Prep Baseball Report

Southern Wisconsin Open: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Oct. 14, PBR Wisconsin hosted one of its last open showcases of 2023: 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.

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. Earlier today, 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-yard
1 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 6.95
2 Jack Towne WI Columbus 2026 OF 6.97
3 Tyler Gremchuk IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 6.98
4 Ty Cieslewicz WI Menomonee Falls 2024 SS 7.00
5 Hayden Dieschbourg IL Cary-Grove 2025 OF 7.01

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Owen McLellan WI Shorewood High 2026 SS 1.65 s
2 Jacob Garth WI Stevens Point Area 2024 2B 1.67 s
3 Tyler Gremchuk IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 1.70 s
^ Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 1.70 s
^ Gavin Sawyer WI Slinger 2026 OF 1.70 s
4 David Bevsek WI Nathan Hale 2024 SS 1.71 s
^ Matthew Koo WI Whitnall 2025 C 1.71 s
^ Ty Cieslewicz WI Menomonee Falls 2024 SS 1.71 s
^ Jimmy Angle WI Kettle Moraine 2026 OF 1.71 s
5 Jack Schilling WI Waukesha North 2025 OF 1.73 s
^ Christopher McMahon WI Tremper 2024 OF 1.73 s
^ Haaken Hovestol WI Delavan-Darien 2027 C 1.73 s
^ Hudson Burg WI Fond du Lac High 2026 2B 1.73 s

Run Speed (Max)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Jack Towne WI Columbus 2026 OF 19.6
2 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 19.5
3 Hayden Dieschbourg IL Cary-Grove 2025 OF 19.4
4 Tyler Gremchuk IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 19.4
5 Ty Cieslewicz WI Menomonee Falls 2024 SS 19.3

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.


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 95.8 mph
2 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 94.6 mph
3 PJ Hamel WI Arrowhead 2025 C 94.4 mph
4 Graiden Liethen WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 94.2 mph
5 Eli Dreier WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2027 SS 92.6 mph
6 Christian Lim WI Brookfield Central 2024 C 92.0 mph
7 Hudson Burg WI Fond du Lac High 2026 2B 91.8 mph
8 Dieter Pommer WI West Bend West 2026 C 91.3 mph
9 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 91.2 mph
10 Jimmy Angle WI Kettle Moraine 2026 OF 90.8 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 PJ Hamel WI Arrowhead 2025 C 91.5 mph
2 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 89.2 mph
3 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 86.5 mph
4 Christian Lim WI Brookfield Central 2024 C 85.6 mph
5 Hudson Burg WI Fond du Lac High 2026 2B 84.6 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 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 347 ft
2 PJ Hamel WI Arrowhead 2025 C 339 ft
3 Graiden Liethen WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 333 ft
4 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 330 ft
5 Tyler Gremchuk IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 327 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Dieter Pommer WI West Bend West 2026 C 88 %
^ William Baumhardt WI Slinger 2025 RHP 88 %
^ Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 88 %
^ Noah Schaller WI Monona Grove 2025 RHP 88 %
2 Jack Stuck WI Nicolet 2025 2B 81 %
3 TJ Allemand WI Wayland Academy 2026 LHP 80 %
^ Callahan Connor WI Marquette University 2027 C 80 %
4 Haaken Hovestol WI Delavan-Darien 2027 C 77 %
5 Ty Cieslewicz WI Menomonee Falls 2024 SS 75 %
^ Christian Lim WI Brookfield Central 2024 C 75 %

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 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 24.7 mph
2 Graiden Liethen WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 24.2 mph
3 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 23.5 mph
4 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 23.4 mph
5 Christopher McMahon WI Tremper 2024 OF 22.7 mph
6 Zach Flater WI Waterford 2025 SS 22.5 mph
7 TJ Allemand WI Wayland Academy 2026 LHP 22.4 mph
8 Eli Dreier WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2027 SS 22.0 mph
9 Jacob Garth WI Stevens Point Area 2024 2B 21.3 mph
10 Erick Brunsvold MN DeLaSalle 2024 1B 21.1 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 Eli Dreier WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2027 SS 77.9 mph
2 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 75.3 mph
3 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 74.1 mph
4 Graiden Liethen WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 73.5 mph
5 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 72.1 mph
6 Jimmy Angle WI Kettle Moraine 2026 OF 72.0 mph
7 Erick Brunsvold MN DeLaSalle 2024 1B 71.3 mph
8 Hudson Burg WI Fond du Lac High 2026 2B 70.9 mph
9 PJ Hamel WI Arrowhead 2025 C 70.9 mph
10 Zach Flater WI Waterford 2025 SS 70.5 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 Jacob Garth WI Stevens Point Area 2024 2B 28.0 g
2 Graiden Liethen WI Arrowhead 2025 RHP 24.2 g
3 Jakob DeLeo IL Hononegah 2025 SS 20.5 g
4 Gavin Wesling WI Clinton 2025 3B 19.2 g
5 Eli Dreier WI Wisconsin Lutheran 2027 SS 18.9 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 Jimmy Angle WI Kettle Moraine 2026 OF 84.70
2 William Baumhardt WI Slinger 2025 RHP 84.39
3 Jacob Garth WI Stevens Point Area 2024 2B 84.24
4 Stryker Bartels WI Ozaukee 2025 C 83.25
5 Erick Brunsvold MN DeLaSalle 2024 1B 83.12
6 Christopher McMahon WI Tremper 2024 OF 82.66
7 Matthew Koo WI Whitnall 2025 C 81.24
8 Tyler Gremchuk IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 79.95
9 Jack Sagedal WI Burlington 2025 OF 79.27
10 Owen McLellan WI Shorewood High 2026 SS 79.16

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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