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Tryout this weekend for 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U Summer 2020 select teams

Marshals Baseball ·
We have a tryout coming up this weekend, Saturday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. at John Paul II High School in Plano. Our players benefit from high level competition in high profile showcase tournaments, and we are seeking players to round out our 2020 summer rosters at ages 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U. TRYOUT DETAILS: When: Saturday, November 16 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Where: John Paul II High School, Plano 900 Coit Rd, Plano, TX Our teams benefit from a great summer baseball environment: Weekly...
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2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
Hi, I am a first-time poster though I regularly read the advice on this forum. So thanks in advance for any advice you can provide. My son is a RHP who last year (summer/fall of 2017) after his freshman year received numerous offers, including a full ride offer from a Pac12 school. He felt very much like he wanted to keep looking because he didn't know what he wanted (and the Pac12 school is in our hometown and he wants to go away for school). Anyway, fast forward to this year and he...
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2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Hello everyone, Been lurking for a while and just got up the nerve to ask for some advice. To give you a little background, I have a 2020 that started playing baseball about 3 years ago. At the time he was the chubby kid, not much talent but if he wanted it, his mom and I were going to support him. He was about 5'6" and weighed 200. He is an A student as well. He had never pitched before and because of his age during the upcoming season he was expected to pitch. We decided to seek out a...
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2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
To start off, I am a 6’3” and around 200 lbs RHP/Corners. So far in the beginning of the year I’ve been throwing around 87-90 with a plus slider and an above average change (although it’s pretty inconsistent at the moment). I think I’ll be throwing around 89- 92 when summer rolls around. I think I can play two way at the next level but I don’t think my bat alone will get me where I want to go. Also, This summer I’m going to play for one of the top travel teams in the state, which will...
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Re: 2020 with injury

hshuler ·
Jam - Has any doctor been able to figure out the source of the problem? That needs to be the first order of business if he going to continue pitching. The word may be out that he has an injury and RC’s now want to see if he will be and can remain healthy going forward. Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery to your young man. I hope that it all works out in the end.
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Re: 2020 with injury

bandera ·
If they 've pulled their attention, do you really think they would have sent a NLI on signing day? You would have had false security. Verbals are not binding. Worse case kid attends fall and gets cut. Lost a year of eligibility.
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hshuler ·
I started to add something similar to my post. I really don’t think that you hedged and lost. It’s likely that, as Bandera stated, no school would have honored the offer IF he’s not healthy. The good news is that IF he can get healthy and return to form, the interest from schools should return.
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PitchingFan ·
You still have time. If doctors say he has a good chance of getting better, then do what they say. If they made offers and he was good enough as a freshman to get attention it will be there if he gets back healthy.
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3and2Fastball ·
JAM24 - I greatly sympathize with your son's situation. If he was good enough to get P5 offers early, he'll get them later, too, if he can get healthy. The key is getting back to 100%. You definitely should take him to somebody who is an expert in shoulders and throwing injuries.
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Jam24 ·
That’s a good question about whether there is a specific mechanical or physiological cause. I don’t know but we have a good doctor and can ask that question. Thanks for your comments and good wishes.
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Jam24 ·
Thanks for the replies. To Bandera and HShuler, you make a good point. It’s possible schools would have dropped him but I do See schools stick with an injured player sometimes (maybe see what happens the following year). Certainly if he doesn’t heal and improve it wouldn’t have worked out either way.
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Re: 2020 with injury

Nuke83 ·
Have you been to an orthopedist at all? From your response above, it doesn't sound like it, which is a bit surprising given the potential your son has shown to have gained high interest early and that fact that he missed his entire HS season. As others have stated already, seek some serious medical opinion, but you need to look beyond the family doctor (and apologies if you have, but your post above just mentions "a good doctor") and seek out an orthopedist that has some specialty in sports...
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Re: 2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
Nuke83 - thanks for your concern. we have been to an ortho. Had MRIs and know specifically what the injury is. But we haven’t asked if there is something he is doing - mechanically - that is causing it. Would need to sync up dr. /PT/ coach for that I guess.
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TheRightScuff ·
I'm starting to think that the early commit pressure high school kids and their parents feel applies more to position players than to pitchers. Colleges never stop looking to add the right pitcher it seems. So I worry less about slots being filled as a pitcher. My 2020 LHP is in a somewhat similar situation where he picked up some elbow tightness this summer. No structural damage, but no real urgency to push it as a 2020 in the fall of his junior year... so he's going to rest it. Just want...
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CTbballDad ·
Spot on, especially for LHP. You're smart to take the fall off. Let him rest and get into the gym to build strength.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

cabbagedad ·
While the typical cycle for a P5 is a bit earlier, they will definitely find room for a kid that touches 90's and is an effective P with decent secondary offerings. If you have success with your top travel summer team, I'm pretty sure you will have P5 opportunities. Make sure grades and attitude are in check as well.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

3and2Fastball ·
It's not too late for P5. Keep working at it, and of course take good care of your arm! The summer before Senior year is huge for colleges of all sizes getting a good look at prospects.
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BBMomAZ ·
I think there are still opportunities to be had for pitchers! Could you give us some info on your academics?
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Iowamom23 ·
My RHP 2018 committed to a P5 in September of his senior year. I think you definitely can do it, but others are right — academics, attitude are key.
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PABaseball ·
It's late, but it is never too late for a guy throwing 90 with height. You're in the right direction with the travel team. If they're not hitting the WWBA and the other major tournaments this summer, find a team to guest play with - one that is even better. What you should be doing now is reaching out to schools with the subject line - Joe Smith 6'2 91 mph RHP - and telling them you're interested in their program with some video of you throwing a bullpen with a radar in the frame. Make sure...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

PABaseball ·
The truth is at this stage grades don't matter much. He either has the talent for P5 schools or he doesn't. They don't care about grades until they identify you as a prospect and are on the cusp of making an offer. P5 schools are probably the most lenient on admissions when it comes to athletics. If he can't get into a P5 school with baseball on his side, odds are he won't be getting into many mid majors with baseball on his side either. He is also a second semester junior, grades aren't...
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2020RHPCA ·
Grades are also not an issue 4.0+ with 30 ACT
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

fenwaysouth ·
No, its not too late for P5 or other schools but you need to be getting exposure and creating a buzz in the marketplace if P5 school is the goal . Not sure how many D1 schollies are still out there, but there may be opps w/o schollies so that needs to be considered. I see your metrics as a tweener in a lot of different ways because of your velocity, frame and recruitability. You're not small but not overly tall either for a D1 pitcher. You've got good D1 velocity but not great velocity which...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

RJM ·
P5 isn’t always the be all, end all some people view it to be. I doubt any player on Coastal Carolina or Cal Stare Fullerton wishes they were in a P5 program if it’s not as competitive as their program. The chances or playing both ways in college are slim and none. A lot of very good hitters have only pitched in college. If you get one P5 offer and it’s a solid program you have to ask yourself some very honest questions. Why is this one P5 offering and not others? Are they seeing something...
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2020RHPCA ·
One more thing, I did not throw very hard during my freshman and shophomore years, well above average but not enough to get D1s attention. All off the D1 attention I have now has came from scout ball in the fall.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

coachld ·
Just know these are all opinions based on each parents own personal experience, as is my response. My son did not have interest from any schools at the D1 level until he attended a P5 camp and had a great performance while also living 90+ with every fastball, during fall of his senior year. But as Fenway pointed out, athletic scholarship money is going fast. Both P5 schools that my son was talking to either had or were not willing to provide athletic money. Those that met him late early in...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

letsgo!!! ·
If you are 89-92 when summer rolls around and have plus offspeed you will receive interest/offers from a variety of P5 programs.....what's critical for you is to be with the right organization at the right events......WWBA, music city, midwesprospect league, etc. are important places to be......if you have verifiable stats (pg,pbr) email your target schools pitching coach/recruiting coordinator a link to your profile along with information as to why you are interested in there school and...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

57special ·
I would echo that P5 is not all that. You can go there and find you aren't getting playing time, while at a "lesser" school you might get more work. Some "stud' players that my 2018 played with are just sitting at their top ranked schools. Hard to improve that way.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

gunner34 ·
i think you are in good shape, play in big events this summer on a good travel program and I think you are going to get a lot more interest. sounds like you are somewhat of a late bloomer but with your size and velocity i think you will see good interest this summer. My son had 2 2019 pitchers at his school pick up Big 12 offers last summer.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
At 6'3 and throwing 90 you're going to get looked at as a pitcher. The odds of being a two-way, especially in a P5 are very, very slim. Keep working the velo and you're likely to have plenty of offers over the summer....especially if you can push it up to 92-93
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

roothog66 ·
My 2018 verbally committed to a Big West school in July before his senior year. He was throwing 88-90. He had a decent number of offers. He signed the NLI that November. His senior year was off-the-charts successful. Pro scouts coming out, gave up only 6 hits in 52.2 innings the entire year. Sitting 91-93/T94. We fielded SEVERAL calls that spring (usually backdoor requests through scouts) from P5's wanting to know if he had actually signed his NLI. It was quite clear that this improvement...
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Re: Headfirst Honor Roll Credit for 2020 available half price + finder's fee (injury circumstance)

keewart ·
I am sorry about your son's injury. This is very generous of you!
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Re: Headfirst Honor Roll Credit for 2020 available half price + finder's fee (injury circumstance)

fenwaysouth ·
Ed - I hope your son is healthy soon. That is a very generous offer. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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Re: Headfirst Honor Roll Credit for 2020 available half price + finder's fee (injury circumstance)

Ripken Fan ·
Ed- Sorry to hear about your son and I hope he heals soon. This is a very thoughtful gesture. For those "lurkers" out there whose son's are pursuing the HA schools, take Ed up on his offer- HF is really a worthwhile showcase for that niche of school.
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Re: Headfirst Honor Roll Credit for 2020 available half price + finder's fee (injury circumstance)

Zia2021 ·
Ed H, I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I might be interested in using the credit. I'll send you a PM.
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Re: Headfirst Honor Roll Credit for 2020 available half price + finder's fee (injury circumstance)

used2lurk ·
Did ANYONE ever hear back from Ed H? I PM'd him within hours of this original post and have heard nothing...
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Ed H. ·
Hi, all, thanks so much for the sentiments. I've been buried with holidays, so haven't tended to the email I used for the forum. I'm going in order in the replies. I'm heartened that one of you will make use of this credit....
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Ed H. ·
FYI, the credit has been taken. Wish all of you the best with players and ball this coming season.
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Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Quick update ...... Son did a 180, struggled to throw strikes this summer and bat improved to the point that if he wasn't pitching he was at 1st or 3rd. They needed his bat in the lineup. He hit for average with some pop. The plan now is to continue to work at 1st and 3rd and his hitting. The game will eventually tell him when he is a pitcher only.
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LuvMyKids ·
Thanks for all the advice....
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Thanks for the update. I think the forum really appreciates it when someone comes back with an update. It make the post so much more valid than one that never has an answer.
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Matt Reiland ·
Good to hear he kept an open mind about other positions and is improving at the plate.
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LuvMyKids ·
Yes.... I like when a thread has been updated as well.
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2020dad ·
Glad this was revived... When I commented originally I can't believe I failed to say a couple things. First big time kudos for your son being an A student and second good for him with working hard to get in athletic shape! He is on the right track.
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LuvMyKids ·
Thanks for the kind words 2020DAD.....
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Golfman25 ·
Actually, he is at the age when teams start to look to add players who are "pitcher only." But he better like sitting around a lot. Depending on circumstances he may only get one game for a typical tournament week end.
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Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

LuvMyKids ·
Yes.... This is something we need to discuss.
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TPM ·
JMO but from my experience players should not be pitcher only until they reach varsity in HS. Why the rush? Mine was one of the top middle school pitchers entering HS. He passed up most of his freshman year to play varsity and remained as a utility guy. When not pitching he played other positions. But during summer after that year he was a pitcher only on any travel team and HS team until senior year.
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Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

LivingtheDream ·
At 12 or so my son thought he would like to be a PO. He wasn't having the success batting that he wanted and was frustrated. But, his team had 11 players so a PO wasn't an option(and we wouldn't have supported it at 12 anyway). So, he worked on his batting and by freshman year he had a pretty good bat. Now he is a sophomore playing varsity as a primary pitcher but will also play in the field as well. Because his bat is too good to put on the bench. Do you think his desire to PO is in any way...
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Re: 2020 just wants to pitch.......

TPM ·
The OP explained he plays other positions but loves to pitch and wants to be a PO. Should he be? No. JMO
 
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