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Puerto Rico

DBaseball ·
If interested in having your son participate in a Puerto Rican academy for baseball/school, go to www.probaseballhs.org or call Carlos Marte at 225 229 4852. Very professional organization. Well run by former NY Mets/Tampa Bay Scout.  
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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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STALLIONS BASEBALL

stallions9 ·
15U through 18U players. High school season ends in May, and we are ready and excited to start Summer play! We are playing in College based Showcase tournaments this summer. If you want to be seen by college and professional scouts, we give you the opportunity to make an impression. Our Rosters and our fees are low compared to most other organizations. If you are interested, we can come out and watch you play on your team as your tryout. Or, we can meet and hold an individual tryout. Check...
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ncaa and draft

She91434 ·
Wonder if a redshirt sophomore (currently draft eligible) with 2 more years of NCAA eligibility that is being hold back his full potential to play more innings because coaches hope to play him for another 2 years (senior plus grad school) vs being drafted? How coaches promote players to the MLB scouts? Or do they? Does this affect on how scouts may be looking at his potential as a possible draftee?
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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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Are College Camps Wort It?

baseball_swagg ·
Hey guys, had a quick question about a pretty gray area, college camps. I'm a high school pitcher, and one of my top schools emailed my coach. A few days later, I get an email to an 'Elite Prospect' camp for the same school, pretty expensive. However, if it has a legitimate value, or say recruitment chances, I will be more than glad to invest in it. Are these camps a revenue outlet, or do they actually have some recruiting value? Would my situation make it any different? There are less...
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2017LHPscrewball ·
I love this site and and gotten all sorts of great information. That said, I think you will not get very "accurate" answers as our question is probably just too situational. You may get some ideas, but it could almost be like stirring the pot. Probably the best thing to do is for this kid to do some asking around and try to understand the landscape. Have others been drafted out of the program? Does the program have an actual pro day? The more important questions might be whether this kid has...
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She91434 ·
Yes usually 5-8 draftees every year. And yes they had a scout day back in the fall of 17. He has few requests. In our case, he can graduate in the fall18 (only needs 4 more credits). BUT ... he has 2 more years to play... I will think that coaches will take advantage of it by not promoting him to the scouts. Another question is how scouts are getting players email address/phone? I believe through coaches..Just trying to understand how it all works...it is very nerve breaking not knowing or...
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RJM ·
Every situation is unique. But coaches like their players to go to the next level. It’s good PR for recruiting. 84% of American MLBers come from the first ten rounds. Another 10% come from rounds 11-20. Everyone else is mostly likely to be Single A roster filler for a couple of years. Pitchers drafted later have a better shot than position players. Velocity is an easy measurable. It’s important to figure out where you fit versus staying in school, enjoying college ball for a couple more...
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She91434 ·
He is a freebee no scholarship (long story transfer from one scholarship to none)...2 more years to play..he is junior...Why would coaches want him to go?
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TPM ·
It has nothing to do with coaches wanting him to go, but rather teams wanting to draft him. At this point he sounds like if drafted he would be a late round sign, which means a small bonus. I say this as you have not mentioned anything about his skills. If your son has eligibility left more than likely it would serve him best to remain where he is and take some post grad classes. At this point why not just sit back and enjoy whats left of the season. Best of luck to your son.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Not trying to start an argument and don't mean to sound harsh, but unless your son's team is winning 85% of their games and in first place in their league, I really doubt a coach is "holding him back" with regard to innings in order to keep him around. Coaches want to win....and that means playing the kids that give them the best chance to win. Again, if he's on a Top 10 team...and they are doing fine without him, I could see it, but the team is anything less than that, I really doubt that...
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baseballmom ·
Here's a little more food for thought... Take a look back at the last 5 or so years that had players drafted from his school...Where are they now...5 yrs later? Just because they "get drafted" doesn't mean they have what it takes to progress level to level or, more importantly, that they still have what a particular team NEEDS at the moment...Remember, most of these kids are fillers for a teams high $$ investment players...the "prospects"... Unless players are making marked improvement...
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Goosegg ·
There are 30 MLB clubs which employ area scouts who have a single job: identify players - in their area -who have at least one single MLB potential tool and sell that player to his organization. A scout who doesn't identify the talent in his area will not be employed long (and to extend the area scout's reach, the scout will develop a network of coaches [travel, HS, CC and college] and associate scouts who scour the area looking, looking, looking). (And scouts get a little bit of extra money...
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RJM ·
Total college bust drafted in 5th round, now in majors. He went from not getting on the mound to transferring and horrible numbers (6.52 era, 1.76 whip). But he had a high velocity fastball. http://www.thebaseballcube.com...rofile.asp?ID=144198
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She91434 ·
Thanks for the note here. I guess all what we can do is to wait!
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

KG ·
Update: Son was drafted last night in the 10th round of the 2018 draft, as a senior sign. We are so grateful for the phenomenal guidance and support along the way, much of it received from this site. Thank you to you all!
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

RJM ·
Congratulations!
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

3and2Fastball ·
Congrats! That is awesome
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

Trust In Him ·
Congratulations to your family. Positive and successful outcomes make this site all worth it.
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

2019Lefty21 ·
Big time congrats! He’s achieved what all of us want for our young sons when we show up at this website!!! Wishing continued climbs up that ladder! Keep us updated.
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JCG ·
Congrats!
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Dadof3 ·
That's awesome!
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rynoattack ·
Super Cool! Congrats and good luck to him!
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Zia2021 ·
Congrats to your son and family! It's always great to hear success stories.
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TPM ·
That's too funny because mine calls me the same...lol. I think KG's son is the perfect example of how teams do recognize that there are a lot of good seniors out there. As is the case for baseballmoms son, and justbaseballs sons and a lot of players we aren't all aware of. Best of luck to your son, enjoy the ride, "Coach".
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Re: Are College Camps Wort It?

Ripken Fan ·
Swagg: Welcome to the site. From your profile I see you are a 2021 RHP. It's early in the recruiting game, unless you are in the small % that the P5 are looking at. I would have a better vibe if the college had CALLED, not e-mailed your HS coach. At your stage I would look to find a third party (PG or UA) or an inexpensive showcase that can get your measurables (MPH , primarily) for pitching. I think "school specific" camps are good, later on. After attending $$ showcases, tournaments , etc,...
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Chico Escuela ·
Did your son attend this fielding camp after the school/coach had expressed serious interest? I ask because often when my son emails a school, he gets an email response that is really just a form camp invitation. I assume going to a camp in that case is unlikely to generate real interest from a school, unless a player really offers something pretty extraordinary?
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Zia2021 ·
Welcome to the site! My player is also a 2021, and I can tell you that lots of D1 schools are actively recruiting rising sophomores right now (especially pitchers). We were at a big 15u tournament last week that had dozens of colleges scouting the games, including P5 and mid-level schools. So it is possible that this school is interested in you specifically since they emailed your coach. That being said, it is also true that many college "prospect camps" are money makers. You should ask your...
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Ripken Fan ·
Chico: Son was on the radar with school and had e-mail communication (probably at least once every 6 or so weeks) with the coach. He had become a "high follow" with coach once he ran fastest 60 at a Showball showcase with 225 players in December. Coach sent son nice personalized e-mail which really changed him from "camper" to prospect. The camp was during President's Day or MLK weekend, and a hitting camp the day before (same coach) was full. Unlike previous meetings with this specific...
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JABMK ·
Camps are tricky. You could go to most team's camp and see 100 kids with that one group of 5-6 players grouped together. That group will be the "recruits". The challenge is to know whether you are being considered for that group. Typically the "emails" are marketing to get $$. My 2015's experience was if a RC said to him that they liked his play and wanted all the coaches to see him then the camp was considered. This camp was also used as our unofficial visit opportunity and would go to the...
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FriarFred ·
Swagg - Welcome to the site. I agree with Ripken and the other posters to find some inexpensive camps to "get your feet wet" and get some measurable's first unless you know that the school has you on their board already. I would also suggest multi-school camps to increase your exposure to many coaches at a cheaper price. I believe that once a school has shown legit interest in you then the individual school camp makes good sense, but not until you have had some sort of dialog with the...
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fenwaysouth ·
Swagg, You mentioned your "coach" in your post. I assume this is either your high school or travel coach. Have you asked him as you are getting started on this recruiting journey? We all have to start somewhere. For us, it was son's national travel coach who opened some doors and showed us the ropes until we were able to zero in on what exactly son wanted, and what schools were looking for someone like him. His travel coach was a great sounding board as he had been through this countless...
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Zia2021 ·
Great point. I recommended he ask his HS coach in my original post because I thought that’s who the school had emailed. I should’ve said to speak with whichever coach they emailed. Like FenwaySouth, our travel coach has been the main point of contact for all 5 of the kids who have committed from our team so far.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Swagg, personally, I wouldn't recommend attending any college camp without speaking to one of the coaches beforehand. As a rising sophomore, college coaches are not permitted to call you directly, but they can talk to you if you call them. That kind of phone call is typically arranged by your travel or high school coach. If you can get the coach on the phone, there's a decent chance that he's serious about recruiting you. Once on the phone you can ask him if he thinks your talent level plays...
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baseballhs ·
It really depends on the school. My son has been to three college camps without talking to the coaches or being identified first. Two of the camps he was asked to stay and tour the facilities (pre new rules) and began conversations with them after the coaches followed up with my son’s coach. The 3rd camp was a waste of time and they didn’t even look at him. My son sent some video the next day and they called his coach...they didn’t even know he was at the camp. It was run by players and...
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Iowamom23 ·
There’s great advice on here about showcases, etc. I will add that my 2018 and a HS teammate were both invited to a P5 college camp their sophomore year the same way—through HS coach. Went and received an evaluation in the mail with essentially a “don’t call us, well call you” note on it regarding recruiting. Two years later, my son is throwing 90, same school invited him to another camp. He went, they offered that day and we just finished orientation. His teammate had the same experience. A...
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Shoveit4Ks ·
If it helps you advance your chances of an offer, then do it. Location, cost and communication from the school are what would move me to attend. Bear in mind that these are fundraisers to pay their community coaches and cover other costs so while emails and calls are made to HS/travel coaches, these are more cattle calls than true prospect invites.
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cabbagedad ·
Tons of great info given here already. I second what Midatlanticdad says... get some dialog from the school prior to the event. Ask some specific questions about where they may have seen you, what they like/don't like, what their interest level may be, etc. Between this and more feedback from your coach, you will get a much better idea of whether there is genuine interest or just another camp invite to generate $$. It is usually a better sign of some specific interest when they go thru your...
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cabbagedad ·
Having reread your OP... First, a question... is it safe to assume the school is in state or nearby? Second, to try to answer your question "what would be the best route to actually get recruited?", it is different for everyone. It is usually some combination of finding the right travel team, selecting the right events, having the right instructors, etc., but can be made to work with any budget. It depends largely on your talent level and what you want from a school. It usually requires a...
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baseball_swagg ·
Thanks guys for all the insight. I’ll definitely take this into consideration, hopefully it’ll work out as it should. Best of luck to all
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baseball_swagg ·
The camp is a 4 day camp, and the school is a short drive away. I personally feel as a player it would be a great opportunity given the location and the exposure. I just want to make sure I spend my dollars in the best, most prospective opportunities. Has Prep Baseball Report showcases been a good third party event? There is one near me, would it be better as a rising sophomore to invest in that? Thanks to you and everyone else who has given feedback!
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TPM ·
FYI. In some situations, if the camp is advertised as elite for hitters and or pitchers, they are run by the HC, PC, RC. Other camps are usually run by volunteer assistant (thats part of their job) and players. These invitations usually are generated from interest either from the coach or the recruit and are smaller than regular camps. However, some camps are excellent in instruction and should be considered if the cost is reasonable.
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Zia2021 ·
Depends on what kind of rep PBR has in your state, and which specific event even in a good state. In my state and surrounding states, PBR is good and has one “main” showcase event each year that draws the most scouts. They offer several other showcase options in our state but those other options are not well scouted at all. Those showcases will at least give you your measurables, but there may be less expensive options for those in your state. My 2021 is doing a PBR showcase this year, but...
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CaCO3Girl ·
A 4 day camp is unusual. I'd ask your coaches what they think.
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russinfortworth ·
Son is heading to the Vandy camp next week. I'll report back "if" I get information..........14 y/o thinks I'm on a need to know basis (and I guess we've created this monster by telling him that this is "his journey").
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baseballhs ·
Best camp we’ve ever been to hands down. He will be wiped out. &:30-8:30.
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TPM ·
Thats depends on the type of camp it is. Prospect camps can be 1 to 2 days and youth camps are usually 4 days.
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Re: Getting Scout Feedback

meads ·
Awesome blog, thanks for sharing and CONGRATS to both "Coach" and your son <3
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Re: Are College Camps Wort It?

ARCEKU21 ·
Pulling back up an old thread as we are now trying to determine if going to elite prospect type camps are worth it. My son, a 2023, is pondering 3 of the prospect camps he has recently been invited to. They are all P5 schools. He has talked to two of the schools on the phone (they reached out to his showcase coach and asked for him to call them). One of the schools is in his top 5 list of schools and they seemed to be the most interested. He has actually spoken to them on the phone several...
 
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