Northwest Suburban Open: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin and Katherine Andolina
PBR Illinois Staff

Earlier this week we published a Statistical Analysis and Takeaways story, highlighting the top prospects of the event by class while also 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 Ashton Duvall IL Belvidere North 2023 C 81.64
2 Joey Frankel IL Stevenson 2023 OF 73.38
3 Matteo Nolasco IL Stevenson 2025 C 73.37
4 Nathan Hannon IL Palatine 2023 OF 72.81
5 Ryan Nagel IL McHenry 2024 MIF 71.68
6 Anthony Braoudakis IL Westminster Christian 2025 RHP 71.48
7 Cole Clawson IL Hinsdale Central 2023 OF 70.92

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.