Southern Wisconsin Open: Statistical Analysis


By Diego Solares
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Oct. 16, the PBR Wisconsin hosted its last open showcase of 2021: the Southern Wisconsin Open. Perennially, this showcase helps introduce our staff to new need-to-know players in the state that we’d not yet seen before, as well as provided us with updated looks at players who’ve earned our attention in the past.

Today, our scouting staff will begin to roll out all our prototypical post-event content pieces, starting with this statistical analysis. Below we’ll highlight players that put up numbers from a traditional standpoint, such as leaders in the 60-yard dash, max throwing velocities, and other data gathered from the day. 

We’ll also roll out more analysis as the week rolls on, like a takeaways piece from the day and deeper data dives with the statistics collected from our technological partners at TrackMan and Blast Motion. 

For now, take a look at which players put out noteworthy statistical outputs.

STAT STORY

+ The day’s top statistical performer was RHP/OF Wyatt Rushing (Elkhorn Area, 2024), who made an emphatic statement throughout the event. The 6-foot, 160-pound right-hander ran a 6.92 in the 60-yard dash, led all throws from the outfield with a 92 mph high, and he was up to 90 mph on the mound with his fastball, too.

+ OF/RHP Broden Jackson (Milton) is another 2024 graduate who put up impressive metrics throughout the day. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound broad-shouldered prospect squared a baseball up at 98 mph off the barrel in batting practice and translated that physicality to the field, where he was up to 89 mph from the outfield. Jackson took the mound later and reached back for an 87 mph bullet on his final fastball of his ‘pen. 

+ Two 2023 graduates who impressed during their ‘pens from a statistical standpoint: RHP Grant Schultz (Menomonee Falls) and RHP Elijah Niemiec (St. Thomas More). Schultz used the wiry strength attached to his 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame to pump multiple fastballs at 87 mph, while the pure size and strength on Niemiec’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound helped his fastball peak at 85 mph.

+ Committed to Tampa, OF Dylan Bass (Glenbrook North, IL, 2023) filled up the stat sheet in multiple different ways. A proportionally strong, long-limbed athlete, Bass’ 99 mph max exit velocity in BP tied for the day’s best and his average exit speed of 91.51 mph paced the entire group by a few ticks. He also uncorked a 90 mph best to home from the outfield, which was two ticks behind the day’s hardest throw.

+ OF River Lindsey (Muskego, 2023) turned some heads with an impressive statistical performance. The 6-foot, 170-pound junior ran the day’s fastest 60-yard dash, at 6.67 seconds, and showed off some impressive arm strength for his age from the outfield, peaking at 87 mph to home.

+ C Cael Lynch (Franklin) recorded the day’s hardest throw from behind the plate, topping at 81 mph from the chute. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 River Lindsey WI Muskego 2023 OF 6.67
2 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 6.92
3 Rosario Pratchet WI Milwaukee Lutheran 2023 SS 6.97
4 Leo Koenig WI Edgewood 2023 C 7.02
5 Devin Gudenschwager WI Janesville Craig 2023 OF 7.09

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 90 mph
2 Grant Schultz WI Menomonee Falls 2023 RHP 87 mph
^ Broden Jackson WI Milton 2024 OF 87 mph
3 Elijah Niemiec WI St Thomas More 2023 RHP 85 mph
4 Andrew Halser WI Marquette 2024 OF 82 mph
^ Cael Lynch WI Franklin 2023 C 82 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Dylan Bass IL Glenbrook North 2022 OF 99
^ Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 RHP 99
2 Broden Jackson WI Milton 2024 OF 98
3 Nolan Warzynski WI Waukesha North 2023 OF 93
^ Bryce Heil WI Wausau West 2022 1B 93

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ryan Quello WI Grafton 2023 SS 84
2 Brady Wotruba WI Pulaski 2023 SS 81
3 Kaleb Steinmetz WI William Horlick 2023 SS 80

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Wyatt Rushing WI Elkhorn 2024 RHP 92
2 Dylan Bass IL Glenbrook North 2022 OF 90
3 Broden Jackson WI Milton 2024 OF 89
4 River Lindsey WI Muskego 2023 OF 87
5 Myles Rewolinski WI New Berlin West 2023 OF 84

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Cael Lynch WI Franklin 2023 C 81
2 Dylan Patzfahl WI Greendale 2024 C 73

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 2.13-2.26

For a full list of statistics taken from this event, CLICK HERE.

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