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Reply to "“Hot” radar guns"

@mattys posted:

is there value to playing the hot guns to your advantage?  if, for example, a kid pitches but isn't a "pitcher", pre se. has a live arm and goes to an event at Baylor (where a known hot gun is). pops a good number, gets some schools to reach out and then tells them that he can pitch but prefers to play 3rd/C/whatever.  Will the eye popping number that's posted at least get him some looks?

A teammate of my son pitched one inning in the 15U WWBA the summer entering HS.  Later on that evening I was looking at the website and they mistakenly recorded this kid hitting 85 (he was a high 70s kid).  The score keeper didn't realize he left the game and gave him credit for all the pitches thrown the next inning by a new pitcher.  He didn't do anything else all summer but was listed as a PG pre-season All-American.  He switched to football and never hit the recruiting trail again so I'll never know how this might have helped him, but I doubt any coach would be fooled by this.

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