Prep Baseball Report

South Milwaukee Preseason ID: Vizual Edge Scoreboard

Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On March 6, PBR Wisconsin hosted its longest running annual event on its winter calendar, the South Milwaukee Preseason ID at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia, Wis. 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.

Earlier this week we published Quick Hits highlighting the top prospects of the event by class. We also rolled out a Statistical Analysis, bringing you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event. We then dove deep into the data, looking at the pitch metrics and batted ball numbers from this event inside our TrackMan Files piece. With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we analyzed the swing metrics in our Blast Motion Board.

Today, we’ll take a look at the top Vizual Edge scores from the event.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Axel Krainz WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2024 OF 84.94
2 Jaxon Clayton WI Brookfield Central 2025 SS 84.73
3 Hunter Buschke WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 84.58
4 Sam Steuber WI Muskego 2023 CF 83.52
5 Mitch Broadhead WI Fort Atkinson 2023 C 83.39
6 Tyler Meyer WI Wauwatosa East 2023 3B 83.07
7 Daniel Kleutsch WI Bradford 2024 SS 82.31
8 Payten Jibben WI Oak Creek 2024 RHP 81.78
9 Joseph Suokko WI Westosha Central 2025 1B 81.60
10 Brock Lulewicz WI Muskego 2024 3B 81.16
11 Zeke Penvose WI Milwaukee Rufus King 2024 C 80.96
12 Aiden Clark IL Naperville Central 2025 OF 80.78
13 Brennen Grams WI Kimberly 2024 RHP 80.74
14 Carter Jaffray WI Tremper 2023 C 80.57
15 Jason Adix WI University School of Milwaukee 2023 3B 80.42

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.