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Northern Wisconsin Open: Positional Player Analysis – prepbaseballreport.com



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On Oct. 21, the PBR Wisconsin scouting staff traveled to Impact Sports Academy in De Pere, Wis., to host the Northern Wisconsin Open event. This open showcase helped introduce us to some need-to-know players in the state that we’d not yet seen before, as well as provided us with updated looks at players who’ve earned our attention in the past.

Below is a look at all of the position players from the event with a few standouts that deserve a mention.

TOP POSITION PLAYERS

NO. 1 Nolan Meis SS / RHP / Lakeside Lutheran, WI / 2025

Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Strong build, good proportions, sloped shoulders, more room to add. 
Hit: RHH. Upright set up, leg lift gather into back side, controlled move back to hitting position, falls away from hands into strong loaded position. Well sequenced from the ground up, direct, strong and quick hands through the baseball, in the zone for a long time. 67.8 mph bat speed with 7 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 87.2 mph. 276’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF – 84 mph. Quick arm, throws from multiple angles, carry and accurate arm. 
Defense: Smooth actions and feet, gets around the ball well, clean transfers. 
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 2 Dimitry Edmunds C / OF / Appleton West, WI / 2025

Body: 5-8, 174-pounds. Athletic, sturdy strong build. 
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, short trigger, gets to strong hitting position on time consistently. Well sequenced from the ground up, flat path through the ball, ball jumps when barreled . 74.2 mph bat speed with 13 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 357’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. C – 75 mph. OF – 83 mph. C: Quick arm, short arm, high 3/4 slot, accurate. OF: High 3Q with carry and accuracy. 
Defense: 1.98-2.12 pop times. C: Quick transfer, quick feet, quick down to block, quick and athletic out of crouch covering bunts, soft hands, catcher’s mindset and feel, leadership presence. OF: One hand gather into shuffle step. 
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 3 Elery Hardwick C / 1B / Marquette University, WI / 2025

Body: 5-11, 187-pounds. Strong sturdy build with good proportions. 
Hit: RHH. Wider base with strong back elbow, early toe down, shifts weight back to center into a strong hitting position on time. Direct hand path down and through the baseball, impacts the ball through both gaps. 70.6 mph bat speed with 20 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 86.5 mph. 330’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. C – 78 mph. Short arc with arm quickness. 
Defense: 2.05-2.12 pop times. Quick transfer, quick right foot with direction towards second base on steal attempts, quick and athletic out of the crouch on bunts and a soft blocker on balls in the dirt.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 4 Henry Koopmeiners RHP / 1B / Waukesha North, WI / 2027

Body: 6-4, 195-pounds. Long levers, strong build. 
Hit: RHH. Wider base with higher hands, small gather toe tap back, gets to strong hitting position on time. Short and compact, well sequenced from the ground up, bat speed with barrel control, drives the ball to both gaps. 69.1 mph bat speed with 5 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 85.8 mph. 321’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF – 77 mph. 3Q slot with carry and accuracy. 
Defense: Two hand gather, softness to hands, feet work clean around first base bag. 
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 5 Drew Siudzinski 3B / RHP / Notre Dame Academy, WI / 2025

Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Sloped shoulders, well proportioned, some room to add. 
Hit: RHH. Narrow upright and open, strides to square into loaded hitting position. Short and compact, direct, feel for barrel with bat speed, uses lower half very well, hitterish. 73.2 mph bat speed with 6 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 87.9 mph. 290’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF – 77 mph. 3Q slot, accurate with carry. 
Defense: Bounce, clean feet and hands, good clock. 
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 6 Calvin Hurtgen C / Watertown, WI / 2025

Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic, wiry, strong and athletic build. 
Hit: RHH. Wider base and hands off shoulders, loads into athletic hitting position on time. Flat and direct path, sprays line drives to both gaps. 63 mph bat speed with 7 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 75 mph. 263’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. C – 78 mph. Short arc, quick arm, carry and accuracy through the bag.
Defense: 1.97-2.01 pop times. Very quick transfer, quick feet, clean blocker, soft hands, advanced defender, impressive look and presence behind plate.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 7 Randall Von Haden 3B / 1B / Green Bay Preble, WI / 2025

Body: 6-0, 225-pounds. Strong build. 
Hit: . Wide base, athletic gather back, gets back to center to strong hitting position on time. Quick hands, well sequenced from ground up, bat speed through the zone with ability to drive the ball to all fields. 74.2 mph bat speed with 31 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 83.1 mph. 274’ max distance. 
Arm: . INF – 70 mph. 3Q slot, accurate arm. 
Defense: Two hand gather out front, smoothness to actions, good clock. 
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 8 Oscar Garcia 3B / RHP / Taft, IL / 2024

Body: 5-9, 195-pounds. Thick, strong build. 
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, narrow set up. Quick hands, well sequenced with bat speed, drives balls to all fields, ball jumps. 74.8 mph bat speed with 11 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 339’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF – 78 mph. 3Q slot with carry and accuracy. 
Defense: Two hand gather out front, clean transfer shuffle step towards the target. 
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. 9 Brennan Otto C / 3B / Appleton North , WI / 2026

Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Strong, sturdy build with strong lower and upper half. 
Hit: RHH. Wider base set up, athletic. Toe tap back, gets back to center on time, flat path with all kinds of bat speed, hits hard line drives through the middle and both gaps. 64 mph bat speed with 7 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 288’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. C – 70 mph. Shows arm strength with accurate arm. 
Defense: 2.20-2.36 pop times. Quick transfer, quick feet, athletic with bounce behind plate overall, has ceiling to defensive profile. 
Run: 8.40 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. T10 Jacob Coopman LHP / OF / Menasha, WI / 2026

Body: 6-0, 162-pounds. Athletic frame with good proportions and more fill coming. 
Hit: LHH. Stock set up, leg tuck gather with quiet hand load. Short compact and handsy swing with quick hands and bat speed, feel for barrel with hard line drive approach to all fields. 68.9 mph bat speed with 15 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 263’ max distance. 
Arm: LH. OF – 85 mph. 3Q slot, quick arm, repeats, carry and accuracy. 
Defense: One hand gather into shuffle step. 
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60.

 

 

NO. T10 Blake Bugher SS / RHP / Eau Claire Memorial, WI / 2025

Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Wiry build, long levers, more fill coming. 
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, with centered hands, separates well on time. Flows through the baseball, short and direct, well sequenced, bat speed with more coming, ball jumps to all fields. 67.6 mph bat speed with 10 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 296’ max distance. 
Arm: RH. INF – 76 mph. Low 3Q slot, accurate arm. 
Defense: Smooth hands, clean transfer.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60.

 

 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Jacob Bickel, Fox Valley Lutheran (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic with good proportions, more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up with relaxed hands. Gains ground gets to strong hitting position, strides away from hands and gets to very strong hitting position on time, aggressive use of lower half, well sequenced swing with direct path, line drives to all fields. 59.9 mph bat speed with 7 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 81 max exit velocity, averaged 72.7 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 73 mph. Low 3Q slot, accurate.
Defense: Two hand gather, shuffle step to target, reliable defender.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

Aidan Birling, St Mary Catholic (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 168-pounds. Athletic, wiry build.
Hit: LHH. Narrow base slightly open with relaxed hands. Leg tuck gather back to center on time, loft to path, short and compact, line drive approach to both gaps. 68.6 mph bat speed with 9 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 75.9 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 82 mph. High 3Q slot, ball has some carry through home.
Defense: One hand gather fields through the ball, crow hop shuffle with low leg swing finish.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60.

Gavin Brady, Bayport (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Athletic with good proportions, more fill coming.
Hit: SH. Stock set up, slightly open. Strides to hitting position with balance, gets to hitting position on time, flat and short path sprays line drives to all fields. 65.9 mph bat speed with 12 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 81 max exit velocity, averaged 77.8 mph. 243’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 75 mph. Quick arm, short arm, accurate throws.
Defense: Two hand gather under midline, clean transfers into shuffle step to first.
Run: runner in the 60.

Urijah Doering, Green Bay Preble (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-5, 135-pounds. Good proportions, more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, gets to balanced and centered hitting position on time. Handsy swing, sprays line drives through the middle of the field, feel for the barrel. 56.6 mph bat speed with 2 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 75 max exit velocity, averaged 61.6 mph. 233’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 63 mph. Low 3Q slot with accuracy.
Defense: Two hand gather under midline, clean transfers into shuffle step to first.
Run: 8.05 runner in the 60.

Oliver Dugas, Madison East (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic frame with good proportions.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, stock set up with higher hands and strong back elbow. Toe tap back, gains ground to center, hands work direct from top down, quick hands, back spins balls to both gaps. 67.7 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 255’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 81 mph. High 3Q slot, shows accuracy and carry.
Defense: Quick transfers, quick feet, rangy.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Logan Haupt, Manitowoc Lutheran (WI), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 120-pounds. Athletic with more fill, strength and size coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, with strong back elbow. Gets to hitting position on time, short and direct path with feel for barrel, hits line drives to all fields. 60.7 mph bat speed with 14 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 81 max exit velocity, averaged 73.7 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 72 mph. OF – 73 mph. INF: Low 3Q slot, accurate arm. OF: 3Q slot with some arm quickness and accuracy.
Defense: INF: Fields under midline, shuffle step to target. OF: One hand gather, shuffle step towards home, medium leg swing finish through the target.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60.

Mason Heintz, Pulaski (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Good proportions, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Narrow slightly open set up with higher hands, gets to strong hitting position on time. Sits into back side, rotates hard through the ball, hits to all fields. 58.9 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 80 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 255’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 63 mph. Short arc, low 3Q slot.
Defense: 2.55-2.69 pop times. Quickness to the transfer, gains ground to second base.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60.

Braeden Hermes, Kimberly (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 150 lbs-pounds. Athletic, long levers, more fill coming.
Hit: LHH. Wider base with pigeon toed set up on front foot. Rhythmic rock back into back side with rotational path, can barrel balls through both gaps. 66.4 mph bat speed with 10 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 82 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF – 75 mph. 3Q slot, quick arm, shows accuracy.
Defense: Two hand gather, shuffle towards target, has feel around first base bag.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60.

Jacob Hurtgen, Watertown (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 169-pounds. Long levers, good proportions, athletic build, room to add.
Hit: LHH. Stock set up with some flex in knees, relaxed hands, strides to center, gains ground. Flat short path, well sequenced, barrels up baseball to both gaps. 59.4 mph bat speed with 10 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 77.8 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 82 mph. High 3Q slot, quick arm, ball carries through target.
Defense: One hand gather into shuffle step.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

Steven Kable, New London (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: RHH. Wider base, relaxed hands. Picks up front foot, short stride, balanced, compact, short and quick, direct path, back spins line drives to both gaps. 61.5 mph bat speed with 15 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 78 mph. Full arc, 3Q slot, some arm quickness, back spins the ball through home.
Defense: One hand gather, shuffle step towards home.
Run: 8.04 runner in the 60.

Brendan Kellar, Badger (WI), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic with more fill coming.
Hit: LHH. Stock set up with lower hands, gathers into back side with toe tap. Loft to path with strong hands, barrels balls to both gaps. 63.2 mph bat speed with 9 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 80 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 77 mph. 3Q slot with some carry.
Defense: Two hand gather under midline shuffle step towards target.
Run: 8.24 runner in the 60.

Gavin Lax, Luxemburg-Casco (WI), 2026
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-6, 125-pounds. Athletic, more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up slightly open, strong back elbow with centered hands. Strides away from hands and gets into strong loaded position on time, sprays line drives to all fields. 57 mph bat speed with 12 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 75 max exit velocity, averaged 70.1 mph. 187’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 65 mph. Low 3Q slot, accurate with carry.
Defense: Smooth feet, glides to spot, smooth hands with clean transfer.
Run: 9.29 runner in the 60.

Koeplin Look, Middleton (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Athletic, with strong build, more size and strength coming.
Hit: LHH. Wider base set up slightly back of center, rocks back into back leg and gets to hitting position on time. Loft to path with strong and quick hands, can drive balls through middle and to both gaps. 67.9 mph bat speed with 18 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 74 mph. INF – 77 mph. C: High 3Q slot, accurate arm. INF: 3Q slot, quick arm, accurate.
Defense: 2.11-2.19 pop times. C: Quick transfer, quick right foot gains ground towards the target, quick down to block, reliable blocker, athletic out of crouch covering bunts. INF: Smoothness to actions, quick first step, clean hands with good clock.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.

Trent Mclain, Florence (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Long levers, athletic, more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock upright set up, short stride with balance. Quiet hands, flat path, hand quickness, barrel feel, sprays balls to all fields. 69.6 mph bat speed with 16 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 90.4 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 72 mph. 3Q slot with carry.
Defense: Two hand gather under midline, has feel around first base bag.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Carson Medden, Kimberly (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Well proportioned, athletic.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up with slight crouch, short hand load on time. Direct path, handsy, uses all fields, hits hard line drives. 69.8 mph bat speed with 9 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 80.5 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 80 mph. Short arc, high 3Q slot, quick arm.
Defense: One hand gather into quick crow hop, finishes through the target.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

Tenzin Pavlik, Shorewood (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Athletic wiry build with more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up with lower hands gets them to strong hitting position on time. Well sequenced from ground up, turns hard on lower half, has barrel feel, pull side approach. 60.7 mph bat speed with 9 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 77.3 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 73 mph. Low 3Q slot, accurate.
Defense: Good clock, smooth feet and hands, quick first step.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

Brady Perrizo, Preble (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-3, 130-pounds. Wiry build, more size and fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up with relaxed hands, short stride, balanced, gets to hitting position on time. Handsy path, direct, uses lower half well sprays line drives to all fields. 56.8 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 73 max exit velocity, averaged 64.6 mph. 213’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 61 mph. Short arc, 3/4 slot, shows ability to be accurate on throws to second.
Defense: 2.40-2.57 pop times. Clean transfers, gains ground with right foot towards target, reliable blocker, athletic out of crouch covering bunts.
Run: 8.26 runner in the 60.

Shaefer Peterson, Kimberly (WI), 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Athletic, wiry, more fill coming.
Hit: LHH. Stock set up, toe tap gather, gets back to center on time. Turns hard on back side, uses back side well, short and direct path, drives balls to pull side and spray to all fields. 68.9 mph bat speed with 16 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 80.8 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF – 67 mph. 3Q slot, repeats it, shows accuracy.
Defense: Two hand gather, has feel around first base bag.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

Avery Ramos, N/A (WI), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Athletic strong build with good proportions.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, slightly open, strong back elbow, leg lift gather, lands on time into strong hitting position. Short quick, twitchy hands, bat stays in zone a long time, hits line drives through the middle of the field and both gaps. 72 mph bat speed with 10 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 274’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 81 mph. 3Q slot with quick arm with carry and accuracy.
Defense: Clean hands and transfer, quick feet, rangy.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

Caleb Schierl, Bay Port (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/C
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Athletic build, strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wide base with relaxed hands. Short stride, balanced, soft front foot land on time, hand quickness, direct, stays through the ball, line drive approach through the middle of the field. 69.5 mph bat speed with 11 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 77.7 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 74 mph. High 3Q slot with carry.
Defense: Quick first step, bounce, two hand gather under midline, clean transfer, shuffle step towards target.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

Alex Tornio, Fox Valley Lutheran (WI), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Strong sturdy build, athletic frame.
Hit: SH. Stock set up, higher hands, gets to strong hitting position on time. Handsy direct, control of barrel with hand quickness and bat speed, can drive balls when barreled with strong hands. 79.7 mph bat speed with 12 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 85.2 mph. 340’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 82 mph. Short arc, high 3Q slot with carry and accuracy.
Defense: One hand gather, shuffle step, gets rid of it quickly, low leg swing finish towards the target.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

Brady VanPay, Preble (WI), 2027
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-5, 127-pounds. Athletic frame with good proportions, strong lower half and more fill coming.
Hit: RHH. Stock set up, loads to strong hitting position with consistent hand trigger. Short, direct, inside the ball, line drives through the middle. 61.2 mph bat speed with 5 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 76 max exit velocity, averaged 70.8 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 63 mph. 3Q slot, repeats, accurate arm.
Defense: Smooth feet and hands, clean transfer, shuffle step towards target, good body control.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.

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