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Madison Preseason I.D.: Statistical Analysis


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer

On March 14, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted the Madison Preseason I.D., at GRB Academy in Windsor, Wis. This was an open event for all high school classes (2021-24), and gave our staff an ample look at the area's top players as, perennially, the largest event on our winter circuit with over 170 players in attendance.

On Wednesday, in our first post-event piece from this event, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Sunday’s showcase within our Quick Hits story. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the top performers from a traditional statistical standpoint from the event. Throughout the rest of this week, we’ll be taking diving deeper into all of the data we collected, too, with the help of our Blast Motion and TrackMan devices.

For now, check out which players put up some eye-popping numbers in Madison last Sunday. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 6.50
2 Colin Obermann WI Kimberly 2022 SS 6.62
3 Ethan Hindle WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 6.66
4 Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 6.69
5 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 6.75
6 Ryan Coon IL Freeport 2024 OF 6.76
7 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 6.79
8 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 6.82
9 Mark Powell WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 6.85
^ River Lindsey WI Muskego 2023 OF 6.85
10 Tyler Marty WI Lakeside Lutheran 2022 OF 6.86
11 Payton Frehner WI Waukesha North 2022 SS 6.87
12 Jake Schaffner WI Janesville Craig 2023 SS 6.89
^ David Matuszak WI Madison La Follette 2022 2B 6.89
^ Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 6.89
13 Grant Meulemans WI Freedom 2022 SS 6.90
14 Jake Zeal IL Lena-Winslow 2023 OF 6.91
15 Keli Grennier WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 6.92
^ Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 6.92
^ Jackson Hunley WI Sun Prairie 2023 RHP 6.92
^ James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 6.92
16 Charles Briggs WI Monroe 2022 SS 6.94
^ Patrick Schork WI Janesville Craig 2022 OF 6.94
17 Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 6.98
18 Aaron Jungers WI Madison Memorial 2022 LHP 7.01
^ Logan Kraus WI Fond du Lac 2023 SS 7.01
^ Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 7.01
19 Nathan Huff WI Delavan Darien 2023 SS 7.03
^ Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 7.03
^ Evan Johnson WI Kimberly 2022 RHP 7.03
20 Michael Carpenter WI Arrowhead 2023 LHP 7.04
^ Kolton Schaller WI Mount Horeb 2022 2B 7.04

OF Dominik McVay (Mineral Point, 2022) is one of the more athletic prospects in the state’s junior class and that showed on Sunday. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound McVay comfortably ran the fastest 60-yard of the entire event, showcasing an impact speed tool, clocked at 6.50. Infielders Colin Obermann (Kimberly, 2022) and Ethan Hindle (Arrowhead, 2023) each showcased advanced athleticism for their respective ages, running the second and third fastest times. Another high-end athlete from the state’s 2022 class continues to build his athletic resume: OF Landon Behringer (North Fond du Lac). The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Behringer marginally improved his 60 time from the West Milwaukee Preseason I.D. two weeks ago, clocking in at a 6.69 – a personal PBR best.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 92 mph
2 Dylan Questad WI Waterford 2023 RHP 91 mph
^ Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 91 mph
^ Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 91 mph
3 Nolan Klug WI Menomonee Falls 2022 RHP 90 mph
^ Jonah Conradt SC P27 Academy 2023 RHP 90 mph
4 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 88 mph
^ Carson Klaus WI Adams Friendship 2022 RHP 88 mph
5 Troy Knutson WI Holmen 2022 RHP 87 mph
^ Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 87 mph
6 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 86 mph
^ James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 86 mph
^ Nathan Melnikoff WI Mukwonago 2022 RHP 86 mph
^ Tyler Schmitt WI Madison Memorial 2022 RHP 86 mph
7 Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 85 mph
^ Easton Zempel WI Middleton 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Tyler Lusic WI Waterford Union 2023 RHP 85 mph
^ Charlie McChesney WI Verona Area 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 85 mph
^ Craig Kabat WI Bay Port 2024 RHP 85 mph
^ Gavin Gawronski WI Marquette University 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Trevor Stevens WI Waunakee 2022 RHP 85 mph

We saw six pitchers record max fastball velocities of over 90 mph on Sunday, led by a former PBR Future Games member LHP/OF Christian Oppor (Columbus, 2022). Still uncommitted, Oppor is a special type of athlete and that shows in multiple aspects on the baseball field. He’s a 6.79 runner in the 60-yard dash, and he registered elite-level Blast Motion swing metrics, all while uncorking a 95 mph high from the outfield which translated to a 92 mph high from the mound – both were event bests.

Right behind him are three power arms that are quickly cementing themselves as high-follow prospects in their respective classes. RHP Caden Capomaccio (Notre Dame Academy, 2022; uncommitted) saw a major uptick in his stuff recently, exclusively sitting at 90-91 mph with his fastball. From the 2023 class, RHP Dylan Questad (Waterford; Notre Dame commit) and RHP Cole Selvig (Regis) also topped out at 91 mph, setting personal bests in front of our staff.

One of the biggest winners from Sunday’s event was RHP Nolan Klug (Menomonee Falls, 2022; uncommitted). The 6-foot-5, 225-pound physical prospect jumped up seven ticks on his max fastball velocity since we last saw him in June, touching 90 mph a couple times in his bullpen. This was our third look at Hortonville RHP Jonah Conradt (2023; Arizona commit) over the last month and the wiry 6-foot-1, 156-pound right-hander continued to impress, touching 90 mph, and technically touching his highest mark by a fraction over those multiple winter looks.

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 100
2 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 98
3 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 97
4 Davis Hamilton WI Sun Prairie 2022 SS 96
^ Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 96
5 Evan Johnson WI Kimberly 2022 RHP 95
^ Ethan Hindle WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 95
^ Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 95
^ Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 95
6 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 94
^ Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 94
^ James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 94
7 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 93
^ Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 93
^ Miles Nelson WI Monona Grove 2023 1B 93
^ Tyler Butina WI Jefferson 2023 1B 93
^ Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 93
^ Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 93
8 Mark Powell WI Arrowhead 2022 OF 92
^ Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 92
^ Kolton Schaller WI Mount Horeb 2022 2B 92
^ Aaron Jungers WI Madison Memorial 2022 LHP 92
^ Carter Borcherding WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 92
^ Tyler Marty WI Lakeside Lutheran 2022 OF 92
^ Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 92
^ Drew Brookman WI Tomah 2023 RHP 92
^ Caleb Guden WI Medford 2022 SS 92
9 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 1B 91
^ Colin Obermann WI Kimberly 2022 SS 91
^ Easton Zempel WI Middleton 2022 RHP 91
^ Payton Frehner WI Waukesha North 2022 SS 91
^ Hunter Abitz WI Kettle Moraine Lutheran 2023 C 91
^ Mason Armstrong WI Verona Area 2023 C 91
^ Blake Armiger WI Arrowhead 2023 OF 91
10 Brady Davidson WI St Joseph Catholic 2023 3B 90
^ Patrick Schork WI Janesville Craig 2022 OF 90
^ Brady LaViolette WI Notre Dame Academy 2024 C 90
^ Jenkin Alexander WI Sun Prairie 2022 SS 90
^ Aidan Ripp WI Sun Prairie 2022 C 90

As one of the state’s most physical prospects, regardless of class, C Thomas Curry (Arrowhead, 2023) took the loudest round of batting practice on Sunday – and maybe all winter. Curry seemingly didn’t miss a barrel once, consistently pummeling every batted ball into the left-center gap, registering a max exit speed of 100 mph.

Another physical sophomore impressed our staff on Sunday, and at his first-ever PBR event: 3B/RHP Quinn Falish (De Pere). Built at a proportionally strong 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Falish took a highly physical round of batting practice, and his best batted-ball left his barrel at 97 mph – the third highest mark of the entire event.

Two former PBR Future Games members took noteworthy rounds of BP, that culminated in multiple hard-hit balls: OF Cuyler Zukowksi (Madison La Follette, 2022; Creighton commit) and 3B Davis Hamilton (Sun Prairie, 2022; uncommitted).

The ball simply sounds different off the bat of Zukowski, who recorded multiple batted balls over 90 mph, maxed out at 96 mph, per TrackMan. His natural feel to elevate through contact upgrades his power tool even more and he truly projects as an impact bat at the next level. As for Hamilton, the left-handed-hitting infielder showed advanced barrel control and impact potential too, peppering baseballs to all fields at an average exit speed of 91 mph, maxing out at 96.

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 91
^ Theo Zeidler WI Bay Port 2022 RHP 91
2 Matthew Mueller WI Brookfield Central 2022 LHP 90
3 Max Stocco WI Marquette University 2022 SS 87
^ James Vargas WI Arrowhead 2022 SS 87
4 Colin Obermann WI Kimberly 2022 SS 86
^ Payton Frehner WI Waukesha North 2022 SS 86
5 Quinn Falish WI De Pere 2023 3B 85
^ Logan Kraus WI Fond du Lac 2023 SS 85
^ Noah Wech WI Manitowoc Lincoln 2024 SS 85
^ Ashton Michek WI Bangor 2022 LHP 85
6 Dylan O'Connell WI Eau Claire Memorial 2022 SS 84
^ Nick West WI Verona Area 2022 3B 84
^ Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 84
^ Roman Trapani WI Eau Claire Memorial 2023 RHP 84
^ Ethan Hindle WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 84

OF/INF N.J. Elias (Verona Area, 2022; uncommitted) is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete with some of the loudest tools in the state’s junior class. Elias started his day off by running a 6.75 in the 60-yard dash and quickly followed that up by hitting the second-hardest hit ball of the entire event at 98 mph. He also led all infielders and outfielders in throwing velocity, firing an accurate 91 mph bullet across the diamond in his workout. RHP/INF Theo Zeidler (Bay Port, 2022; uncommitted) touched 91 mph with his fastball a week ago at our Fox Cities Preseason I.D. and translated that arm strength on the infield, tying with Elias for the event lead. Recent Gonzaga commit LHP/1B Matthew Mueller (Brookfield Central, 2022) is a major arrow-up prospect after an impressive all-around performance on Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound southpaw threw a 90 mph bullet across the diamond from first base in his defensive workout and consistently sat at 86-88 mph with his fastball when he later hopped on the mound. 

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 97
2 Christian Oppor WI Columbus 2022 LHP 95
3 Garrett Kay WI Waterford 2023 OF 93
4 Michael Carpenter WI Arrowhead 2023 LHP 91
^ Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 91
5 Patrick Schork WI Janesville Craig 2022 OF 90
6 Noah Hanson WI McDonell Central 2022 OF 88
^ Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 88
^ Dominik McVay WI Mineral Point 2022 OF 88
7 Logan Dunn WI Wautoma 2024 LHP 87
^ Landon Behringer WI North Fond du Lac 2022 OF 87
^ Daelen Johnson WI Beaver Dam 2023 RHP 87
8 Caleb Guden WI Medford 2022 SS 86
^ Tyler Lusic WI Waterford Union 2023 RHP 86
^ Carson Dupuis WI Edgerton 2023 LHP 86
9 Tyler Schmitt WI Madison Memorial 2022 RHP 85

The aforementioned Elias paced this group of outfielders in max throwing velocity, reaching back and firing a 97 mph laser to home on his first throw. He finished two ticks higher than Oppor, who had four of his five throws travel on a straight, accurate line at 95 mph. There seems to be some serious arm strength attached to the right-handed arm of 5-foot-9, 150-pound OF Garrett Kay (Waterford, 2023), as he topped out at 93 mph from the outfield, but also recorded several 89-plus mph throws home. We’ve long known LHP/OF Michael Carpenter (Arrowhead, 2023) for his work on the mound, but the 6-foot-1, 165-pound thin-levered southpaw fired a 91 mph throw to home in his outfield workout, and he showed more tools elsewhere to improve his overall two-way stock. OF/RHP Patrick Schork (Janesville Craig, 2022) is an all-around intriguing athlete who put up some follow-worthy numbers on Sunday. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Schork ran a 6.94 in the 60-yard dash, topped out at 84 mph on the mound, and maxed out at 90 mph from the outfield. It’s a pretty loud skill-set, and he certainly earned himself a spot on our radar.

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 84
2 Ethan Graham WI Wausau West 2022 C 77
^ Maxwell Kalk WI Kimberly 2023 C 77
3 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 76
4 Hunter Szymborski WI Brookfield Central 2023 C 75
^ Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 75
^ Mason Armstrong WI Verona Area 2023 C 75

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 1.94-2.01
2 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 1.94-2.09
3 Thomas Curry WI Arrowhead 2023 C 2.00-2.03
4 Maxwell Kalk WI Kimberly 2023 C 2.00-2.05
5 Hunter Szymborski WI Brookfield Central 2023 C 2.00-2.12
6 Ethan Graham WI Wausau West 2022 C 2.01-2.07
7 Mason Armstrong WI Verona Area 2023 C 2.10-2.19
8 Aidan Ripp WI Sun Prairie 2022 C 2.15-2.19

Mentioned above for his brute bat strength, Thomas Curry translates that physicality behind the plate, where he showcased big arm strength from the chute, topping 84 mph. One of the top prospects in the state’s 2023 class, C Maxwell Kalk (Kimberly, 2023), tied C Ethan Graham (Wausau West, 2022) for second place on our leaderboard, each reaching 77 mph highs to the bag.

Despite not having overpowering physical arm strength, C Dominic Kibler (New Berlin West, 2023) recorded the quickest average pop times of the event largely in part to noticeable athleticism and a short, rapid trigger release. Not too far behind him was OF/C Caleb Karll (Madison West, 2023), who’s in a similar boat as Kibler, and works quick from the crouch with clean, accurate actions to pair. 

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