Prep Baseball Report

Eastern Wisconsin Open: Preview

By: Maddox Durst
Wisconsin Staff

This Monday, August 21st, the PBR Wisconsin team is hosting the Eastern Wisconsin Open at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan, WI, the final showcase of the summer circuit. This is an open event for all high school classes (2024-27), and gives our staff an ample look at the area’s top players.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we'll have on-site to assist our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. For a complete look at those registered to attend this event, view the most up-to-date version of the roster by clicking here.


As it does every year, the Eastern Wisconsin Open provides a glimpse at the talent from the greater Milwaukee and Green Bay areas to cap off the summer. This year's roster does not fall short, highlighted by numerous prospects who have found success throughout 2023. 

RHP Nolan Buss (Arrowhead, 2024; Kansas State commit), who will be making his first showcase appearance since the PBR Future Games in August of 2022, leads the plethora of athletes attending Monday’s event. Throughout the spring and summer, the righthander has continued to trend up on the mound, ranging in the lower-90s and topping out at 93 mph in our most recent look. In addition to his electric primary pitch, Buss completes his swing-and-miss arsenal with his slider and changeup. A lethal mix will be in action on Monday, as Buss enters his final season of his prep career this fall. 

Nolan Buss (5/22/23)

RHP Garrett Shupe (2024) and OF Taylor Lemanski (2024) are two uncommitted Mosinee products who are coming off successful spring campaigns as a part of one of the top programs in the state. Shupe, in our most recent look, reached 86 mph on the mound as a physical, 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete. Lemanski is a scrappy defender and bat-to-ball hitter who will be attending his first showcase in front of our staff, as he’s been an intriguing follow throughout his prep career.

Garrett Shupe (3/12/23)

A pair of upperclassmen, RHP’s Lucas Frank (Germantown, 2025) and Isaac Verbruggen (Neenah, 2024), will be making their way to Sheboygan on Monday, each trending up in both velocity and in-game performance. In our latest looks in the winter, each arm ranged in the low-80s with quality off-speed pitches to complement. 

C PJ Hamel (Arrowhead, 2025) is a prospect making it back to the Eastern Wisconsin Open for a second straight season, as he garnered attention as both a hitter and defender back in 2022. After a quality summer, the incoming junior sets himself up well for Monday and beyond. 

PJ Hamel (2/18/23)

One of the top underclassmen set to attend the final showcase of the summer is RHP Bryce Loker (Omro, 2026), a projectable righthander who reached 83 mph from the mound at the PBRT Wisconsin Open this past summer.

Similar to prior showcases this summer, many noteworthy standouts from the spring will be making an updated appearance in front of our staff. On Monday, that includes the likes of INF Ryan Apel (Homestead, 2025), INF Boston Damon (Beaver Dam, 2025), and RHP Aden Cherney (Auburndale, 2024), who round out a quality roster.

Perusing the event roster, we’re set to meet a majority of players who’ve not yet attended a PBR showcase, and we’re eager to add more names to our follow lists.


Because of the high number of prospects set to attend Monday’s event, it is imperative that you read our adjusted showcase itinerary below, which will allow our staff to swiftly and efficiently educate and evaluate the players set to attend.

Additionally, in an effort to continue and develop contactless check-in strategies, upon arrival, players will scan a QR Code with their smart phone camera that will lead them to a Google Form. On that Form, players will enter their name (matching the spelling on their PBR profile) and hit submit. Upon submission, players will be prompted to click a link that will direct them to their jersey color and number, located next to their registered name.


+ ALL Players:

  • Check-in: 9:30 AM


Click here to learn more about our tech partners that have enhanced our players showcase experience. Partners like TrackMan, Vizual Edge, and Blast Motion have helped both our in-event evaluation process, as well the compilation of our post-event scouting reports – and they're also a tool for our players to learn more about their measured and collected data, that can be applied to improve upon their game. Finally, wear baseball clothes; assigned and numbered PBR jerseys will be provided.