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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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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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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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8-on-8 Fall High School Baseball League

Marshals Baseball ·
FALL LEAGUE Our Fall League is designed to give players as many reps as possible , both offensively and defensively , to maximize skills development . It will NOT interfere with fall ball in your high school. Here are the details: All games machine-pitch , two pitches per at-bat (approximately 90-95 at-bats in a 2-hour game). These are 8-on-8 games with full defense, full offense, played just like regular baseball (just no pitchers). Eight weekends of games (weather permitting). Competitive...
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CCL Summer League Team Question

collegebaseballrecruitingguide ·
Does anyone in here have any info on the San Francisco Seals in the California Collegiate League? You can PM me if you feel better. Son was invited to play with a couple of different teams and we were just wanting to do some due diligence. thanks
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Do Scouts value HS baseball enough for a player to toil In a bad program

Robrod ·
*Old Post About Skipping HS ball...*
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16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
Hey Guys. Hope this is the right place to post this...I just read a previous post about how there are less kids signing up for baseball and some who are unsure of continuing in the sport. Well there are some kids who are out there trying to reverse that trend. One of them created a channel called Pitching Tutors on You tube. If you have a minute, go check out the content and give your feedback. Whether it's support or constructive criticism, any engagement of content creators will help to...
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How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Shoveit4Ks ·
Interesting read for all those who have kids who are there, been there, going there and dreaming about going there: http://deadspin.com/how-to-get...0-a-month-1784998121
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Baseball Playing Opportunities for Ages 17-26 via VMarlins

VMarlins ·
If you are a player looking to play collegiate, international, or professional baseball then look at all the avenues we provide and the results we have for those who participate in our program. Qualifications are as follows: Respect Others, Respect Self, Respect the Game. We have provided a weblink below to explore. Call anytime. Frank Fulton, GM VMarlins, 4344894544. http://www.vmarlins.com/If_This_is_You..php
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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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Interesting How College Summer Ball Temp vs Full Contracts Can Work Out

Gov ·
I posted this in a recent thread having more to do with Collegiate Summer Leagues leading to draft...thought it would be a beneficial story to others going down this path in the next few years: Coastal Plains HC calls son yesterday asking him to come down for last two weeks. Said he'd rotate him between 2B, SS, 3B and play every game. This was the Temp Contract that ended due to the Full Contract guys all showing up. Amazing how this can work out.
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

RJM ·
Just a simple question ... Why would a kid listen to a sixteen year old versus a professional pitcher? Your heart is in the right place. I’m just not sure the effort will be effective.
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
I guess the simple answer is that younger pitchers can be more relatable to kids than a pro. Also, not many pros have a Free detailed program online that teaches kids how to go from t-ball to HS Varsity level. Possibly because pro's are either busy or want to be paid in some way for their time. Granted there is no revolutionary information being relayed. Most of the content is "best practices" type of stuff. But, Good information can come from anyone. A lot of the pitching instruction videos...
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

JCG ·
I agree with you -- good content is good content, regardless of the age or experience of the presenter. Certainly pro pitchers bring more credibility to the table, but they are not necessarily good coaches and communicators. I think the video you linked to is pretty good and I hope the kid keeps it up.
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
@JCG Thanks for the reply. I think that if kids took the time and effort to engage in positive projects like this, it should be encouraged. There are enough people already on the other side of the equation giving criticism. How many pro's are teaching online and opening themselves up for criticism?
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Scott Munroe ·
It is really cool to see a young man trying to give back to the community and the game! Creating a YouTube channel for pitching will bring value to many who may not have the resources to secure professional instruction. Feedback for improvement: 1) Watch a few YouTube videos on Camera presence. He does a great job of showing enthusiasm, but some thought should go into the viewer's experience as well. Meaning, all the unnecessary movement takes away from the viewer's ability to focus on the...
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
@Scott Muroe Thanks for the feedback and the suggestions. I feel like your post is a good example of how forums like this should be used. Meaningful and constructive feedback is not always easy to come by on forums. Thank you! I'll pass the sentiment along. I think that collaboration with other programs may be a little ways down the road given time and age constraints.
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Scott Munroe ·
You are welcome! Also, I agree the forum should be a place for feedback....how else can you learn if you do not ask for feedback? In defense of those who choose not to provide feedback, this forum has a couple of members on it that have ruined it for people like you and I apologize for that. There many good people on this site who have a wealth of knowledge that would love to help continue an up and coming player's success. You know who they are...just PM them with your questions. Just for...
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Go44dad ·
Why can't a 16 year old be an effective coach? Who knows? I am certain my son could teach younger kids to pitch better than a lot of coaches out there. I do just want to put one thing out there. I live in Texas. If my HS son gives lessons, helps someone out with baseball or similar and gets paid for it, it is a UIL violation and if you play on a high school team all of the games can (and most likely will) be forfeited. It happened here a couple years ago. ...
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
@go44dad Thanks for the reply and heads up. At this time, the you-tube channel and all the content is free and he is not getting paid for anything. But that is a good point about the various rules around players getting paid. Thanks you!
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Re: 16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

cabbagedad ·
I just took a quick glance at this from work with no audio. My observation may be useful from this different perspective. The video is 4:18 long. There are three short 5 second action clips (two of them being identical). The remaining 4+ minutes are video of a guy talking. I don't even know what the topic was but kids young and old require a much higher ratio of visual demonstration and less talk. Even if he was just talking about what he was going to be presenting in the future, still need...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2017LHPscrewball ·
http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/...em-than-the-players/ Maybe in the off season some of these MiLB kids could start umping LL games and work their way up into the MiLB Ump's union one day and start making some real money.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

cabbagedad ·
Interesting article, thanks for sharing. Yes, Milb player pay is still really stupid. However, the ump pay isn't exactly a financial motivator either... so, with the new improved agreement, the guy who reaches the highest level of the minors after 15 years of service will still be earning less than 48K per year. Yikes. Lots of travel. Does this equate to a full time job for most of these guys?
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

roothog66 ·
I'd also say that the chances of advancing from the minors to the majors is just as bad for the umps as the players. Perhaps even harder for the more talented. If your talent is major league level in the minors, you'll make the jump. I'm not sure if it is the same with every umpire - probably more politics there than with players.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Rob T ·
Really umpiring isn't a bad gig if you have the temperament for it. My kid regularly pulls in $200-300 a week umpiring youth baseball games. When baseball is out of season he does soccer and makes about the same. I'm surprised that there aren't more college age kids around here doing it. For me it sure beats waiting tables or cooking Big Macs.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2017LHPscrewball ·
Also saw an article on Bleacher Report about MMA fighting - the headline read along the lines of getting punched in the head for $40k a year. I'm thinking about writing a sister piece about having a 90 mph fastballs throw at you for $12k a year. Started reading and saw where these guys have maybe 2 bouts a year and some can get something like $50k extra if they drop the other fighter - now their making $90k. for maybe 15 minutes in the ring and maybe 1,500 hours of training. My kid thought...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

CollegeParentNoMore ·
If you got rid of the team's ability to tie up "employees" via the draft etc. you would see how much they are really worth. I suspect we would find on average they are worth more then 1,500 per month....for 6 months. We pay our interns more then milb players.
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SultanofSwat ·
Poor things. We pay about $1500 per month for my kid to play in college.
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TPM ·
Very insightful. If anyone plans any career in baseball, the bottom is where everyone will begin. Its how you embrace your opportunity. Most of all you have to love what you are doing.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

nxt lvl ·
NOT a simple issue for sure. But it is totally the choice of the player. That is why I am an avid supporter of kids going to college and not signing right out of high school unless they get a nice sized signing bonus. Yes , they are kids but after a few years they become men. Men who must earna living and support themselves and eventually a family. "Chasing the dream" makes some people do things they otherwise would never do. No parent would suggest to his adult son that he settle for making...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2017LHPscrewball ·
Full tuition & board PLUS $1,500 each month? WOW! I thought most college players played for free and many of them actually got discounted room & board to boot. Never got a 50% raise, but I imagine I could do some big things if I did. For you typical young MiLB player, a 50% raise (say from $1,200/mo to $1,800/mo), they too could do big things - like get their own bedroom in that 3BR apartment they share instead of having to double up (use the blow up mattress for guests going...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2020dad ·
I am of course not privy to how things operate everywhere. But I can tell you around here minor leaguers can make good money giving lessons. They could also officiate basketball during the winter. These are two things that are easily accomplished. They are begging for officials. These are also two part time jobs that would dovetail incredibly easily with their minor league baseball career. So let's stop pretending that they 'have to' survive on their minor league salary alone. My son would...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2017LHPscrewball ·
If it's such a hardship don't do it! Leave it to some kid who would kill for the opportunity and won't complain!!! If my kid were ever to be given the opportunity, believe me I would be helping out in an effort to ensure that he has the best chance of making it up the ladder. That said, our personal take on the matter is somewhat beside the point. Simply put, the time commitment and length of contract a profession baseball player has put upon them should require some higher level of...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Dominik85 ·
Aren't basically all expenses paid (travel, hotel, food)? Still not great of course but you can probably survive if you don't have a family or wife has a job.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

roothog66 ·
Nope. When you're on the road, yeah, you get a per diem. Some clubs do better than others at providing food in the clubhouse. While your travel is taken care of, it isn't like you can get a place to live that only requires you to pay rent on the days you're in town.
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2017LHPscrewball ·
Food is not paid for (dues pays for game food and can vary greatly according to folks on here). Hotel is paid for, but that does not relieve the player of having to have a permanent residence, so no real benefit. MiLB umpires new contract says hotels must have interior entrances - guessing MiLB has no such restrictions and not much fun bunking with someone at the cozy Motel 6 (or worse, the Acme Motel). Travel is free and they give you lots of it, although I don't think the buses have free...
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2020dad ·
As any lawyer knows we ALL have a right to express ourselves. And doctors don't need to be an open heart surgery patient to understand how to be an open heart surgeon. I don't have to have 'been there done that' to have an informed and educated opinion. It's a free country for they don't want the opportunity they can pass it to someone who does.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Goosegg ·
To all those who somehow think that because it's baseball (the "dream"), an employee should be thankful for earning $4/hr, would you think the same way if your kid who got his dream job on Wall Street, Apple, Amazon or whatever, should be thankful about earning the same $4/hr? What is it about baseball that makes this job different? Is it the fact that teams collectively agree to pay these wages, prohibit the players from marketing their talent in a free market, control their lives 24/7/365...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

2017LHPscrewball ·
I guess I got a little sidetracked when you used the term "whining" - kind of dismisses the "informed and educated" opinions of those apparently living the dream. I guess they should suck it up so they can keep living that dream. I think a lot of the guys "whining" aren't really looking to make a killing and probably don't expect much benefit themselves, but would prefer players going forward be able to have decent accommodations and decent nutrition. Kind of sad when you have a competitive...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Buckeye 2015 ·
Excellent Point....I'll add to it. Every kid my son knows graduated from HS....so there's everyone is equal to that point. Most of his friends (including him) are attending a four year college....so still even right?? He's a sophomore....he and a lot of kids haven't decided on a major yet...so yes, all square to this point. Next year, his friends will declare a major and take classes for their major for 2 years....for the sake of this argument we'll say accounting. At the end of their senior...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Go44dad ·
It's a game.
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RJM ·
Here's the ripoff right here ... Since the 70's the dollar has inflated 300%. MiLB minimum pay has increased 75%. If MiLB salaries had kept up with inflation the players would have reasonable pay and eat better. Nutrition is an important part of physical development. On the road the players get a $20 per diem for thee meals and clubhouse tips. I'm guessing minor leaguers aren't sending clothes to the dry cleaners on road trips.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Truman ·
BTW people, if you ask minor league players how they like "living the dream" almost all most all of them will tell you they're NOT "living the dream" . . . . yet. I've asked a few of them the question about how they liked "living the dream" and I'd get this puzzled look on their face as they reply: "this isn't the dream. the dream is when we're called up to the majors." Yes, they enjoy the work that they do . . . but it's "the dream" they're working towards and hoping for. It's the carrot...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Truman ·
It's entertainment business. It's a game only if it's for fun and no profit motives involved.
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

Go44dad ·
OK, it's an unfair, low paying entertainment business. Don't play.
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Truman ·
Turning away from a problem or having a problem go to someone else doesn't solve the problem.
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2020dad ·
Go leave it to you to sum things up so well in so few words! Last time I checked nobody is forcing these guys. And only a couple people have begrudgingly admitted that it opens doors for a lifetime. If my son was miserable doing something I would definitely advise him. It to do it. This is what it is. It's the progression of things. In travel ball we pay more than we would like for our kids to play ball. In college with the help of excellent grades and a little baseball money maybe it's...
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2020dad ·
Just to be clear I am all for the minor leaguers getting more money. I wish we could all get more money. But that doesn't mean what's happening now is somehow egregiously wrong and if all of us don't see that we are horrible people! Everything is a value judgement. That comes down to each and every individuals choice. Personally I hope you guys convince thousands, maybe 10,000+ kids from the class of 2020 that they shouldn't tolerate this...
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Re: How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

CaCO3Girl ·
Sorry people, but, it's simply survival of the fittest. Those better adapted to living on $1500 a month will flourish. Those ill adapted will attempt the get their parents to help them adapt. And those that still can't adapt will perish. its also supply and demand. There is an endless supply of young, and not so young, men willing to try for the chance at the dream of MLB. There is not an endless supply of programmers that are capable of making 6 figures.
 
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