Prep Baseball Report

Eau Claire Preseason ID: Preview

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

This Saturday, Feb. 11th, the PBR Wisconsin team is hosting the Eau Claire Preseason ID at the Valley Sports Academy in Lake Hallie, Wis. This is an open event for all high school classes (2023-26), 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.


Our staff is very excited for the first-ever Eau Claire Preseason ID, and honestly, it is long overdue as this area consistently produces some of the top-talent in the Badger State. Despite this being a brand new event multiple high follow names are set to attend on Saturday. 

CIF Leo Lauscher (Eau Claire Memorial, 2024) was a recent addition to this event's roster and he is certainly someone our staff is excited to get an updated look at. Listed at a stout 5-foot-10, 250-pounds, Lauscher moves well as he registered a 7.19 time in the 60-yard dash in front of our staff before. Lauscher really shines at the plate where he registered some of the loudest contact during last year's entire winter circuit, regardless of class. 

Leo Lauscher (3/13/22)

LHP/1B Warren Bowe (Cadott, 2025) created some buzz for himself across the summer circuit and he earned a spot inside our 2025 rankings board as a result. During the summer, Bowe was in attendance at the Western Wisconsin Open which took place at this same Valley Sports Academy and there Bowe put together a solid performance, registering a max EV of 94.2 mph which was among the highest of the day. Also, we have heard many positive things about Bowe as a pitcher and we are excited to see him on the mound during Saturday’s event. 

Warren Bowe (6/28/22)

1B/RHP Chase Watkins (Eau Claire North, 2024) popped in front of our staff during the summer’s Badger State Games, where he stood out despite playing against older competition. Standing at a projectable 6-foot-2, 185-pounds we have seen Watkins sit in the low-80s with his fastball from a clean delivery and also spin in a breaking ball in and around the zone. After a full offseason of training under his belt, we are excited to see the gains that Watkins has made to his game.

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 Saturday'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.



+ Position Players:

  • Check-in: 8:00-8:15 A.M.
  • Note: Catchers will need to stay for both sessions to catch bullpens. 

+ Pitcher Onlys:

  • Check-in: 10:30 A.M.


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.