Reply to "Velocity, God given? Or can it be drastically improved?"

hshuler posted:
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. 

Thank you! I will keep working and keep you guys up to date. I am going to maybe start working with a personal trainer at a gym near my house.

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