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RJM ·
Do you have relatives in the Lower 48 your 2021 could possibly live with for junior year of high school and/or summer travel ball? If this should he a consideration for school check the state transfer eligibility rules.
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RJM ·
Is there someone they could live with for the summer in an area of the contiguous 48 and play ball? It would provide perspective on where they fit, provide time to play in some showcases and get in front of some college programs.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Is 2019 going to an NAIA school next year? Would you allow your 2021 to live with a host family in CA or AZ for the summer season. I know some travel teams that do that in the southeast. I'm guessing there are some on the west coast.
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Alaskan ·
2019 signed with a NAIA in AZ. We visited in Oct. It's a really good fit academically and the coaching staff really seems sincere in the environment they portray. 2021 may play in Seattle during the junior to Senior summer. It will depend on Mom. Last kid in the house....
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PABaseball ·
I know it is tough to do given your location, but it might be time to get your 2021 off that legion team and send him south for a few tournaments this summer. He has great measurables and I'm sure he would stand out with some of the brand name teams this summer - even if he's only a guest player. I don't know how realistic that is given the geography, financial situation, work situation, etc. But it is something at least worth looking into and it would be doing a great service to your son.
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Alaskan ·
Speaking on Corcordia- Irvine, I started doing the research and talking to my kid , and he brought them up before I did. . As far as basketball, he talked to the basketball coach and turned down a trip to go outside this summer and informed him of his winter plans. The basketball coach ( great guy) told him he would save a place if he changed his mind and wished him the best. Also told him that he could workout (lift) with the team in the mornings before work.
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cabbagedad ·
Cool. Feather River is traditionally a pretty competitive JC program. If you are sending players there and they are contributing, you know the benchmark. Totally get the Dad thing. Just for clarification, when you say "There is no way mom will allow the boys to play outside- even at Grandmas.( Redding, Ca)", do you mean before finishing HS, for the summer, not even for a few weeks? How will this translate to what she will allow for leaving for college?
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WestCoastPapa ·
Nothing wrong with Riverside for sure. I would reach out now or soon (summer) with some video and metrics. Especially if you come down to the lower 48 for an event(s). True what was said about CBU looking at mostly Cali kids. However, if you make the effort and can get on their radar, I am sure they will take a look. You will at the very least get the ol' camp invite but I know they are very active come recruiting season. I have seen them each and every time my son played in Az during summer...
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cabbagedad ·
Congrats, Alaskan! Sounds like things are headed the right direction for both. Just so funny to hear of successful seasons for top P's to be just 17+ and 20+ innings. Regarding your question about why they took phone numbers, sounds like the HC that talked to a few of them would be who you want to get specific feedback from. Continued best.
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Alaskan ·
Thanks for the responses. looking at projectables - I'm a big guy 6'3" 250+( getting softer as I get older) I Don't think he will be as big LB wise- I was 5'11 180 when I graduated HS then grew in college and a little more on the military. at 21-22 6'3" 215. but I think he may get as tall. Grandpa was 6'2"205. 2012 Brother is 6'1 205. 2019 is 6'2 180 now after this summer of weight room. added 10 lbs. Looking forward to the return from college this winter and 5am weights. No phones at field.
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Alaskan ·
Update: We just finished the Alaska Legion season for 2019. 2019: Great summer, earned money working, worked out all summer, great season, 2-1, 17 IP =24Ks. Consistently 85-90 mph-just finished packing for AZ. His New HC says conditioning starts in a week.....Whew! 2021 had a great season. Pitching was great 3-0 2 SV 20.1 IP 29K 6 BB. Made All-State as a Infielder. Hit a couple of HRs for Legion. 2021 Was invited to a MLB scout showcase this summer. He got his measurables done by a 3rd party...
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Alaskan ·
Happy New Year, Update on 2019- He hung them up. I talked about it earlier in the summer. When he got down to his school, he liked the college experience- but the everyday "baseball" from 5am to 9pm wasn't his cup of tea. I completely understood his reasoning and knowing him probably the best outcome. Came back up for the winter, got a job and went back down to a different school in AZ this month. Funny thing is he threw a pen for " fun" with his little brother in Nov and broke 92. "I was...
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WestCoastPapa ·
Cal Baptist is not located in a "sexy' area of So Cal but I will tell you their facilities (both athletic and academic) are top notch and the couple of the coaching staff that I have met I get a thumbs up from me. They have established a good reputation and are doing quite well in their first year as a D1 program (WAC). I assume you have reached out to them/sent film. If not, you should and perhaps see where they (coaches) will be this summer. Good luck!!
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D6L ·
Not really a medical expert, but i've heard that your child's height has something to do with your wife's dad's height as well, all things being equal.
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Suds ·
Reach out to the coaches in the Alaskan Summer League. For example, the head coach of the Matsu Miners is a coach at an excellent JUCO in Arizona
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Alaskan ·
Update: - 2019 Signed his commitment form to a 4 yr school in AZ. The Coach wants him to play OF, but pitch primarily. HE did very well in the AZ Fall Classic. Hit 89 with nothing lower than 85 on the FB. No hits and 5 K's in 3 innings. While there in AZ and after that , He spoke to a number of colleges - two DI's made contact , 3-4 DII's and a number of D III's, 7-8 Jucos. It's been a real whirlwind .... We have also been informed that he has a number of MLB teams following him as he...
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Alaskan ·
New News: A MLB scout/friend that was up here this summer called Mom and I over the weekend and offered a spring scout team spot for FEB/March he would like to see him on if a roster spot was available. He said the 2021 is still young but would like to see him compete against some kids down in the lower 48. I talked with the HC about if anything was said on 2021. He said they asked where 2019 was and where he was going to college, if the kid (2021) was going anywhere else this summer and...
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Wechson ·
Think this experience is really important to remember for all parties along the recruitment journey. Unless you are the rare caliber player that is truly looking to go pro, always have the school you go to be a priority. My oldest (different sport) hung them up relatively quickly after living through the demands of being a D1 athlete. It's absolutely weighed in on how we go through the process with our 2021. Have to pressure test the assumptions, the journey is so long sometimes it's tough...
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RJM ·
Re: basketball Soph year my son was cut from basketball after being the freshman point guard. There were people who thought he might make the jump to varsity. He was cut for missing almost every “optional” workout and not playing for the summer team. He was playing two other sports and fall ball. Plus in high school baseball became a year round effort with either skills or physical development. Not playing basketball allowed him to focus on baseball all winter. He made a huge jump in skills...
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PABaseball ·
This could be a whole new thread, but for now the answer is to have him start reaching out via email and asking if they'll be at any showcases in the Pacific NW. Include his metrics, size, a short video of his swing, speed, glove, bullpen, and make the subject line attractive. Joe Smith - 6'1 Sophomore RHP 86mph. Waiting is the worst thing you can do. Especially when he is interested in D1s like ASU. They already have a list of guys they need to see this summer. Just search the topic and I'm...
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Backstop22 ·
Welcome Alaskan. Regarding your 2019 and your answer on the ACT/SAT "when the time comes." There is a wide window for an incoming junior to take both. My 2017 had a similar GPA. But he started with the SAT in October of his Junior year, retook it in January (after paying a study program) and improved 200+ points (old 2400 scale). Then he shifted gears and took the ACT in early April. Did well but also retook in Sept of Sr year and scored 2 points higher. SAT/ACT results had my 2017 in the...
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Agree that $2500 for a soph to be to travel to a showcase is probably a bit much, but if it's doable financially then I say go for it....but maybe waiting until after his sophomore year would be more beneficial. He was already a 7.2 kid in the 60 last summer, so he's got plenty of speed. 27 AB's with no K's against even average pitching is phenomenal so he can hit a little bit To say you need one of the 3 things you listed before showcasing isn't reality. There are some kids playing at...
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Alaskan ·
End of season Stats update before regions: 2021- 28 for 52 .538 avg , .586 OBP , 1 K ( definitely needs to walk more) 15 rbi, 23 runs scored 2 2bs, 3 3bs,15 SB starting 3B Leadoff hitter. will be moved to 3 hitter for regions due to need. From looking at overall play, will be considered for All Conference 1st team and a dark-horse for MVP. Not likely due to being a freshman. 2 Hits or more in every game but two. He has talked to a coach in Seattle, Washington for this summer if allowed. will...
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PABaseball ·
His best bet would be to find a travel team and have him play in the 48 during the summer. I understand how difficult that might be considering you would have to fly to every event, but I'm sure if you find a good enough organization he could fly out on his own and have a coach/teammates pick him up at airports and room with kids. 2019 played for a national team with kids from all over and there were probably 8-10 kids going solo every time. Mine flew 2k miles and his coach picked him up at...
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RJM ·
You’ve heard a tale that has been passed on and on. Genetics can come from anyone in your family tree. I have a 6’2” friend with a 5’7” brother. There’s one aunt who is taller than both parents. i had once heard boys grow to be 6-8 inches taller than their mother. I asked our pediatrician. She said it was folklore that is more likely to be true than not true. I had a 12u travel basketball player with skills that went way beyond anything I had ever seen in a kid before. I figured this kid had...
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D6L ·
Not sure if it's a tale, there is more validity that mother side genes supports it.
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Branson Baseball ·
Hi Alaska, You have a couple talented kids! The recruiting timeline on this site is a great starting point. And there is so much more information here that can be searched that lays out a gameplan for helping kids play ball in college. 1) Baseball tools matter. You've listed some of those. 2) Standardized test scores and grades/curriculum matter. It's that intersection of where a player fits athletically AND academically that helps you and your boys create a vetted list of colleges to...
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Alaskan ·
As a father of two in Alaska: So far the measurables are: 2019 6'1" 170 lbs R/R -P/OF 60 yd: 6.8 90 ft: 3.8 FB : 86 mph- 2021 5'11" 150 R/R -SS/P/Util 60 yd: 7.2 90 ft: 4.0 FB: 78 mph They both have room to grow. I'm 6'3" 250+ Grandfather played professional baseball in the Red Sox organization. I played at the JUCO level. After looking at them and the forum they look like they compare to rest of the boys on average. The problem is we live in Alaska. Both boys have done really well up here.
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Alaskan ·
Update: It's been awhile. Both boys are playing well. Surprisingly well for the 2021.I appreciate the help you all have recommended. Mom has watched and seen both contribute to our program. Our school is now using Fieldlevel and its gotten a few of the boys contacted. Thanks for the info. 11 games in: 2021 .592 BA .703 OBP 16 hits in 27 at bats. No K's. 1 triple, 2 2b, 6 RBI, 6 SB-starting 2B/3B, batting leadoff for Varsity. Accepted into the Varsity AA Legion program. which isn't saying...
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PABaseball ·
"He got his measurables done by a 3rd party there: 86 FB, 6.79 60yd, 86 EV, 87 IF. He's 6'1, 157 lb. Still scrawny in my eyes." For a 16 year old that doesn't even weigh 160 lbs that is extremely projectable. There are levels to this. Lanky sophomore throwing hard will get interest. Senior is the same position no so much. I suggested putting him on a brand name team that way he doesn't have to turn heads at showcases, they will already be coming to him. I still disagree about the heart and...
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adbono ·
There is too much emphasis on posting measurables and not enough emphasis on improving play on the field. That is my point and most coaches agree with me. I’m giving you a different perspective. You aren’t obligated to listen or agree.
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College Representative Fail

mdschert ·
Son has meeting at his HS with a visiting rep from a college he was interested in attending. My son described him as a flaming gay guy wearing too much jewelry. The info card he was given to complete had the usual contact info but also wanted to know if he was LGBTQ, it was one of 4 or 5 lines to complete. So son now thinks the school is only recruiting the LGBTQ community and checked off his list. Not that there is anything wrong with LGBTQ but why would a college want to be represented in...
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cabbagedad ·
Sounds like great kids, great perspective and you've found a way to enjoy the ride as it should be! Not sure if it gets any better than that.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
If your 2019 is already showing signs of wanting things other than baseball, that's probably a sign that continuing the sport in college isn't likely to happen. Baseball in college, even at a smaller school is very, very time consuming. You have to love it or you'll end up hating it....real quick. Good luck to your younger son....sounds like he's got some real talent. Will be interesting to see how he does when he gets a chance in Washington. It's surprising to me that you're playing in...
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Alaskan ·
oh , it's snowed during one game.We played. Rains regularly every day in April. They play. our outfield has frostheaves and wet spots until June. But we play......and it's 33-43 degrees this time of year and they seem to love it. They don't know any better..... Would Love to see the 2019 in 85 degrees letting a FB go ... A little history: My old man played in the Red Sox minors in the 60's. threw pretty hard. I'm a old CA kid. Threw 87-90 in a CA Juco back in the 90's.. . . . Now All I throw...
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3and2Fastball ·
Before you spend $2500 to take your 2021 to a Showcase I would highly recommend finding out his measureables first. If he isn't running at least a 7.5 sixty with an 85+ Exit Velo and throwing at least 80+ across the diamond or from the Outfield, there really is no point in Showcasing yet... And some would say he should have at least one of the following: a sixty time below 7.1 an Exit Velo above 90 a throwing velocity above 85
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Alaskan ·
the numbers have jumped a little- not much 2019 is at 6.78 unofficially and doesn't work at it. Fastest on our team by a lot. he's got the most talent too. Just like my dad used to say about his brother. He didn't play, but went to college (PAC -10 in those days) for track, but then stopped halfway for future wife. Never regretted it either, much as I suspect 2019 won't either. 2019 has had a couple of track looks right now also in by a local D II for the 400 & triple jump. He told them...
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3and2Fastball ·
A 2021 with a 6.9 60, an Exit Velo around 85, and throwing Velo of 80 across the infield will likely draw some recruiting interest and get at least an 8 or 8.5 grade from Perfect Game. Thanks for the updated info. In that case it may indeed be worth your time to do a PG Showcase. The 6.9 speed in particular will draw some attention. If you haven't already you may want to consider him as an OF as a secondary position at a Showcase Best of luck! It sounds like you are doing right by those kids!
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Consultant ·
Alaskan: Do you know Chris Prickett, Head Coach at the U of BC in Vancouver, Canada. Chris is building a strong program and he is a former MLB player and one of our Goodwill Series alumni. Bob < www.goodwillseries.org >
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Alaskan ·
I requested on Fieldlevel.
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57special ·
BTW, I think that your boys can definitely play ball on a D3, or a JUCO. What will really determine how much choice they have is how good their marks and ACT/SAT's scores are. Some excellent small colleges are crying out for players to fit their roster, as they have a very limited talent pool to choose from. The mention of UBC is interesting. They are one of only a few Canadian schools that play in a US league. They have a good baseball program with nice facilities, and are an outstanding...
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old_school ·
from what you have stated I highly doubt the 2019 is going to be interested in college baseball. It is serious business, the coaches aren't even close to what you may see on the recruiting trail. The time demands and the program demands are intense, they don't give a damn how the boy feels about any of it. if your son isn't all in I would advise he gets out. my sons 11 man recruiting class from last fall is down to 7, at least 2 more are going to be done after the season ends. My son tells...
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adbono ·
Field Level is not utilized at a lot of colleges. That isn't a dependable way to contact any college coach. Call him or email him directly.
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3and2Fastball ·
Awesome season, congrats! I disagree that he needs to "walk more" if he's hitting over .500 with just 1 K. There's an old saying among Latin players "you can't walk off an island", well you can't walk out of Alaska either (!). Keep him being aggressive, it will pay off. Just my 3 cents (adjusted for inflation)
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Alaskan ·
Update- 2019 got to play in front of collegiate coaches in early June at a Legion camp - he hit 89 and stayed 86+ in his bullpen. ran a 6.78 . Spoke to all the coaches involved at the camp and was part of the All-Star team which played a ABL team. Pitched 1 inning, no hits, no BB in that game. He will be attending the AZ Fall Senior Classic this year after a PG showcase in Sep. Has thrown very well this Legion season. Only allowed 4 hits in 17 innings so far. 2021- having a good season at...
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2022NYC ·
Congrats to your boys. Those are some very nice metrics, keep up the good work.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Wow, congratulations Hopefully your son heading to AZ isn't a huge fan of Alaska weather lol.....he's going to be about as far from that as he can possibly be Pack the sunscreen
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CTbballDad ·
Congrats! Hopefully you'll be able to get to see both your boys play...don’t think the whirlwind is over!!
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Prepster ·
Congratulations!!!
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#1 Assistant Coach ·
Outstanding, thanks for the update. Good things happen when you "keep showing up."
 
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