Until last season, my son was also a pitcher (and a very effective one). Unfortunately, we felt that it was too much on his arm to try to play both positions (he had a doubleheader where the coach had him play a full game at catcher followed by pitching a complete game--111 pitches)! We told him he needed to choose so he chose catcher. That didn't sit well with the coach at first, but we had to think long term about his health. As this process has gone on, it has crossed his mind that perhaps he should pitch again but I think we're past the point where that's a realistic possibility from a recruitment standpoint and we certainly wouldn't want him to try to keep doing both again. Thanks for the input!