That's great to read. My kid also a young 16 yo 2022 has an elbow injury (stress fracture), he was literally days from getting a couple of screws put in until a pre surg CT showed improvement (closure), so now he is on a bone stimulator and a DH checking with this ortho every month. As an over-thinker, we discussed the options in the event his recruitment summer was lost:
1. Reclass/gap at a local baseball org that is now has become a "post grad academy" + JUCO part time classes....$$$ and my kid still wants to go the HA route so I was iffy about the overall value.
2. JUCO. If he is not fully back to pre injury form, he will go to JUCO and fight for a spot and take classes.
3. Go to the Dominican and live in one of those campo de beisbol and be a "Pelotero". His trainer specializes in this....kid loved the idea....over my dead body, wife would kill me.
@2022NYC: What's the name of the local baseball org that's now a "post grad academy"? I'm creating my "in case of emergency break glass" plan for my 2022 if summer doesn't pan out and I live near-ish to you.