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POWER Baseball Open Positions

Proehlific_POWER ·
Attention All High School Baseball Players: Do you want to play baseball at the next level? Are you serious about becoming a better player? Are you looking for an elite training facility and access to college coaches and professional scouts? Look no further than Proehlific Park’s POWER Baseball Program. POWER Baseball is having a tryout for its 17U Showcase team on Sunday February 24 th . The tryout will begin promptly at 1:00PM. All players will need to sign in and register before...
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Summer Camp Baseball/Softball Coach Positions Available

Jared Reiter ·
Hi All! Love baseball and looking for a great summer job?! Come work at Camp Towanda in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA. We are a traditional summer camp that offers all land and water sports. We are always looking for great people to add to our diverse team of instructors. This opportunity is great if you are a seasoned coaches (with your own children welcomed!) or college athletes looking to develop their coaching skills. Need to be Available: June 15 - August 10 Call or...
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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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When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

Gov ·
I'm curious when, and at what events your position players were offered by top academic D1's or D3's? Was it after a Nov junior year HF or Showball event, or at an Ivy, D3, Patriot league camp in Feb junior year, or after Sacramento HF event? (Noticing a few early pitcher commits to Harvard and Yale on PG) If your position player was offered during junior year, can tell us when and at what type of an event your son was noticed? What was the tool motivating the coach to offer? Seems like...
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Summer Camp Baseball and Softball Coaches Job Available

Jared Reiter ·
Camp Towanda, a family owned and operated, 7-week, coed, traditional sleep-away camp in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our camp is over 235 acres offer all land and water sports and many other activities that develop key social skills by reinforcing group bonding and respect. For a full list of our activities and facilities check out our website! We are filled with down to earth people that know how to have a good time. We hire staff from over 30 states and 20 countries. Working at Camp Towanda,...
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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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Re: When was your position player offered by any top academic? Any top academic offers to position players while they were Juniors?

nxt lvl ·
My son is a position player in his Jr year. He has gotten some attention by Hi Academic D1- D3 but have been told that they want to see a complete three years worth of semester grades inorder to move to the next level. They are very reserved in making any more movements beside that. At least to MY son. It is about transcripts of three full years I was told by a couple RCs. I am anxious to see if anyone has had the same experience.
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2boydad ·
My older son is a sophomore outfielder at one of the "little ivies" to put things in perspective he was and still is 5'10'' an was running 6.7-6.9 s 60's depending on showcase and conditions. threw high 70's low 80's. He went to the Stanford All stars camp as a CF/P for rising Jrs and got some interest from a few d1s and d3's. no offers but some "we want to see and know you more" Sept 1 emails from d1's and "would you be interested in getting to know school"No real "offers" but did have his...
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keewart ·
2014 attends one of the D1 "public ivies". Plays MIF. Committed the summer between sophomore and junior years. He was playing 17u WWBA the first week of July on a field in the boonies, but several coaches were there. Son was up to bat, turned himself around to switch hit, and hit a bomb. One coach that was there, was not the head coach at the time, also attended an out of state tournament the next weekend and saw him again. He talked to son's travel coach after that event to set up an on...
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Matty ·
My son, who is a freshman at a D3, was first seen by his coach at HF in FL Fall of his junior year. He talked to his coach at a Top96 event that same Fall. Then in January they had a significant conversation about his grades, test scores and what kind of school he was looking for. The coach told him he needed to take a math and science SAT II and apply EA. Over the next few months, they kept in touch via email, and my son even got a hand-written note from the coach asking him to apply EA. We...
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smokeminside ·
Gov, you know my 2017 son's story; it closely parallels 2boydads, including SAT scores, size, and speed and what we heard from Ivy coaches, in particular, about what they want from their outfielders. Every high academic coach son dealt with (all private schools) became more interested after they heard his mid Junior year GPA and SAT scores. At that point we knew it was going to be about the baseball: if he was a good enough player, and they needed someone in his position, his academics were...
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Gov ·
Smoke, having done the HF Jupiter during junior year, as you did with your older one, my sense was if you had a big 88-90 arm as a junior you got some real attention. Vandy, Duke, William & Mary, Texas, and HPY were on the hunt to acquire top 2018 pitchers. I thought the combination of AZ Fall Junior Classic, then 3 weeks later to be at HF Jupiter would be a chance for my 2018 to be seen twice in front of the same group of coaches on his list. Son's tool is his glove with a line drive...
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Ripken Fan ·
Gov: Son recruited as MI/CF. Plays MI in college Offers ne High Academic D3 just prior to Junior year. One D1 (lower down on "Bogey's list") around start of HS season spring Jr year, 1 Middle of "Bogey's list" academic and one high Academic D1 (Ivy) mid summer prior to Senior Year. Another High Academic D3 offer came on Aug 1 before sr year, after son committed. Offers came after numerous sightings at Showcases (such as Top 96/Showball/HF). Start of junior year, list narrowed and he attended...
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2017LHPscrewball ·
Looks like the pay comes in right below MiLB levels
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