Reply to "Pitcher vs catcher - 2020 changing positions"

He loves catching and hitting. He loves calling pitches and reading the weakness of batters so he can get them to pop up or strike out. He loves picking off base runners and making pitchers look great by framing and blocking. He's worked hundreds of hours on his hitting. 

Meanwhile, he LIKES pitching. Because his arm is so fast, many people have told him "you're a pitcher, not a catcher." So he believes that pitching is his "best shot" at playing baseball at the next level. 

Our problem is that colleges see his throw down to second, and immediately think "he's gotta be a pitcher." And they know he can hit 90 while pitching, bad mechanics and all. So they can't get off the idea that they could add a lot more velo with some coaching/instruction. But he's not a good enough pitcher right now (except for velo) to compete with other D1 pitchers who've had years of pitching lessons. So offering to him as a pitcher is a bit of a risk.  

I honestly think he would ultimately be happy with either position, but would be happier with catching. However, I really don't think he would be satisfied playing D2.

Thanks for the feedback.  

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