Tagged With "Pitcher"

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Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
The East Coast Whitecaps are still looking for some players at the 16u and 18u age levels. We are currently seeking pitchers/outfielders for the 16u and 18u level. We also are in need of a catcher at the 16u age level. If you are interested or know of...
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15U 16U 18U Texas Stallions seeking players

stallions9 ·
We are located in Collin County, Texas just north of Dallas.  We are looking for players for our extremely busy summer season.  We have one 15U team,  two 16U teams, and an 18U team.   Catchers and Pitchers are most desired....
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Looking for 10U AA/AAA Players

Dallas Green Sox ·
We're currently looking for a couple of 10U AA/AAA Players - especially pitchers.  Private Tryouts will be scheduled.  Please contact us by completing our tryouts form.  
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Stallions Baseball

stallions9 ·
We have a successful program helping boys develop for their high school teams and move on to play college baseball. Our website is at www.Texas-Stallions.com Our 12U team is looking for a Short Stop and a Utility player. Pitching would be a plus, but not a requirement as we are rich with high AA/AAA pitchers. The season has started and we have played 3 tournaments. League play has not yet begun. This team is going to the Cooperstown World Series in July. It will be a fun time representing...
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South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

jce114 ·
Anyone checked out Wil Crowe; the true freshman pitcher for the Gamecocks? He is a true athlete! Great player and he's going to do big things for South Carolina!
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PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

wsoxfanatic ·
My son received an invite to the PG pitcher/catcher showcase to be held this February at the Cedar Rapids facility.  I found some older threads on this event, so I apologize if I'm re-hashing old information; just looking for some refreshed data. We haven't done much in the way of showcases or camps. His club team hosts a couple of organized exposure "clinics/camps" where they invite several D1, D2 schools to attend which the majority of them do. They also play...
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When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

Iowamom23 ·
There have been lots of threads about whether to talk to the coach, when to talk to the coach, etc. We have never talked to a coach about position or playing time, but think it may be needed this weekend. Seeking input. Son is sophomore playing on a not very good spring team (remember, Iowa has summer baseball).Son is a pitcher/catcher/third base. Coach is a dad who we don't really consider a coach so much as the guy who keeps enough order that the kids can have a team. He's not a baseball...
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Yet Another Recruiting Video :-)

monkeyboy ·
Ethan Davis(2014) Select Team - 17u(Adams) Arlington A's If this is improper place I will gladly move.
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Pitcher Development in High School - Importance of Facing Good Hitting

Lost Dad ·
Hello - My son is a 15 year old sophomore LHP who is 6 foot and throws around 77/78. He's a very solid pitcher with good command of 3 pitches (2/4 seam, change up and curve). We have a bit of a dilemma and are seeking advice. My son is currently home schooled and plays for a highly competitive home school team which plays some of the top private schools (and a few public schools) in our area. So he has been pitching on varsity against some pretty high quality hitting. Due some various...
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pitcher in a nerd's body

cluelessDad2019 ·
My son is a pitcher (on the HS JV team, 14 turning 15 in a few months). He has only been playing since he was 11 turning 12, and has always been behind his peers in hitting and fielding, though he has caught up on his infielding by a lot of hard work. He is still "hitting challenged" lol. He shines, though, when he has the ball in his hands. He's always been the top pitcher on his (relatively low level) travel teams and we've never pushed to upgrade teams because of the above stated...
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Pitcher's Elite Winter Training Camp by former MLB Pitcher Pat Ahearne

pkahearne ·
Pitchers Elite Winter Training Camp presented by former Major League Pitcher - Pat Ahearne   There are secrets to outstanding pitching mechanics. Few know them. Fewer teach them.   In my  Pitcher's Elite Winter Training Camp , I'll...
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Pitcher wanting to catch

Former Member ·
So...my son has been pitching for a couple of years. He's in 8th grade, playing on his high school team. in the past, he's expressed a desire to catch, but because of his birthday he has typically been one of the younger (smaller) kids on his teams. Fast forward to high school, the 5 catchers in the baseball program seem to be the smaller framed players, so this has reignited his interest in catching. He tells me that he wants to catch to become a better pitcher, learn more about game...
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Throwing 2 days in a row

kanye87 ·
Hi guys, I have a question about camps such as headfirst and Ivy's. do they make pitchers throw two days in a row? I am a pitcher and I have arm issues that make it nearly impossible to throw two days in a row. I can throw as many innings as I want one day, but splitting those innings up into 2 days just hurts my arm too much. I have read online that camps make kids throw 2 days in a row and I was wondering if any of you had any experience with it. Thank you
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Baseball Playing Opportunities for Ages 17-26 via VMarlins

VMarlins ·
If you are a player looking to play collegiate, international, or professional baseball then look at all the avenues we provide and the results we have for those who participate in our program. Qualifications are as follows: Respect Others, Respect Self, Respect the Game. We have provided a weblink below to explore. Call anytime. Frank Fulton, GM VMarlins, 4344894544. http://www.vmarlins.com/If_This_is_You..php
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Pitchout Play Rarely Called

hitting4dudes ·
There are multiple scenarios in baseball that call for certain strategies. The pitchout play being one of them. Whether I am watching MLB or youth and HS baseball, I just do not see the pitch out being executed. Some folks say they don't run as much as they used to in MLB, which is true. Sometimes they say HS and youth pitchers are not able to perform the task at hand. In my opinion it's not really an issue in MLB. You could probably watch about 10 games and see them pitchout in 1, maybe 2...
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Experience with Small Rotator Cuff Fraying/Tear in Pitchers

Lost Dad ·
Well my son (16 year old 6' 2" LHP HS Junior) was getting ready for the summer season of his junior year finishing up high school baseball and his shoulder started to hurt warming up one day and now a little over a week later and an MRI we found out he has some fraying/minimal tearing of part of his rotator cuff. We also found out through this process that he has extremely loose joins (ligamentous laxity) which has likely been the underlying cause of some various injuries he has had over the...
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Winning pitcher

Tracers ·
My 11 yr old son came in 5th inning with 2 outs. The score was tied 4 to 4. The current pitcher was starting to go downhill. My son threw one pitch kid hit it to him and he threw him out at first. Top of 6th our team scored 3 runs. Now score is 7 to 4 we take the lead. My son comes back in to pitch the 6th and final inning. Strikes 2 kids out. Shortstop Majes error and 2 runs are scored. Game ends we retain the lead and win 7 to 6. Who's the winning pitcher? I think it's clear my son. He was...
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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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Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Hey guys, After seeing two doctors, the second being Dr. Ciccotti (Phillies), I have been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. I still have a dynamic ultrasound test next week to determine the severity of the tear but just wanted some opinions. I'm a pitcher going into my senior year of college. This past season is when I started dealing with elbow pain but I pitched through the season and took a couple weeks off to see how it was but the pain came back even worse a few weeks later after 2...
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12U AA, 14U AAA ,17/18U Top level teams

Pro Source ·
Hi, Pro Source Athletics is looking for 3 12U AA players near Dallas, 2 14U AAA players near Dallas and 2 17/18U Pitchers for our top level teams this coming Spring/Summer. Contact admin@prosourceathletics.com or 972.242.1882 for further information. Thank you.
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Potential arm trouble

Little ·
My Sophomore son's coach is trying to turn him into a sidearm pitcher. Whenever he pitches at practice his arm hurts and he tells the coaches but they say he needs to build arm strength. His arm has never hurt before when pitching. I told him if it hurts tell them you can't do it. He has been very successful throwing at 3/4 slot and never any pain. Should I be concerned or trust the coaches. Common sense tells me protect his arm.
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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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Pitcher reentering the game

billsfanla ·
I am fairly new here, and have learned a lot from you guys already. My 2021 started his first varsity game yesterday. He pitched 4 innings, gave up 1 hit, 1 run, 5 k, 2 BB. Another kid pitched the 5th, then things got interesting in the 6th. We had a 11-1 lead, looking for a mercy. Bottom 6, the reliever walked the first 2 batters. Pitching change, coach brings my son from left field back into pitch. Two on, now outs. He goes to 3-2 on the first batter he faced, kid hits a 3 run bomb. He...
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Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

LetItGo ·
Hi all - hate to be such a "mom" - but ideas for my college-bound pitcher? Thinking equipment like radar gun, high-end baseball bag... is that "swing tracker" a viable option? What is the thing they all want at the age of 17? (I definitely did not word that question correctly! LOL)
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16u pitcher launched a channel to help younger kids learn how to pitch. Needs your support and input.

Sirloindameaty ·
Hey Guys. Hope this is the right place to post this...I just read a previous post about how there are less kids signing up for baseball and some who are unsure of continuing in the sport. Well there are some kids who are out there trying to reverse that trend. One of them created a channel called Pitching Tutors on You tube. If you have a minute, go check out the content and give your feedback. Whether it's support or constructive criticism, any engagement of content creators will help to...
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Tommy John Surgery

LHP15 ·
Hello All, I've been a long time reader on these forums before joining. I joined the forum really due to an unfortunate circumstance, that I am hoping I can turn into a learning experience. I recently was diagnosed with a torn ucl, and will soon be undergoing tommy john surgery. I wanted to start a thread to keep a blog of sorts as I go through the surgery and rehab. To try and help other posters and readers who may suffer an arm injury or their parents and want to get a better understanding...
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# of Freshman Pitchers from NJ on NCAA-D1 Rosters 2017 - 2019

CollegebaseballInsights ·
In 2019, there were 66 Freshman Pitchers from NJ on NCAA-D1 rosters, compared to 2018 (53), an increase of 13. In 2017, there were 57 Freshman Pitchers Top conference Metro Atlantic Big East 2018 Insights (53 Pitchers) Top Conference Metro Atlantic Colonial 2017 Insights (2017) Top Conferences Metro Atlantic Big Ten, ACC and Northeast (Tied) Disclaimer: Insights are generated based on information extracted before April 15.
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New Book ["60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"]

Pro Source ·
For any of those interested, I just launched my eBook on Amazon called [60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"] ...I have over 35 years in the game as a player(youth/HS/D1/Pro) and as a Coach and now MLB Scout for the Red Sox. I wrote this book to help the next generation of players/coaches in the area of Pitching specifically. Order Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081HYHYNH?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=YY1WFXXPTVEQ1FDVYT0G I hope you find it useful and...
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Re: Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
Open tryout this saturday the 18th at 10AM. Location will be at Lakewood Park, Norfolk VA.
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Re: Any players still looking for summer Travel Ball/Showcase teams?

East Coast Whitecaps ·
We are currently seeking players at the 17u age level. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact us. www.eastcoastwhitecaps.com
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

MKbaseballdad ·
Son attended HF and the short answer to that question is yes, pitchers throw both days. I'm not sure if I'd say "make you" throw 2 days. I think you'd have the option to just throw day 1 or 2 but you'd most likely only get your 2 innings for that day. That's probably a good question for you to ask the HF team via email. They are very responsive. I can tell you that they have a pitching coordinator who checks on the pitchers each day as they enter the facility (on Long Island) and adjusts...
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

9and7dad ·
So you're saying that two short outings on consecutive days bothers your arm? If so, you may have an issue that requires attention.
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site, Kayne87... Yes, this is the bigger concern... Figure out what the issues are and get them fixed sooner than later or there will be no purpose in pursuing playing at the next level. That symptom points to something either structural or mechanical and there is a possibility that you are worsening the issue by continuing to throw. Get to a good sports PT or sports ortho. Best of luck to you.
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

PGStaff ·
Once again, this can be a pitch count situation. Depending on how many pitches are thrown on the first day. It's not innings, it is the number of pitches that count. I'm almost certain that no one at either camp is going to throw someone who tells them he can't throw. This is why parents and players need to monitor things and understand arm care. Nobody running those events mentioned wants to purposely put any pitcher at risk. All you have to do is tell them ahead of time that you only want...
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

Backstop22 ·
My son attended HF in Sacramento and if you signed up as a Pitcher as your primary position, you are expected, but not required, to pitch 2 innings both days. Now when I say "innings" remember: All batters start with a 1-1 count and are told to swing away--the HF umps call anything close a strike Only 5 batters hit each inning By way of example, my son pitched 11 pitches one inning and 14 the next and that was with several K's. I'd say most kids tossed between 15-25 pitches in their two...
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

playball2011 ·
Are you saying you are in pain day after throwing many innings or is arm just tired? Is it painful when you re throwing? How many do you pitch in a game, 100, 110, 120 plus? If you have any pain it needs to be checked out. Much better to have issue in HS and fix it then in college if you get to play at that level. Good Luck to you.
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Re: Throwing 2 days in a row

Rob T ·
As mentioned above... Throwing a couple of innings two days in a row may not be ideal depending on the number of pitches - but it should be something that you can do if necessary. If you do move on to play in college, you are going to be expected to throw a lot. Probably 6-7 days a week at some points. If pitching one day makes it impossible to throw the next, you really need to get your arm checked out. You are probably aggravating a chronic condition, and that isn't good for your long term...
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

coachld ·
Depends on where he is going and how much that program supplies to its players. My son is a frosh RHP in college and they have supplied almost everything he needs in terms of baseball. All of our purchases have been typical college student supplies and things for his dorm room. He did have to use his own glove during the fall but they supplied bag, training attire, shoes, cleats, etc. Long story short, not sure there is a lot baseball wise that would make a good gift but others may have an idea.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

Buckeye 2015 ·
For me it was kind of a sad feeling once my son headed off to college....no more buying/selling baseball gear, as he gets more than enough thru the program now. We always enjoyed trying new things. I got to be pretty efficient with Ebay lol. Heck, we ordered a 30-22 for him when he was 12 or so and the company sent a brand new 33-30 by mistake (it was about $150 more) I called them....they said it's not worth our hassle to have you send it back...just keep it if you want it. Needless to say,...
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

LetItGo ·
He's not in college yet - has one more year of HS. So that is why I wanted to get him something he could use to improve his pitching or batting. Or like I said, a really nice bat bag. I just don't know what the cool, new stuff is.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

joes87 ·
Agree with others, do you know what equipment the school provides? There may not be much he needs to provide. Way different sport but when I ran track in college everything was provided to us. We were a D2 school who had a contact with Nike. Everything from practice clothes, to duffle bags, to unis to multiple pair of shoes were provided. Heck I think I could even get a jock if I wanted it. I would lean towards things he needs for school instead of baseball. Or how about fortnite credits?
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

cabbagedad ·
At that age, they tend to be very particular with their related equipment wants... beyond what parents know unless the parents ask. We would either use his friends/girlfriend as secret intel operatives or just ask him for a Christmas list. Or, maybe leave out an Eastbay catalog and see what he zones in on. One thought... when they are in this deep with baseball, sometimes it's nice to get something totally unrelated to remind them that they are much more than baseball players in your eyes.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

LetItGo ·
If I were to get him a really nice bag - what brand should I get? As far as J-bands - not sure what that is!
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

LetItGo ·
Just looked them up - thanks! Good idea.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

FFXfireman ·
Good suggestions. If he's a pitcher without J-Bands, those are a must! I know my RHP son cannot get enough 3/4 sleeve length shirts, dry fit shirts, and shorts. Before his senior year, my son HAD to have a new glove for his senior year. I can't remember if my parents got it for his December birthday or Christmas, but it was just one short year later that his college offered gloves half off... and he HAS to have a new one because it has the college logo. *facepalm*
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

joes87 ·
Yep another thing to consider. Once in college, depending on contracts, there maybe specific equipment/brands your son can or can not use. If your thinking whatever you buy him will last him into college you may want to check on that.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

Trust In Him ·
Joes87 is spot on. There are exceptions but almost everyone must use sponsors/contract equipment, which depending on the school, may include bag, cleats, glove, batting gloves, helmet, etc. Keep in mind also that contracts may change. After freshman year school changed bat sponsorship/contract and son had to use a new bat. There may be long bus rides to away games. My son valued his high quality headphones/earphones to drown out all the bus noise, to relax, get in the right frame of mind,...
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

Shoveit4Ks ·
I bought mine a new set of clubs.
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Re: Christmas Gift for Aspiring Pitcher

Iowamom23 ·
I agree on the high quality headphones. We also did tons of comfy sweats--that's pretty much all he wears for class. I agree on the gear--picked my 2018 up for dinner shortly after he arrived at school and my heart sank wondering how much he spent on the cool new shoes. They came from the school, along with his personalized glove. This says something about me as a parent, but the Christmas before the kids left for college was when they got their first TV sets for their rooms, gas cards and...
 
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