quote:Originally posted by Homerun04:
My son at 12 hit over 30 homeruns when he was 12 years old little leaguer, he has played with and against 15 year old pitchers that are throwing over 90 mph. Played, and was one of the "stars", for one of the top high school teams in Calif and was on one of the top travel teams in the country winning many national tournaments and was highly ranked by several publications, he was not drafted and is fight for a position on his college team to make the 35 man roster who is restricted to only give 11.7 baseball scholarships!....
High expectations are great, but the pressure you may be putting on your son will most likely cause him to loose the love for the game, especially from someone who is playing and experiencing the game through your son and a book!
Great posts, that's the help what I am really looking for. How is your son's physical build now? Would you like to share with me? So I would have a good idea how my son will compare with him. On the Home run part, my son didn't hit any when he is 12 , because he is small at that time and play all the games in the 300 feet deep field. Did you watch the LLWS? unlike the USSSA, the little league field is only 225 feet deep. A lot of pop flies become a home run in that kind of ball park. Because I am a outsider, I got a very unique way to spot talent. I look at the kids learning ability, if he can learn quick and perform perfectly, then I believe when he got the MLB body, he should be better than any major leaguers. Is this the scientific way to judge a talent, I don't know. That's my way of doing things. I am a Geek when I was in school, so Geeks do Geek's thing. Hahaha..