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South Milwaukee Preseason ID: Infield Analysis


By: PBR Wisconsin Staff

On March 6, PBR Wisconsin hosted the longest running annual event on its winter calendar, the South Milwaukee Preseason ID at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia, WI. Approximately 90 players, mostly from Southeastern Wisconsin, attended this event, many of whom have established themselves as high-level prospects in the state. This event also perennially provides our staff with a glimpse at the future, allowing us to gain a clearer understanding of the up-and-coming players in Wisconsin, specifically the Class of 2025.

This showcase has also consistently supplied us with players to invite to represent Team Wisconsin at the PBR Future Games, and there were numerous sophomores in attendance who have earned early consideration for the 2022 event.

In the week that followed this event, we produced post-event analysis that includes performance highlights inside of our Quick Hits story, a look at the traditional stats measured within our Statistical Analysis piece, batted-ball and pitch data compiled in TrackMan Files, swing metrics captured on the Blast Motion Board, and sight scores from an athletic perspective tracked on the Vizual Edge Scoreboard.

You can learn more about the state-of-the-art technologies featured at our showcases within the hyperlinks above. We began the post-event process earlier this week by rolling out the catcher reports and outfielders, and we’ll wrap up the position players with the day’s infield crop, found below. 

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. JD Dix, Whitefish Bay (WI), 2024 Alabama commit
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Athletic/projectable build.
Hit: SH. Tall, narrow setup. Well timed hand load from tight to the neck. Aggressive rotation with strength throughout. Direct to impact working high to low in line with the pitch. Pop to all fields. Quality feel for barrel path and contact points. Stays through  the zone from the right side a bit more. Slug from both sides of the plate. Prospect
Power: 97.1 max exit velocity, averaged 91 mph. 357’ max distance.
Arm: RH. Top shelf, 3/4 action.
Defense: Well timed footwork. Long strides when ranging. Smooth glovework with clean funneling.
Run: 6.61 runner in the 60. Long, fluid strides that cover ground easily. 

2. Alexander Alicea, St. Thomas More (WI), 2023 Louisville commit
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Compact/athletic build, strong lower-half.
Hit: SH. Stock setup. High hands, crouched. Wiggle rhythm with well timed vertical barrel set.  Knob to ball. Very direct with plane adjustability. More vertical from the right hand box. High end feel for the barrel with accuracy.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 317’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. High and tight 3/4 action with arm strength, accuracy, and carry.
Defense: Great footwork and up tempo rhythm. Soft hands, quick to exchange and replace. Clean alignment. Pro defensive skill set.
Run: 6.52 runner in the 60. Quick acceleration to max speed, athletic gait and feet. 

3. Ethan Moore, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Strong frame with wide shoulders, evenly distributed strength.
Hit: SH. Stock setup from open to square. Vertical tip to barrel set.  Aggressive rotation with vertical path orientation. Short to the ball with violence. Covers well from high to low from the right side with controlled lower flights.
Power: 93.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.8 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Deeper pocket, moderate length to the action. Carry and strength across.
Defense: Travels low the ball with a stagger step from right to left. Soft hands, clean exchanges, and quick in transition. Handles all plays well with adjustable arm slots.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

4. Jaxon Clayton, Brookfield Central (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. High-waisted build.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup. Flat barrel set with rigidity.  Aggressive rotation. Violence to a vertical entry. Snapping it off at impact. Quick barrel.
Power: 93.7 max exit velocity, averaged 81.8 mph. 344’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. 3/4 slot with some rigidity. Throwing the head back.
Defense: Clean footwork and rhythm. Well timed left to right, fielding it off the right foot. Athletic actions.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. 

5. Brock Lulewicz, Muskego (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Athletic build, high-waisted.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow load. Aggressive hand load with spacing in between arms and body.  Direct to the ball working from above. Vertical barrel control. Short, contained swing path with feel for his hands.
Power: 87.4 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. High 3/4 slot with a shorter loop. Power with carry across the diamond.
Defense: Right to left stagger step circling from outside the ball. Clean funneling with a firm pocket while receiving. Left side projection.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

6 Jackson Brewer, Homestead (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. Athletic build throughout.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow setup. Flat barrel set.  Hard entry. Aggressive rotation across the zone. Steeper attack from above with some clean pullside flight when timed up properly.
Power: 95.5 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 89 mph. Adjustable arm action. Short on the backside with a lower slot.
Defense: Works well with his feet and timing. Knows his way around the different plays. Sound defense.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. Quick acceleration out of stance. 

7. Aren Robinson, Brookfield Central (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds. Strong, physical frame, thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Stock, wide setup. Controlled load with powerful posture. Quiet eyes.  Backside delivers the barrel from no nonsense load. Direct to impact covering high to load. Strong hands with powerful barrel delivery. Leverage to all fields with barrel control. Big power upside.
Power: 94.3 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Top shelf action. 3/4 slot.
Defense: Moves well for a big guy. Well timed footwork for an XL frame. Hanging glove arm to receive. Clean pocket.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

8. Jack Poellot, Lake Country Lutheran (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic build, strong frame.
Hit: SH. Stock setup, big vertical rhythm.  Enters the zone deep. Works from inside with intent. Quick to deliver on the inside half.
Power: 90.6 max exit velocity, averaged 79.1 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. 3/4 slot with carry and accuracy.
Defense: Travels low to the ball. Well timed right to left footwork. Quick to exchange with consistent alignment.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

9. Ryne Dzierzynski, Grant  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Evenly distributed weight.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, relaxed hands. Vertical tip.  Direct attack from high to low. Forward barrel action with backspin flights through the middle of the field. Quick barrel action with feel for path.
Power: 88.3 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Clean, high and tight arm action with smooth arm path. Carries true.
Defense: High quality footwork and tempo. Well organized with and idea for timing. Quick exchanges and transitions. High end actions.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

10. Adam Urban, Wauwatosa West (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. High-waisted frame.
Hit: LHH. Stock setup, high hands. Controlled, moderate leg kick. Aggressive backside action.  Aggressive hand action. Working from inside on top with feel for the barrel producing backspin through impact. Line drives to all fields.
Power: 89.5 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Long 3/4 action.
Defense: Simple approach, long footwork. Slow in transition at times.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

10. Daniel Hauboldt, Muskego  (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Athletic looking build, evenly distributed weight.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, soft upper. Controlled stride.  Long path to impact. Looping from inside under. Low flight to the middle of the field.
Power: 87.4 max exit velocity, averaged 74.9 mph. 278’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Longer 3/4 action.
Defense: Travels low with glove presented on contact. Works from right to left with a stagger step. Well timed footwork and well organized throughout the range of plays.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Jason Adix, University School of Milwaukee (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Athletic build with wide shoulders, thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup with toe tap stride. Flatter barrel set.  Kick back release. Works high to low top hand hammer style. Aggressive rotation with sporadic contact quality.
Power: 97.9 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long loop 3/4 slot.
Defense: Simple approach, rough action, slow to transition.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Bauerschmidt, Tremper (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 153-pounds. Evenly distributed weight.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, modified leg kick. Early barrel set.  Works from inside above. Yanking frontside. Mostly line drives gap to gap.
Power: 84.6 max exit velocity, averaged 77.3 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Moderate length, 3/4 slot with some carry.
Defense: Simple approach with early glove presentation. Quick replace with his feet. Consistent timing and actions.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

Aiden Clark, Naperville Central (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-7, 160-pounds. Compact, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup with big wiggle. Big leg kick.  Spinning posture. Enters deep trying to lift.
Power: 84.2 max exit velocity, averaged 70.7 mph. 294’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. OF - 73 mph. Short arm action 3/4 slot. 
Defense: Loud glove pats. Simple footwork hanging back.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Ty Cramer, Cedarburg (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic build throughout.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, flat barrel lay. Modified leg kick with minimal forward advance.  Flat path through the zone, extending up into impact. Covers the zone and stays through the middle of the field with feel from the barrel.
Power: 93.5 max exit velocity, averaged 84.7 mph. 299’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Simple straight up approach. Deeper point of receiving.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 

Will Deets, La Crosse Aquinas (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic build, compact frame with a strong lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup. Flat barrel set. Front leg swing.  Rigid, connected swings with hands kept high. Working from high to low. Some feel for barrel release. Lower flights.
Power: 89.8 max exit velocity, averaged 76.3 mph. 277’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. High slot with longer action.
Defense: Works from right to left with moderate tempo. Quick exchanges out of sync at times.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. 

Rylen Given, Woodstock North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Athletic frame, wide shoulders with a high waist.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, Stiff, abrupt load.  Quick trigger, direct entry with his hands. Sporadic contact quality. All fields spray.
Power: 82.4 max exit velocity, averaged 67.5 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long, 3/4 actions.
Defense: Simple approach. Gathers momentum. Early glove presentation out front.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Golatke, Wauwatosa East (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds. Skinny, projectable frame, long limbs.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, Toe tap stride. Vertical barrel set. Aggressive unwind. Flatter path. Sporadic contact quality to all fields.
Power: 82.8 max exit velocity, averaged 76.7 mph. 237’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long loop, side arm slot.
Defense: Hangs back, slow to gather, slow to transition.
Run: 8.39 runner in the 60. 

Andres Gonzalez, Dominican (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Skinny frame.
Hit: RHH. Crouched, wide, open setup, striding square.  Flat path with aggressive rotation, and a lagging barrel.
Power: 81.7 max exit velocity, averaged 75.7 mph. 229’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long action, high slot.
Defense: Slow to gather and transition. Simple actions.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Gruetzmacher, Brookfield Central (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-5, 220-pounds. Lanky build, long limbs with a high waist.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, narrow. Step back rhythm. Aggressive forward move.  Hard entry. Aggressive rotation. Vertical spray to all fields with some ball speed.
Power: 89.8 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 70 mph. 3/4 action.
Defense: Simple actions, out of sync at times with a stiffer glove.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Boston Halloran, Franklin (WI), 2023 Oakland commit
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Thick lower-half, wide shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup. Controlled load with quiet eyes. 45 degree set from both sides.  Hangs back. Keeps his hands up at launch. Delivers the barrel from high to low in his eye line. Controlled backspin flights. Barrel control.
Power: 90.9 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. High and tight 3/4 action. Short on the backside. Long through release.
Defense: Quick feet with a circling stagger step from right to left. Quick hands with a soft quality. Clean pocket.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Ty Horkan, Janesville Craig (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Evenly distributed weight.
Hit: RHH. Narrow setup, striding from open to square with short stride.  Direct to impact while standing up to deliver. Vertical approach to all fields.
Power: 77.8 max exit velocity, averaged 67.9 mph. 210’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. High slot, short action with and easy loop.
Defense: Works from right to left with a stagger step. Deeper points of receiving.
Run: 8.45 runner in the 60. 

Neil Janssen, Delavan-Darien (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Evenly distributed weight.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, modified leg kick.  Knob ot the ball with some postural tilt. Feel for a lagging barrel with direction. Low flights from gap to gap.
Power: 86.5 max exit velocity, averaged 75.8 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 79 mph. HIgh exchange, 3/4 slot./Catching: Longer arm action from a high slot
Defense: Simple approach while hanging back. Stiff hands when the feet get stagnant./Catching: Quick exchanges, aggressive footwork with alignment.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Daniel Kleutsch, Bradford (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Athletic frame, thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup. Crouched, wide. Big negative move.  Tight turn. Direct to impact. Steep at times. Deeper points of contact with all fields spray.
Power: 84.3 max exit velocity, averaged 74.3 mph. 215’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Top shelf action, deeper loop, 3/4 action.
Defense: Travels low to the ball from right to left. Fielding off the right foot. Ranging well and moving athletically in transition.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Seth Koci, Indian Trail (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Athletic looking frame with a strong lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Wide stock setup. Up down stride. Flatter barrel set with controlled rhythm. Direct to impact with hand control. Working inside on top to the middle of the field repeatedly.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. 3/4 action with a shorter loop.
Defense: Gains ground on the ball well while traveling low. Early glove presentation from right to left with a quick and smooth quality. Athletic on the move.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. 

Adrian Medina, Grant (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-0, 211-pounds. Thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, flat barrel set.  Tight turn. Drops the head at impact. Mostly backside approach.
Power: 87.8 max exit velocity, averaged 78.6 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. high 3/4 action.
Defense: Stiffer glove with a simple approach.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Tyler Meyer, Wauwatosa East (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B 7.5/8 arrow up
Body: 6-5, 200-pounds. Skinny, projectable frame, high-waisted.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup. Inverted tip over the plate.  Aggressive unwind. Vertical path with looping entry. Covers the zone with some length through impact. All pull.
Power: 96.5 max exit velocity, averaged 88.6 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Long action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Slow feet, long transition and exchange. Deeper points of receiving.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Passehl, J.I. Case (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-11, 130-pounds. Skinny, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup. Weighted backside in the setup. Big hand load during the forward advance.  Vertical set, flat path laying into the zone. Long to impact. All fields contact.
Power:  max exit velocity, averaged  mph. ’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long action, low slot.
Defense: Simple approach, hangs back. Late glove presentation.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Zeke Penvose, Milwaukee Rufus King (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-1, 173-pounds. Projectable build with room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Stock, wide setup.  Vertical approach. Tight action from inside the ball. Some whip to the barrel. Backside approach.
Power: 81.5 max exit velocity, averaged 65.8 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 73 mph. Longer, 3/4 action with a clean, easy actions./ Catching: Tight V, over the top action
Defense: Simple actions. Late with his feet and glove at times./Catching:Long footwork replace, tight exchanges with pause.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Quello, Grafton (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Evenly distributed weight throughout frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall and narrow with a vertical tip in the forward advance. Aggressive leg kick.  Aggressive rotation with vertical orientation. Goes down on the low pitch well. All fields.
Power: 83.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 189’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Long arm action over the top.
Defense: Early glove presentation, Light feet. Well organized. Moves well during body control play.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Aiden Schenk, Janesville Craig (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds. Strong frame, thick lower-half.
Hit: LHH. Tall with wiggle rhythm. Consistent hitting position.  Direct path to impact. Swings with authority. Vertical orientation. Gap to gap pop. Quality bat handler.
Power: 93.6 max exit velocity, averaged 89.6 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph. Long, high 3/4 action.
Defense: Travels low to the ball with active feet. Soft receiving quality for a first baseman. Quality first base defense.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. Athletic gait. 

Max Strash, Bradford (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup with hands spaced away from his posture. Vertical tip.  Aggressive rotation. Vertical orientation with a looping barrel. All fields with some firm contact and some carry at times.
Power: 94.5 max exit velocity, averaged 91.9 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long 3/4 slot.
Defense: Simple approach, stiffer hands with  deeper points of receiving.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Joseph Suokko, Westosha Central (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds. Wiry build, long limbs with a high waist.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, aggressive load.  Postural tilt. Works from above. Barrel lag. Backside approach.
Power: 88.5 max exit velocity, averaged 76.2 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 76 mph. Short, 3/4 action.
Defense: Well organized footwork and alignment.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

CJ Trask, Oak Creek (MN), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Wide shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, controlled load. Flat barrel set. Direct to impact. Racing hands. Quick to deliver the barrel. Stays through with extension. Middle of the fields line drives.
Power: 90.3 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Top shelf action, 3/4 slot with carry.
Defense: Works with active feet from right to left with quality tempo gaining ground. Soft hands with early glove presentation. Moves well during the body control play.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Waldenmeyer, Wisconsin Lutheran (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds. Thick lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup with wiggle.  Vertical path with rigid rotation.
Power: 79.2 max exit velocity, averaged 74.7 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. 3/4 slot with a longer draw.
Defense: Simple approach. Stiff hands.
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60. 

Austin Wienke, Whitefish Bay  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Projectable frame with a high waist.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, modified leg kick.Vertical tip.  Aggressive rotation with upper half postural tilt into impact. Vertical shape with some feel for barrel direction to the backside.
Power: 94.5 max exit velocity, averaged 89.3 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 74 mph. Long 3/4 action
Defense: Simple actions with a stiffer glove.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

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