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Dilemma..Newbie with a drafted son?

Hey Guys, I'm new here so be gentle as this is all very new to me. I do have a problem and need some advice form some of the experienced people on this forum. My son was just drafted out of high school in the 43rd round. He is a RHP and throws...

Jugs Gun

Corey ·
When you gun someone from behind the backstop does the mode need to be set at P for facing the pitcher??? And does that mean that C means facing catcher....

College recruitor files suit against fibbing parent.

Dibble ·
Neuter NewsCollege recuitor sues fibbing parent.This will go down among insane lawsuits. Bob Jones assisant coach at Southwest College has filed suit against a parent of a potential recruit for severely exaggerating the fastball of his son by over ten...

Radar Guns

txsouthpawmom ·
Can anyone recommend any particular brand of radar gun? Pros and Cons.

radar gun

BD2579 ·
I am looking into purchasing a Bushnell radar, wondering if anyone has tried it or has any advice about buying a radar gun. i am only going to be using it for personal use not for scouting so i dont need a 700$ radar gun, any thoughts would be good, ...

100 mph

Savannah ·
Who are some of the pitchers that hit triple digits on the gun. Leo Mazzone said John Rocker and Smoltz could do it in the bullpen.(Now don't go on about control, change of speed, movement, etc. This is just a discussion.)

Never been clocked

Dave17 ·
My son is 13 and his buddy is 14 - both throw hard - both have never been clocked with a gun. At this age it might be in the near future but even that I'm not sure about. Under this age I don't think it is beneficial. Thoughts?

Christmas Traditions?

luvbb ·
Let's get in the Christmas spirit! Any of you gals have any funny or unique Christmas traditions in your household that you are willing to share? At our house....after returning home from Christmas eve service we all get into our pj's, watch "The...

Flat Ground vs. Mound

socalhscoach ·
We are using the Jaeger throwing program and we are using the radar gun on the pull odwn phase at 60 feet. Does anyone know how many MPH you would add on to the flat ground to have an idea how fast you would be throwing from a mound?

Big Time Pitcher under the radar

bballdad1954 ·
At Stevenson all we heard were college coaches were looking for pitching, pitching and more pitching. It is astounding to me that they haven't been going after Robert Kennedy of Northside Prep.I saw him pitch tonight for the fifth or sixth time this...

Radar Baseball

Lefty34 ·
Bought a couple of the baseballs with built in speed readings. They seem to be fair as long as you dont hit the ground first. How accurate do you think these things are as compaered to a radar gun??

Top 20 Baseball Quotes of All Time

Emanski's Heroes · of these are pretty good, so I thought I'd share. My personal favorite quote isn't listed. I don't know if it's a real quote, but from the movie Cobb:Louis Prima: With...

How do you add velocity?

wildcat8 ·
I'm 15 nad I haven't done the radar gun in years but I throw about 70. I am 5'7" 130 lb. How can I add velocity besides grow?

5 star scout days

headintosa ·
a few weeks ago my son and I drove to Georgetown for a scout day with 5 star and sponsored by Action Baseball. The day was a nice day though the "confirmed scouts" were not anywhere near what was stated on the web site. The morning skill work was...

Mom's A Big Help

biggerpapi ·
We played a game with 10-11 year olds yesterday. One of the moms stood behind the backstop with her own radar gun.When a new batter would get in the box, she'd tell them how fast the pitch was coming and where she thought the ball was going to go.I...

few question

swvabaseball ·
My coach tells me when im pitching that I tail off to the left too much when I finish. He says that I need try to finish like Greg Maddux...keeping my body straghit when I finish. When I try that though I usually throw way right and im not throwing as...

Kids have it easy

threeboysdad ·
If you are 35, or older, you might think this is hilarious! When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every...

radar guns

oldave ·
Hey guys,I want to buy a radar gun for our HS baseball team.Im not really interested in finding out whether johnny throws it 75 or 77 mph... Im looking to see if Johnny can consistently throw his changeup 8-10 mph slower than his 4 seamer.First...

What age is too young for showcase & camps?

Redlegs ·
Pitcher/ catcher. Fastball 82, pop time as a catcher at 127 ft is consistently under 2.0 (best time is 1.80). Player is looking for better challenge than travel & middle school ball. 5-10 155 lbs. Good bat, hits 320 ft. to 360ft. Good line shots & power. Put him out there or let him develope? Dad wants to be patient, kid is ready to go. Whats your opinion. Player is 14, 8th grade, will be 15 this summer. Pop time and radar gun was done by AD.

Warm up Speed vs Pitching speed

Lovethisgame ·
Maybe a crazy question.My son plays cather/pitcher/3b and 1st for a team in Colorado. He pitches in the mid 80's as a Soph on varsity.During warm ups the other day coaches had a gun out and happened to clock him at 88mph in long toss. While catching...

Wichita Sluggers High School Showcase

Husker 25 ·
8th AnnualHigh School ShowcaseDate: January 16th Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Cost: $50.00Aspects Covered Pitching Bullpens, Radar Gun (25-30 pitches) Hitting Live Arm Cages (30 -40 swings) Defense Ground Balls, Double Plays, Arm Strength. (Lots of...

Question about Stalker Gun

Dream1O4 ·
Hi guys, just used a Stalker for the 1st time today. we didn't really know how to work it; we borrowed it from someone else. Anyway it clocked me at 78-79, but the guy who lent it to us said that those were the measurements taken at mitt contact and...

How to advise son on a situation

My son is playing short on the high school team. He's primarily centerfielder on his showcase team per advice of pro scout (speed, reaction, arm). His arm keeps getting stronger. Pitching he hit 85 on the gun last fall and cruised at 82/83 with the...

Top 15 College Baseball Recruiting Questions (Pitchers' Parents)

Baseballthinktank ·
If you have questions about your pitcher, you're going to love this... Recently I opened a discussion from parents about their sons' (pitchers) concerning the college baseball recruiting process... Here is the Q/A, enjoy! 1. At what point does it make sense to contact a college? Velocity? Grade? Size? etc. I wouldn't waste your time early in the process unless you have a burning desire to attend a specific school, UNLESS you have desirable velocity in the range of 85 +. Obviously, lefties...

Converting a catcher to a pitcher

3 T's Dad ·
Catcher son who is in sophomore at a JUCO is being converted to a pitcher. Has a strong arm, consistent pop's in 1.7's and has been clocked by a scouts radar gun throwing 92 from behind the plate in a game throwing a runner out last season. Smaller...

Radar Gun Revolution

Thought I would pass this one along. Interesting article on the history of the radar gun and baseball.  ...

MLB & radar guns?

bballman ·
Sitting here watching the Braves - Phillies. Actually, the whole series. I noticed at least one guy sitting behind HP with a radar gun. Today it is just a guy in a blue shirt, but the other 3 games, it was a guy in a Phillies shirt. Didn't notice...

"True Story"

Consultant ·
Monday July 14, I attend a rare afternoon game with the local College Summer League game in Healdsburg, California.   There were 12 pro scouts all friends from my Area Code Games.   My question was is this an Area Code alumni meeting? No,...

How fast do you pitch?

Rilley ·

Should He have been tossed

joes87 ·
Here is the sitch...   Playing in a tourney this weekend.  Lots of good higher end teams from the midwest.  A good mix of local and out of state teams.  Before the game at the plate conference ump's pre-game speech includes a...

Million Dollar Arm and Bushnell

roothog66 ·
I just saw the movie for the first time this weekend and was amazed to see so many "scouts" in the movie using the Bushnell Speedster III radar gun. Now, I'm a fan myself and have owned a couple of them. They are just fine and quite accurate as long...

Sharing stats with players question.

Stats4Gnats ·
Do the folks out there who don’t believe in showing the stats to the players because they don’t want them focusing on them, feel the same way about telling pitchers what gun readings were, hitters what bat exit velocities were, runners what home2first times were, or catchers what pop2pop times were?

Pitching Velo Increase

Dirk ·
Hello, I am new to the forum and I have a question for those who may have kids that are or were pitchers. My son is a freshman and stands 5'10". His ortho doc says he has another 18 months of growing based on his open growth plate. He sits 76/77 mph...



radar guns

algae ·
Can any tell me the difference between tha accuracy of a Juggs compared to Stalker Radar Gun.

Not So Tall Star Players

PGStaff ·
Rather than continue the debate about the obvious benefits that size can bring, thought it might be interesting to start a thread about players (especially pitchers) who would be considered not so tall by general baseball standards. Those that are...

I got Greg Maddux Like stuff

E-6 ·
I got Greg Maddux Like stuffPitchers often use this line upset when MLb scouts have no interest in them. Reality check.MLB AVG is 88-90 mph on the stalker gunGreg Maddux (6-0 170 lbs)when signed threw 88- 92 mph, his fastball moved 18 inches with...

Jugs Radar at Airport?

whiteylac ·
I'm hoping to bring my Jugs radar gun along as carry-on luggage to some out of state tournaments this year and was wondering if anyone has had any problems at the airports with this. Is there a big hassle going through airport security with it?There's...

Matt Lane

Open Eyes ·
I have heard a lot about this kid. He is a two year starter from colleyville. Has a couple no hitters under his belt and a lot of wins. He is the ace of his staff and get a lot of respect from prgrams in the DFW area. The question is, is he over...

Virginia Heat 16U (2005)

Old Pitcher ·
My son played against this team in last years Jr. Olympics in New Orleans. There was a kid who played first base and then came in to pitch to finish the game. He was bringing it 96mph on our gun that day. Anybody out there know who this kid is and...

Radar Readings-LHP vs RHP

twoseamer ·
I don't know if this has been asked before, but is there a difference in positoning to clock LHP vs RHP? I was watching a game the other day and there were two different people clocking the pitchers. One guy was up in the press box sitting to the...

jugs gun

ghoti ·
anyone know of any sporting good stores that carry jugs guns?

supporting parent

rosin bag ·
Regarding the speed gun.... I always wondered the accuracy of the recorded velocity of a pitcher is skewed one way or another by how well the pitcher hides the ball in his delivery. In other words, if the pitcher hides the ball from the hitter until...

Bryce Harper Update

nhmonty ·
I know its only one game but after yesterday if I were Harper's advisors I would re-think entering the draft next year.Yesterday he singled. to right, walked twice and struck out twice. He didn't just K, they blew it by him. He threw the ball around...

HS Pitching

DPElite99 ·
My son will be entering HS in the fall. Since he has played from age 8, he has been used only on occasion ( May be every 3-6 games) as a pitcher. (His current primary and secondary positions are 1st and 3rd.) His current coach is starting to use him...

Trinity vs. Londonderry

Potential Championship Match Up? I attended the regular season match up today at Southern NH University. Londonderry had sophomore Kacy Carrola (I believe I spelt this wrong) matched up againsted Senior Ace Garrett Cole. Londonderry's starter was...

First “collegiate” win as HS Sophomore

Normally I don’t like to espouse the stuff my son does in baseball but I have to share this one as I think there is a message here. He got his first “collegiate” win yesterday in an unusual way. I received a call yesterday morning...

4th of July in Cooperstown

biggerpapi ·
This past week, I had the pleasure of coaching my son and his team at the Cooperstown Dreams Park. What an awesome experience to play on those beautiful fields and spend some time in the historic Baseball Hall of Fame.It didn't dawn on me until we...

Am I good enough? Need Advice..

T.Lince04 ·
Hey everyone.I am a junior pitcher graduating in 2010.I am currently a varsity closer for my H.S.I am 5'11 130lbs. But I have an arm...I work 85-88 topping out at 89 on the stalker gun.I work 86-89 topping out at 91 on the jugs gun.I have a 3.6 GPA...