Prep Baseball Report

PBR at The Rock Fall Championships Upperclass: Uncommitted Watchlist

By: Wisconsin Staff

This weekend, the PBR Wisconsin team is headed back to The Rock Complex in Franklin, Wis., to host its final tournament of the 2023 season: the PBR at The Rock Fall Championships. Prospects from 2024 through 2027 classes will be on hand to participate in two separate divisions, an Underclass and Upperclass.

Today, both our Illinois and Wisconsin staffs have came up with our "Watchlist" for committed players who have performed well in front of staff before. To find the full rosters for each team participating and the schedule for this weekend click here.


Keagen Jirschele SS / RHP / Mosinee, WI / 2024

From 7/11/23 “...seemed like he was hard at work during the offseason, and he got to show off these massive gains during Tuesday’s loaded event. First, Jirschele showed up boasting a more filled out and physical 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame with strength all throughout. He started his day off by running the quickest 60-yard dash of the day at 6.79, which speaks to just how much of an athlete Jirschele is. Then during BP he recorded some of the top batted ball metrics of the event, from a strong and repeatable right-handed swing. During his round, Jirschele reached highs of 100.6 mph on his hardest hit ball and averaged 92.7 mph which was an event high. Then during the infield defensive portion he featured clean, athletic actions and paired it with a strong arm that topped at 92 mph across the infield. While Jirschele’s big jumps on the offensive side of things were impressive in their own right, the strides he has made on the mound were arguably even more eye-popping as he put together one of the most electric outings we have seen this summer. During his brief one inning of work, Jirschele ran his fastball all the way up to 92 mph, and sat in the 88-91 range exclusively, while spinning it at above-average rates (2,151 RPM avg.). He also spun in an aggressive curveball for strikes that was thrown at arm speed and featured 11/5 action. He rounded out his three-pitch mix with a changeup that he used sparingly, but still featured fade and depth traits.”

Samuel Mommer C / RHP / St. Thomas More, WI / 2024

From 7/11/23 “ a 6-foot-1, 195 pound, two-way player that is currently ranked in Wisconsin’s 2024 class. The uncommitted incoming senior ran his fastball up to 88 mph on Tuesday. The pitch showed life out of the hand and rode through the zone with life. Mommer also features a curveball that plays with depth and a slider that embodies a sweeping action. At the plate, Mommer displayed strong hands that stayed level through the zone.”

Garrett Shupe RHP / OF / Mosinee, WI / 2024

From 8/24/23 “...made for an impressive look during our time in Sheboygan and is certainly an arrow-up name following this event. Listed at a long 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with upside attached, Shupe is a controlled mover on the bump with repeatable mechanics and a loose arm. During his ‘pen, Shupe’s fastball sat strictly 88-89 mph and his hardest pitch came in at 89.2 mph. Off of his fastball, Shupe spun in a tight 10/4 curveball that he spun at an above-average rate (2,457 RPM avg.). He was also effectively able to kill spin on a changeup that played with downer action at times in the bottom half of the zone. Shupe seems to have been hard at work since our previous look at him in the winter, as he has made some big strides to his game. He is certainly an uncommitted name-to-know inside of the Badger State’s 2024 class.”

Aren Robinson 1B / 3B / Brookfield Central, WI / 2024

From 7/11/23 “... Listed at an XL 6-foot-5, 215-pounds, Robinson is one of the state’s most physically intriguing prospects, and over the course of the last year or so we have started to see him harness his inherent strength in the right-handed box. Starting tall at the plate, Robinson loads in rhythm and utilizes his strong hands to create easy bat speed. During his round of BP, Robinson showed off gap-to-gap juice, producing exit velocities up to 95.5 mph and his furthest ball of the day traveled an estimated 374 feet, which was an event high. Despite his large stature, Robinson is an athletic defender around the first-base bag, and he has consistently shown to be a lockdown defender there, too. During the live gameplay, Robinson continued his standout day as he tallied a pair of hits to drive in one run, and he also made a slick diving play to get an out at first base as well. Overall, Robinson provided an impressive look during Tuesday’s showcase and asserted himself even more as an uncommitted name-to-know heading into his senior year.”


Jaxon Clayton SS / RHP / Brookfield Central, WI / 2025

 From 8/3/23 “...standing at a projectable 6-foot-1, 182-pound frame, didn’t allow a hit in his two separate one-inning outings for Team Wisconsin. After reaching 86 mph on the infield throughout the workout day, Clayton did more of the same, velocity wise, on the mound. He sat in the mid-80s during his time on the bump, but separated himself with a sharp slider. He spun the pitch at a max 2,596 RPM, averaging 2,441 RPM every time he threw it. Opponents had troubles with it as well, as Clayton garnered multiple swings and misses, in addition to weak contact due to its bite. Offensively, the bat produced a max EV of 91.9 mph in the BP session on Wednesday, as Clayton sprays line drives to all portions of the field.”

Terek Verhage C / OF / Monona Grove, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...was a steady and consistent presence on Team Wisconsin throughout the past week, both at the plate and behind the dish. Standing at a projectable 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame, Verhage’s athleticism was noteworthy at the catcher position, each in the workout day and gameplay. On Wednesday, Verhage finished with pop times ranging from 1.94-2.04 seconds, showcasing his quick feet and hands. His top throw, reaching 77 mph, was paired with accuracy and illustrated why Verhage entered the summer as one of the top backstops in Wisconsin’s 2025 class. His swift hand-to-glove transition translated to live action, where Verhage displayed those same traits, challenging opposing runners on the basepaths. On the offensive end, Verhage’s bat continues to show improvements, adding another strong dimension to his game. The left-handed batter finished with two hits on the weekend, overcoming a slow start with an up-the-middle approach, catching multiple barrels. His simple approach, with quiet hands and the ability to spray the ball all over the field will continue to be one of Verhage’s strengths as he progresses in his prep career, using this past week as a step in the right direction for the future.”

Adam Urban RHP / SS / Wauwatosa West, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “ a fluid, athletic mover down the mound who offered some major intrigue for Team Wisconsin in his two outings of the week. At 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, Urban ran his fastball up to 88.5 mph and sat in the 85-87 mph range throughout his three innings on the week. Urban also featured a devastating splitter, a pitch that he has a quality feel for and it plays with late depth while also fading to the arm side, all while spinning at sub-800 RPMs, too. Rounding out his three-pitch mix is a tightly spun slider in the low-to-mid-70s that played exceptionally well off of his fastball. After a quality first outing of the week in which he struck out a pair, Urban was dominant in the outing that followed, as he added two more punch outs and allowed just one hit in two innings of work. While Urban has enjoyed a stand out calendar year, his performance at LakePoint may have been one of his most impressive ones in front of our staff, and walked away from the talented event as a major winner.”

Preston Yaucher SS / RHP / Edgewood , WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “... Standing at an athletic 5-foot-10, 180-pounds, Yaucher’s standout week started during the workout day, where he authored a clean and consistent round of BP, utilizing a gap-to-gap approach. He followed that up with one of the top rounds of infield defense, a trait we have become quite accustomed to over the last couple of years, as he was effortlessly able to work from side-to-side, and paired it with a sure-handed glove, too. While Yaucher’s workout day was impressive in its own right, it paled in comparison to his performances during Team Wisconsin’s three games during the week. Across those matchups, Yaucher led Team Wisconsin with four hits, one of them being a triple, and he drove in two RBIs throughout the week, too. Also, on the infield Yaucher was as lockdown as it gets up-the-middle, making a number of slick, sliding plays, all while making the routine ones with the utmost confidence.”


Ryan Brennecke LHP / 1B / Oconomowoc , WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...standing at an athletic 6-foot-2, 189-pound frame, was a standout in the spring for Oconomowoc. After quality work throughout the summer, he earned his invite to LakePoint with Team Wisconsin. The current No. 1 left-hander in the Badger State’s 2025 class rushed his fastball up to 87.6 mph, jumping on batters in a quick fashion. While working efficiently on the bump, Brennecke flipped up a curveball and changeup to alter the pace, playing off of his heavy fastball usage. The arsenal that Brennecke presented in front of our staff was noteworthy throughout the three games of play, especially coming from the left side, projecting him as a name-to-know in the near future.”

Marek Bolson C / 2B / Oconomowoc, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...offers upside and projection in his lean 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. The left-handed hitting backstop took a number of quality at-bats during Team Wisconsin’s three games of the week, and in their first one, he flashed his power potential as he drilled a deep fly-ball to the opposite field fence for an RBI double. In the next two games of the week, Bolson continued to show off his bat-to-ball skills as he collected two more hits, finishing his illustrious week with three hits, while driving in a combined two runs, too. Positionally, Bolson is a clean and athletic mover behind the plate, which helped him mark pop-time lows of 2.01 during Team Wisconsin’s workout. His innate defensive abilities seemingly transferred over to live gameplay, as he threw out a runner in Team Wisconsin’s final game of the week, all while being an advanced receiver and blocker, too. Bolson surely made the most out of the gameplay portion of this premier event, as he was one of Team Wisconsin’s most consistent bats; Bolson asserted himself even more as one of the top incoming junior backstops in the Badger State.”

Wyatt Rushing RHP / OF / Elkhorn, WI / 2024

From 7/11/23 “... The uncommitted right-hander stands at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, and moves well on the mound. Coupled with an athletic frame and delivery, Rushing displayed a quick arm action that was short and repeatable. His in-game stats speak for themselves as he struck out four batters across two innings of work and looked comfortable against some of the top bats in the state. Rushing ran his fastball up to 89.1 mph as it carried through the zone and it averaged more than 17’ of induced vertical break, which was an event high. With a slider and a changeup up his sleeve, the incoming senior has the room to develop the offspeed pitches as compliments to his commanding fastball.”

Scott Brown OF / 3B / Kettle Moraine, WI / 2024

Across the the entirety of 2023, OF/3B Scott Brown (Kettle Moraine, 2024) has been a name who has impressed while in the right-handed box. Brown’s bat-to-ball skills are certainly noteworthy and we have seen him hit for power, a lot. The recent riser in our updated 2024 rankings board has been on a tear for a while now and he enters his senior year as one of the top uncommitted bats in the class. 


Charlie Slawinski SS / RHP / Brookfield East , WI / 2025

From 6/29/23 “...took the mound on Thursday in relief, and was nearly flawless over two innings of work, using his long 6-foot-0, 170-pound frame to effectively earn outs. The right-hander struck out three of the eight batters he faced, utilizing a quick arm action and low-80s fastball to rush hitters in their routine. Slawinski mixed in a breaking ball as well, displaying his comfortableness and quality feel for the off-speed weapon.”

Connor Harvie C / 3B / Waterford Union, WI / 2025

From 2/18/23 “... Listed at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, Harvie impressed both with the bat and behind the plate. At the plate, he displayed quick hands from a short, compact, balanced right-handed swing that drove baseballs to all fields, reaching a max exit velocity of 90.6 mph and a max distance of 311 feet. Behind the plate, Harvie showed smooth hands, quick feet, and the ability to turn the ball around with his best pop time of 2.05 seconds. Overall, Harvie further solidified himself as follow backstop in the state.”


Seth Koci 2B / OF / Indian Trail, WI / 2024

From 3/18/23 “...had one of the best workouts of the day among the position player group. Koci is listed at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with some room left to fill and add strength. His 6.91 second 60 yard dash was in the top 10 for the event. Koci’s defensive toolset is definitely something that opened eyes at the event. He is a smooth and athletic mover to the ball with soft hands and very clean transfers from glove to hand. Koci showcased an accurate arm and threw the ball 84 mph across the infield indicating that he has enough arm to stick at SS in the future.”

Landon Dessart RHP / OF / Union Grove, WI / 2024

From 7/20/23 “... Lean strength throughout a 6-foot-1, 170-pound frame. The right-hander gave an impressive look early Thursday morning, striking out three and allowing just one hit over 3.1 innings of work. Dessart worked his fastball up to 87 mph in his final batter of the game, but he sat comfortably in the 84-86 mph range for the duration of his start. To pair off his fastball, he went to a sharp breaking ball in the 74-76 mph range with out-pitch potential.”

Mason Sherman RHP / 1B / Waukesha West , WI / 2024

From 7/11/23 “... Listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Sherman was a presence on the mound and showed why his name has risen among the state’s 2024 class. The right-handed arm tossed two dominant innings in live gameplay that saw him punch out five of the six batters he faced. Sherman showcased a three-pitch mix that featured a powerful fastball, a curveball, and a changeup. During live gameplay, he tossed a heavy amount of his fastballs, used to place hitters into tough situations and pitcher-friendly counts. Running the pitch up to 90.4 mph, he displayed control and worked all parts of the zone. Similarly, he showed feel for his offspeed pitches that included a curveball with sharp break and 10/4 action. To round out his arsenal, Sherman mixed in an occasional changeup that had late fade and depth which could be used as a potential out-pitch.”


Manuel Sostre RHP / OF / St Thomas More, WI / 2025

From 9/20/23 “... At 6-foot-3, 150-pounds, Sostre boasts some of the biggest upside inside of the Badger State’s junior class. On Saturday, Sostre got the start for Hitters in their first game of the day where he ran his fastball up to 87 mph early on and sat in the low-to-mid-80s throughout. He also featured a low-70s breaking ball that flashed tight 10/4 action, too. The ease and fluidity of his delivery, paired with the frame that Sostre presents make him a very intriguing right-handed arm to continue to closely monitor.”

Ryan Lemm C / 3B / Janesville Craig, WI / 2025

From 9/20/23 “...was an impact bat at the top of this Hitters 2025 lineup all weekend long. Built at a strong 5-foot-8, 180-pounds, the left-handed hitting backstop found numerous barrels throughout the weekend, highlighted by a 2-for-3 performance in their final game on Sunday which included a deep triple to the opposite field. Behind the plate, Lemm was also an advanced receiver while also showcasing a quick and accurate arm behind the plate. Currently inside of the top-25 in the state, Lemm continued to prove to be name-to-know inside of Wisconsin’s 2025 class.”

Jack Zeller 2B / SS / Indian Trail, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...had a calm and collected presence to him throughout the entirety of the week, and he was another top performer for Team Wisconsin. The athletic 6-foot-1, 165-pound infielder showcased sure-handed defensive actions during the workout day and also took a clean, controlled round of BP from the left-handed box. Zeller thoroughly impressed when it came to Team Wisconsin’s three games of the week, as well and in game one he got started on a high note. In the matchup with Team Michigan, Zeller recorded a loud double to the right-center gap that brought home a run for Team Wisconsin. Then in Game Two, he followed it up with a 2-for-3 performance, which included his second double of the week, and he would also come around to score a run, too. Not only was his smooth left-handed bat impressive, he was also a sure-handed defender up-the-middle and made numerous tough plays. Zeller strung together multiple standout performances across the summer circuit, and his performance at LakePoint was just the most recent, maybe even his best.”


Dimitry Edmunds C / OF / Appleton West, WI / 2025

From 2/25/23 “ a toolsy player who impressed our staff. Edmunds is listed at an athletic 5-foot-7, 170-pounds, with strength and good proportions. He began the day by running one of the better 60s at the event with a 6.86. During batting practice he showed impressive metrics with a max exit velocity of 93.7 mph, a max batted ball distance of 296 feet, and a max bat speed of 74.6 mph. Edmunds showed quick hands and the ability to drive the ball to all fields. Defensively he showed athleticism, a quick arm, and high energy. On throw downs to second Edmunds recorded a max velocity of 74 mph; he recorded a max exit velocity of 81 mph on throws from the outfield.

Brayden Steinbecker SS / RHP / Manitowoc Lincoln, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...presented some intriguing tools over the course of the week, standing at a long 6-foot-3, 178-pound frame. During the workout day, Steinbecker posted a max EV of 91 mph and averaged 84.1 mph throughout his BP session. He finished with a 7.09-second 60-yard dash, too, showcasing his athleticism on the diamond. These traits were on display in Game One for Team Wisconsin, where Steinbecker legged out an infield hit, forcing a poor throw to advance to second. He followed that up in the next at bat with a barreled line drive to the shortstop, nearly knocking the defender over. His pull-side approach and short path to each pitch were noteworthy, along with his defensive work. The right-hander reached 81 mph from the shortstop position, and was a steady defender on the left side of the infield throughout the entirety of the weekend. Steinbecker was smooth in his actions and presented quality arm strength, continuing to project as a solid infield presence throughout the latter half of his prep career.”

Loren Georger RHP / 1B / Appleton West, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...Presenting himself at  a long 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame, Georger surprised many with an increase in velocity, maxing out at 89.5 mph with the fastball. A theme to this pitch, along with his off-speed mix was the ability to spin. His fastball averaged 2,300 RPM, peaking at 2,650 RPM by the end of his appearance. That played into the curveball, which had 21.1’ of IVB, creating depth to pair with an average spin rate of 2,222 RPM. Georger’s third pitch, the slider, played in a similar fashion to keep hitters off balance, as he finished with two strikeouts in two innings. The right-hander’s athletic movements on the bump, along with continued development of strength throughout his body, makes him a prime prospect to monitor as he enters high school as an upperclassman in the next month.” 


Bennett Wolfe RHP / Mukwonago, WI / 2024

From 6/10/23 “...6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. Wolfe shined in Halos’ second game Saturday, striking out three in three scoreless innings. Wolfe operated through a ¾ slot with a short, clean, wiry arm action. Has a high leg lift with a drop and drive approach, landing towards the first base side on deck circle. Wolfe’s fastball sat in the mid 80s, topping out at 86 mph with life that played up. Mixed in a mid 70s slider that had sharp action.”

Sam Moses RHP / SS / Cedarburg, WI / 2024

From 3/18/23 “...Moses popped as an intriguing right-hander to know over the weekend. Listed at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, Moses is an athletic mover down the mound; starting his delivery with a high leg-kick into balance point before moving into a drop/drive lower-half that works into a long and in-line stride down the mound. From a ¾ slot, Moses worked his fastball in the 86-87 mph range, topping out at 87.8 mph. He delivered both of his off-speeds with fastball intent; the first being a short 11/5 slider at 75-79 mph - and the second being a late fading changeup, 76-78 mph.”

Jack Lutz SS / 2B / Whitnall, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...The left-handed batter put up quality numbers during his BP session on Wednesday, hitting a ball a max distance of 326 feet. As he continues to add strength onto his 6-foot, 150-pound frame, his numbers will additionally improve, both offensively and defensively. Lutz reached 85 mph from across the infield, previously reaching 86 mph at PBR Wisconsin’s Top Prospect Games in Milwaukee a couple weeks prior to this national event. To complement his noted arm strength, Lutz took a clean round of infield, translating to Team Wisconsin’s games, where the middle infielder was steady and reliable. His all-around performance was the perfect illustration of Lutz’s success throughout the lengthy summer. The incoming junior provided many upside looks for himself in a short amount of time, trending up as a prospect-to-know in the greater Milwaukee area for the next few years.”


Jonah Roloff RHP / C / Kettle Moraine , WI / 2024

From 6/10/23 “...Athletic and projectable build at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds with plenty of room to add mass. The incoming senior got to toe-the-rubber on Friday evening and was impressive against a talented lineup. His fastball sat in the mid-80s, topping out at 87 mph. Showed feel to spin a mid-70s breaking ball that helped miss bats. Finished with a dozen strikeouts across 5.2 innings of work.”

Peyton Ryback C / OF / Nathan Hale, WI / 2024

From 6/3/23 “ uncommitted senior was impressive on both sides of the ball. At the plate Ryback collected three hits, two of those going for doubles, across both games driving in four runs and showing the ability to impact the ball especially to the pullside. Defensively Ryback impressed behind the dish with his ability as a receiver and his ability to steal strikes on the outer part of the plate.”


Carter Kutz 3B / 3B / Hartford Union, WI / 2025

From 8/3/23 “...averaged an EV of 86.4 mph throughout his BP session. The right-handed batter begins in an open stance before closing up and whipping the barrel through the strike zone, where he has consistently shown to elevate the baseball to the pull-side. The power comes naturally for Kutz, standing at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. He homered in Appleton during the State Tournament, in his round of BP on Wednesday, early on in Team Wisconsin’s pregame BP, and capped off the summer with a home run to deep left field in the second matchup of the weekend; Kutz’s bat speed and quick hands, shown throughout the on-field BP portion of the week, allows him to pull inside pitches and keep the ball fair, all of which was illustrated in gameplay. Positionally, Kutz performed as both a catcher and infielder, finishing with pop times from 1.89-1.94 seconds, and an infield velocity of 88 mph. He stuck at the third base position during gameplay when he wasn’t pitching on the mound. The right-hander got up on the bump for two innings of work, working at an ultra-efficient pace and ranging his fastball in the mid-80s, reaching 87.9 mph. Spin was key for Kutz, as he averaged 2,150 RPM on the fastball, mixing in a solid curveball and changeup as well. He changed pace multiple times, working fast in-between pitches to keep hitters guessing. All of these traits summarize a successful summer for Kutz, who continues to be an arrow up prospect in Wisconsin’s 2025 class.”

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