Wisconsin Underclass Trials: Statistical Analysis


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Wednesday, June 24, the PBR Wisconsin staff hosted its first showcase of the summer: Underclass Trials, at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin. This event was open to the state’s 2022, 2023, and 2024 grads and served as an identifier for future showcases like All-State Games, Underclass Games, and the PBR Future Games and Junior Future Games.

After breaking down the day’s highlights inside of our Quick Hits post, we’re diving a little deeper into the statistical side of things today.

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Levi Kline WI Baraboo 2022 C 6.99
2 Seth Thomas WI Wauwatosa West 2022 C 7.06
3 Riley O'Connell WI West Bend West 2022 RHP 7.08
4 Parker Wyatt WI Marquette 2023 OF 7.09
^ Camdin Jansen WI Racine Lutheran 2022 SS 7.09
5 Ethan Hindle WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 7.14
6 JT Kelenic WI Catholic Memorial 2023 OF 7.15

The strong 6-foot, 174-pound Levi Kline (Baraboo, 2022) paced the group with the day’s lone sub-7.00 mark, clocking in a tick under it at 6.99. From Marquette University High, INF Parker Wyatt led the 2023s in attendance with a 7.09 time; that’s a great improvement since we saw him in March, when he ran a 7.43. Notably, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound J.T. Kelenic (Catholic Memorial, 2023) clocked in at a 7.15 – an excellent mark for someone his age and size.

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jalen Gellings WI Campbellsport 2022 SS 96
2 Mason Krznarich AZ Red Mountain 2022 1B 94
3 Cade Honkamp WI Brookfield East 2022 3B 92
^ Michael Comber WI Verona Area 2023 1B 92
^ Grant Beth WI Catholic Memorial 2022 OF 92
4 Ethan Hoogesteger WI Nekoosa 2022 SS 91
^ Isaiah Malison WI St. Thomas More 2022 RHP 91

At the top of this leaderboard, is SS/3B Jalen Gellings (Campbellsport, 2022), who was one of the day’s overall winners. His short, physical right-handed bat helped him produce the hardest exit velocity in this station, at a 96 mph high. He backed this number up with some of the hardest exit scores during live batting practice, per TrackMan, too. Mason Krznarich (Arrowhead, 2022) has strength attached to his overall game – he tied Gellings atop the fastball velo board and was just behind him here. Grant Beth (Catholic Memorial, 2022) has some advanced strength in his left/left build and he used it well from the batter’s box. Michael Comber (Verona Area) is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound first baseman who uses his size to leverage hard-hit contact in the right-handed box.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Mason Krznarich AZ Red Mountain 2022 1B 86 mph
^ Cole Selvig WI Regis 2023 RHP 86 mph
^ Jalen Gellings WI Campbellsport 2022 SS 86 mph
2 Chase Ignatius WI Barneveld 2022 RHP 85 mph
3 Nolan Klug WI Menomonee Falls 2022 RHP 83 mph
4 Grant Beth WI Catholic Memorial 2022 OF 82 mph

Referenced above, Gellings and Krznarich were locked in a three-way tie for the firmest fastball of the day with RHP Cole Selvig (Regis), who’s average velocity was far and away the hardest among his 2023 classmates. Krznarich sat almost exclusively 84-85 mph before unleashing an 86 to cap his bullpen, while mixing in what looks like a swing-and-miss changeup. Selvig showed a feel for three, sitting 82-85 mph, touching 86, with another effective changeup that looks like his best offspeed right now. From Barneveld, RHP Chase Ignatius (2022) sat in the 83-84 mph range, touching 85, and he certainly looks like a follow ‘22 name to watch this summer.

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Anthony Lausten WI Hartford 2022 SS 87
2 Camdin Jansen WI Racine Lutheran 2022 SS 86
3 Cole Rodriguez WI Oak Creek 2022 3B 84
4 Boston Halloran WI Franklin 2023 3B 83
5 Mason Krznarich AZ Red Mountain 2022 1B 82

A pair of high-follow shortstops top this chart: A.J. Lausten (Hartford Union, 2022) and Camdin Jansen (Racine Lutheran, 2022). Both show fluid, rangy actions on defense and obviously demonstrate the arm strength to stick to the left side. Lausten’s a left-handed hitter who impacts the ball with a little more bat strength than you might expect out of his thin frame. Jansen, a right-handed hitter, has a smooth swing with an upside frame. Boston Halloran (Franklin) led the 2023 infielders in this category. He looks like a long-term fit at third base, with the actions and arm strength to thrive there, and he was also responsible for one of the day’s better rounds of BP amongst his classmates.

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Tyler Clark WI West Allis Hale 2022 3B 84
2 Jaicee Foster WI Green Bay Southwest 2022 3B 82
^ Zachary Rechner WI Catholic Memorial 2023 RHP 82
^ Daniel Sherman WI Slinger 2022 3B 82
3 Grant Beth WI Catholic Memorial 2022 OF 81
4 Luke Schuler WI St. Joseph Catholic Academy 2023 RHP 80

INF/OF Tyler Clark (West Allis Hale, 2022) was another one of the day’s overall winners. He’s a multi-positional prospect with some upside in his right-handed bat, and he topped 84 mph to home, the day’s best. A ‘23 prospect from Catholic Memorial, Zachary Rechner, led his class with an 82 mph high. Incoming junior Jaicee Foster (Green Bay Southwest) had a solid day overall and looks like a corner outfield fit where his powerful bat will play. Slinger’s Daniel Sherman (2022) tied Rechner and Foster with an 82 mph best – he’s a left-handed hitter with some raw bat strength, too.

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Cade Milton WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 74
2 Levi Kline WI Baraboo 2022 C 72
3 Jimmy Athans WI IMG Academy 2023 C 71

Cade Milton (Notre Dame Academy, 2022) took the most efficient round of catcher defense and was also consistently on the bag with a 74 mph high through the infield.

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jake Olszewski WI Germantown 2023 C 2.12-2.24
2 Cade Milton WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 C 2.13-2.25
3 Jimmy Athans WI IMG Academy 2023 C 2.15-2.27
4 Levi Kline WI Baraboo 2022 C 2.22-2.50

From Germantown, Jake Olszewski (2023) looks like an interesting backstop to watch for the future. He’s a quick-handed defender with fluid actions that helped him produce some of the lowest pop times to second of the event. Milton’s here, too, and looked more accurate on the catch-and-throw as compared to his showing in the Fox Cities this winter. Incoming sophomore Jimmy Athans (Badger) is a muscled-up backstop with the compact frame that looks like it’s built to block behind the plate, and he also showed well here.

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