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CLASS OF 2025

SS
RHP

Preston
Yaucher

Edgewood (HS) • WI
5' 10" • 176.4LBS
R/R • 17yr 2mo
Travel Team: GRB Academy
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Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
7/26/23
75.2
Bat Speed (max)
7/26/23
18
Rot. Acc (max)
3/12/23
-
Hard Hit %
Power
90.9
Exit Velocity (max)
7/26/23
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
7/26/23
319
Distance (max)
7/26/23
82
Sweet Spot %
7/26/23
Run
6.85
60
3/12/23
3.91
30-yd
7/26/23
1.72
10-yd
7/26/23
19.7
Run speed (max)
7/26/23
Defense
80
INF Velo
3/12/23
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

81.2
Velocity (max)
3/12/23
79 - 81
Velo Range
3/12/23
2138
Spin Rate (avg)
3/13/22

Changeup

76 - 78
Velo Range
3/12/23
1859
Spin Rate (avg)
3/13/22

Curveball

68.2 - 69.1
Velo Range
3/12/23
1944
Spin Rate (avg)
3/13/22

Slider

55 - 57
Velo Range
3/14/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
6.85
Infield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
7.03
Infield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
11.9
60 Yard Dash
7.47
Infield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
11.3
60 Yard Dash
8.05
Infield Velocity
61.0
Power / Speed Score
8.7
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Position
7.02
60-yard
76
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Position
6.85
60-yard
80
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Position
7.03
60-yard
78
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
7.47
60-yard
76
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Mar 13, 2021
Position
7.51
60-yard
68
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Mar 14, 2020
Position
8.05
60-yard
61
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
90.9
Exit Velocity Avg
86.4
Distance Max
319
Distance Avg
223
Launch Angle Avg
20.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.5
Exit Velocity Avg
75.6
Distance Max
280
Distance Avg
212
Launch Angle Avg
36.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
84.3
Exit Velocity Avg
78.1
Distance Max
223
Distance Avg
131
Launch Angle Avg
14.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
90.9
Exit Velocity (max)
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
252
Distance (avg)
319
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
90.9
Exit Velocity (max)
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
252
Distance (avg)
319
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
89.4
Exit Velocity (max)
85.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
190
Distance (avg)
313
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
83.5
Exit Velocity (max)
75.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
212
Distance (avg)
280
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Junior Future Games Workout - IL/WI
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
84.3
Exit Velocity (max)
78.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
131
Distance (avg)
223
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
Hand Speed Max
22.4
Hand Speed Avg
20.6
Bat Speed Max
75.2
Bat Speed Avg
70.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.0
Hand Speed Avg
19.0
Bat Speed Max
71.1
Bat Speed Avg
66.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
75.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
72.9
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.0
Hand Speed (max)
19.0
Hand Speed (avg)
71.1
Bat Speed (max)
66.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2042
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.5
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1850
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1856
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.5
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2138
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1944
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1859
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
81.2
Velocity (max)
79.5 - 81.0
Velo Range
79.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,120
Spin Rate (max)
2,042
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
69.4
Velocity (max)
68.2 - 69.1
Velo Range
67.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,943
Spin Rate (max)
1,850
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.1
Velocity (max)
76.3 - 77.7
Velo Range
76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,912
Spin Rate (max)
1,856
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
79.4
Velocity (max)
76.2 - 78.8
Velo Range
76.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,226
Spin Rate (max)
2,138
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.1
Velocity (max)
65.4 - 67.1
Velo Range
64.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,055
Spin Rate (max)
1,944
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.5
Velocity (max)
72.0 - 74.0
Velo Range
71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,897
Spin Rate (max)
1,859
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
69.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
59.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
63.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
68.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
66.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
59.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
60.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
56.0
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 81
FB
68 - 69
CB
76 - 78
CH
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Pitching
79
Max FB
76 - 79
FB
65 - 67
CB
72 - 74
CH
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
73
Max FB
68 - 72
FB
59 - 61
CB
61 - 62
CH
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Mar 13, 2021
Pitching
71
Max FB
69 - 70
FB
58 - 60
CB
65 - 66
CH
Future Prospects Showcase - Madison
Mar 14, 2020
Pitching
68
Max FB
65 - 68
FB
57 - 62
CB
58 - 62
CH
55 - 57
SL

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.72
30 Yard Dash
3.91
60 Yard Dash
7.02
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
10 Yard Dash
1.72
30 Yard Dash
3.91
60 Yard Dash
7.02
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
3.91
30-yd
7.02
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
3.91
30-yd
7.02
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Swift
1.75
RSi (max)
2.26
RSi (avg)
1,169
Jump Power (max)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
Edge Score
79.96
Edge Score
82.8
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Visual Skills
78.24
Edge Score
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Visual Skills
78.24
Edge Score
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 12, 2023
Visual Skills
79.96
Edge Score
Madison Preseason ID
Mar 13, 2022
Visual Skills
82.80
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

9/20/23
One of, if not the top up-the-middle defender in the state, Yaucher continued to impress at Grand Park, since starring on Team Wisconsin at the Future Games. As expected, Yaucher was a lockdown defender for his GRB team all weekend long, making a number of tough plays look easy, while also showing a strong and accurate arm across the infield. In the box, the right-handed hitter worked into deep counts a number of times throughout the weekend and on Sunday he tallied two hits from a quick and direct swing, geared for spraying line drives to all fields.
8/03/23

Throughout the entirety of the week, MIF Preston Yaucher (Edgewood, 2025) was arguably the top performer for Team Wisconsin in many aspects of the game. Standing at an athletic 5-foot-10, 180-pounds, Yaucher’s standout week started during the workout day, where he authored a clean and consistent round of BP, utilizing a gap-to-gap approach. He followed that up with one of the top rounds of infield defense, a trait we have become quite accustomed to over the last couple of years, as he was effortlessly able to work from side-to-side, and paired it with a sure-handed glove, too. While Yaucher’s workout day was impressive in its own right, it paled in comparison to his performances during Team Wisconsin’s three games during the week. Across those matchups, Yaucher led Team Wisconsin with four hits, one of them being a triple, and he drove in two RBIs throughout the week, too. Also, on the infield Yaucher was as lockdown as it gets up-the-middle, making a number of slick, sliding plays, all while making the routine ones with the utmost confidence. It was truly an eye-opening week for Yaucher, and he has cemented himself as a name-to-know inside of Wisconsin’s 2025 class. 

7/26/23

PBR Future Games: Entering the week as one of the most exciting uncommitted prospects in the Badger State, MIF Preston Yaucher (Edgewood, 2025) showed well throughout his workout to begin his week in Georgia. Yaucher, presenting himself as a twitchy 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete, took one of the best rounds of infield within his pool, reflecting his work throughout the entire 2023 year. As a projectable college shortstop, Yaucher’s arsenal features a quick release and effortless arm strength, summarizing his best actions on the infield. He complimented that defensive session with a quality round of BP, consistently barreling pitches and spraying line drives all over the diamond. He finished with an average exit velocity of 87.5 mph, hitting a ball 319 feet by the end of his round. Yaucher’s all-around performance, emphasized on the defensive end, primes him for a successful week at LakePoint.

3/12/23
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, sloped shoulders, good proportions, projectable.
Delivery: Controlled tempo into balance point with a medium leg-lift, drop/drive lower-half, stride works in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Plays with some downhill angle through the zone. T2120, 2042 average rpm.
CB: 68-69 mph. Flashed sharp 11/5 shape, showed feel. T1943, 1850 average rpm.
CH: 76-78 mph. Plays mostly straight through the zone. T1912, 1856 average rpm.
3/12/23
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, sloped shoulders, good proportions, projectable.
Hits: RHH. Stock set up, slightly open. Quiet hand load, uphill path with jump off the ball, easy power and bat-speed, polished approach, repeats the swing.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 85.1 MPH. 313' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-80 mph.Repeatable arm stroke, quick arm, accurate through the first baseman.
Defense: Quick first step. Aggressive towards ball. Sure handed actions. Quick exchange.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 79.96 Edge Score
3/12/23

INF/RHP Preston Yaucher (Edgewood, 2025) came away a winner from the weekend with a strong two-way showing. Currently ranked No. 6 in the state, the right-handed hitter moves with a quiet hand load into an uphill path, showing easy jump off the bat with a polished approach, repeating the swing with ease. On the infield, Yaucher took perhaps the best round of defense on the day; utilizing a quick first step with intent through the ball and soft hands. Yaucher also impressed on the mound, working his fastball up to 81 mph to pair with a 68-69 mph curveball and 76-78 mph changeup. 


3/12/23

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, sloped shoulders, good proportions, projectable.
Delivery: Controlled tempo into balance point with a medium leg-lift, drop/drive lower-half, stride works in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Plays with some downhill angle through the zone. T2120, 2042 average rpm.
CB: 68-69 mph. Flashed sharp 11/5 shape, showed feel. T1943, 1850 average rpm.
CH: 76-78 mph. Plays mostly straight through the zone. T1912, 1856 average rpm.

3/12/23

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic, sloped shoulders, good proportions, projectable.
Hits: RHH. Stock set up, slightly open. Quiet hand load, uphill path with jump off the ball, easy power and bat-speed, polished approach, repeats the swing.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 85.1 MPH. 313' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-80 mph.Repeatable arm stroke, quick arm, accurate through the first baseman.
Defense: Quick first step. Aggressive towards ball. Sure handed actions. Quick exchange.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 79.96 Edge Score

3/13/22

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic looking build throughout.
Delivery: Athletic delivery, drop/drive lower-half that moves in-line to the plate, front foot lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79.4, 76.2-78.8 mph. Generally straight, life out of the hand.  T2225, 2137 average rpm.
CB: 65.4-67.1 mph. Gradual 11/5 shape, shows potential with added arm-speed, some feel. T2054, 1943 average rpm.
CH: 72.0-74.0 mph. Clean out of the hand with running action to the arm-side.  T1896, 1859 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup. Methodical, balanced load. Aggressive, long stride. Vertical entry, tight hand action. Inconsistent contact quality.
Power: 83.5 max exit velocity, averaged 75.6 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph.
Defense: Soft hands out front, cushions the baseball, athletic actions, moves well and confidently.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

3/13/22

Arguably the best infield defender of the day came from freshman prospect, Yaucher, as he showed advanced defensive actions as a soft-handed defender who looks like a true shortstop at the next level, with the body control to make all the non-routine plays. He’s currently a 7.03 runner with a 78 mph arm across the diamond, with all indications that both numbers will continue to improve. That profile matches his right-handed swing, with long levers in a thin 5-foot-9 frame, Yaucher has an athletic swing that projects as he continues to mature and develop. He made consistent on-the-barrel contact while favoring the pull-side.

8/01/21

Yaucher's dependable defense up the middle of the infield served as an anchor for the Team Wisconsin's effective pitching during the Junior Future Games. Yaucher is a lean, high-waisted athlete with smooth, fluid actions defensively that helped him stand out as a prospect, though his competitive work in the right-handed batter’s box was one of our staff’s biggest takeaways from the event. Yaucher has a keen eye at the plate and he swings selectively, which complements his natural feel for the barrel. He was responsible for igniting key moments of offense for Team Wisconsin and he should only grow into more strength that will help him impact the ball with greater authority long-term.

6/06/21

5-foot-7, 135 pounds; athletic frame. Right-handed hitter, top-tap stride; loose hands, whippy bat speed, hit a triple to left against STiKS Academy Black during the PBR at The Rock Championships. Flashed quick feet, soft hands, and quick transfers on throws across diamond from shortstop. Athletic defender with middle infield actions.

6/02/20

5-foot-1, 120 pounds; lean, lanky athlete. Right-handed hitter, rhythmic pre-pitch, balanced setup, fluid leg hang helps him sync up contact simply. Fluid, short bat path with athletic finish. Defensively, smooth, fundamental actions up the middle, ranges well; quicks hands and overall actions on defense.

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
FG Workout IL/IN/MDW/WI
Jul 26, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 9"
Ht
176.4
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)