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Choosing a glove for outfield-help!

David_ie ·
Hi guys, first post! So I'm 17 and playing european baseball on national level, I have big tournament in the summer and the glove I have for the last 2.5 years got floppy and it feels like I need to get a new one. I play outfield and my current glove is an easton pro 82 12.75" which i really like but I gotta get a new one. I am looking to spend around 100$ so a2000 or heart of the hide is ruled out. I am interested in your opinion on a few gloves I noticed on the web- easton core 12.75"(less...
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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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Perfect Game 16u Atlanta// Question

mamabb0304 ·
Hi all, First time poster, thank you for the help in advance. I have a 16yo RHP, SS that will be travelling to Atlanta in July for the Perfect Game 16u National Championship from Texas. We have a team of players that seems like they will not be competitive to me. But, I wanted ask anyone's experience with this specific tournament. We have 2 pitchers that pitch over 80MPH, and 3 pitchers that pitch in the mid to low 70's. In state wide play thus far we are 3 wins and 5 losses for the season,...
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What questions should I ask on a campus visit?

D1__ ·
First of all to all the dads on here that told me it was to late for me to play at the next level and that I should give up and play club ball I just wanna say my recruiting has picked up significantly �� thanks for the motivation! Now for my main question. I’ve spoken to a few schools recently and two of them have invited me and my dad one for a campus visit the other to a fall league game. My question is what questions should I ask these coaches once I arrive. A little background I’m a...
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HS Tryout Question

momo1515 ·
Hi, I am a junior in high school and tryouts are coming up soon. I am a solid pitcher but I also play 3B and outfield for my summer team. I really enjoy hitting and cannot see myself becoming a PO just yet. My school is pretty big, so I probably have a better chance of making it onto the Varsity A team as a pitcher but I know I would not be getting much playing time and won't enjoy being just a pitcher. So I'm debating on whether to try out as both an outfielder and pitcher so I 'd be able...
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Scorekeeping question

Gungi07 ·
Bases loaded no outs One hopper back to pitcher. Ball gets stuck in glove while trying to get out at home. No outs recorded Fielders Choice?? Hit??
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College Recruiting Q&A w/ Our Lady of the Lake University Coach Bryan Aughney

UnderRecruited ·
Bryan Aughney is the Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio Texas. Here is a Q&A by UnderRecruited Preps to help high school student-athletes learn about navigating the college recruiting process. Q: How does the college recruiting process work? We identify our needs as a program and then we go find what fits our need as well as our university and program. We know who we are, we know what kind of student athletes we can attract so we try to...
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College Recruiting Q&A w/ Dallas Baptist University Coach Destinee Johnson

UnderRecruited ·
Q: How does the college recruiting process work? It can go three ways. Coach to player, player to coach or coach to coach contact. A coach can reach out to a player after seeing them live or film and there academic standing. A player can reach out to a coach expressing interest. A club/high school coach can reach out to a college coach with information on their players. Q: How should a recruit let you know he/she wants to play for your college/university? First, fill out that...
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Position to showcase?

ExhaustedMom ·
So I'm not sure where to post this as I'm a new member. My question is my son who is a 2022 grad but will not turn 15 until August of 2019 plays both for his high school and tournament teams. The problem is for high school he pitches and plays shortstop, for tournament he pitches and plays outfield. He has a great fastball (mid 80s) but is an inconsistent pitcher,so is not used often. My real question is where would you showcase him when his position constantly changes? And does anyone else...
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CCL Summer League Team Question

collegebaseballrecruitingguide ·
Does anyone in here have any info on the San Francisco Seals in the California Collegiate League? You can PM me if you feel better. Son was invited to play with a couple of different teams and we were just wanting to do some due diligence. thanks
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baseballhs ·
You can list multiple positions at showcases. Most kids do when they are younger. At showcases, arm strength is noticed more than consistency. He will always be younger and will be viewed on the same criteria as any other 2022.
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ExhaustedMom ·
I guess my frustration is that he is not able to really excel at any position when he is constantly swapped around the field. I know I can showcase multiple positions but it's usually pitcher +1. As far as his age goes, we continue to see huge 15 yos at tournaments. At 14, he's 6'2", 160 and seems small in comparison. I'm just wondering if they'll see his birthdate and realize he is younger and whether that's a pro or con.
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cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site. Unless he has been getting early attention from big D1 schools, it's a little early to be worrying too much about that. The benefits of showcases at this point would be to get comfortable with the format, get some unbiased verified measurables posted and hopefully get a look at a broader scope of good players so he has a better idea of what he will be competing against when the recruiting efforts become more serious. As he works on refining his skill set, it will become...
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PABaseball ·
6'2 160 is not small at all for a freshman. In fact that is very big. I'm not sure where you would be seeing a lot of kids that make him look small. But once you enter HS age doesn't matter anymore. All that matters is graduating class. No coach is going to care about his age. There are plenty of "young" kids with summer birthdays. Would being a grade lower help? Yeah probably, but it's just something you deal with at this point. What your son needs to do is decide which position he wants to...
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baseballhs ·
Honestly, if you throwing mid 80s at 14 years old he will get a write up at the showcase, even if he doesn’t land a strike. Does it mean anything? not yet. It’s a good experience and it helps them become more relaxed when they are put on the spot to perform. They will usually note projection but 6’2 at 14 isn’t small. My son grew later and we viewed it as a positive. If he could hang when he was smaller, he would be just fine when he grew.
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K9 ·
My strong advice would be for a player to call himself a SS for as long as possible. Coaches always believe that a SS can be moved to any position. My son has a teammate who was a SS through 13U. At 14U he started splitting time equally between SS, 2B and 3B. As a 10th grader he was exclusively a 2B. As an 11th grader he was exclusively at 3B. Yet in PG and PBR lists he is listed as a SS.
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nycdad ·
My 2022 is almost in the same boat, including turning 15 in August. In school ball he plays 2B or SS. He is not a SS....In travel he plays 3B and pitches. What has gotten him attention is FB velo, but for showcases he will do both. I think in the end he'll end up being a PO, but for now he's going to hit until he can't. If your 14yo is mid 80s you may start to get attention from schools. My sone had video of him hitting 85.4 over the winter, and got some attention from schools that didn't...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
6'2, 160 at 14 with a mid-80's fastball makes this a simple answer...at least initially. He'll get SERIOUS interest if you're at a quality showcase...and as others have said, it doesn't matter if he can throw a strike or not. Realistically, if he gets much taller, the odds of him being a SS are going to get slimmer and slimmer. A 6'5 kid with a cannon in college is going to be 1) a pitcher or 2) an outfielder....assuming he can bat. I wouldn't worry too much about where he plays in the...
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RJM ·
6’2” 160 throwing mid 80’s at fourteen is very projectable as a D1 pitcher. Maybe stockier, more filled out kids look bigger. But your son has great size for his age. There will be college coaches envisioning him throwing 90 in a couple of years. My son was more interested in being a position player than pitching. He was a varsity shortstop until the travel team moved him to center. In individual showcases he did both the infield and outfield drills and played anywhere in scrimmages. In...
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Sonny R ·
My 2023 has only attended one showcase and it was as a pitcher & 1 st base. All of his throws during the position portion of the showcase were from 1 st to 2 nd , and his infield velo was clocked at 70 mph. He can throw much harder than 70 mph (FB clocked at 80 MPH). Should he identify as a middle infielder or 3 rd base at the next event so that he has the opportunity to get his infield velo up?
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cabbagedad ·
Not a bad idea but depends on the event. Most used to lump IF's (except maybe 1b's) and have them all throw from SS for IF velo so it wouldn't matter in that instance. It's possible that this is changing? BTW, what was his P velo for that event? Still, and again, no hurry for a 2023. The single best thing to do to improve his velo readings is wait a year or two
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Sonny R ·
Cabbagedad: He has 3 pitches he throws with any regularity; FB (79-80), Slider (74-75), and a change (72-74). He started throwing a sinker/2 seam in practice and flat surface but only used it a few times in a game. He’s about 6’0”/180 lbs and growing.
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cabbagedad ·
Cool! Promising for the future. Time to relax and enjoy for you... time to work hard and enjoy for him.
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ExhaustedMom ·
Thank you all for the comments. These forums are excellent in the fact that I feel I'm not alone! I think out first step may be to do 1 showcase and get some good numbers but in the meantime keep doing what he's doing.
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cabbagedad ·
Well, shoot, you got me started ... As a side note, he may want to keep in mind as he develops... just a bit more differential between FB velo and changeup velo would be advisable. There are a few easy ways to knock the CU velo down a tick without showing less arm speed/effort. And, IMO, if he isn't above-average sharp with each of the first three pitches you mention, I think he would benefit far more by focusing on honing those rather than start tinkering with a fourth. Three looks is...
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JABMK ·
The old saying still applies " if you hit....they will find a position for you." Playing multiple positions can be an advantage as it gives a coach options defensively while keeping a bat in the lineup. My son was RC's number 2 choice on th board for his natural position. With Son also playing 2 other positions the RC made a decision to extend an offer anyway with the knowledge that so long as he shows progress with the bat he would have an opportunity to compete at position A, B, C and DH.
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2022NYC ·
I agree. I think playing multiple positions is better for your frosh. Regarding age, my kid is November born 2022 and younger than some of the 2023. His measurables (baseball but more importantly grades) are in the 2022 group. For me personally, while it is nice to be the older stud, being younger put a chip on my kid's shoulder and that motivated him to work harder
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Ripken Fan ·
EM: Welcome to the Board. Your son is still young and should continue to play multiple positions as long as he can and as each team he plays sees fit. Some showcases allow for multiple positions, usually for not much more $. My son was recruited for and received offers playing both MI and CF. He made it a point to keep both OF and IF mitts with him. He was often asked by colleges which position he would play, and he would answer he can and would play either, but felt he had the instincts of...
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Bolts-Coach-PR ·
I wouldn't worry about position at all... Worry about hitting and WORK to be the best, most consistent, most powerful, most linedrive producing to all fields hitter you can be... Position will sort itself out!!!
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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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2019Dad ·
Thought this was interesting attempt to identify the "legit" scout ball teams in SoCal. www.cbabaseball.org/profiles/b...in-socal-for-dummies Scout Ball: What it is? What it isn't? Posted by Joe Spiers on January 31, 2016 at 9:30pm With many amateur baseball programs today pretending to be what they're not, we felt that it's a good time to touch on topic of Scoutball, what it is, and how it's meant to benefit a high school player. What is Scout Ball? Scout leagues in Southern California are...
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2016Dad ·
Hmm, claims they're legit but not listed above? Chicago Cubs Scout Team Played one of their teams this weekend.
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Backstop22 ·
Always fascinating when travel ball group like CBA is "protecting players" for any reason. It would seem to be the responsibility of MLB and their teams to verify that any coach/team claiming to be a legitimate scout team of the parent organizations is exactly that. There are a ton of them around the SoCal area claiming to be Scout teams, so maybe someday there will be an effort to create a MLB-stamp of authenticity required to advertise a team as such.
 
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