Twoboys posted:Goosegg posted:
I'd say any pitcher touching 88 with an ACT of 30 should call an Ivy coach.
Eh, not so much anymore in our experience.
While most of the Ivy commitments this year can be seen on PG site (and there are some low SAT and ACT scores as low as 26), most scores much higher, and that's almost the low point of velocity now too.
Just been through the whole process and seen the Ivy coaches drool over RHP guys over 90, and ignore guys at 85-88. We've seen effective guys who know how to pitch and sit high 80's passed over for guys who can't throw well, but throw a lot faster. Having said that, Penn has 4 guys committed (they have way more than 4 commits this year) who are on PG as 88, but one is actually over 90 and has been for some time.
Yale RC has said average ACT is 31. So there are guys lower than that, but you'd have to be much much more of a stud then.
Twoboys, I just looked at PG for Penn and they only have two 2017 RHPs listed as committed (perhaps there are others not listed on PG?), both of whom have pitched at one or more PG events this summer -- one of the RHPs (Bollu) topped out at 85 in July (though last year touched 87), and the other RHP (Cerulle) topped out at 88 in one PG tournament this summer and 85 at the other PG tournament this summer. There's also a kid listed as a catcher who pitched in a PG tournament this summer (Sichley) and topped out at 88, so maybe he's been recruited as a pitcher?
I don't doubt that the Ivy coaches drool over RHPs who are over 90 (or that the Yale baseball team has an average ACT of 31) . . . That said, the data indicates that Goosegg is correct that the middle of the fairway is probably touching 88 as a rising senior/senior fall.