EVENT CHECK-IN PROCESS
Because of the high number of prospects set to attend Saturday's event, it is imperative that you read our adjusted showcase itinerary below, which will allow our staff to swiftly and efficiently educate and evaluate the players set to attend.
Additionally, in an effort to continue and develop contactless check-in strategies, upon arrival, players will scan a QR Code with their smart phone camera that will lead them to a Google Form. On that Form, players will enter their name (matching the spelling on their PBR profile) and hit submit. Upon submission, players will be prompted to click a link that will direct them to their jersey color and number, located next to their registered name.
+ ALL Players:
- Check-in: 9:15 AM
MORE EVENT DETAILS
Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Vizual Edge, and Blast Motion 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. Finally, wear baseball clothes; assigned and numbered PBR jerseys will be provided.