Prep Baseball Report

Northern Wisconsin Open: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Oct. 21, PBR Wisconsin hosted one of its last open showcases of 2023: The Northern 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.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we'll have on-site to assist 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.

Wednesday, we took a closer look at some of the immediate standouts who caught our attention with our Quick Hits. Yesterday, we published our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories. Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top positional players with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 6.82 s
2 Aidan Birling WI St Mary Catholic 2024 OF 6.88 s
3 Carson Medden WI Kimberly 2024 OF 6.96 s
4 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 6.99 s
5 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 7.03 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Aidan Birling WI St Mary Catholic 2024 OF 1.60 s
2 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 1.61 s
3 Koeplin Look WI Middleton 2025 C 1.63 s
4 Avery Ramos WI Neenah High 2025 SS 1.65 s
^ Drew Siudzinski WI Notre Dame Academy 2025 3B 1.65 s
5 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 1.67 s
^ Shaefer Peterson WI Kimberly 2026 1B 1.67 s

Run Speed (Max)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Carson Medden WI Kimberly 2024 OF 20.1
2 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 20.0
3 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 19.9
4 Aidan Birling WI St Mary Catholic 2024 OF 19.9
5 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 19.7

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. We implemented three timing gates at the 10 and 30 yards, to capture athletes’ quickness, explosiveness and reaction time. From there, we will calculate an athlete’s top-end speed in miles per hour. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.

The ability to develop force quickly is a requisite ability in most sports. The reactive strength index (RSI) has been developed as a measure of explosive strength and is derived by evaluating jump height divided by ground contact time during the depth jump. Regarding vertical jumps and its application to baseball, there have been studies conducted that show a correlation between max jump height for an athlete and their ability to generate power and strength, especially on the mound.


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Trent Mclain WI Florence 2025 1B 95.4 mph
2 Oscar Garcia IL Taft 2024 3B 95.2 mph
3 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 95.1 mph
4 Drew Siudzinski WI Notre Dame Academy 2025 3B 93.9 mph
5 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 93.4 mph
6 Randall Von Haden WI Preble High 2025 3B 93.3 mph
7 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 92.5 mph
8 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 92.0 mph
9 Oliver Dugas WI Madison East 2025 SS 92.0 mph
10 Henry Koopmeiners WI Waukesha North 2027 RHP 90.9 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Trent Mclain WI Florence 2025 1B 90.4 mph
2 Drew Siudzinski WI Notre Dame Academy 2025 3B 87.9 mph
3 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 87.2 mph
4 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 86.5 mph
5 Oscar Garcia IL Taft 2024 3B 86.3 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 357 ft
2 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 339 ft
3 Oscar Garcia IL Taft 2024 3B 339 ft
4 Trent Mclain WI Florence 2025 1B 334 ft
5 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 330 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Logan Haupt WI Manitowoc Lutheran 2026 SS 90 %
2 Mason Heintz WI Pulaski 2027 C 85 %
3 Gavin Brady WI Bayport 2025 3B 77 %
^ Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 77 %
4 Brendan Kellar WI Badger High 2026 3B 72 %
^ Aidan Birling WI St Mary Catholic 2024 OF 72 %
5 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 70 %
^ Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 70 %
^ Blake Bugher WI Eau Claire Memorial 2025 SS 70 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Blake Bugher WI Eau Claire Memorial 2025 SS 22.6 mph
2 Randall Von Haden WI Preble High 2025 3B 22.4 mph
3 Trent Mclain WI Florence 2025 1B 22.2 mph
4 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 22.1 mph
5 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 21.6 mph
6 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 21.4 mph
7 Shaefer Peterson WI Kimberly 2026 1B 20.9 mph
8 Drew Siudzinski WI Notre Dame Academy 2025 3B 20.7 mph
9 Avery Ramos WI Neenah High 2025 SS 20.5 mph
10 Jacob Coopman WI Menasha 2026 LHP 20.5 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Alex Tornio WI Fox Valley Lutheran 2024 OF 79.7 mph
2 Oscar Garcia IL Taft 2024 3B 74.8 mph
3 Randall Von Haden WI Preble High 2025 3B 74.2 mph
4 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 74.2 mph
5 Drew Siudzinski WI Notre Dame Academy 2025 3B 73.2 mph
6 Avery Ramos WI Neenah High 2025 SS 72.0 mph
7 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 70.6 mph
8 Carson Medden WI Kimberly 2024 OF 69.8 mph
9 Trent Mclain WI Florence 2025 1B 69.6 mph
10 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 69.5 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Randall Von Haden WI Preble High 2025 3B 31.1 g
2 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 20.3 g
3 Koeplin Look WI Middleton 2025 C 18.5 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.


VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Jacob Hurtgen WI Watertown 2025 OF 83.64
2 Caleb Schierl WI Bay Port 2024 2B 81.54
3 Jacob Coopman WI Menasha 2026 LHP 80.86
4 Dimitry Edmunds WI Appleton West 2025 C 80.78
5 Tenzin Pavlik WI Shorewood High 2027 3B 80.02
6 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 78.10
7 Carson Medden WI Kimberly 2024 OF 77.38
8 Koeplin Look WI Middleton 2025 C 77.02
^ Logan Haupt WI Manitowoc Lutheran 2026 SS 77.02
9 Elery Hardwick WI Marquette University 2025 C 76.89
10 Calvin Hurtgen WI Watertown 2025 C 76.07

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.

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