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With that velo, you should press your coach to find you a spot - Northwoods would be perfect for you. If he does not have the contacts, press him to speak to an area scout who has the right contacts. If that doesn't work, at the beginning of the Northwoods season, teams are always looking for temp players to fill in until the rostered players arrive. Do well during that temp contract and the team will either have a spot or call other teams on your behalf. Also, as the Northwoods season grinds on, many spots open as pitchers reach their annual innings limits - so reach out to the HCs of each team if going through your college coach is a dead end.

Your velo is good enough for a good college summer league, but it's not quite there for pro ball (unless you're a LHP or clearly not yet at your final physical maturity). But I suspect you're one of the weekend starters for your college team and you may not have many innings left on your arm after the college season ends. (Sort of a catch-22 for you to navigate.)

If you want to have a shot at the draft or sign as a FA, and you're a RHP, you need to gain 3 - 4 mph. IMO, gaining the velo is more important then finding a spot in Northwoods (now, if you want a lifetime experience, playing Northwoods will be just that - but it won't develop the velo).

Id also suggest finding a PC who will try to get you those mph's. Recognize that the best PC can't get you what you're genetically limited to; all that PC could hope to achieve is reaching that genetic potential. But you never know, until you figuratively lift up every rock in furtherance of your dream.

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