Prep Baseball Report

Madison Rising Stars ID: Preview

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

This Saturday, Mar. 11th, the PBR Wisconsin team is hosting the Madison Rising Stars ID at the GRB Academy in Windsor, Wis. This event is reserved for players in the 2027 and 2028 classes and serve as an early identifier for prospects before they enter high school.

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.


Last year both OF Matthew O’Grady Jr. (Badger, 2026) and SS/RHP Trey Kerkhoff (Burlington, 2026) earned invites to the PBR Junior Future Games following their performances at this event in 2022. O’Grady may have been one of the summer biggest winners, as he was arguably one of the top performers for Team Wisconsin down in Georgia and he earned a No. 4 spot in the state’s 2026 rankings, and a No. 226 spot in the our national rankings as a result. Kerkhoff also put together a solid overall weekend for Team Wisconsin, starting during the workout day where he took a clean round of BP, with multiple high-80s exit velocities coming from his smooth right-handed bat. 

We're looking forward to checking in on the next crop of talent from this event to earn next-level attention in the coming weeks, months, and years.


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.



+ All Players:

  • Check-in: 3:00 P.M. 
  • Note: all players will need to use BBCOR bats during batting practice


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, all players will need to use BBCOR bats during batting practice and wear baseball clothes; assigned and numbered PBR jerseys will be provided.