PBR MN Rising Stars ID: Event Preview


Abe Welckle
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, Prep Baseball Report Minnesota will be conducting its 4th Rising Stars event for 2026 grads, to be held at the lower field at Minnetonka High School. The PBR MN Rising Stars ID will be used to identify players to represent Minnesota at the 2022 PBR Junior Future Games at LakePoint. The PBR Junior Future Games is a national event that will take place at LakePoint in Emerson, Georgia. The event will run in accordance with the PBR Future Games, which attracts over 300 college coaches from across the country.  The 2022 Junior Future Games will feature the best 2026 prospects in the country. 

Since the last trials event we have had a few commitments to Team Minnesota for this summer’s Junior Future Games. Two of the players committed to the team will be in attendance. Andrew Gette, from Mounds View. The 6-1, 160lb right handed pitcher who showed well at the March event, and has had an impressive start to the summer season. 

 

Also in attendance will be Matthew Berkland from Wayzata. The 5-10 155lb P/C/SS is highly skilled and a jack-of-all trades player. There will be numerous other players in attendance that are being considered for the team. This is the last event of the year to be considered for the team. 

 

There is still time to register for the event on June 21st. CLICK HERE


This event is designed with four main pillars in mind. The first part of this event is educational. There will be a lecture about what scouts look for, how to comport themselves, what to expect in the recruiting process, and the overall landscape of playing at the next level. The second function of this event will be for players to create baseline numbers for themselves to improve and see where they compare to other players their age across the state. The third reason for this event is for PBR to have an in-depth look at the best young players and the future of the state.The fourth function of the event is to identify players to represent the state of Minnesota at the PBR Junior Future Games held at LakePoint in Cartersville GA in July of 2022. 

The showcase will be featured on the PBR’s website, where more than 900 college coaches subscribe to look for talent. Scouting reports, statistics, and videos will be hosted in player profiles. Top players will also be identified from this event.


EVENT INFORMATION

When:

Tuesday June 21st, 2022

Who:

2026 Grads

Where:

Minnetonka HS

Lower Field

18301 MN-7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Times:

Check-In for All Players:

8:00am

Event Start:

8:45am

Position Player will workout from 8:45am-10:00am

Pitchers will throw bullpens with catchers from 10:00am-11:45pm

*Time are approximate and subject to change.


Format:

Infielders, Outfielders, Catchers

Stretching

Running Times (60-yard dash)

Offensive Evaluation

Mechanical evaluation

Exit velocity (from a tee)

Batting practice

Defensive Evaluations (OF's, Catchers, INF's)

Arm strength

Defensive mobility

Positional projectability


Pitchers & Catchers

Stretching

Bullpen Sessions

Mechanical evaluation

15-17 pitch session (Wind-up and stretch)

Charting velocity and pitch action

Catcher's Evaluations During Bullpen