North MS/West TN Rising Stars ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Colin Chamblin
Manager, Deep South Operations / Area Scout

Hernando, MS - The North Mississippi/West Tennessee Rising Stars ID was held on Saturday, April 1st at the the Gatorade Fieldhouse (Elevate) in Hernando, MS. This event was an open event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2027-2028 classes from both Mississippi and Tennessee. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout and were able to get numbers and metrics. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Saturday.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from Saturday. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release different statistical leaderboards for the event along with other pieces of content.

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Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Zaxton Aldridge MS Hernando 2027 C 84.70
2 Tallen VanOrtwick TN Maryville 2028 SS 80.70
3 Carter O'Neal MS Saltillo 2028 1B 80.06
4 Crews Albritton MS Tri County Academy 2027 OF 79.60
5 Grayson Rymer MS Tri County Academy 2028 SS 75.64
6 Donavan Dickson MS Hernando 2027 OF 75.17
7 Jaxzen Scheidt TN Munford 2027 SS 73.44
8 Isaiah Nichols MS Hamilton Attendance Center 2028 C 72.32
9 Harper Newcomb MS Grenada 2027 2B 72.29
10 Parker Burleson TN Collierville 2028 3B 71.78
^ Blake Lipe MS Hernando 2027 C 71.78

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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Upcoming Events

Madison Rising Stars 5/28 Bob Jones High School (Madison, AL)
Nashville Open 5/30 Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
Nashville Rising Stars ID 5/30 Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
LakePoint Summer Open 5/31 LakePoint Sports (Emerson, GA)
Oxford Open 5/31 The Farm (Athletic Performance Center) - (Oxford, MS)
Top Prospect Games: Upperclass (Invite Only) 6/6 Rose Park - Nashville, TN
Knoxville Open 6/20 Knoxville Catholic High School (Knoxville, TN)
Knoxville Rising Stars ID 6/20 Knoxville Catholic High School (Knoxville, TN)
Middle Tennessee Rising Stars ID 6/27 Columbia State CC - Columbia, TN


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