#1 Assistant Coach posted:2019Dad posted:bacdorslider posted:
are these cruising numbers?
Nope. Top velo on that particular day (just like a PG or PBR headline number). Like RealGreen's, my son's numbers are also in games, including scrimmages. Son's HS varsity has a Stalker Pro and charts every pitch in a game or scrimmage (though they do not use radar for JV or frosh).
FWIW, and I don't know if this is generally true but it has held for my son so far -- a new top velo, which is an outlier at the time, becomes more "normal" as he continues to develop. For example, this past February he pitched in a varsity scrimmage and threw one pitch at 86, but otherwise his high that day was 84. Now some time has passed, and 86 is normal -- on Saturday he threw 13 fastballs and I think 86 was the velo on 5 of them. So now 90 is an outlier for him (the next highest pitch on Saturday was 88). So it seems like there's a jump, and then sort of a catch-up period.
I don't know if I'm explaining it well, or if you have seen that with any of your sons' development.
Explaining it very well, '19Dad. RHP son has added 2 mph each year the past couple years. I see it in the summer time as that is when he focuses on pitching workouts most. One year's "touch" velo becomes next year's sitting velo. Hoping he's got at least a couple more of those years in him.
I would concur as to my '18's progression. He seems to sit where his previous seasons peak was. He's added 15lbs since July and T93 last summer! Here's to continuing the trend!