Prep Baseball Report

West Milwaukee Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19, PBR Wisconsin hosted its latest event along the 2022 winter showcase circuit, the annual West Milwaukee Preseason ID at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. Nearly 80 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of prospects to follow in an area of Wisconsin that regularly produces some of the state’s top talent.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece. With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we analyzed the swing metrics in our Blast Motion Board.

Today, we’ll take a look at the top Vizual Edge scores from the event.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Ryan Berghauer WI Brookfield East 2024 OF 86.92
2 Eli Pantzlaff WI Waukesha West 2023 1B 86.32
3 William Baumhardt WI Slinger 2025 RHP 84.06
4 Keith Williams WI Catholic Memorial 2023 3B 82.99
5 Connor Harvie WI Waterford 2025 C 81.38
6 Issei Takahashi WI Arrowhead 2024 OF 81.36
7 Braden Heintzelman WI Craig 2023 LF 80.63
8 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 80.57
9 Peyton Ryback WI Nathan Hale 2024 C 80.23
10 Ethan Heintzelman WI Craig 2023 C 79.82

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.