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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU

jmrw20 ·
2015 Northern Virginia HS Showcase Camp @ GMU Grades 9-12 Location: Raymond H. "Hap" Spuhler Field Saturday, September 5, 2015 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 Camp Cost: $250.00 Link: http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots If you have any questions...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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2015-2017 Graduate Showcase

Playersedgeshowcase ·
If you are a top high school baseball player in your area, chances are that you are a good candidate to play college baseball. Unfortunately, many players are overlooked at and miss out on this opportunity. Players Edge has the solution. This summer,...
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Re: Where can I play

#1 Assistant Coach ·
Ok, I'll take a swing at this one since no one else has.......Kanye those are some impressive #s. Like, all of them. Was this your first showcase? Do you play summer ball for a showcase team? Are you new to the idea of playing college baseball? Your post reads as if you just happened to stumble into an Ivy showcase and have no clue about a recruiting process that for a 2017 is in its final phase. If you are what you say you are, then you have a lot to offer. Not sure what Ivy you were just...
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Where can I play

kanye87 ·
Just hit 89 at an ivy showcase. I was 85-88 through 3 innings. I have a 3.3 and a 34 ACT. I am a 2017 RHP with a pretty good slider. Can I play ivy? NESCAC? just curious what my options are. Thanks.
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jacjacatk ·
Without any other context, I'd be concerned about taking on an Ivy academically with a 3.1 GPA, and I would guess that your GPA would be a stumbling block in recruiting, though not necessarily an impassable one given your other numbers. Notwithstanding that, if you're sitting mid/upper 80s as a 2017, there's somewhere for you to play with that GPA and ACT. You should probably be further down the road than where you appear to be based on your questions here, though. If I were you, I'd be...
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JCG ·
Your ACT is really high, while your GPA and uw GPA is low for Ivy and indicates lack of the rigor they want to see. There are certainly good D3 schools that would love to have you, but with your ACT and your velo, I'd spend a year or two at Juco kicking academic and baseball ass. If you do that you can take your pick of pretty much any school in the country.
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kanye87 ·
Thanks for the reply. I was approached by an Ivy and Georgetown. I also just got an email from a NESCAC. I went up to the Georgetown camp a few weeks ago and was 85-87. My GPA is only a 3.1 uw and a 3.3 w so I am a little worried that this score is too low for these schools. My test score is a 34 only when superscored (33 reg) but I think most schools take the superscore. Is it true that Ivy recruiting is in it's final phase? I have only seen a few kids commit thus far in the summer. I...
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RJM ·
When my son went through recruiting the two interested Ivies were looking for an unweighted 3.5 with several AP courses plus a 1300+ SAT (Math and English). 1300+ is equal to a 28 ACT on the conversion chart I found. The NESCACs and comparable D3s he spoke with soph year were looking for the same. Maybe your 34 ACT score will allow a little leeway on grades. Is your 3.3 unweighted or weighted? If unweighted with a lot of AP and high honors classes it may be ok if the coach wants to really...
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Twoboys ·
My 2017 was at the same showcase, I think. How do you already know your velocity? Mine pitched too, and had some interest as well but no one said what he was at yesterday.
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Ripken Fan ·
Here's a link and a little write-up on the AI from Tucker Frawley, Yale's Associate Head Coach who handles recruiting. http://www.frawleybaseball.com...23a10cf21038318d665a
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9and7dad ·
The chart you are referring to is called the academic index. Google it for all the info you need. The old adage is that the higher the velo, the lower the acceptable academic credentials needed.
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fenwaysouth ·
The short answer is yes, however you still have a lot to prove to the coaches and the Admission Committee. Pitching is more than MPH and a good student is much better than an average GPA with a high ACT. The ivy & nescac coaches take their direction from the admissions committee. If I was an Ivy coach I'd have alot of questions about your academic work ethic or possibly the high school you went to. I understand there can be extenuating circumstances with ultra competitive high schools.
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RKBH ·
I have heard and seen there is a chart the Ivy's use to evaluate athletes. It gives a score based on your GPA, SAT, ACT, class rank. I cannot remember what it is called. But basically if I remember correctly a "normal" Ivy student's # is around 215 or higher. They allow a certain amount of athletes 200-210, 190-200, 180-190 and I think the lowest they allow is a 172. But there are only 1 or 2 of those players. If anyone can post what this chart is called...?? Also, just an FYI - normal...
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JCG ·
^^^^^^ this. ^^^^^^
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kanye87 ·
I was approached by a coach who told me. I think that is just because I threw so hard. Im sure you can email them to find out.
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SluggerDad ·
With your grades an IVY is a super stretch. Even if you were god's gift to baseball, it would still be a super stretch. Your test scores will help -- but not that much on their own. Pretty much same is true of NESCAC. There are lots of kids with significantly better grades and equally good or better test scores that get turned down by such schools. Plus you velo -- though about average for starters at competitive D3's is not STANDOUT velo. What's the rest of your story? Do you have a...
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Re: Where can I play

Goosegg ·
Your velo has reached a level where an Ivy would be interested - but not close to the top of a recruiting class. Your ACT is fine. Your grades are the issue. For that to pass admissions, your HS better have an incredibly difficult curve, or have a narrative to explain the big difference between grades and scores. If you were the absolute top tier recruit (projected future Baseball America college all-star) for a school, the coach may be able to get you through admissions; otherwise probably...
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

TPM ·
He is going to watch carefully how you go about your business and how you act on the field as well as in the dugout. Thats just as important as your FB or slider.
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

RKBH ·
I definitely agree on the 1st base, etc coverage. At Lakepoint last week I cannot tell you how many pitchers I saw NOT do that...poor baseball knowledge as far as I am concerned.
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

CoachB25 ·
We were in a showcase tournament down South. A coach that was recruiting my daughter came early. BB was out playing catch, running, stretching, ... until game time. The coach walked over to her and wished her a good game and said that he had seen all he needed to see of her and was headed to another game. My daughter was somewhat stunned. Then he said to her that he didn't understand why her teammates weren't out there working as hard as she was to get ready to play a game in front of...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
My son was being recruited pretty heavily the summer after his junior year. This was his first real contact....and the RC had been coming to EVERY game for 3 weeks....even had a visit scheduled. Week 4, HC shows up....we didn't know he was there....son struggled....struck out a couple times and showed his frustration each time...and during warmups at 3B the following inning. Calls from RC quit coming....and even called off a visit due to "being out of town". We saw him again a couple weeks...
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

TPM ·
Just an FYI, Kevin O'Sullivan had a scout keep eye on son for quite a while. When you begin to get into the recruiting phase in HS, you will never know who is watching. Dont worry about your game, there is only so much that is expected of you. There are things you will learn when you get inti the program. Coaches are looking for players who are a good fit. They also watch their parents as well. So a lesson for everyone, time to sit back and relax and let them concentrate on your son, not you...
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

ClevelandDad ·
Outstanding advice and what else would we expect from the Coach! For a rising senior, your velocity is fine and rarely seen at the high school level. Show that coach you are a winner, a team first guy, and can win with the tools you presently have. Show him those things and he might think "I can see that kid fitting into our program. If we add some weight training and teach him a pitch or two, I could see that kid pitching on Friday nights down the road." Give him a chance to like YOU first...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
It's basically the same situation, but at another level. My son got to throw in front of pro scouts yesterday at his summer league's prospect showcase. He's not eligible for the draft next June....and really had to be talked in to going yesterday. No live pitching....just a bullpen in front of the scouts. He was 88-89, good control, curve worked and another pitcher told him that one of the scouts would watch him then write something, watch him then write more. As soon as he was done, the...
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

roothog66 ·
My son, when he's playing and just throwing to try and get outs, he's 85-88 with decent control. When he's trying to impress and trying to throw as hard as he can, he's 85-88 and high and wide. Just throw your game.
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CoachB25 ·
Kanye, how about just being yourself and playing your game. Often, when a player tried to impress some coach, just the opposite happens. For example, you might want to put a little more pop on that ball resulting in more balls out of the zone. A pitcher that doesn't have control doesn't have anything. When you enter that game, it isn't about you regardless of who is in the stands. It is always about team. Coaches notice those things. So, be a good teammate. Do what you do which obviously...
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What to do in front of a scout

kanye87 ·
The pitching coach from my top school is coming to my next game. What should I do to try to impress him? Throw as hard as I can? show command? off-speed? I am a 2017 RHP who stays about 85-88 at showcases. I have a good slider but rarely throw it for strikes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

joemktg ·
Show Character. When someone makes a play behind you, recognize it (nothing major, perhaps a pointing of the glove and a "nice job"). If someone makes a great play, really recognize it. Someone boots it, pick 'em up. A teammate crosses the plate, be sure to give him an attaboy. Pregame: do your thing in an energetic fashion. Postgame, regardless of the score or performance: carry yourself with dignity and respect for others. You don't know who is watching, when they're watching, and from...
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roothog66 ·
What to do in front of a scout? Go to youtube and watch all of the Domingo Ayala and Kent Murphy videos. Then, do none of that.
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Journey On ·
In our High School Leagues in California, many of the umpires are also part-time scouts. We had a strong player both physically & with skill set, who was two years ahead of my son. He was struggling with the 6th tool, Mental Discipline & Tenacity which in my mind means consistency, and as a High School player I think all are young at controlling emotions too. (They have not played Poker enough in the dorms or on bus rides yet) Anyhow, this particular guy would drop F-bombs @ SS with...
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Ripken Fan ·
Agree with things that Coach and Joe said. If a fielder makes a great play behind you, be one of the first to touch gloves with him at the end of an inning. If you are a PO (non-hitting) be involved with the game when your team is up to bat. These intangibles count more than you think. Coaches are looking for a fit in addition to a good fastball. As others have chimed in, be yourself. Good luck to you.
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Consultant ·
Consider that the college scout/pitching coach is reading this web site. How many pitchers will he evaluate in one day? "Walk in his shoes". Bob
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fenwaysouth ·
I guess this is one of those questions that I have to turn my head sideway at. So, I'm asking myself why would someone go out of there way to act differently for a scout ......shouldn't this be a 24x7x365 effort? Agree with JOEMKTG character is certainly important. How about leadership, composure too. Coaches want guys that are going to solve their problems not guys that are going to create more problems. Put yourself in the coaches shoes, always. Certainly impress him with your pitches.
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Shoveit4Ks ·
It's gotta be tough, im sure you want to impress him and get an offer at some point. Alot really good advice here so far. I can tell you a times, when my son knew guys were watching, he got a little amped up and while his velo was very good, his location wasnt. Fortunately he was seen quite a bit across many many months and that worked out. Be you and focus on your game and your job. Trust your stuff, it's what got you this far. Good luck!
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BackstopDad32 ·
Your performance may play very little in their evaluation. We have seen the comments on here several times that sometimes adversity in front of coaches and scouts is a good thing. They want to see how you react when you are not at your best too. PC had seen son pitch in Atlanta and sent RC to watch. Son came in to close and ended up giving up the one run lead. Winning run on third with two outs. Are you going to crumble as you just let the other team back in the game or are you going to...
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Re: What to do in front of a scout

PGStaff ·
The best advice I could ever give is just be you! If you enjoy the game go enjoy things. Sooner or later, the real you is going to be revealed. For better or worse, you might just as well reveal it right away. Enjoy showing people/scouts what you got! Think about how lucky you are to even be in these situations. It is your time to shine! And if things don't workout the way you want... Guess what, there will be another day. BTW, being nervous is a good thing. Enjoy being nervous! Eat it up,...
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Dominik85 ·
https://youtu.be/r9DeqaR4PO8
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old_school ·
PG has it right, just be yourself. I actually believe you would be making a mistake acting the way you perceive somebody would want you to act. If they don't like who you are it isn't a fit...I would guess most of the time both sides are looking at and for the same thing anyway. If you are good enough you will be able to act any damn way you please and someone will over look it, you will be signed but it may limit your choices. All the talk about attitude, bench behavior and the rest is on a...
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Go44dad ·
"What to do if your in front of a scout?" Move aside so he can see the game.
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Twoboys ·
Hey Kanye any updates on how it went?
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Velocity, God given? Or can it be drastically improved?

Wesleythecacther ·
What would be an average catcher velocity for high school varsity catchers? More specifically in the class of 2017? What would be an ideal catching velocity? Attached is a video of me throwing, any advice? Also, here is a link that I found that has workouts that will help pitchers throw harder: http://www.stack.com/a/how-to-throw-harder Will those workouts in the link above work for position players?
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Re: Velocity, God given? Or can it be drastically improved?

CatsPop ·
Click on the link below to see some 2017 pop times + velo's @ a showcase today: https://twitter.com/PGShowcase...s/766800022017085440
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Re: Velocity, God given? Or can it be drastically improved?

Matt13 ·
Is it wrong that I first read it as, "Whiskey, God given? Or can it be drastically improved?" For the record, I don't drink it.
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