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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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Fall Baseball Showcase @ Virginia Wesleyan

BOT757 ·
Gain skills and be seen by over a dozen colleges who have already committed to attend -- including CNU, Norfolk State and Virginia Wesleyan. Results sent to over 500 colleges, and complete coverage by VirginiaPreps.com and WTKR! 2015 BOT757 Fall Baseball Camp & Showcase at Virginia Wesleyan (Oct 31/Nov 1): http://bestofot.com/757/event/2015-baseball-showcase/ THE OPPORTUNITY: Top players regionally, as well as state-wide, will be invited to perform and showcase their talents at the 2015...
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Fall Showcase Tryouts - Aug 3rd & 10th - Pre-Register Online

Whitecaps VA ·
Whitecaps Baseball will be holding tryouts this Saturday August 3rd @8:00AM  and next Saturday August 10th @9:00AM at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, VA.  The tryouts will be pro-style format and we ask that you...
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Looking for 11-12 year old players

IVEiteBaseball ·
We are looking for 3 more players for our 11-12 year old fall baseball team. We will be playing in a league which guarantees at least 16 games.. The only fee the players would need to pay would be for the shirts & hats. Our pants will be white which is the color most of the teams used this year. The fee to play for the shirts & hats is $40.00. Practices will be held either in New Philadelphia or Beach city. Please contact Coach Steve Meese at 740-262-9803 or Lisa Meese at...
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SoCal Scout Team Question

AcademicsFirst ·
My son is a 2015 sophomore and a LHP for a high school in Santa Clarita, CA.  I've been doing my research regarding local Scout Teams (West Coast Rangers, SoCal Cardinals, SoCal Cubs, SoCal Sox, etc) and was wondering if anyone had experience...
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NTX Banditos Fall TRYOUTS

CBS ·
NTX Banditos are holding High School Team Fall TRYOUTS August 1st & 2nd at Prestonwood Christian Academy Pre-Register today at www.ntxbanditos.com click on tryouts then registration. NTX BANDITOS TEAMS HAVE WON MULTIPLE STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT VARIOUS AGE DIVISIONS ACROSS MANY COMPETITIVE BASEBALL ASSOCIATIONS, SANCTIONED LEAGUES AND TOURNAMENT PLAY. THE BANDITOS ORGANIZATION HAS WON OVER 77 NATIONAL TITLES AND 142 STATE TITLES. PLAYERS...
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Consultant ·
We are assisting the Tampa Bay Rays for their Scout team tryout. If you have an interest, please open our web site and complete the player profile. The majority of scout teams hold tryouts at no cost. The Fall games are scouted by professionals and college coaches. Bob <www.goodwillseries.org>
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Sdlefty ·
If your son has an opportunity to play scout ball, then I suggest that he plays. I know for our son it was a very positive experience, and the best exposure from college and pro scouts. On the average over a weekend we would routinely see 20 scouts.
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2019Dad ·
2019Son received an invitation out of the blue to try out for one of the SoCal scout teams. First thing I did was research it on HSBBW and found this thread, which was helpful. I do have a few questions: 1. What are the tryouts like? Is it a cast of thousands or more narrowly targeted? 2. Are there different teams per grade level? Or one team with a mix of grades on it? 3. Are certain of the scout teams "better" or more well regarded than others? (And I understand if you'd rather give that...
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Consultant ·
2019 Dad; We are only involved with the Rays Scout team from San Diego. Many college coaches appeared at the August tryouts.There is only team with players from 15-17 playing. If you have interest in the Rays tryouts, please complete a "profile" on our web site < www.goodwillseries.org > Bob
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BOF ·
My son played for the SoCal Cardinals and knows kids who played for the Cubs. Coming from Santa Clarita would work for both of those teams. I also think the A's are in the SF Valley and would work also. All of the tryouts are pretty competitive and only the top kids make the fall scout team. I am not sure about the Connie Mack teams. The new Connie Mack league was just starting when he played and he played for the D-Rays in that league. Let me know what specific questions you have and I can...
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2019Dad ·
Thanks Bob, much appreciated. We're in the LA area, so San Diego doesn't work geographically. Anyone have experience with the LA area teams?
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im647f ·
Try the Royals Scout Team. When my boys played (2012/13) many of the games were held at Riverside CC and surrounding areas.
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Goosegg ·
Imo: Bend over backwards to play scout ball; understand what scout ball is and what it isn't. Our experience delivered all the desired results of scout ball: exposure to college recruiters, exposure to pro scouts, low (absurdly low) cost, exposure to the future pro players (to gauge their level of play, their heart, their spirit,etc.), excellent on the spot instruction in areas that scouts care about, and more. We live in San Diego and the majority of scout games were in Orange County, LA,...
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2019Dad ·
Originally Posted by Goosegg: Imo: Bend over backwards to play scout ball; understand what scout ball is and what it isn't. Our experience delivered all the desired results of scout ball: exposure to college recruiters, exposure to pro scouts, low (absurdly low) cost, exposure to the future pro players (to gauge their level of play, their heart, their spirit,etc.), excellent on the spot instruction in areas that scouts care about, and more. We live in San Diego and the majority of scout...
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cabbagedad ·
Cabbage played in the league. I'll echo most of what Goosegg and BOF said. The format is quite different. The quality of players is very good. Most often, there is a D1 or likely draft pick pitcher on the hill. The Cardinals seem to be the cream of the crop as far as organizations go but they run two squads - red and blue. Red is mostly higher profile players. They get a crazy amount of players show up for their tryouts and they have quite a bit of info on their website. Son played with the...
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kandkfunk ·
Sorry for my newbie question, but are scout teams mainly a California thing or do they exist in other areas of the country?
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cabbagedad ·
Originally Posted by kandkfunk: Sorry for my newbie question, but are scout teams mainly a California thing or do they exist in other areas of the country? Yes, many other areas of the country as well, but in pockets.
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DiamondsRmomsBF ·
Do the kids on the current scout team try out again next year? or try outs are only for new players? Are sophomores, juniors on the team treated the same as the seniors?
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Goosegg ·
Each team is run differently - so ask the coaches about the tryouts. Years ago (we're talking almost seven years ago) there was no distinction on S's team between seniors and other players - everyone basically played as much as they desired.
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howdybaseball ·
Any scout teams based out of dfw area in texas?
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BackstopDad32 ·
Howdy Metro Scout League in the fall would be similar but not run by scouts per se. Lots of TX kids every year on the Scout Teams that play in PG WWBA in Jupiter each fall
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howdybaseball ·
Thank you backstopdad!
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Sdlefty ·
Bottom line. If your son has the opportunity to play scout ball, he should play. It's a no brainer. Its a great opportunity.
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Re: 20 year old freshmen

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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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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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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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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josten beato ·
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josten beato ·
Yeah. The description I gave is an honest one. I was close to getting signed as a free agent in the Dominican Republic so I really think I have a good chance. But anyways thank you so much.
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josten beato ·
No actually the round doesn't matter to me. Getting drafts is a dream of mine whether it's the 1st or the 40th. And I am considering JuCo but I also want to major in Computer Sciences just in case I don't make it in baseball. But I will consider a JuCo. Thanks for the advice
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josten beato ·
And actually I don't have to wait until I finish my junior year. I will be eligible for the draft once I turn 21 during my freshman season
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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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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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