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.