O'Hare Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Feb. 13, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill., to host the O'Hare Preseason ID - one of the largest showcases on our winter calendar. This event provided us an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the area’s high school prospects and identify several names as we prepare for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar. 

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 Jake Bentivenga IL New Trier 2025 C 89.72
2 Brandon Boersma IL St. Ignatius 2023 OF 86.87
3 Jack Braun IL York 2023 C 85.72
4 Dylan Conklin IL Kaneland 2022 SS 85.33
5 Luke Mudd IL Grayslake Central 2023 OF 83.92
6 Sam Nigro IL New Trier 2024 SS 82.73
7 Sean Hill IL Downers Grove North 2023 OF 82.67
8 Ryan Lazewski IL Fenwick 2025 3B 82.64
9 NJ Gott IL Glenbrook North 2023 1B 82.21
10 Quinn Mateja IL Lyons Township 2024 C 82.06

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.