Prep Baseball Report

Milwaukee Summer ID: Preview

By: Maddox Durst
Staff Writer

As the spring season comes to a conclusion, the summer showcase circuit is live and ready to get started. The Prep Baseball Wisconsin staff will kick things off with the Milwaukee Summer ID on Tuesday, June 18 at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, open to classes 2025-28.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we’ll have on-site to assist in our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. For a complete look at those registered to attend this event, view the most up-to-date version of the roster by clicking here.


The Milwaukee Summer ID, previously known as the Milwaukee Open, has annually housed some of Wisconsin’s top prospects to begin the summer showcase schedule.

Last year, multiple standouts emerged from the Milwaukee Open with the help of strong performances at the respective showcase, as this year’s roster looks to provide a similar showing.

OF Max Johnson (South Milwaukee, 2024; Wisconsin-Parkside commit) went on to enjoy a strong summer after excelling at The Rock, later committing toward the end of the summer. Johnson provided exit velocities in the low-90s during the BP session of his outing, all while showcasing quality footwork and a strong arm from behind the plate. Afterwards, the graduated senior earned an invite to the Top Prospect Games in Milwaukee later that summer.

OF Bennett Karolewicz (St. Thomas More, 2024; Saint Mary’s - MN) and C Parker Schwake (Wauwatosa West, 2024; Ave Maria University) are a pair of commits who emerged as two of the top prospects during the 2023 event, both announcing their commitments at the end of the year after gaining momentum in their play within the spring.

Lastly, C Bennett Cagle (2025) and INF Bradley Check (2025) recently showed well at the State Tournament, as each uncommitted junior provided some pop at the plate. They did so at the 2023 event as well to get on our staff’s radar—maintaining their momentum throughout the 2024 season.


The 2024 roster is shaping up to provide our staff with more looks at some of the top prospects in the Badger State, as a solid roster of players will be making their way to The Rock on Tuesday.

After an eventful spring, our staff is excited to get multiple looks at some of the arms in attendance after their spring campaigns. RHP’s Ryan Buchta (Oak Creek, 2025) and Paulson Yesbeck (Elkhorn Area, 2025) are a pair of uncommitted juniors who continue to see improvement in their game as they develop into upperclassmen. Buchta recently threw at the State Tournament—taking on a vital role for the Knights on their pitching staff. Yesbeck elevated his status as a name-to-know at this event in 2023, as he touched 85 mph with the FB at The Rock.

Ryan Buchta [3/16/24]
Paulson Yesbeck [3/16/24]

RHP Nick Stellrecht (New Richmond, 2026) will be in a showcase setting for the first time since 2022, as the right-hander made his way into our staff’s Diamond Notes throughout the WIAA season—elevating his game in the Big Rivers Conference. Stellrecht has been clocked in the low-80s in previous looks, as our staff is intrigued to witness his development on Tuesday.

OF/LHP Evan Cichanofsky (Bay Port, 2025) and C/OF Laliwa Delgado (West De Pere, 2026) are a pair of uncommitted prospects who will be traveling from the Green Bay area to take on the Milwaukee Summer ID, fresh off of quality spring seasons for their respective high school programs. Cichanofsky provided a couple of clutch hits and RBIs in the middle of the Pirates’ order, a group that found themselves in the Power 25 rankings toward the end of the season. Delgado was more of the same as a utility piece for the Phantoms, as he will look to maintain his momentum over the summer circuit after emerging as a varsity starter in just his sophomore season.

To round out the roster, OF Eli Francour (Greenfield, 2025) and OF/RHP Tate Robillard (Kettle Moraine, 2025) each enjoyed quality junior campaigns for their respective high school teams, as they emerged as top uncommitted names-to-follow in Wisconsin’s 2025 class. Francour showed well in his first showcase at the Milwaukee Preseason ID—including a strong BP session with max EV’s in the low-to-mid-90s. Robillard emerged as one of the aces of the pitching staff for the Lasers in a tough Classic Eight Conference—looking to carry that prowess to The Rock as an uncommitted junior.

Eli Francour [3/16/24]

INF Damen Lonstine (Cedarburg, 2027) is a scrappy middle infielder who made his presence known on the varsity stage for the Bulldogs in 2024. He showed well in the winter right away, and has developed into a quality underclassman in an under-the-radar fashion within a loaded 2027 class.

Damen Lonstine [2/17/24]


Because of the high number of prospects set to attend Tuesday’s event, it is imperative that you read our showcase itinerary below, which will allow our staff to swiftly and efficiently educate and evaluate the players set to attend.

Additionally, in an effort to continue and develop contactless check-in strategies, upon arrival, players will scan a QR Code with their smart phone camera that will lead them to a Google Form. On that Form, players will enter their name (matching the spelling on their PBR profile) and hit submit. Upon submission, players will be prompted to click a link that will direct them to their jersey color and number, located next to their registered name.


Please bring snacks and drinks as events can run long, especially depending on your position.


  • All Players: 9:00 a.m.


Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Vizual Edge, and Blast Motion have helped both our in-event evaluation process, as well the compilation of our post-event scouting reports – and they're also a tool for our players to learn more about their measured and collected data, that can be applied to improve upon their game.