My '18 RHP/OF is a very low mileage pitcher, used as a closer to date and would get an average of 20-30 pitches per weekend and had one start in summer ball with 10 weekends (50 games for the season). He played in 28 high school games last spring with 11 total innings. Last summer he was 86-88 and touched 90 several times in August.
He chose to take a different approach as he had ZERO interest. Last August, he dropped fall ball in lieu of working out to gain functional strength and mobility, three days a week. He didn't touch a ball from August to the third week of December. He followed the advice of his pitching coach, play less ball and train in the fall. It's better to show improvement instead of coming out the following spring showing the same thing.
Oh, for those guy's that look for the phone to ring on September 1............ it didn't happen.
He began throwing the third week of December, a couple weeks ago hits 93 throwing flat grounds. He's thrown a total of two, 20 pitch pens in the last week. He sat 89-90 and ran it up to 92. No weighted balls were used, just a lot of sled pushing, trap bars and Bulgarian split squats...........
I tell you all of this because it doesn't matter what your velocity is, until it's in front of the right person that wants your player!
Yes, he is going to do his first PG event at the end of February and his summer team was accepted to play at WWBA, Thank you Jerry!