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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
Sounds like you already have some D1 connections thru the guys that recruited you as an IF. Have you contacted all of those schools and let them know you're doing some pitching now? It's not common, but if someone had liked you enough to take a serious look at you as an IF/hitter, maybe adding your chances of spending some time on the mound to the mix would get them to pull the trigger. If you're talking big time D1's, that's not a realistic scenario...as there are very few 2 way guys at...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

MidAtlanticDad ·
Willy, I'm sure there are some HA D1 programs that would take a RHP who throws 90, even at this late date. Patriot League comes to mind. Also Furman, Davidson, Richmond, William & Mary, and VATech might be possibilities. Questions: Can you tell us why you're specifying D1? Athletic scholarship? Prestige? Draft prospects? How far from FL is acceptable? Without getting into specific, how much is cost a factor? What fields of study are you interested in? Did you know that you can go JUCO...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Goosegg ·
It's the first week of December and I believe all high academics schools have an application deadline on roughly 1/1. Where have you applied and how did you select those schools? Since, I presume, you chose those schools for specific personal reasons, I'd reach out to the baseball coaches of those schools and send videos. Most high academics don't fill their rosters and have room for qualified walk-ons; of course, in D3 all players are walk-ons and a coach would jump at a chance to discover...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

cabbagedad ·
Willy, What is your targeted major in college? GPA? The guy with the travel organization that decided to put you on the mound in Jupiter... what is he saying about what would be a good fit for you? Given the limited time you have been a pitcher, do you feel you have decent command of your FB and at least one off-speed pitch? You said you were recruited by several D1's but things didn't materialize. What would you guess the one key reason is that they didn't offer you?
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Midlo Dad ·
1. Ask whoever was the head of your Jupiter team for guidance on who saw you, who if anyone expressed interest, and with whom he would recommend you follow up. 2. Identify the schools you would be interested in when combining academics, finances and baseball. Given where you are in the cycle, make sure you have submitted your applications to all of them by their deadlines; some of those deadlines are nearly upon you. Make sure you have e-mailed the coaches at those schools, expressing...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Gov, you said that one year of positioning could be a smart route. Are you talking about a PG year? A coach mentioned that as a route. However, that will be a big risk. Not sure if there is a less expensive way to do that.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

cabbagedad ·
Pretty sure Gov was referring to a JC year.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Gov ·
Be aggressive calling and emailing the RC and HC, and it would be helpful to have your club coach or high school coach call specific schools on your list on your behalf. You've been throwing, so it's likely you could be in a good position for a winter camp, which is odd for a pitcher given customary shutdowns and ramp up times. But congrats on the move to pitching.... keep working it, get stronger. As mentioned above, one year at a JUCO could actually make sense, then you'll have the time to...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

D1catcher ·
There are still d1 schools recruiting. But by wanting "high academic d1" only you limit your choices. either be open to other d1 schools in case you can't get connected with a high academic, or go junior college. Juco is a great option, another year of development and recruiting
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

roothog66 ·
You say you were on a team that almost won the WWBA. That tells me you must have been on a top flight team for that one. Put together some video and get your showcase coach to reach out for you. That's the guy who can sell you.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

CmassRHPDad ·
I don't understand why you're not getting looks with those numbers. Are you hiding in a cave?
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

2022NYC ·
Not detract from your first post WWC, but how were your measurables in 2016?
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Buckeye 2015 ·
He's not going to college right now...he's got another year and a half until he could possibly see the mound in a college game. There are plenty of opportunities for a guy with that kind of velocity. Heck, a friend of mine (and now a D3 HC) pitched in HS, then 1 inning in 4 years of college....was a D3 All-American SS. Not drafted....went to a tryout with the Cardinals who watched him warm up....marveled at his size & 90+ mph FB and signed him as a pitcher. His World Series ring says...
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2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Hey all, I am an uncommitted RHP looking for an academic D1 program. A big reason of why I'm uncommitted is because I started pitching a couple months ago. Even though my velocity reached 90, I started pitching a few months ago, making me late on the recruiting timetable. I was 87-89 at the Jupiter WWBA. I also have good offspeed pitches. I was wondering if anyone knew of schools still recruiting? It would be greatly appreciated. I would prefer a 4 year school opposed to a Juco because of...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Branson Baseball ·
I agree as usual with Fenway. With 1410 (2 part SAT) and 87-89, you can make a late run at high academic D1's. Those #'s fit with what they recruit. And schools always need more pitching. Also with those #'s, you can pursue high academic D3's. For many of those schools, 87-89 would put you in the weekend/conference starting rotation if you can throw strikes. You do not need to go the JuCo route, even at this late stage, though undoubtedly some schools will say their recruiting class is full.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

fenwaysouth ·
So, you have some choices to make in a short period of time....like now. Either you can pursue D1 Baseball schools that have high academics, or pursue High Academic schools that have baseball. I would strongly encourage you to do the latter. There is going to be more willingness for a High Academic D1 Coach (Ivy/Patriot) to take you on (as a project or walk-on this late in the process) because there are significantly less kids that have 1410 SATs that throw 90mph than those that with just...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Gov ·
I did say that, key word was "could"... PG or JUCO year "could" make a lot of sense... The schools that MidAtlantic mentioned, find out which ones have ED2 so that you might be able to get support through admissions... talk with your parents about funding college, these schools are expensive, but they have great financial aid... The guys above have piped in with great questions to help.....
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

RJM ·
Your measurables are fine. But think of all the pitchers you’re up against with the same measurables and pitching experience. All you can do is hit remaining camps of targeted schools, go JuCo or play down. The one thing about pitching is it doesn’t matter where (D1 or D3) a radar gun says 93 if you get there. It’s still 93. If you’re looking to get drafted someday most D3 players drafted are pitchers for the reason I stated.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

stayfocused ·
Willy....just a curiosity thing....you just started pitching for the very first time as a senior in highschool? No pitching at all at younger ages? Have you been playing another position over the years? Those WWBA numbers are impressive for a new pitcher! Good luck to you.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

tanndonn ·
You have some attractive "measurables", I would recommend you hit as many winter, school run camps as possible. Camps would need to be schools that you are interested in attending, that fit your academic needs. Coming in late at this point in the process due to you just recently starting or focusing on pitching will create issues that you may have to compromise with. Do you want to go to college to play baseball? If so, your compromise may be JUCO to better establish and "polish" yourself.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
I am being realistic. Are you ? At this point he is a project - not a prospect. Granted, a project worth taking a chance on if what he states is true. My advice was to find JUCO that will teach him how to pitch. As a project he will most likely not see the mound at any 4 year program for 2 years. At a JUCO he would have a chance to pitch & develop during those 2 years. Because, once again, he has been pitching for 2 months. I don't see that as discouraging at all. I see that as practical...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
I don't care what your measurables are. If you just started pitching you aren't D1 ready. Even if you were to get a last minute offer the chances of you sticking on that roster are not good. The best thing you could possibly do is go to a JUCO that develops pitchers. That will get you the mound time you need. After 2 years of that you may well be ready. As far as academics go, some JUCOs are better than others so do your homework. The first 2 years are typically basic courses anyway so if...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
Fred is right that those are all good D2 schools that play very competitive baseball. But according to the OP, he started pitching a couple months ago. So he wouldn't be ready for any of these right now either.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

FriarFred ·
I guess I will carry the banner for the D2 schools... There are many excellent D2 schools in Florida that have great academics and very competitive baseball programs. Embry Riddle is an excellent engineering school, Flagler, Tampa, Rollins, Eckerd etc. I dont have all those rankings handy, but know you can get a great education and some very good baseball that may be a fit for you. May be worth reaching out to them...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

Enjoying the Ride ·
How about UC San Diego? An academically strong school with a good baseball program that is D2 now but will have made the move to D1 by the time you graduate.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

howdybaseball ·
My son attended the Complete Showcase and garnered a ton of interest. Not sure if they have showcases in FL but they are well worth the money. I wish I had taken him earlier to those showcases because he is a 2018 and most D1s were already done recruiting by the time we did this. Son is now committed to a D2 that is expected to go D1 soon.
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

adbono ·
I probably saw your son if you attended The Complete Showcase at Craig Ranch in McKinney. If you are not targeting high academic schools, TCS is the best showcase value for the dollar for the typical player. Can be over 100 JUCO, D2 & D3 coaches at the larger events, and a lot of them are actually there to recruit.
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AAU USA International Collegiate Team Forming (Summer 2018)

Maryland RBI ·
AAU Baseball is forming a team to play international collegiate summer baseball in Ireland and Scotland in summer 2018. Two weeks / July 4-16, 2018 10-12 Games Against European Olympics/national, pro and club teams (5-6 Games) vs Ireland National Team, Irish Baseball League All-Star Team, USA Military Blue Devils, Dublin Hurricanes (5-6 Games) vs Scotland National Team, Edinburgh (Giants, Diamond Devils, Cannons), Glasgow (Galaxy, Comets) Tour Edinburgh and Dublin Travel & Compete with...
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Re: 2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

gunner34 ·
without knowing all of the specifics there has been a position player recently that switched to pitching his senior year and got drafted in 1st round, and ive seen a couple of pitchers come out of nowhere their senior yr and end up getting drafted 1st round without even holding a div 1 offer. I'm going to guess you have room to improve mechanics and I would really try and work out hard over the holidays. I don't think its too late for you and like someone asked earlier, where have you...
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COOPERSTOWN 12U PLAYERS NEEDED.. JULY 21-27 2018

Baseball dragons ·
12U Team will be traveling again to Coopertsown NY this Summer 2018! If your child is interested, we have a need for 2 pitchers and 1 catcher. Mid infielders and Big Hitters welcomed. 2 WAY PLAYERS WELCOMED It is an experience of a lifetime for any true baseball fan! Play in a great venue, stay in the barracks with your fiends and get the chance to visit the Cooperstown Hall of Fame! July 21-27 is our trip to Cooperstown July 2018. We only have 3 spots left open! We will play the week of...
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Branson Baseball ·
I've posted numerous times over the last few years re: Stanford Camp, so I won't re-hash all the info here. IMHO, the camp is not worth it for the vast majority of kids in comparison to other showcases/camps.
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

trchala ·
Over 20% price increase and SS already waitlisted at all 4 camps?! That's nuts.
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Re: 2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Gov ·
+200 over 2016 price I think
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2019Dad ·
And the price is up to $1,100!
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2018 Stanford All-Star Camps - SS Already Waitlisted 1.3.2018

Gov ·
Not sure if any of you are looking at the Stanford Summer Camps for your players. I noticed via Twitter the link and SS is already waitlisted for the 4 All-Star Camp dates.... the link is below. http://www.stanfordbaseballcamp.com/ (Edited...felt like I was a marketing rep for the camp... intended only as an fyi for those interested, this camp always sells out fast. There are plenty of observations about this camp, please use the SEARCH button to view past comments and experiences)
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Suds ·
wow, I think it was $595 when my last son did it. Having gone through this once before, I am not sure $1,100 is worth it. All it really did was generate a whole bunch of other camp emails from other schools. All his opportunities came from either the AZ Fall Classics or old fashion email/video then follow-up. In the end, he received his current scholarship from emailing video with verified velo to coaches. And no, he is not one of those 94-95 mph guys.
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

Shoveit4Ks ·
I'm not sure you've missed the college baseball bus, but it's pulling away as you're getting to the bus stop. Were you doing these same things over the last few years and was there interest/engagement from colleges or not? Will he walk on and take a chance? Will he play anywhere to get on a team (D2) with the goal to move up from there?
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Picked Off ·
Great post BB!
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Picked Off ·
Cast the net wide. Plenty of opportunities outside of DI. If you aren't getting DI interest at this point, there's a reason. Focus on what you can control. Keep academics a priority. I know of plenty of kids that had great collegiate careers at something other than DI. Keep pounding the pavement that lead to the right fit. GL in 2018!
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2018 Pounding the Pavement...

BaseballParent23 ·
This seems to be a dead thread. Maybe we can revive it a little for the 2018 class? My son was at a showcase last weekend and had a great time, a pretty good showing considering it's Florida and it was very cold and sprinkly/misty the whole time - the coldest of winter days for this neck of the woods. The showcase director spoke to the boys after each day and gave them the opportunity to shake hands with all of the scouts that were there and then they were able to speak to them, in their...
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

Branson Baseball ·
If your son is a 2018 and seeking four year college opportunities, it's very late in the process for most schools. A key aspect of the overall process is to develop a vetted list of schools...vetted academically and athletically. That means fishing in the right pond, i.e., where the player really fits with respect to baseball and academics. Not wishful thinking, but schools and programs that make sense. That list can and should be vetted not just by the player and parents, but by independent...
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

Trust In Him ·
I can relate with you and your son in the stress, anxiety and non-interest with colleges. My son was in a similar position with the exception that a couple of colleges showed interest the summer before his Sr HS year began. As above have mentioned cast a wide net and keep at it. With son's consent maybe handle some of the direct correspondences with coaches to ease his burden. The D1 school that my son accepted a scholarship at actually saw him a few times over a 2 year span. The last time...
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phillyinNJ ·
Are you targeting D3 schools? Its more of a right place right time sometimes as well...2018 signed up to a D3 camp this past august at last minute...ended up having a career day both offensively and defensively...coach told the crowd that he would contact those they are interested in within two weeks or so...got a call five mins after we left. School ended up being a perfect fit for son with him and the coach clicking immediately. Have you done PBR or PG events? these events hold unsigned...
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

rynoattack ·
Really good song by David Lee Murphy - If the Fish Ain't Bitin'! (The chorus goes, "What kinda bait you got on the hook?" If the D-1's aren't calling by now, you still have a chance, but the chance is infinitely smaller than it would have been this last fall. You are most likely fishing in the wrong waters, because your bait is not working. Do as PO said and cast a wider net!
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

Picked Off ·
Not sure you can move up from DII once you have enrolled and played at that level. Maybe a Juco to start and move up from there or a 4-2-4 scenario if the walk on DI doesn't work out. Based on the info here, it sounds like Juco, DII, DIII or NAIA are the his best options. Walking on to a DI without a sniff of be recruited is just asking for failure. IMHO.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
BP23, talent is 99% of the equation for most college baseball coaches . The other things (social, grades, references, etc) are all just tie-breakers. Don't get me wrong, tie-breakers are important, especially if you're at the same talent level as lots of other guys. I don't mean to be negative, but if he hasn't talked to any schools that were excited about the prospect of him attending, at this late date, then he's not talking to the right schools. At this point his options are more limited...
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JCG ·
I'm assuming your son has a plan B. If not, he needs to get one ASAP.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
It's hard to answer your questions...as there is no one answer for all of them. I think everyone has seen it.....a kid who doesn't have that "wow" factor getting offers before our sons who have done everything they can and don't get overwhelmed with offers...or the offers come later than we had hoped. My son was one of those kids....we saw others getting offers...and wondered why he hadn't gotten any....even though he had serious interest from a couple schools who had been making an effort...
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Re: 2018 Pounding the Pavement...

cabbagedad ·
I agree with the sentiment of others and will try not to beat a dead horse too much. I will say this happens to way more players than folks realize... good players, capable of playing at some college level, taking all the right steps, good students, etc., etc..... just not quite good enough to convince a college coach that he will be the sure bet contributor that warrants offering some of the program's precious scholy $ - more so than others he has seen. As far as advice (considering the...
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