Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: Preview

Andy Sroka
Staff Writer

On Sunday, February 25, Prep Baseball Report will return to Hitters Baseball Academy and hold its longest standing Wisconsin event, the Milwaukee Preseason I.D. Perennially, this event gives us an additional opportunity to take a closer view at a number of Wisconsin's top talents we have seen prior and introduces us to some off-the-radar prospects in the state we’ve not yet been made aware of.

For example, last year we got an even better look at the Louisville commit and 3B Alex Binelas (Oak Creek, 2018) and the state’s top-ranked catcher Jacob Campbell (Janesville Craig, 2018), both of whom went on to represent Wisconsin at this year's Super 60. For a glance at 2017’s jam-packed roster CLICK HERE.

This is year should be no different, however. The longest running PBR Wisconsin showcase historically brings out the most talented prospects in the state. Here’s this year’s roster: CLICK HERE. To visit this year's event page to sign up or for further details CLICK HERE

Specifically among this year's group, our staff is eagerly anticipating seeing a couple of uncommitted arms: 2019 LHP Connor Prielipp (Tomah) and 2020 RHP George Klassen (Port Washington). It's been awhile since last seeing Prielipp and his performance was eye-popping to say the least at last year’s event. The southpaw is a super loose arm that easily clocks mid- to upper-80s velocities, so we’re excited to see the progress he made this winter.

Connor Prielipp, 2/25/17

On the other hand, we’ve seen Klassen most recently in November, and it was a huge revelation. Klassen showed us a huge spike in velocity, touching 90 mph. Our guess is we’ll have a chance to see it again, and possibly even more.

This event has alway yielded some of the top sophomore talent in the state as well, and with PBR Future Game invites on the horizon, our staff is always on the lookout. Along with Klassen, keep a look out for names like Lukas Broske (West Bend West), Joe Hauser (Sun Prairie), Gavin Hinckley (West Bend West), Arthur Liebau (Homestead) and Eric Erato (Sussex Hamilton), all of whom are top 20 prospects in the class, as well as several others we anticipate seeing jumps from.



Check-in for Position Players: 10:20-10:40 a.m.

Check-in for Pitchers: 2:20-2:40 a.m.


Infielders, Outfielders, Catchers

  • Running Times (Laser timed 60 yard dash)

  • Offensive Evaluations

    • Exit velocity (from a tee)

    • Mechanical evaluations

    • Round of BP

  • Defensive Evaluations (Catchers, Outfielders, Infielders)

    • Arm strength

    • Agility/range

    • Positional analysis/profile

Pitchers & Catchers

  • Pitchers' Bullpen Sessions

    • 15-20 pitch bullpen

    • Sequence of fastball and secondary pitches from both windup and stretch

  • Catcher's Evaluations During Bullpen

    • Receiving/pitch presentation

    • Blocking/agility