Prep Baseball Report

West Milwaukee Preseason ID: Outfield Analysis

By: Wisconsin Staff

On Feb. 19, PBR Wisconsin hosted the annual West Milwaukee Preseason ID at STiKS Academy in Waukesha, Wis. Nearly 80 players made it out to this event, providing us with updated looks and a new list of prospects to follow in an area of Wisconsin that regularly produces some of the state’s top talent.

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 our post-event process by rolling out the day’s individual scouting reports earlier in the week with the catching crop and followed it up yesterday with the infielders. Today, we’ll keep working our way around the diamond today by spending some time with the outfielders, found below.


1. Bradyn Horn, Muskego (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Lean athletic with sloped shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup striding to square.  Direct attack from inside. Stays through the zone with direction. Hard repeated backspin line drives throughout. Projectible bat as the physical maturity comes along. One of the top overall rounds on the day.
Power: 94.4 max exit velocity, averaged 91.8 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 84 mph. 3/4 slot with arm strength and feel for spin direction and carry.
Defense: Athletic footwork gathering behind the ball with precision. Aggressive move through transition synced up well.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. Short quick strider.

2. Keith Williams, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 220-pounds. Highly athletic build, overall strength, powerful athlete.
Hit: LHH. Wide, tall setup with rhythm. Leg kick stride with a firm plant.  Flat barrel lay with rotational power. Very strong on the handle. Lifting to all fields, but favoring the pullside with bat speed and ball speed.
Power: 102.4 max exit velocity, averaged 97.4 mph. 358’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 78 mph. Solid arm strength with improved arm action quality over recent look. Accurate with carry. OF_ Same athletic actions. Accurate lines to the target with clean long hops consistently.
Defense: Moving well for a big and strong body. Quality footwork. Fielding off the throwing side foot. Funneling with good posture. OF_ Athletic action with a large crow hop.
Run: 6.70 runner in the 60. Power runner, quick first step.

3. Logan Des Lauries, Oconomowoc (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic shape
Hit: RHH. Stock wide setup with a controlled stride to balance. Hands spaced high away from the body.  Backside delivers the barrel with a direct attack to the ball. Plane covers high to low with consistent low flights through the gaps. Power potential.
Power: 98.1 max exit velocity, averaged 88.8 mph. 352’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Improved arm action from previous looks. Higher slot with carry above the velocity mark.
Defense: Gains ground on the ball well. Quality footwork and alignment through release.
Run: 6.62 runner in the 60. 

4. Josh Bunyer, Pewaukee  (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Solid compact build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow, preset load to the backside. Aggressive plant. Short to the ball with a rotational delivery. Barrel enters the zone quickly. Pullside pop when he's synced up. All fields spray.
Power: 90.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.4 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. High slot with carry through the target.
Defense: Quick feet gathering behind the ball, and in line alignment through the target.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 

5. Issei Takahashi, Arrowhead (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 172-pounds. Strong throughout, athletic proportions.
Hit: LHH. Wide and open setup, early controlled stride to the hitting position early. Vertical tip to barrel set.  Attacks from inside with quick hands and clean bat path through the zone. Plus feel for the barrel and swing path. Compact strength with some power and line drive repeatability.
Power: 90.9 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. High slot with clean carry and accurate to the target repeatedly.
Defense: Moving well with clean actions and tempo. Quality alignment in transition.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

5. Talan Meinen, Muskego  (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds. Long limbed frame, thin throughout.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, high handset.  Loose swing move with lots of lag. Flat bat path with a rotational delivery. All fields spray. Backspin flights with carry.
Power: 90.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.9 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Very long arm action.
Defense: Traveling low to the ball while being very direct with his foot work. 
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. Long strider, gains ground


Ryan Berghauer, Brookfield East (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Thin, lean.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, vertical wiggle.  Short to ball, hard over the top. Covering high to low with backspin flights to all fields. Moments where the move syncs up nicely and the ball carries true.
Power: 90.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Quick exchange to a 3/4 action on line with accuracy and carry.
Defense: Gathers well ranging side to side. Clean transition and alignment.
Run: 6.91 runner in the 60. 

Mavrick Buchan, Muskego (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Lean, room to fill.
Hit: RHH. Tall narrow setup with high handset.  Rotational attack. Tight turn with a vertical orientation entering from inside. All fields with feel for path through impact.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 75.4 mph. 223’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Clean athletic arm action with some carry to target and accurate.
Defense: Quick first step. Quick feet. Clean exchanges. Dynamic on the move. Clean footwork in line with arm strength and carry. Athletic infield actions. OF_ Above average athlete and actions in the OF.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60. 

Gavin Bucholtz, Muskego (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, high handset. Aggressive loading and plant.  Aggressive, direct attack from inside on top. Working high to low aftering getting into his plant leg aggressively. All fields hard contact.
Power: 95.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.4 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. OF - 75 mph. Long arm action out of sync at times. Average strength and carry.
Defense: Staggered out of sync footwork. Quick exchange.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. Stays low through first steps.

Conner Des Lauries, Oconomowoc (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lanky, loose, high-waisted.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, vertical tip. Stiff hands. Looping from inside underneath. Up through the zone lifting to the pullside with tilt.
Power: 88.8 max exit velocity, averaged 81.8 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action with accuracy. 
Defense: Gains ground on the ball well. Aligned with the target in transition.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. With effort, splayed toe runner.

Braden Heintzelman, Craig (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic proportions.
Hit: RHH. Wide, crouched, preset barrel. Gains ground, lands early.  Long path through zone, entering deep and staying through. Flat path with a loose quality to his barrel action.
Power: 86.3 max exit velocity, averaged 64.5 mph. 311’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 67 mph. Below average arm strength and carry.
Defense: Quality gather and footwork in transition.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Heintzelman, Craig (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Lean.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup. Slow load. aggressive towards the ball.  Low flights approach.
Power: 84.3 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 214’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. OF - 70 mph. High slot with sporadic ball flight.
Defense: Gains ground on the ball, rough transition with tempo.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Joseph Jewell, Nicolet  (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow, coiling load. Aggressive up-tempo leg kick.  Attacking from inside with tilt. Tight turn. Vertical path orientation to all fields. Deeper points of contact.
Power: 89.5 max exit velocity, averaged 83.5 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. High 3/4 action with a drawn out loop. Carry in line to target.
Defense: Slow gather and transition.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Riley Kempf, Menomonee Falls (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-5, 125-pounds. Lean, broad shoulders, strong upper.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup with spaced arms from the body.  Vertical posture. Tight swing all contact to the pullside.
Power: 76.7 max exit velocity, averaged 70.7 mph. 240’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Quick arm 3/4 action.
Defense: Gains ground, quick feet with quality alignment.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Mason Micksch, West Bend West (WI), 2025
Positional Profile:  Tall/fall type delivery, tight lead leg to balance point, strides in line and finishes through release.
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Thin, room to grow.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, spaced hands, coiling inward. Quick stride to plant.  Long entry, working from inside with lag. Flat path through the zone. All fields spray.
Power: 80.1 max exit velocity, averaged 66.7 mph. 233’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. 3/4 action with accurate direction to target.
Defense: Simple gather with moderate tempo. Clean footwork alignment.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Olson, Greenfield (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds. Lean, thin torso, strong legs and shoulders for size.
Hit: LHH. Stock wide crouched setup with athletic bounce.  Very short to the ball from a below the shoulders handset at plant. Direct with the knob. All fields approach with lower flights.
Power: 84.5 max exit velocity, averaged 78.1 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. 3/4 slot accurate long hops to the catcher with some arm side run.
Defense: Slow gather, aligned footwork.
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.