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BishopLeftiesDad ·
I do not want to discourage anybody, however you should always check on where they recruit from. Many California schools are made up almost entirely of young men from California. There are more California Ball Players than there is spots. Cal Baptist is no Different. Looking at their current roster, they are almost entirely from California. One kid from Minnesota. https://cbulancers.com/roster.aspx?path=baseball
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adbono ·
PABASEBALL wrote “he has great measurables and I’m sure he would stand out.....” I attend Showcases regularly looking for JuCo players. There are only a few things that turn a coaches head at these events. A sub 6.6 sixty time will do it. So will 90 mph + FB velo on the mound. A hitter that makes a different sound when the ball comes off his bat will do it too. But that’s about it. Nobody cares what exit velo a kid can generate off a tee with a Happy Gilmore swing. Nobody cares if a kid...
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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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CaCO3Girl ·
Mdschert, I get it. I don't think this is any different than if a potential student was a book nerd and he got a party all day and night vibe from the person who came to recruit him, or vice versa, a life of the party guy getting the impression there was no partying on campus and rules were strictly enforced. College is about growing up and becoming your own person without parental influence, you have to feel comfortable there or you won't become the person you are meant to be. I would cross...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ·
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Always good to hear Good News. Congratulations
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MomLW ·
So glad this is working out for your sons!!!
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cabbagedad ·
Great news! Congratulations and keep us informed!
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baseballhs ·
Congratulations!
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Midwest Mom ·
Fantastic! What a journey!
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Alaskan ·
Update- as we get close tor regionals. 2019 popped 90 on the bump (93 on pull downs) a few times this year. Sitting 86-87. Last start 5 IP, 12Ks 6 BB. Walking quite a bit this season 16 BB in 15 IP. His focus is on developing his command better during Legion season. Throwing " hard for alaska" up here is ok, but not at the next step. Graduates Thursday. 2021- Starting SS, 3 Hole, hitting .551 (27 for 49) for the season, 4 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 20 RBIs, 22 SB, .600 for league. Pitching up here is not...
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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 ·
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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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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Catcher-in-the-Rye ·
Alaskan, I live in Seattle area. Not many here do PG because of the cost but I've heard good things about them from others on this site. Most here do either Baseball Northwest ( https://baseballnorthwest.com/ ) or https://www.pnwregionalbaseball.com/ they are MUCH cheaper so you can keep your cost down. If you timed it right you could do both during the same trip and still have money left over if PG is really $650.00 Based on what they see at the eval you can get an invite to their regional...
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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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57special ·
You didn't mention academic abilities and qualifications for 2021. That is part of determining fit.
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Alaskan ·
3.4 GPA this year. A couple of AP classes but nothing spectacular. What I would consider to be a average student. Goals are to get a actuarial science degree and work in baseball. Dream Schools : Cal Baptist or Arizona State.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
My son chose to continue to play basketball, however he played in Rec instead of HS. He had a lot of fun and there was not a huge time commitment. Some practices before the season started then played the games on weekends.
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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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Alaskan ·
Cal Baptist has his desired degree (actuarial science). We haven't reached out to anyone yet. Should I send them film now or during his junior year? Should I be reaching out? Riverside isn't that bad. They have In-n-Out after all D I is a dream for him, probably like everyone else when they were a kid. I look at fit, affordability and him being happy with his choice,if he gets one to make... I
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MidAtlanticDad ·
If not on there already, add Central Washington (D2) to that actuarial sciences list.
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2022NYC ·
Can you play baseball with that major? I assume lots of intensive math courses and labs/modeling.
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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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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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