Reply to "College vs draft - scout attention"

2020two-way-parent posted:

I guess I'm wondering about the value of throwing bullpens for people full strength in January, if we know that college is a family priority. Because of the connections he's making through his summer team (the coach assembles off-season camps with some very high level instruction), people are getting excited about his arm but we could be running around doing bullpens for all sorts of people, and it seems like an awful lot of effort when he already has a great scholarship at a school where we really like the coaching staff (and they are dedicated to developing him). The flip side is that we just don't know enough about this process to know when we're "burning bridges." Thanks for the advice!

I think you can be honest.  Say it doesn’t fit into his January throwing routine.  My son was just invited to a meet and greet and to throw “if he wanted”.  He just responded that he could attend the meet and greet but wouldn’t be able to throw.  They said, great, we would love to meet you.  This is a little different because it’s before a scouting event and they will see him the next day but I don’t think anyone will fault you for not throwing extra bullpens in January. If they are interested, they will see him at games in the Spring.

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