Wesleythecacther posted:hshuler posted:Wesleythecacther posted:Ripken Fan posted:
With all the metrics available today, I think a catcher's throw should be evaluated based on velocity and accuracy. Maybe "pop" with an adjustment based on the throw. Was at a showcase one time where the 3 best POPs would probably throw out 25% of would be runners.
The accuracy I agree with, but the velocity is not that important; it is a factor; which is why I am trying to get my velocity better. But POP is important.
Our travel coach told one of our catchers not to showcase yet because college scouts like to see 80+ velo from behind the plate. I am not sure if this is the "new" thing but this literally happened a week ago. He made it seem like a premium is put on velo.
I personally do not have an 80+ catching velocity, but have gone to college camps. I do understand why your coach would say that because it would put the catcher above the rest and make him stand out.
Please don't think I said that in order to discourage you because that what not my intent.
Continue working hard and controlling what you can and hopefully things will work out for you.
I applaud you for reaching out for help and sincerely wish you the best! Please keep us posted on your progress.