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2015 LHP D2/D3 Options

AcademicsFirst ·
My son is a current LHP sophomore and plays on his HS JV team.  The HS is a Div 1 4a school that was in the CIF semi finals last year and plays in a very competitive league and schedules always schedules top CA teams ( Orange Lutheran, Harvard...
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D3 Baseball New York region Preview is out.

BishopLeftiesDad ·
D3 baseball .com has published there final preview for the season. This weeks region is New York.http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2013/01/NewYork_Preview
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D3 Baseball.com has released its Midwest regional preview

BishopLeftiesDad ·
D3 Baseball.com has released its Midwest regional preview. http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2013/01/Midwest_Preview 
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D3 Scholarships?

shotatsuda ·
I have a tough situation here. I believe I'm good enough to get looks by some division 3 programmes since I have decent grades and have some tools. Problem is I'm not a citizen of United States and I won't be able to do student loans or any sort of...
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D3 Season Preview Mid East reagion

BishopLeftiesDad ·
Mid east region preview has been released by D3 Baseball. http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2013/01/Mideast_Preview 
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D1 vs D3

Rdeangelo5 ·
As of right now I am being looked at by a few decent d1 schools but also by some d3 schools. College baseball is something I want to do but I also don't want to miss out on the college experience. I was really wondering the difference in the workload...
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Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

AcademicsFirst ·
There is so much experience here on these boards, I just wanted to see what people thought who have gone through the process before.     My 2015 LHP has a 4.35 weighted and a 4.O unweighted GPA.  He just took the SAT in January and...
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Only at a D3...

BishopLeftiesDad ·
This is a really neat idea. I am very happy for the young men who get this opportunity. This is part of what makes D3 sports special. THis has nothing to do with Flash and profits. Both the D3 athletes will benefit and Puerto Rican Athletes will learn more about a division of Baseball they probably know little about. http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2016/01/clemente-cup Here are the schools that I found that are competing. SUNY - Canton SUNY - Oneonta New Jersey City University Kean...
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Florida State Fan ·
Awesome opportunity for any young man.
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TPM ·
Son played winter ball in puerto Rico . His home field was Roberto Clemente Stadium. Attendance was poor in all cities. But PR was a blast! Anyone going have fun!
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
As with anything in life you will get what you put into it. While I consider myself an advocate of D3 schools, you can get a great education going many routes. Junior college is a great option, and cost effective. If you have the drive to learn, you can get a great education anywhere. I know people who did not go to college yet they still feel they got a great education, in the working world.
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Vector ·
Originally Posted by shotatsuda: I am only considering Divison 3 schools since I am looking for a great education. There are certainly some top academic D3 schools, some of the best in the country. However there are just as many, if not more D1&D2 top academic schools which offer both academic and athletic scholarship money. Furthermore, some of these schools are even public(i.e. Univ. Of Virginia or UCLA) so tuition is much lower. So if the only reason you are limiting yourself to D3 is...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Are you planning to enter college in the fall of 2015? If so, some of that scholarship money is already spoken for. As with athletics, I think you'll also find some overlap in academic distinction between DII and DIII colleges. But as others have advised, a "great education" means different things to different people. What does "great education" mean to you? High paying job after undergrad? Impressive diploma? Great resume for graduate school? Intellectual challenge? Think carefully about...
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shotatsuda ·
Originally Posted by MidAtlanticDad: I am going to attend college in fall of 2016. I am planning to start my recruitment process next spring by making a video. For me and my community/high school, I believe a college that offers a good education means a good job after undergrad. I am not really sure what I would like to do, but for now I am looking for schools that have good reputations. I have a 3.5 GPA and trying to get a 2000+ on my SAT.So a good Liberal Art school sounds like a right fit...
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shotatsuda ·
I believe I am not good enough to play at a division one programme. I just don't have enough tools. I am well aware of that. I am 5'7 155 Lbs and not fast for a middle infielder. (I am trying to run under a 7.5 by next spring.) I believe division 3 schools are the right fit for me. However I will do some research on some D2 schools. Thanks for the reply. Originally Posted by shotatsuda: I am only considering Divison 3 schools since I am looking for a great education. There are certainly some...
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shotatsuda ·
Thanks for the reply, I completely agree you can get a good education whereever you go, but it is important that I can go to a school with good reputation.
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bobbyaguho ·
shotatsuda, Here are the six schools that offer need blind and full need admissions to international students : MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts Harvard University in Massachusetts Princeton University in New Jersey Yale University in Connecticut Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Amherst College in Massachusetts Amherst & MIT are both D3 and the other four are Ivy League schools which are D1. If you are admitted to any of these colleges you will be able to...
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jlaro ·
Hello, Call the school that you are interested in and try to set up a school visit, you will be able to meet with the admin group and also talk to the coach when you visit. There are only academic scholarships in D3 level no sport scholarships. Good luck,
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old_school ·
Originally Posted by jlaro: Hello, Call the school that you are interested in and try to set up a school visit, you will be able to meet with the admin group and also talk to the coach when you visit. There are only academic scholarships in D3 level no sport scholarships. Good luck, this is true, however, there is also some academic money out there for players who would not have gotten it if they didn't play...bottom line is you still need to be a good student.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
May I ask why you limited your question to DIII? DII schools offer athletic scholarships, and junior colleges are typically much less expensive than DIII.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
I know that the school my son attends prides itself on diversity. There are Scholarships targeted at international students. For instance I did a search, for scholarships on the Web site of my sons school and came up with this. http://choose.owu.edu/financia...onalScholarships.php I am sure this school is not the only one to offer scholarships to international students. I believe the deadlines are different as well. You may want to narrow your search to the schools you know offer...
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shotatsuda ·
I am only considering Divison 3 schools since I am looking for a great education.
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JCG ·
My wife went to a Juco then graduated summa cum laude from UCLA. She believes that she got a great education. My former coaching partner went to a D2 Cal State. He founded a large corporation and is stinking rich. He also feels that he got a great education.
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Re: Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

AZCollegeBallDad ·
My son had a very similar issue. He was a low 70's rhp late in his sophomore year. He went to throwing experts: Texas Baseball Ranch, AZ Baseball Ranch, and 212 Athlete to overcome his throwing issues, and develop a throw-training program that he could continue to work on. In 16 months his velo increased 12-14 mph. This is where I would put your money. Build the velo, then build the relationships one-by-one with the college coaches, at the schools that he is interested in. He attended...
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smokeminside ·
Academics first....how has your son's search turned out if you don't mind my asking?
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Re: D1 vs D3

Soylent Green ·
Congratulations Rdeangel... You're in an exciting spot with the prospect of playing college baseball ahead of you. More knowledgable posters than I will give you some specifics on this hopefully, but I think it really comes down to A) YOUR specific baseball AND college goals; and B) the fit of each specific college that you're looking at. For a lot of players, the chance to play D1 baseball will carry a lot of weight... It's the overriding goal. No question that D3 baseball is less demanding...
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daveccpa ·
I don't think that its about D1 vs D3 or some other level. All coaches want to win and to win you need players to work at it. I would expect that the expectation level at a D1 is higher but I know JC coaches that expect their kids to put in as much work as D1 schools. If you want to play you need to know that it is a huge time commitment. My son is at a NAIA school and his typical schedule is wake up at 5:30am, workout from 6-7, class from 7:30 - noon, each lunch, hangout, on the field by...
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FoxDad ·
Originally Posted by Rdeangelo5: As of right now I am being looked at by a few decent d1 schools but also by some d3 schools. College baseball is something I want to do but I also don't want to miss out on the college experience. I was really wondering the difference in the workload (how much you practice, workout, etc.) between d1 and d3 programs. Thanks Just as an example, my son is now at a D2 university (transferred from a JuCo) and he has practice or conditioning every day. His only day...
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Rick at Informed Athlete ·
As SG said, Congrats on the opportunity to play college baseball. If you are hoping to be involved in other campus activities/organizations besides baseball, whether that be student government, a fraternity, performing in school musical or theatre productions, etc., you're probably a better fit for D3. Most Division I athletes, baseball or any other sport, don't have much extra time to be involved in those activities. I'm not saying it can't be done, but you should discuss those desires with...
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BOF ·
First for your specific questions: At a high level a D1 programs play 56 games plus any playoff games, at the D3 level it is 40 plus playoff games. D1 travel is more demanding usually a Fri/Sat/Sunday game with a mid week game thrown in. D3, they try to compress it into two days if a facility has lights with one day a double header. Top programs are also playing a mid week game For Northern Eastern D3 programs their 40 game schedule gets crammed into two months sometimes and some teams are...
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RJM ·
The day to day schedule will be very similar. The D1 schedule is longer. Chances are the bus trips are longer. If there's a game and a test the academic D3 player will be at the test. The D1 player better get it rescheduled (a generalization, not always true). An issue with D3s is they are typically much smaller schools. A needed class may only be available in the afternoon.
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Re: 2015 LHP D2/D3 Options

leftyshortstop ·
I want to be completely honest with the poster about the number and odds for the "crafty lefty" pitcher in top academic baseball. The very high academic school my son plays for has only one. That player only does late inning mop up work and gets hit very hard. For that matter, we have a 6'3" lefty who throws north of 85 who is a weekend starter and gets hit very hard if his breaking stuff isn't on. So here are the odds at our school. The coaching staff recruits nationally for only 6 "tips"...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks craftyshortstop.....great info from someone who is currently watching heir son play D3 baseball. He still has two more years left, so we'll see where his velo ends up but I'm assuming if he get into the low 80s, he may get some looks being a lefty and with his grades. if not...im sure he'll go to a good University, join a fraternity and have just as good a time. ....remembering that most of these HS and college players will never make a living playing baseball. Good luck to your so...
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fenwaysouth ·
In the context of most D3 academic schools.......If your screen name reflects his desires, his future academics and baseball team will most likely be determined by continued strong GPA and future SAT/ACT scores. Top academic schools recruit their baseball players through academics . Occidental and Hopkins are examples, but there are more such as the NESCAC conference. So, he'll want to be one of the best baseball players to get the coaches "tip", and have the best grades to get the...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Check the on-line rosters of the teams that you mentioned (Oxy, UCSD, CSM, etc). Height and weigh don’t tell the whole story, but it should give you an idea of what’s typical. Of course, focus on the LHPs. You might also find profiles for some of those kids on the Perfect Game site, and that will list their pitching velocity. Also, use the Perfect Game site to see the recent classes who committed to schools that he is interested in. The “College Commitments” list will link you to player...
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J H ·
Not to sound blunt or rude, but I'd suggest taking a step back and waiting until he plays varsity baseball before looking at college baseball. Lots can happen in that timeframe.
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks guys...as always, great advice. Speaking to a local ex scout who runs a Connie Mack and scout team here in Socal, said that there is college baseball out there for everyone if they are realistic, so I've always tried to keep things in perspective. JH...you're not gonna hurt my feelings. Like I've said, I've never told my son or thought he would ever make $ playing baseball. He's always fought through not passing the eye test, but he's still growing and has gotten where be has cause he...
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J H ·
AcademicsFirst- Good thought process. I apologize if I came off as blunt, I've just seen a lot of people in your position going way overboard in relation to the process. I've seen 96 mph fastballs in D3 baseball and 75 mph fastballs in D1 baseball. The only thing you can do as a player is work as hard as you can to be the best you can possibly be, both in the classroom and on the field. Once the time comes, getting a gauge of where you stand is easier than some think. If you get yourself...
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cabbagedad ·
Participation in the SoCal Scout league along with acceptance and attendance at the better Stanford camp (and/or a PG event) will give you both a real good idea where he stacks up. I've heard that statement about "there's a college for every player" before and I don't really agree. Realistically, the average player will finds it very surprising how competitive even most D3's and NAIA's are. Many decent/average HS players (not saying your son is), have to be willing to travel to the far...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Great points Cabbage...haha, if his velo stays where it is for the next two years, I'll be the first one telling him to go get his degree from Berkley or UCLA. He works out weekly with Trevor Bauer's pitching coach he had when he was in HS, so we'll see how his strength and velocity increases this next year. In the meantime, I'm just thankful he doesn't NEED baseball to get into a good College. Playing baseball would just be an added bonus.
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks J H...I totally agree with you.
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RJM ·
Check out Head First showcases. They're for kids who are more academically inclined.
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web's dad ·
AcademicsFirst, You're getting a lot of good advice here. A good reality check. Your son is not "projectible". He's a grinder. You seem to be doing all the right things to give your son the best chance to figure out where he belongs. Your son's academics will open doors for him. For the "grinders", at some point it becomes a matter of how hard he is willing to work. Web is a "grinder". He surpassed more physically gifted players because he was willing to out work them. Don't give up on...
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fenwaysouth ·
Totally agree with web's dad. AF - You have a dialogue in the top right box of the web page.
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AcademicsFirst ·
Thanks webs dad and you are definitely right. He's always fought the battle of being a smaller kid even back through playing Pony ball, so it's nothing he isn't use to. Hoping he can grow another 3-4" in the next year and a half, which would put him at 6'. He's playing on a Connie Mack team this summer, besides for playing on his Varsity summer team, so he'll go up against some solid hitters all summer long, which should help him. Yeah, that's what I love about this site...such great...
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cabbagedad ·
Originally Posted by AcademicsFirst: ..Hoping he can grow another 3-4" in the next year and a half, which would put him at 6'. ... AF, I know you commented on the reaching 6' partially in jest but be careful with that. I had that type of dialog with my son and it took him longer than it should have to accept his height and focus totally on what he can do with what he has instead of what he can't do because of what he doesn't have. If sub-6' is likely to stick, keep pointing out the players...
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AcademicsFirst ·
Cabbage...you are absolutely right. It's kinda funny because he always tells me you grow when you sleep, so he try's to get as much sleep as he can, which usually means going to bed earlier than I thought he would. But we really don't talk about height too much. He knows it will be what it is...and no, I'm 5'10 and his mom 5'7, so we didn't get that lucky. He eats very healthy and he try's to have a protein shake once a day after practice, so the rest will be left up to nature.
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Picked Off ·
AF All good posts here. I know of a crafty lefty here in CA that 2 years ago max'd out 78 at a PG Showcase listed at 5'8" 140 lbs. Our travel team faced him several times over the years & struggled to make solid contact.He is now listed at 5' 11' 175 lbs. & I'm told he sits mid 80's. and is still known as a crafty lefty. He committed to a DI high academic school this past November. I'm sure grades had a lot to do with it, but being a crafty lefty did as well. My point is that your...
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Re: Headfirst? Stanford Camp? Unsure

Branson Baseball ·
Your son has a great academic record! He's a fit academically for many, many schools...easily. Both Headfirst and Stanford have an extensive number of D1 and D3 academic schools. Either (or both) camps are a fit academically from my experience with our 2012 and this year with our 2016. Go to the camps/showcases where his schools are attending. Likely both of these camps could fit if his list is a national list of top D1 and D3 academic schools. The primary challenge I see based on your post...
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