Chicago Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Pullman Community Center in Chicago to host the Chicago Preseason ID. This event provided us an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the area’s top high school prospects and identify several new names to know as we prepare for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar, like Saturday’s Preseason All-State events. 

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.

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Shemar Harris IL Thornwood 2023 SS 87.24
2 Matthew Bressler IL Stevenson 2023 SS 84.24
3 Christian Carr IL Kenwood Academy 2023 2B 82.69
4 Terrell Carpenter IL Thornwood 2024 OF 81.48
5 Derrick Owens IL Simeon 2024 OF 81.09
6 Mason Lei IL Freeport 2023 RHP 80.99
7 Jeremy Yanow IL Deerfield 2023 SS 78.66
^ Kolin Adams IL Mount Carmel 2025 OF 78.66
8 Joshua Moore IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 OF 77.52

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.

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