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High Academic Baseball

rhp123 ·
I'm a 2015 Right Handed Pitcher, velocity 84-86 MPH, 2200 on SAT including 800 on math, what are my chances at any Ivy League school or an MIT/JHU?  
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2015 LHP D2/D3 Options

AcademicsFirst ·
My son is a current LHP sophomore and plays on his HS JV team.  The HS is a Div 1 4a school that was in the CIF semi finals last year and plays in a very competitive league and schedules always schedules top CA teams ( Orange Lutheran, Harvard...
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Getting on Radar as Soph.

BaseballDad72 ·
Hey everyone. First post here. My son is a high academic kid and is a soph. RHP. Had some terrible travel ball experiences playing on a few elite regional teams. Had an injury during first year with national level travel team, which he seems to have overcome. I know he burnt out this past summer, too. Didn't play last summer and came back to HS ball in spring and really reconnected with the game and had a good year on varsity as soph. despite not playing at all for the year before. We're...
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Postgraduate Year or Gap Year for Ivy League Recruiting (2019 Grad)

Feelgood77 ·
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice for someone considering a PG or gap year to increase likelihood of being recruited to an Ivy League School. In my case, I am a young 2019 (turned 17 recently) OF that got considerable interest from a few ivies, but ultimately just wasn't good enough baseball wise to get an offer. Academically, I have a 3.85 UW GPA (4.4 Weighted) and 1560 SAT with many APs and honors classes. I also have a huge legacy at Columbia (brother,...
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NCAA-D1 Ivy League Conference Comparison 2017 - 2019

CollegebaseballInsights ·
Conference Comparison Report quickly allows interested party to review some Key Performance Indicators for all teams within a conference. Most KPI's are self-explanatory. Baseball Conference W-L-T Overall W-L-T Head Coach Tenure Number of years coaching , "*" means pending coaching change. Team Roster Insights Roster Size (Website/EADA) Compares the roster on the team website with the participation size reported to Dept of Education. Why is this relevant, the team website for specified year...
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Throwing 2 days in a row

kanye87 ·
Hi guys, I have a question about camps such as headfirst and Ivy's. do they make pitchers throw two days in a row? I am a pitcher and I have arm issues that make it nearly impossible to throw two days in a row. I can throw as many innings as I want one day, but splitting those innings up into 2 days just hurts my arm too much. I have read online that camps make kids throw 2 days in a row and I was wondering if any of you had any experience with it. Thank you
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Where can I play

kanye87 ·
Just hit 89 at an ivy showcase. I was 85-88 through 3 innings. I have a 3.3 and a 34 ACT. I am a 2017 RHP with a pretty good slider. Can I play ivy? NESCAC? just curious what my options are. Thanks.
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Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
A few questions, and then I'll give some background. What is the recruiting landscape like for a player in the spring of his senior year? What academically elite D1 colleges still recruit at this point (top 50 US News and World Reports rankings)? What academically elite colleges would recruit a player who did not apply to their school already this late in the game?  Do the Ivy's or other elite college recruit this late in a seniors HS career? What would be best way to get out new...
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Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
Why should an Academically gifted player wait to get on radar screens? The simple answer is that they shouldn't. That's why we picked June 23-24. Get on radar screens early. Start conversations earlier. Plan...Prepare. This is coming together nicely. Coaches are genuinely excited and committed schools are rolling in daily. Here are the details: June 23-24 in Washington, DC area (fields are being negotiated now) $695 (includes customized Play In School video) as well as a Written Eval from a...
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Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
2018 is seeking to play at top academic school. He's been the starting SS for club team, playing national events, and also the occasional and effective closer (1-2x per week - 2-3 innings). Solid line drive hitter as well... IF velo just hit 87; pitching coach thinks his FB velo will be 85 pretty quickly. We're thinking we should be promoting his SS/RHP two player capabilities. How do Ivy's view two players? Anybody with experience or points of view with this? Hoping to tap into the...
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Player looking for a team

Coach Waddy ·
I know its late but an 18 year old, if/of, is looking for a team.All conference player, played for White Sox travelers last year.Played in Cangelosis fall leagu and played in PG Wood Bat World Series with the Orioles.
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Minor Moments, Major Memories: Baseball's Best Players Recall Life in the Minor Leagu

Frank Martin ·
Minor Moments, Major Memories: Baseball's Best Players Recall Life in the Minor Leagues http://www.amazon.com/Minor-Moments-Major-Memories-Baseballs/dp/1592287352
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Re: High Academic Baseball

RJM ·
If you can pitch rather than just throw there might be some interest. You should contact the baseball coaches and find out what showcases to get in front of them. One you should definitely attend is Head First.
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Re: High Academic Baseball

fenwaysouth ·
rhp1123, As RJM indicated, you need to get in front of these coaches to determine your chances. Each school is going to have different requirements and different needs. Your 2200 SAT will get their attention but you should want to find the best fit whether it is Ivy, NESCAC, NEWMAC or CC conferences. Yes,these schools are all high academic but they are all very different...they have their own personalities. If you scored 800 on Math you have as good as a shot as any to MIT especially if you...
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Re: Schools with odd-shaped fields/dimensions

RJM ·
This would be minor leagues and it's not dime signs. But it's definitely an oddity. Waconah Park in Pittsfield MA used to be a minor leagu field. I believe it's a FCNL field now. It's the oldest wooden baseball stadium structure in the country. My son's 13u travel team played a tournament there several years ago. The sun sets in left center. The hitter and catcher are blinded. It's the only place in the country baseball is stopped for a sunset delay. Go figure the team is called the...
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Re: Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

StrainedOblique ·
FYI: This was one of the better threads on Ivy / Smart ball recruiting
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Ripken Fan ·
Harvard's ace ( a junior) was a 2-way player who also DH'ed , 6 HRs and hit over .300 in regular season. He was player of the week in league this past week. He was listed as top MLB prospect pre-season in Ivy League. I can tell you when they played Yale, the interest (and radar guns) were out when he pitched, and not much attention to his ABs.
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Ripken Fan ·
Gov- A couple of thoughts. On the one hand, the rosters in Ivy (in some) are smaller than the 35 you'll see at other D1s. Some pitchers (POs) will get ABs in the spring or in blowout games. Others who can hit, but were POs may DH (seen it) if there arm is injured. Schools will determine where the need is . It sounds like your 2018 is more of a SS (a position heavily recruited in Ivy due to its versatility) who can pitch. One Freshman at an Ivy this year was a pretty good hitter in high...
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Gov ·
Thanks Ripken. Do you think my 2018 should sign up as both a position player and RHP at HF to show pitching capability? Or, sign up as MIF/SS, and maybe mention he can pitch (show video), and say he's able to help on the mound, promoting more flexibility?
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BOF ·
Before you even get to the baseball part have you researched the Ivy academic requirements and is he truly IVY GPA, test scores, levels? Second it is unusual for a middle infielder to be recruited as a two way due to the demands placed on those positions. Schools will recruit for outstanding talent first. "getting to 85 pretty quickly" is not 85, it is what ever he is now. Granted he is a 2018 so he has development time, but even though they are high academic, IVY's are looking for power...
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Gov ·
He has the academic chops... BOF, I think you've served up the key thing: "demands placed on positions" We'll focus on strong arm and good bat SS.
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Goosegg ·
I know (have seen play) two, two way players in the Ivy leagues. One is now in the Cardinals bull pen; the other is steaming his way through the Yankee system. One played short; the other first. One's velo sat 90, the other sat 87 in college. Both were studs at the plate; average fielders. But, in the end your son has no real control of where he'll play. (a) if he's good enough (b) he'll play anywhere the coach wants. So, the goal is to get good - very good in something - anything really.
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Ripken Fan ·
Along the lines of BOF 's comment, where is the real strength? His throw across the diamond for a 2018 is pretty good. I would probably sign up as MI (position that fills the quickest at HF camps) and then send video on pitching to schools you are in touch with. Again school's need will dictate much. In son's recruiting journey, he received interest as both MI and CF. In the end he was offered for a spot as an "athletic MI who could play the OF if needed." Good luck.
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MKbaseballdad ·
As far as signing up for HF - there were plenty of players there who pitched and played the field when we were there. I think it's possible for him to sign up as MIF and still get one or two innings each day. Esp day 2 - they are scrambling to fill innings. My 2016 signed up as PO, still did the batting cage part of the camp so he wasn't just standing around and somehow ended up starting MIF and batting in game 2 on the first day. The only thing he didn't participate in was the...
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Gov ·
His strength is at SS, and already signed up as MIF for HF. I've tried to protect his arm by limiting time on the mound to a few innings per tournament. Wasn't until his velo picked up that this idea of marketing as a two player came up; another angle to generate more appeal. Just needed to air this out with the wisdom on the board, thank you.
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fenwaysouth ·
Beyond all the advise that has been offered, there is more to it than just your son. A few years ago, I believe very few Ivy HCs believed in it and most not at all. From our 4 year experience in the "League" only Princeton had a consistent philosophy of allowing two-way players. 4 HCs within the Ivy have changed since my son hung up his cleats in 2014, so I think it is a fair question to ask the HC about his specific two-way philosophy. So, assuming you get through all the academic and...
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Wolf ·
My son was in a similar position when getting recruited. He was looking at some of the high academic D3s but not quite Ivy level. He has always been a MIF and a closer (although in HS, he played SS but did not pitch much despite hitting 88mph on the gun in his senior year), During the recruiting process, he always focused on explaining his tools and saying he was willing to play anywhere the team needed him but told the absolute truth about his desire to play MIF and pitch whenever the team...
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Matty ·
I don't have Ivy experience, but I am the parent of a two-way player in high school. It's a lot of work to be good at both positions, and keep up with academics. My son is now a freshman at an elite academic D3 and he is hoping to NOT be a two-way player even though the coach has mentioned he might be used as a closer. He will do whatever is asked of him, but it will be very hard with his academic workload.
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Gov ·
Sent you a PM
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Backstop22 ·
My 2017 has signed up as a two way C/RHP at all of the major camps and showcases and even into the Fall of his Senior year, it is still not clear where his greatest value is. Some coaches have focused on his catching and others like his pitching prospects because of his strong arm. Our experience has been to enroll his primary position as C (or in your case MIF) and then list Pitcher as the secondary. Every event he has been to, they have always allowed him to pitch at least one inning,...
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BOF ·
I would focus on MIF. He should have soft hands and range, it appears he has a strong arm and I would also focus on speed development and high OBP. The most successful MIF's I saw in my son's college career were magic in the infield, and had a high OBP, plus speed. That is the profile you are trying to fit into. LHH helps also. My son was a two way in college and was recruited by IVY's, received one offer but decided to go to a baseball powerhouse high academic D3. He pitched and played in...
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Branson Baseball ·
My 2012 was recruited and offered as a two way (SS / RHP) at 7 of the 8 Ivys and a lot of other places. He always showcased as a SS first, and secondarily as a RHP. But it was our expectation that the coaches would play him where they felt he best fit, i.e., offering the recruit as a two way player is not the same as committing to the player any position or any playing time once in college. My 2016 showcased as a SS and RHP too. However, he did not have the arm to ultimately pitch in college...
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keewart ·
I really can't add much to the conversation, but college coaches are always looking for someone that can pitch well. If you can hit, you will be in the lineup. Do both, the coach basically gets a 2-for-1 guy. However, in college it is hard to pull it off well with double the practice time. Your goal is to get on the field, so many decide to be pitcher only or position only. (as much as I hate to admit it).... My favorite 2-way guy to watch right now is Adam Haseley at UVA. Played/started...
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Gov ·
Few questions - sent PM
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Ripken Fan ·
Yale once had a SS/RHP 2-way player who turned out to be pretty good.
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Gov ·
Nice...had no idea.
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Dominik85 ·
I would think with a current Velo of low 80s the chances are better as a Position Player. maybe in a weak Team he could also serve as an innings eater emergency reliever and you could mention that to the Coach but likely at this Point he is a Position Player. most two way Players are guys who throw really hard (but maybe have some control issues - because if you throw hard and have control you are a pitcher even if you can hit unless you can hit like babe ruth ).
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StrainedOblique ·
As was already mentioned , w/ HS pitcher recruiting at the D1 level it starts with velocity numbers . Basically, the magic number is 85 on the left side. 88 on the right side. That's during the recruiting process. Which means if your son is a righty Junior he needs to be at 88 mph on the gun in High School. Period. And the ivy league is no different. Also, the Ivy is it's own specialized unique maze of recruiting rules and timelines and it is EXTREMELY difficult to actually land a roster...
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Gov ·
I like what you've said, pretty much applying the BS meter to the recruiting process with son and parent. 2018 will stay focused on his primary position, while continuing to hone craft, speed and strength. Son took the ACT for the first time the past Saturday, that will provide another data point to see where he's at...
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FourBases ·
STRAINEDOBLIQUE said it "exactly" like it is, also based on personal experience. Ivy's are also looking for 90+ pitchers. Just because the schools are academic doesn't mean that they just want smart kids, they want kids that can play and then pass through admissions and you will known when they want your kid, like STRAINED said.
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Gov ·
Can you share your personal experience?
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Backstop22 ·
The high academic D3's appear to operate exactly the same way as the Ivy's. My 2017's interest from a couple of the elite schools played out exactly the same way with a request from the HC for a copy of the transcripts and test results to "run by" the admissions office. One of them told him that they could not get a "yes" from that pre-read but could get a likely "no chance." And sure enough, he has not heard back from that coach, so he knows the answer on that one. The other one said go...
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Gov ·
Backstop, thanks for the Intel... I wasn't thinking 2018 had to take both the SAT & ACT... Probably makes sense to figure out which test is a better fit... 30 years ago the SAT was the only test accepted for the high academics, now ACT seems to be the standard. Good luck to your son.
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Backstop22 ·
Gov: I am thinking since your son has time, he should take both the SAT and the ACT. It definitely seems ACT has been the more recognized, but SAT just revised their test to be more like the ACT. If he is striving for the high academics, having excellent scores on both tests cannot hurt and may actually help if he is right on the border. We are also finding some of the schools also value the SAT subject tests, particularly if he is thinking of a STEM major. As we have been told, the subject...
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Gov ·
Good stuff... Even if you have just the ACT, for some of the high academics don't you have to take two SAT Subject Tests? Others here likely know, have to look that up... Think son is leaning on the financial-economics track...
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smokeminside ·
No matter how many times I read posts like Strained's and the ones that follow, I still need to read them again. Kid is hoping for something and any shred of response from THE DESIRED OBJECTIVE fans the flame. If there's tepid response, need to accept that the fire isn't there, and the matches are wet. My 2017 has had exactly the same experience with the Div 3's he's interested in. Some have faded away, a few have pre read his transcript and scores, and have greenlighted his admission. The...
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FourBases ·
One thing to remember is that a coach may send 20 pre-reads to admissions of potential recruits. The number of recruits for an Ivy for example may be 7 or 8, and the coaches already have on their board the prospects ranked. Lets say that all 20 come in with satisfactory pre-reads that means that the coach has 20 options and they will go according to their board rankings, so if the 7/8 top recruits decide to go to that school, the remainder recruits are out of luck. That is why regardless,...
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Ripken Fan ·
Gov- The Ivies (aside from the baseball side) rely heavily on the rigor of the transcript (give a strong look at APs) and the AP test scores, coupled with board SAT/ACT scores. While SAT subject tests no longer "appear to be "required" of the Ivies, they are strongly recommended (from a link I read that came out this summer). I think my son took 4. Georgetown, another non-Ivy high academic used to require three tests, though they have pared that back. Most will accept either the SAT or ACT.
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Ripken Fan ·
This is one tough thing to find out. A policy analysis professor of mine used to say, "Don't ask the question, if you can't stand the answer." RipkenFan Son at times wanted to think he was in the "mix" at several schools and thought such questions may bother RCs; he was hesitant. Schools often keep a large enough pool, so they may not want to eliminate candidates early; or feel there is "still time" to find better.
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FourBases ·
Ripken you are absolutely right, it is a tough question to ask, and what you really want to hear from the beginning is that your name is the one with three starts next to it; if you are in the 7/8 top main list they will let you know, otherwise, assume that you are not. One sign that may be recognizable as good is how often and firm they ask about you and other schools and if you are going to visit them. The feeling is in how they continue after they say 'we sent your papers to admissions...
 
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