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D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

JeffnNYC ·
Anyone care to weigh in on the changes to D1 baseball recruiting that were adopted last week? Here's an overview of the proposals if you missed it: https://d1baseball.com/features/division-council-adopts-baseball-changes/ It's interesting to me that the article leads with the change to official visit policy. Tell me if I'm wrong, but coaches don't like this because they will end up having to spend more money to bring their recruiting targets to campus during their junior year whereas under...
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Advice On Transferring After/ During Freshman Year

AthleteDD ·
A little background information on my recruitment. My senior year in 2018 I committed to a private D3. However, towards the end of my Spring high school season the coach that recruited me stepped down. I reached out to a local D2 university that was previously following me. This school gave me a full ride for academics and the coach expressed interest, so I came here in the fall as a walk on. Do to budget cuts (As the CIAA no longer supports baseball in conference), I was informed that the...
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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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JUCO after a "Gap"?

dialedin ·
Is it possible for a player to get a JUCO offer a year AFTER they graduate HS? Or are offers only extended to current year grads?
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20 year old freshmen

josten beato ·
im gonna be 20 soon and starting college this fall at St Thomas Aquinas College D2. i lived in the Dominican Republic and practiced for 2 and a half years. hence the reason I'm beginning college ball this fall. I'm a lefty pitcher 6'4 220lbs and can hit 87-88 consistently nasty change at about 80 mph and a good curveball at about 76mph. do you guys think i have a legitimate chance of getting drafted as long as i throw 90-91 by the time I'm 22 ???
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Catcher Skills

Wesleythecacther ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdHr6JAOE2s   Here is a link to my video from Baseball Factory. Here is a link to my Baseball Factory page: http://members.baseballfactory...er/_/109066/#member/   Can I have any catching advice, more on...
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Re: D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

TPM ·
See topic "NCAA announce re fruiting rule changes" already in discussion.
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Re: D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

JeffnNYC ·
Thanks, and sorry to have missed it.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. Son was quite a bit younger. If you think about it, half of the kids trying to be recruited are younger than the average . Once you are shooting for college ball, you must be a very good player, regardless of whether younger or older than others in your class. He would be best advised to completely ignore that issue. The college recruiters don't care and neither should he. He is either a player or he isn't. He will either continue to work as hard as he can toward...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

2022NYC ·
My kid is a very young 2022. He uses his age as fuel to work harder. The college coaches he interacted with did not care about his age. There was a microsecond consideration to repeat 8th grade on his part, but once he was accepted to his preferred HS, that was a dead issue (mom would not have allowed him to repeat 8th grade). From a purely selfish perspective, my wife is annoyed he won't be able to drive himself to HS school, so she is his morning uber as it is on the way to her work.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

RJM ·
Thinking about age is a waste of time. It can only become an excuse. My son has a May birthday. He was also a physical late bloomer. Through high school he competed against some athletes in his class who were more than a year older. The summer after 7th grade he started playing travel ball grade appropriate rather than his age group. Starting with post freshman summer he played up another year. If a kid is young and you want to change the situation 8th grade should be repeated before high...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Gunner Mack Jr. ·
So I took my son to a new pitching coach a few years ago, a D1 pitching coach. Great guy, motivator etc. He's talking to both of us on our first visit and I mention my son is young for his grade (September b-day - most 2020's on his travel team are a full year + older). The guy gently ripped me apart (i was paying so I didn't get it full force). He said he only cares about whether a kid can compete and that fathers of kids who are young for their grade almost always tell him that fact. So I...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
My son is in the same boat. Late Sept bday. My wife and I moved him up a year entering grade school as we see that he can handle it academically and emotionally (and he is doing well as a freshman right now). We didn't even think about sports at that time, nor were we aware that people are doing the opposite (repeating a grade). So he has classmates that are 2 years older than he is right now. He is playing travel with his age group (not with his grade). I do find myself letting people know...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Wechson ·
I'm going to go against the grain here and say it can absolutely make a difference. My oldest son, non baseball, ended up in D1 athletics but got a bite from just one school. If he had taken a year, there is little doubt he would have been a state placer or champion given the year progression he made in skill level, physical maturity, and mental maturity. That would have given him more suitors, and provided him with more choices. Not only was he a year younger, but he was a late bloomer...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

BishopLeftiesDad ·
My son had a early Sept birthday. Most kids in the class behind him were a year older. You guessed it they all started a year later. One year we had him play with his age instead of his grade in the Fall. And while it was fun for him, it really did not help that much. I would have rather he played with his grade, looking back and face tougher competition. Played with his grade or up the rest of his HS/Travel Career. So much can happen from 8th grade to graduation. Plus I cannot imagine...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Wech, no one is saying it can't make a difference. Most could argue that it would. But I don't think that was the OP's question and he doesn't say anything about possibly holding back a year. The points being made are.. 1. Once you are in the recruiting process, don't allow it to be an excuse. Every player will face many hurdles to jump. Will the player attack and fly over them or hesitate and get hung up? 2. Recruiters don't care. You either have the skill set they are looking for when they...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Wechson ·
TOTALLY agree on point 1. No excuses ever, in sport or life. Would never bring that up at any point if I were an athlete or parent. For point 2, it only matters to recruiters in that they are seeing most likely a more physically mature athlete, which only helps them project. Walking my initial point back a bit, if I were to really have the chance to so it again I would have done it when he started school, not between middle school and HS. We debated it for a millisecond but elected against...
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

cabbagedad ·
Yup, and agree I over-generalized on #2... that can be a factor.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
To OP's original question though, do recruiters take the possibility that the kid is not physically as mature as other kids in his grade into consideration? For example, in looking at PG grades, they compare your metrics with other people in your grade, some of which could be 2 years older.
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Go44dad ·
It's individual to the recruiter/prospect. Here's another answer. Scout "Son, how tall are you?" Player "5'11" Scout "Nobody is 5'11". If I like you, you are 6'0". If I don't like you, you are 5'10"."
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

Wechson ·
Bingo, exactly! It's all in the eye of the beholder. If you are skinny, and the RC doesn't like you, then you are deemed "undersized". If you are skinny and the RC takes a shine to you, then you are "projectable, with plenty of room to fill out".
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Re: When a player's age does not match the average for their grad year

atlnon ·
Thanks! That's exactly the insight I'm looking for. And yes, my son is not only studying up a grade, but he is undersized even compared to people his age.
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Re: Catcher Skills

redbird5 ·
Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm strengthening/stabilizing program. We use Jamie Evans' Velo-City (...
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CaCO3Girl ·
Has your velocity been clocked on your throw down?
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standballdad ·
Originally Posted by redbird5: Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm strengthening/stabilizing program. We use Jamie Evans'...
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Re: Catcher Skills

Wesleythecacther ·
Originally Posted by CaCO3Girl: Has your velocity been clocked on your throw down? I have been clocked at 75 mph.
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Wesleythecacther ·
Originally Posted by standballdad: Originally Posted by redbird5: Wesley, As a 16 year old, you have a good base to work with. I would recommend three things immediately: 1. Lose the Knee Savers. This should allow you to get lower in your stance. Also along that line...get more flexible in your hip flexors. Take a yoga class. You have a pretty good sized frame and you will need to present a low target at times. Flexibility is very important. 2. Find a long toss or arm...
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

RJM ·
Plenty of players are drafted at 22. Since you see yourself as a pro prospect why aren't you a D1 prospect?
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

josten beato ·
thats a good point. but the thing is i wasn't really highly recruited out of high school. i improved drastically in Dominican republic.. I'm also considering attending a D1 and walking on but I'm not really sure what to do. i just need to go somewhere where i can play. you see?
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RJM ·
What has the coach at St. Thomas Aquanis told you specifically about your opportunity there? Did he give you a portion of an athletic scholarship? Are you talking about the D2 ST Thomas Aquanis in New Hampshire? If so, why did you choose to play baseball at a cold weather school?
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josten beato ·
No. St Thomas Aquinas College in NY. I actually have a cousin that plays professional baseball Pedro Beato. He knows the coach there so he recommended me to go there. It's a place that will guarantee me playing time. It's close to where I live also
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josten beato ·
He told me it doesn't have to be D1. Sometimes d1 isn't the best option. Just need to go to a school that offers me playing time.
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WestCoastPapa ·
Keep improving your velocity and try to be one of the top pitchers in your league. Get help in getting the word out to scouts. If you have pro-stuff, they will definitely take a look at you - especially a lefty with good stuff. Important thing is that you improve because an 18 year old freshman lefty with the same stuff will be looked at much closer in terms of projectability than a freshman going on 21. Good luck - you never know how much further your hard work will take you.
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josten beato ·
Yea. The fact that he's played in the majors I think will help when it comes to getting some looks. He knows a lot of people. But I'm going to continue to work hard to try to throw 92 asap. Anyways thank you for your time
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TPM ·
If you attend a Div 1 or 2 program, you can be drafted at 21 depending on your birthdate. So you do not have to put in 3 years. We have never seen you pitch so we cant give opinions on the draft, but you do sound like you have the skills. Best of luck.
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josten beato ·
Yeah. I worked very hard in the Dominican Republic. I went there throwing 76 and came back theowing 87-88. And I'm going to continue to work hard. Also would I have to get drafted when I'm 21 and can i also get drafted as a 22 year old ?
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TPM ·
I suggest if this is something you really want to do, research. Its not as easy as you may think.
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josten beato ·
I know it's not. I've been around the game my whole life. I'm just realistic. I know I have what it takes. I'm putting the work in and that's what matters. We'll see how far I get
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lionbaseball ·
Hard work and confidence will take you a long way. Good luck.
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josten beato ·
Thanks appreciate it fam
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2forU ·
Find someone who has had TJ surgery, ask for their rehab program, and work that into your pitching workouts (if you are not doing this already). Protect that arm. Oh, and get good grades and graduate, just in case.
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josten beato ·
Yes I will do. If I don't have this arm i don't have anything lol. Education is just as important as baseball. Thanks !
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josten beato ·
My cousin that's a pro Pedro Beato also had TJ surgery
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Dominik85 ·
As a pitcher if you throw 90 plus and you can throw strikes you have a chance. I would suggest doing a program like driveline or wolforth that has a reputation of increasing velocity
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josten beato ·
Yeah. That's what I'm aiming for 90-91. Not too far from. Currently throwing 88. But thanks for the advice fam
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RJM ·
90-91 is a good target for college. If you want to go pro you have to aim higher. Remember you're not going to be twenty-one in three years. You're going to need to be further along if you want to be a prospect.
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josten beato ·
I understand. But I'm a lefty. I don't necessarily have to throw as hard as righties. I did some research and saw a lot of lefties touching 90 and good change up and curve and are projected to be drafted in the 4th and 5th rounds. So I definitely want to aim a little higher as far as velocity is concerned but honestly I feel I do have a chance to go pro. As long as I work hard and believe in myself no one can stop me
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

TPM ·
If you really want to get drafted you should be going to a JUCO because as RJM said you will be 23 in 3 years and your projection might be on a downhill curve at that time and where you think you should be drafted more than likely may not happen. Also, while you say it doesn't matter playing D2 vs D1 that is an untruth. While you are at 87-88, no one can predict that you would be even at 90. You have to remember that the body slows down, and much is about your genes and training and...
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

PGStaff ·
Josten Beato. Based on your own description, you definitely have a good chance. 6'4 lefty with MLB average fastball and two other quality pitches will get you drafted or signed. Work on mastering all your pitches. Lefties with one plus MLB out pitch that they can command often have long careers. Try to get into a summer college league. Best of luck
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

TPM ·
I agree with PG, that is why I feel he should go to JUCO and not wait until he is 23 from a D2, if what round you might be drafted in, is that important. I am talking a high profile JUCO.
 
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