Buckeye 2015 posted:
Going to agree with the others....there's really no way to know based on numbers alone. Being fast and a good glove won't help if he can't hit. Hitting the cover off the ball and being a 7.5-7.6 kid won't work either. 80 as a freshman RHP is probably the best stat you've mentioned so far...especially for his size. Keep in mind that it's not impossible....but is VERY uncommon to play both ways in college. My son was an all state SS and RHP. Hit .478 with 16 doubles and 4 HR's his senior year. Also threw 90. He is a pitcher...though he did get to DH a couple times last summer. There just isn't enough time in practice/workouts/etc to do both....he actually gave up hitting this year. Another thing to consider....most D1's recruit shortstops and move them to other positions. My son's freshman class had 6 kids....5 were all state SS's. Not trying to discourage you, but he will need to be a VERY good fielder and VERY mobile third baseman to get recruited to play third in college. Good luck....keep working and see what happens
KYLE31, it's still early to conclude much about your son as there's a lot of physical and mental maturing that occurs over the next few year. As other's have mentioned, keep working on the skills . . . particularly those "5 Tools" that are so important where it's good to be really good at just one of those tools.