West Milwaukee Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis


By: Isaiah Glidden
PBR Wisconsin Staff

On Feb. 19, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted its third event of 2022, the West Milwaukee Preseason ID, at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. This was an open event for all high school classes (2022-25) and gave our staff an ample look at the area's top players.

If you missed us in Waukesha, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

On Tuesday, we published our biggest takeaways and highlights from Saturdays’s showcase within our Quick Hits story. Today, we’ll dive right into the statistical side of things, analyzing the day's top performers from several different statistical categories. Throughout the rest of this week, we’ll be diving deeper into all of the data we collected, too, with the help of our Blast Motion and TrackMan devices.

TOP 60-YARD DASH TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 6.62
2 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 6.70
3 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 6.73
4 Charlie Olson WI Greenfield 2024 OF 6.84
5 Dean Buse WI Waterford Union 2023 3B 6.85
6 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 2B 6.88
7 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 6.89
8 Ryan Berghauer WI Brookfield East 2024 OF 6.91
9 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 6.98
10 Jack Bauer WI Greendale 2024 SS 7.01

Leading this group of speedsters was the lone senior that attended the event, OF Logan Des Lauries (Oconomowoc). Currently, Des Lauries is ranked at No. 135 overall in our class of ‘22 rankings and his stock is on the rise as he remains uncommitted. Closely trailing Des Lauries was INF Keith Williams (Catholic Memorial, 2023). Despite his imposing stature, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing a strong 220 pounds, Williams moves athletically, with a powerful gait, and he was able to record an attention-grabbing 6.70 time. Right behind Williams was sophomore INF/RHP Cooper Kamlay (Franklin), a top-25-ranked player in the state's 2024 class. Kamlay showed off above-average quickness, especially for his age, both in the 60 and later during his turn at infield defense reps.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Camden Broske WI West Bend West 2023 RHP 87.3 mph
2 Ben Moser WI Sussex Hamilton 2024 RHP 86.8 mph
3 EJ Kuster WI Greendale 2023 RHP 86.0 mph
4 Ryan Richter WI Waukesha West 2024 RHP 85.3 mph
5 Samuel Wronski WI Marquette University 2023 RHP 84.6 mph
6 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 84.5 mph
7 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 84.3 mph
8 Vince Cameranesi WI Grafton 2023 C 83.9 mph
9 Zachary Rechner WI Catholic Memorial 2023 RHP 82.5 mph
10 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 82.4 mph

RHP Camden Broske (West Bend East, 2023) led all pitchers on Saturday in max fastball velo, showing an uptick over the offseason. An athletic mover on the mound, Broske impressed our staff with his above-average control and he paired the fastball with a 12/6 type breaking ball and a quality changeup. Making his PBR event debut, RHP Ben Moser (Sussex Hamilton, 2024) recorded the second fastest pitch of the event, a notable takeaway as a sophomore equipped with obvious arm strength. Moser’s large frame instantly caught our attention and it will be interesting to see how he develops throughout the next couple years. Rounding out the top-three is RHP EJ Kuster (Greendale, 2023), another projectable righty who's trending in the right direction headed into the spring. He's currently nestled in at No. 77 overall in our Class of 2023 rankings, but may be due for a bump up the board following this performance.

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 102.4 mph
2 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 99.9 mph
3 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 98.2 mph
4 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 98.1 mph
5 Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 98.1 mph
6 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 97.7 mph
7 Dean Buse WI Waterford Union 2023 3B 95.3 mph
8 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 95.2 mph
9 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 94.6 mph
10 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 94.4 mph

During the BP portion of the event, INF Keith Williams stole the show in somewhat expected fashion. At a Preseason ID event in 2021, his inherent strength propelled him to one-of-a-kind batted-ball data, and he replicated that ability in Waukesha. His raw strength from the left side allowed him to generate an average exit speed over 97 mph, as well as his 102.4 max. Williams showcased authentic power-hitting potential, and we'll see how he's able to unlock his pop in-game this spring. In his PBR event debut, INF Hayden Reich (Sussex Hamilton, 2023) was able to connect for an 99.9 mph max, sending it 310 feet, according to our TrackMan unit. INF Connor Olson (Arrowhead, 2023) struck the third-hardest hit ball of the day, and continues to put together some of the best all-around tools in the class, ranked No. 56 in the state. 

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Adam Switalski WI Westosha Central 2023 RHP 93
2 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 89
3 Jack Bauer WI Greendale 2024 SS 87
4 Cooper Kamlay WI Franklin 2024 SS 86
5 Wynn Strait MN Shakopee 2023 SS 81
^ Derek Steinbrenner WI Menomonee Falls 2023 2B 81
^ Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 81
^ Ryan Richter WI Waukesha West 2024 RHP 81
6 Hayden Reich WI Sussex Hamilton 2023 1B 78

One of the top prospects in attendance on Saturday, INF/RHP Adam Switalski (Westosha Central, 2023; Indiana commit), has long wielded advanced arm strength and athleticism that's helped him reach huge highs across the diamond, as well as from the outfield. Saturday, Switalski recorded a 93 mph high to first, which led the event by four big ticks, ahead of fellow junior Connor Olson. Olson caught our scouts’ eye with his fundamental skills while on the infield, which followed a loud round of BP, mentioned in the section above. As another top-20 player within his class, INF Jack Bauer (Greendale, 2024) left our staff impressed across the board on Saturday. Bauer is a quick-twitch athlete who showed sure-handed actions while on the infield, and his muscular, compact build allows him to tap into more strength than you might expect for a player his age and size. Bauer led all 2024s with an 87 mph max across the infield, though fellow athlete Cooper Kamlay (Franklin, 2024) trailed by just a tick. The two are among the most intriguing and athletic members of Wisconsin's sophomore class.

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Bradyn Horn WI Muskego 2024 OF 84
2 Josh Bunyer WI Pewaukee 2023 2B 83
^ Ryan Berghauer WI Brookfield East 2024 OF 83
^ Logan Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2022 OF 83
3 Talan Meinen WI Muskego 2024 OF 80
4 Issei Takahashi WI Arrowhead 2024 OF 79
^ Charlie Olson WI Greenfield 2024 OF 79
5 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 78
^ Conner Des Lauries WI Oconomowoc 2024 OF 78

OF/LHP Braydn Horn (Muskego, 2024) led all outfielders with the hardest throw of the event, only adding to his already impressive day. Although he may have not led in every category, Horn still impressed our scouts while showing off true two-way potential, though his athleticism and potential to occupy center field, coupled with his terrific round of right-handed BP, might keep him away from the mound long-term. Regardless where Horn winds up positionally, he broke out Saturday to become one of Wisconsin's top sophomore prospects, another member of the '24 group we're eager to see this spring. A three-way tie spread between three classes occupies the second spot on this board: OF Josh Bunyer (Pewaukee, 2023), OF Ryan Berghauer (Brookfield East, 2024) and Logan Des Lauries each topped at 83 mph from the outfield. 

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Eli Goldstein WI Grafton 2023 C 77
2 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 76
^ Peyton Ryback WI Nathan Hale 2024 C 76
^ Hunter Szymborski WI Brookfield Central 2023 C 76
3 Chris Schaefer WI Catholic Memorial 2023 C 74
4 Brady Johnson WI St. Thomas More 2024 C 73
^ Camden Hoier WI West Bend East 2023 C 73
5 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 72

Leading this group of catchers was C Eli Goldstein (Grafton, 2023), topping at 77 mph from behind the plate. At second we have three players tied at 76 mph, the first being recent PBR Future Game participant, C Dominic Kibler (New Berlin West, 2023; Kent State), who was among the day's top overall performers. C Peyton Ryback (Nathan Hale, 2024) caught our staff’s eye at the PBR at The Rock Fall Championships, both at the plate and behind it. Ryback has the tools and athleticism to continue to monitor as he progresses; another worthy sophomore to monitor in Wisconsin. C Hunter Szymborski (Brookfield Central, 2023) has time and time again demonstrated his catch-and-throw aptitude, and he's also a reliable receiver – and his left-handed bat only enhances his overall prospect stock. 

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Hunter Szymborski WI Brookfield Central 2023 C 2.00-2.06
2 Brady Johnson WI St. Thomas More 2024 C 2.00-2.15
^ Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 2.00-2.15
3 Chris Schaefer WI Catholic Memorial 2023 C 2.03-2.16
4 Peyton Ryback WI Nathan Hale 2024 C 2.05-2.19
5 Connor Harvie WI Waterford Union 2025 C 2.05-2.25
6 Gavin Bucholtz WI Muskego 2023 C 2.06-2.19
7 Camden Hoier WI West Bend East 2023 C 2.10-2.28

Szymborski’s quick, fluid actions are apparent in his pop times, as he led all catchers even without recording the highest velocity to the second base bag. Right behind Szymborski was C Brady Johnson (St. Thomas More, 2024) and Dominic Kibler. Johnson looks to have put in some work over the offseason, demonstrating improved catcher actions, as well as a more rhythmic and on-time right-handed bat that should complement his 6-foot-1 stature as he gains strength. Kibler's defensive improvements are also a worthwhile takeaway from Saturday, as his left-handed bat is no doubt one of the tops in the state's 2023 class. It's also worth noting C Chris Schaefer (Catholic Memorial, 2023) here, who was particularly efficient and impressive from the chute on Saturday, looking like a long-term backstop. 

RELATED CONTENT