PBR Future Games: Team Wisconsin Preview


By Isaiah Glidden
Area Scout, Staff Writer

From July 27th to July 30th, the Prep Baseball Report staff will host the PBR Future Games at the state-of-the-art LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, Georgia.

This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2024 prospects and select 2025 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area and Canada. In years past, more than 330 college coaches from all over the country were in attendance.

Each state's team will play three games. On Wednesday, the first day of the event, all position players will be put through a showcase workout in which they will run 60s, take batting practice and be evaluated defensively at their primary position. For more information on the event, click HERE.

You'll find some helpful links to follow along with Team Wisconsin below:
ROSTER: https://bit.ly/3PW0Jji
GAME SCHEDULEhttps://bit.ly/3S3gxSY
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PBRWisconsin
Per usual, Team Wisconsin is represented positively and this year's roster is shaping up nicely, similarly to year's past. Continue reading to for brief nuggets on the 21 prospects who will don the Team Wisconsin jersey this week. 

 

Kyle Alivo RHP / 2B / St. Thomas More , WI / 2024

Arguably the most notable defensive standout of the day, Alivo looks like a different human. At this event last year, he weighed in at 135-pounds standing 5-foot-8. He’s now 5-foot-11, 150-pounds and looks longer than that with the ability to carry significant additional strength. His infield actions look advanced, with quick glove work and a plus arm for his age at 91 mph across the infield. He looks natural and confident with the glove and showed the ability to every play necessary at SS. Later in his workout, Alivo hopped on the mound and displayed an uptick in what we had seen from him this summer. He ran his fastball up to 86 mph, pitching at 82-85 mph, and consistently ripped off several 2,500+ RPM sliders. In all, his two-way potential was certainly impressive and the St. Thomas More sophomore emerged a major winner from this event. 

Easton Bobb LHP / OF / Chippewa Falls, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame.
Delivery: Works from third base side of the rubber, long stride, balanced and athletic.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T84.4, 83.3-84.3 mph. Arm side run. T1840, 1706 average rpm.
CB: 59.9-61.9 mph. Slurve type breaking ball. T1659, 1602 average rpm.
CH: 69.0-70.9 mph. Fades to arm-side. T1744, 1697 average rpm.

Jackson Brewer 1B / LHP / Homestead, WI / 2024

On the mound, the southpaw moves athletically throughout his delivery, utilizing an efficient lower-half with a drop/drive movement pattern, striding slightly across his body and into a closed landing foot. His arm played long out of the glove into a loose ¾ slot and produced an ultra-easy fastball that topped out at 88 mph, running naturally to his arm-side. Brewer showed two quality off-speed pitches throughout his pen, the first being a slider that plays off a 2/8 plane with sweep across the zone, showing some feel at 71-72 mph. The second offering was a changeup that he throws with fastball intent, fading to the arm-side at 72-75 mph. It’s a mature three-pitch mix that should only continue to improve as Brewer matures. Brewer also showed well in the positional segments, working from a tall setup and a flat barrel set, while swinging at 74.5 mph of barrel speed, 71% hard hit rate, and generating some clean pull-side flights when timed up. In the field his feet worked well, his arm was clean and adjustable, and he possessed a clear feel for the different plays. He’s amongst the top uncommitted prospects in the Badger State’s sophomore class. 

Nolan Buss RHP / Arrowhead, WI / 2024

At 6-foot, 175 pounds, Buss brings the funk from a low release with a long loop, working from an average release height of 4.9 feet and considerable forward extension (6.5 feet). His fastball worked at 90 mph all day with 15 inches of vertical break, 20 inches of horizontal action, spinning at a 2,300 rpm peak, making for a unique profile that should garner plenty of swings and misses on its own. The slider he showed works in the upper-70s with shorter action, and the changeup comes out firm with large horizontal action (20 inches on average). Buss has a full arsenal of large spreads, with laddered velocity separation for timing disruption tactics. His ability to spin may be understated based on his grips and action when observing in close proximity.

Hunter Carlson C / SS / Hudson, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: C/SS - Ranked 19th in Wisconsin’s 2024 class
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. 
Hit: LHH. Open athletic start. Small hand load and knee lift. Shows rhythm and easy swing. Stays short to contact. Ground ball and line drive contact, consistent barrel contact in round.  
Power: 86.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 272’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 76 mph. 
Defense: C- Works from knee. Clean glove, and works low to high. Holds the zone. Moves athletically to block. Quick exchange and feet. 1.96-2.07 pop times. INF - Active and inline footwork. Hands work out front and clean
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60.

Kaden Corlett RHP / OF / Solon Springs , WI / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP - Ranked 23rd in WI 2024 class
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. - Athletic frame
Delivery: Starts over the back of rubber. Walks through and into an athletic balance position. Swings open down the mound
Arm Action: RH. Long and clean arm path, ¾ slot
FB: T86.8, 84.2-86.2 mph.  T2308, 2193 average rpm. Some life
CB: 63.7-65.4 mph.  T2280, 2219 average rpm. 11/5 break, sharper at times
CH: 70.7-72.1 mph.  T1636, 1513 average rpm. Vary, more run

Trent Cornell SS / OF / Altoona, WI / 2024

Rounding out our top-25 is Cornell, who’s a strong, athletic prospect from Altoona. We’ve received a handful of positive internal reports on Cornell and he’s a quality dual-sport athlete for the Railroaders’ football team. There’s real bat speed inside his offensive profile, with juice to the pull-side and there’s certainly a chance that he can be a spark plug offensively at the next level. We’re eager to get more up-close looks at Cornell throughout his prep career, particularly after this coming offseason.

Jack DeTienne RHP / SS / Verona Area, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. High-waisted build, plenty of room  for added strength.
Delivery: Starts on the left side of the mound, deliberate tall and fall delivery, long stride to home, lands squared.
Arm Action: RH. Long, clean arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.9, 83.7-86.2 mph. Throws both four and two seam. T2124, 1996 average rpm.
CB: 69.6-71.8 mph. 12/6 shape, downer action. T2176, 2051 average rpm.
CH: 77.5-78.7 mph. Flashed fading action,  works to the arm side. T1541, 1432 average rpm.

Brennen Grams RHP / OF / Kimberly, WI / 2024

He’s a high-level athlete that also ran a 6.71 in the 60-yard dash. From a mechanical standpoint, Grams works with a smooth tempo throughout his delivery, controlling his leg-lift into an athletic lower-half that moves with a drop/drive movement pattern downhill. His arm plays long out of the glove into a quick over-the-top slot, producing a fastball that clocked in at a max of 89.1 mph with late life through the zone. Grams’ most impressive offspeed offering is a fading changeup, thrown with identical fastball intent and with advanced feel for the zone, 79-81 mph. The first of two breaking balls Grams showed was a curveball, 70-72 mph, that plays off an 11/5 plane with slurve-type shape and sharp finishing action, landing it for strikes consistently. His slider plays off a shorter shape than his curve, breaking off a 10/4 plane with some sweep, 73-74 mph. This was our first look at Grams, who can now be considered among the top arms inside the state’s 2024 class. His athleticism showed positionally as well, after he ran a 6.71 in the 60 and topped an exit speed of over 93 mph from the right side in BP.

William Hoerner C / C / Appleton North, WI / 2024

Currently built at a well-proportioned 5-foot-10, 170-pounds with room to add more strength onto his stature, Hoerner started his workout by running a 7.02 in the 60-yard dash. Inside the left-handed batter’s box, Hoerner brought with him a calm and mature presence throughout his round of BP. He stayed tall throughout his swing and was direct to the ball, using the middle of the field with his swing direction. Hoerner is a very advanced, mature player who projects well both athletically and physically. Defensively, Hoerner peaked at 76 mph from the pop with a clean release and some on-the-bag accuracy, clocking a 2.09 pop time on his quickest throw.

Bradyn Horn OF / LHP / Muskego, WI / 2024

Horn is a dynamic athlete, kicking his day off by running a 6.98 in the 60-yard dash with smooth strides and precise coordination. He put together one of the day’s top rounds of BP. His controlled and balanced forward move was quickly followed by a compact swing. He enters the zone from inside and stays through with plenty of plate coverage as well. Horn consistently roped hard line drives that pierced the gaps with clean backspin. The bat projects to add more thump as he physically matures, too. In the outfield, Horn flowed with natural strides and body precision, delivering mid-80s throws on target with clean spin and carry. His outfield arm carries over to the mound where he showed a true four seam, back spinning fastball that carried well through the zone at 81-82 mph. He flashed a sharp curveball to compliment it and a confident changeup with above average arm side action.

Eason Hurd 3B / SS / Ashwaubenon, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Athletic frame throughout, strong lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Wide, crouched setup. High hands, stay high. Small leg lift. Closed, controlled stride.  High connection. Feel for his hands. Quick to deliver. All fields. Hard contact.
Power: 91.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph.
Defense: Hands out front, feet move well and stays active, sets up to work through the baseball, above average body control.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Keagen Jirschele SS / 2B / Mosinee, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Athletic looking build throughout.
Hit: RHH. Crouched, open setup. Quick weight transfer load. Hands raise up during load. Controlled stride.  Adjustable path with advanced feel for swing path. Lagging barrel with high end plane matching. Clean barrel direction gap to gap. Quality bat handler.
Power: 92.1 max exit velocity, averaged 83.6 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph.
Defense: Long actions play through the baseball, hands showed softness, above average actions,
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

Nate Langbehn RHP / 3B / DC Everest, WI / 2024

6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, long, lean frame, plenty of room to fill out, projectable. Short, compact arm action, over-the-top slot, gets out front consistently, repeatable. Feel for three pitches. Fastball sat 83-85, armside run, more in the tank. Curveball, 12/6 shpe, throws two versions, one for strikes and another he buries with more bite for swing and misses. Changeup, 76-78. Controls the zone. 

Tannis Lange LHP / OF / Waukesha South, WI / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic tall/fall delivery, works in-line to the plate with a square landing foot.
Arm Action: LH. Loose/quick arm that works from an over-the-top slot.
FB: T83, 81.0-82.7 mph. Rides through the plate, enters the zone at a tough angle.  T2030, 1984 average rpm.
CB: 65.6-67.5 mph. Sharp 1/7 shape, feel for the bottom of the zone.  T2046, 2013 average rpm.
CH: 72.6-74.4 mph. Smooth out of the hand, heavy fading action to the arm-side. T1732, 1617 average rpm.

Brock Lulewicz 3B / SS / Muskego, WI / 2024

Fresh off a solid sophomore campaign for Muskego and he continued to impress while at The Rock on Tuesday. At a proportionate and projectable 6-foot, 190-pounds, Lulewicz started his day off by running a 7.24 in the 60. After this he followed it up with a consistent round of BP. From the left side, Lulewicz works from a tall setup and utilizes a small weight transfer load coupled with a direct swing to spray line drives to the entire field. On the infield, showcased his sure-handed infield actions and coupled it with a strong arm, one that topped at 88 mph on his throws to first. Lulewicz will represent Team Wisconsin at the PBR Future Games next week as one of the top-ranked members on the roster, making him one of the highest rated uncommitted players headed to the event.

Noah Marschke LHP / 1B / Stevens Point Area, WI / 2024

Lanky left-hander Marschke was highly effective in his outing at The Rock . Loose arm action from a 3/4 slot, works with little effort; fastball sat 84-87 mph. Demonstrated the early feel to spin a breaking ball, a sweeping slider-type; it's a raw offering presently, but it works well from his natural arm slot in conjunction with is fastball.

Cade Palkowski OF / LHP / Oak Creek, WI / 2024

He showed his athleticism early, and throughout the day, beginning it with a 6.86 in the 60-yard dash. In the box, Palkowski works from a stock setup with a controlled barrel wiggle, cross striding slightly into plant and crowding the plate with aggression. He enters the zone with a more vertical entry from inside and produces violence at impact with high contact quality and ball speed to all fields (95 mph max exit velocity). Notably, performing well in the pull-side gap for a player who lands on the chalk. From the outfield, he worked a longer loop with a power arm that peaked at 91 mph while ranging well on defense and moving with all the athleticism needed to stick up the middle moving forward. While his athleticism, left-handed bat, and center field profile make it hard for him to project as anything other than a position player, he also has a carry fastball that reached an 83.7 mph max on Sunday, featuring high-end vertical action.

Eddie Peters SS / La Crosse Aquinas, WI / 2024

INF Eddie Peters is a long 6-foot-2, 180-pound middle infielder with the frame that’ll comfortably support even more added strength. Peters, who we saw for the first time since the winter of 2021, showed especially well on offense, including both his BP session and in-game action. Peters was the Class of 2024 leader in average exit velocity (91.5 mph) and he tied for the max exit speed as well, reaching a 96.2 high from his right-handed swing. These stats translated to the game, as Peters hit two doubles in his four at-bats, one of which drove in two runs. Before his turn of BP, Peters ran a 60-yard dash time of 7.13 seconds and he reached a max speed of 19.2 mph during it.

Roman Sienza OF / 1B / Mukwonago, WI / 2024

OF Roman Sienza is a name who popped during the winter showcase circuit after putting together a strong performance at the South Milwaukee Preseason ID. Tuesday was our first time seeing Sienza since and he definitely did not disappoint. Sienza’s athleticism is truly something that sets him apart and he showed it quickly as he registered a 89.6 cm vertical jump via our brand new Swift EZE Jump mats. He then would move over to the 60-yard dash station and clocked a 6.96 time. From the left-handed batter’s box, Sienza gains leverage from the ground up and while using the entire field he averaged an 87.8 mph exit velocity (92.8 max). While roaming the outfield, Sienza’s athleticism works in the outfield, and his tools automatically mark him as a high-follow player to circle in the months ahead. Here, Sienza reached an 85 mph high to home, with accuracy, tied for the tops on the day.

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