Announcing offers

tequila posted:

Late to the convo here but it's one I've thought about a little. I don't mind the commit mentions but offers I'm not too keen on. That said, I have heard mention that it's not always a bad thing for schools that compete against one another to also compete for recruits. Maybe that's the intention with some of these.

What really annoys me though is when these travel/summer organizations comment relentlessly on the current performance of the kids of theirs who have already committed e.g. "<insert org name>, and Big State U commit Johnny Doe goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and a grand slam in a 74-0 victory against <high school in much lower class/conference>." I mean really? Who cares? Why not promote your kids who are still looking for attention? I realize it increases the bottom line of the org to have x number of successful players but there are a whole bunch of others (doing good things I might add) who have spent equal (or more) dollars depending upon whether you believe that the majority funds the minority in the organization, i.e. "elite" teams. Anyone guess which group my son is in -  but I'm not a little bitter.

I don’t mind seeing updates.  I like to see if they are still proving out and where they stand.

roothog66 posted:
tequila posted:

Late to the convo here but it's one I've thought about a little. I don't mind the commit mentions but offers I'm not too keen on. That said, I have heard mention that it's not always a bad thing for schools that compete against one another to also compete for recruits. Maybe that's the intention with some of these.

What really annoys me though is when these travel/summer organizations comment relentlessly on the current performance of the kids of theirs who have already committed e.g. "<insert org name>, and Big State U commit Johnny Doe goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and a grand slam in a 74-0 victory against <high school in much lower class/conference>." I mean really? Who cares? Why not promote your kids who are still looking for attention? I realize it increases the bottom line of the org to have x number of successful players but there are a whole bunch of others (doing good things I might add) who have spent equal (or more) dollars depending upon whether you believe that the majority funds the minority in the organization, i.e. "elite" teams. Anyone guess which group my son is in -  but I'm not a little bitter.

Some of those kids are still being promoted for the purpose of increasing their draft profile.

That's fine, then spread it out a little and give some other kids props where deserved. We're part of an organization where there is a 2020 class that is clearly very talented. There are some seven or so D1 commits from one of the teams and you never hear anything about any other kids/teams/classes because the twitter feed is choked with the 95 games a year these guys play and the sportscenter highlights that are bound to happen. Baseball class talent ebbs and flows from year to year and I get that. My point is that there is room for improvement in the area of advertisement when you're dropping a couple of grand a year to these people and getting three dri-fits, two hats, mostly local tournaments, and footing the bill for the big trips for the "elite" teams in return. "Well then don't participate in that organization" you might say. When you have a bubble kid, in a critical recruiting time period, that needs the props when he can get them then there aren't quite as many options available in a small city so you take the good with the bad. Overall few regrets but I feel like parents' hands are forced somewhat by the system these days.

 I don’t see anything wrong with it.   I see it as an opportunity to help your son get recruited by more schools.

My son is a 2019 lefty pitcher who is good enough to play somewhere in college.   Whenever he gets his first offer, as soon as he makes the announcement on Twitter his high school Twitter account will retweet it. The coaches for his showcase team will retweet it.   There are numerous D1, JUCO and D2/D3 schools that follow the Twitter accounts of the high school and showcase coaches that my son plays for.       When a school sees that the player has received an offer from a specific school, it has the possibility of causing them to now have more interest in the player.   It happens all the time when Bama offers a football player.   As soon as a school sees that the player is good enough to get an offer from Bama, they know that is a player good enough to play for them as well.

Bamadad posted:

 I don’t see anything wrong with it.   I see it as an opportunity to help your son get recruited by more schools.

My son is a 2019 lefty pitcher who is good enough to play somewhere in college.   Whenever he gets his first offer, as soon as he makes the announcement on Twitter his high school Twitter account will retweet it. The coaches for his showcase team will retweet it.   There are numerous D1, JUCO and D2/D3 schools that follow the Twitter accounts of the high school and showcase coaches that my son plays for.       When a school sees that the player has received an offer from a specific school, it has the possibility of causing them to now have more interest in the player.   It happens all the time when Bama offers a football player.   As soon as a school sees that the player is good enough to get an offer from Bama, they know that is a player good enough to play for them as well.

I believe it's a better resource to have your coach for the showcase team to tweet performance or gains/upticks in their progression as a baseball player. It will catch more attention of RC's in baseball.

Baseball is an EXTREMELY small world  and leveraging offers is not a "safe bet".  I urge you to seek out programs that fit his ambitions academically  and baseball a close second. It's been stressed many times, go where your wanted, go where you fit. There are too many displaced players that end up in less than favorable situations because they didn't understand what a "fit" was.

Please don't confuse the availability of 11.7 scholarships in baseball vs the ridiculous 85 scholarships that football has to toss around. Baseball coaches are a bit more reserved when they go shopping.......FYI, Character is at the top of their shopping list.

 

Bamadad posted:

 I don’t see anything wrong with it.   I see it as an opportunity to help your son get recruited by more schools.

My son is a 2019 lefty pitcher who is good enough to play somewhere in college.   Whenever he gets his first offer, as soon as he makes the announcement on Twitter his high school Twitter account will retweet it. The coaches for his showcase team will retweet it.   There are numerous D1, JUCO and D2/D3 schools that follow the Twitter accounts of the high school and showcase coaches that my son plays for.       When a school sees that the player has received an offer from a specific school, it has the possibility of causing them to now have more interest in the player.   It happens all the time when Bama offers a football player.   As soon as a school sees that the player is good enough to get an offer from Bama, they know that is a player good enough to play for them as well.

Backpick25 is right on the money.

 

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