My son is a current LHP sophomore and plays on his HS JV team. The HS is a Div 1 4a school that was in the CIF semi finals last year and plays in a very competitive league and schedules always schedules top CA teams ( Orange Lutheran, Harvard...
Hi folks -- We're based in Toronto (so not in the HS baseball mainstream), and my son is a catcher in his junior year who is aspiring to play U.S. college baseball. We'd like to attend one or two showcases this summer, and are just wondering if any of you could recommend what our best choice(s) might be. My son would like to study sports management, and we're targeting a variety of D1, D2, D3 and NAIA schools. What showcase would give us the best bang for the buck? Thanks very much for your ...
A little background information on my recruitment. My senior year in 2018 I committed to a private D3. However, towards the end of my Spring high school season the coach that recruited me stepped down. I reached out to a local D2 university that was previously following me. This school gave me a full ride for academics and the coach expressed interest, so I came here in the fall as a walk on. Do to budget cuts (As the CIAA no longer supports baseball in conference), I was informed that the...
My son is looking at a school that is currently a NAIA school. In the year 2017, the school will become a D2 school. When does the D2 recruiting guidelines take effect. My son is a senior this year and we are wondering if this school will follow NAIA or D2 guidelines?
im gonna be 20 soon and starting college this fall at St Thomas Aquinas College D2. i lived in the Dominican Republic and practiced for 2 and a half years. hence the reason I'm beginning college ball this fall. I'm a lefty pitcher 6'4 220lbs and can hit 87-88 consistently nasty change at about 80 mph and a good curveball at about 76mph. do you guys think i have a legitimate chance of getting drafted as long as i throw 90-91 by the time I'm 22 ???
I had similar questions, here is the thread: http://community.hsbaseballweb...19#35365985188449319 Son is a 2017 as well and the school just reclassified last month. There is a two year waiting period for post-season play, so this year (our kids' high school senior year) and next year (their college freshman year) they will not be eligible for post season. This may be different for different schools and/or conferences.
Thanks for you replies - that's helpful. Just wondering about NLI signing, my guess that would not be one to sign since they won't be a D2 until next year and the NLI signing would be this school year.
The school might provide an institutional "letter of intent" to prospects during their transition period, but they won't be able to offer an NCAA Letter of Intent to prospects until they officially become an NCAA Division II school.
thats a good point. but the thing is i wasn't really highly recruited out of high school. i improved drastically in Dominican republic.. I'm also considering attending a D1 and walking on but I'm not really sure what to do. i just need to go somewhere where i can play. you see?
What has the coach at St. Thomas Aquanis told you specifically about your opportunity there? Did he give you a portion of an athletic scholarship? Are you talking about the D2 ST Thomas Aquanis in New Hampshire? If so, why did you choose to play baseball at a cold weather school?
No. St Thomas Aquinas College in NY. I actually have a cousin that plays professional baseball Pedro Beato. He knows the coach there so he recommended me to go there. It's a place that will guarantee me playing time. It's close to where I live also
Keep improving your velocity and try to be one of the top pitchers in your league. Get help in getting the word out to scouts. If you have pro-stuff, they will definitely take a look at you - especially a lefty with good stuff. Important thing is that you improve because an 18 year old freshman lefty with the same stuff will be looked at much closer in terms of projectability than a freshman going on 21. Good luck - you never know how much further your hard work will take you.
Yea. The fact that he's played in the majors I think will help when it comes to getting some looks. He knows a lot of people. But I'm going to continue to work hard to try to throw 92 asap. Anyways thank you for your time
If you attend a Div 1 or 2 program, you can be drafted at 21 depending on your birthdate. So you do not have to put in 3 years. We have never seen you pitch so we cant give opinions on the draft, but you do sound like you have the skills. Best of luck.
Yeah. I worked very hard in the Dominican Republic. I went there throwing 76 and came back theowing 87-88. And I'm going to continue to work hard. Also would I have to get drafted when I'm 21 and can i also get drafted as a 22 year old ?
Find someone who has had TJ surgery, ask for their rehab program, and work that into your pitching workouts (if you are not doing this already). Protect that arm. Oh, and get good grades and graduate, just in case.
90-91 is a good target for college. If you want to go pro you have to aim higher. Remember you're not going to be twenty-one in three years. You're going to need to be further along if you want to be a prospect.
I understand. But I'm a lefty. I don't necessarily have to throw as hard as righties. I did some research and saw a lot of lefties touching 90 and good change up and curve and are projected to be drafted in the 4th and 5th rounds. So I definitely want to aim a little higher as far as velocity is concerned but honestly I feel I do have a chance to go pro. As long as I work hard and believe in myself no one can stop me
If you really want to get drafted you should be going to a JUCO because as RJM said you will be 23 in 3 years and your projection might be on a downhill curve at that time and where you think you should be drafted more than likely may not happen. Also, while you say it doesn't matter playing D2 vs D1 that is an untruth. While you are at 87-88, no one can predict that you would be even at 90. You have to remember that the body slows down, and much is about your genes and training and...
Josten Beato. Based on your own description, you definitely have a good chance. 6'4 lefty with MLB average fastball and two other quality pitches will get you drafted or signed. Work on mastering all your pitches. Lefties with one plus MLB out pitch that they can command often have long careers. Try to get into a summer college league. Best of luck
No actually the round doesn't matter to me. Getting drafts is a dream of mine whether it's the 1st or the 40th. And I am considering JuCo but I also want to major in Computer Sciences just in case I don't make it in baseball. But I will consider a JuCo. Thanks for the advice
I know in my area the migration from Naia to D2 is mostly complete. The schools that were gonna moved, have moved. Those that are still NAIA are staying there. Now there has been some migration, from the Gliac to other leagues. But I believe the NAIA to D2, is mostly over in these parts.
BBPlayer22, the following NCAA actions are effective Sept. 1: Cal State San Marcos, Concordia - Irvine, Concordia-Portland, Embry-Riddle (Florida), and Oklahoma Baptist become active D2 members. Westminster College in Utah moves to year 3 of the D2 transition period toward active membership. Auburn Univ-Montgomery, Biola Univ, Davenport Univ, and Purdue U Northwest move to year 2 of the D2 transition period. Also, as NYDAD mentioned, NYIT was approved as an active D2 member for this year.
Rick; This now provides an opportunity for the West Coast baseball player to enjoy the increased competition of 2 very strong Division 2 conferences form his skills. Great academic and baseball facilities. http://goccaa.org/index.aspx?path=baseball and the http://thepacwest.com/sports/2..._Member%20List.aspx? Bob
A couple of D2 to D1 moves are also in the works: (1) Cal Baptist: www.cbulancers.com/news/2017/1...e.aspx?path=baseball (2) UCSD: http://ucsdguardian.org/2017/0...uture-for-going-d-1/ This is a good thing. We need more D1 baseball in California -- only 23 of the 295 D1 baseball schools are in California.
In the context of most D3 academic schools.......If your screen name reflects his desires, his future academics and baseball team will most likely be determined by continued strong GPA and future SAT/ACT scores. Top academic schools recruit their baseball players through academics . Occidental and Hopkins are examples, but there are more such as the NESCAC conference. So, he'll want to be one of the best baseball players to get the coaches "tip", and have the best grades to get the...
Check the on-line rosters of the teams that you mentioned (Oxy, UCSD, CSM, etc). Height and weigh don’t tell the whole story, but it should give you an idea of what’s typical. Of course, focus on the LHPs. You might also find profiles for some of those kids on the Perfect Game site, and that will list their pitching velocity. Also, use the Perfect Game site to see the recent classes who committed to schools that he is interested in. The “College Commitments” list will link you to player...
Thanks guys...as always, great advice. Speaking to a local ex scout who runs a Connie Mack and scout team here in Socal, said that there is college baseball out there for everyone if they are realistic, so I've always tried to keep things in perspective. JH...you're not gonna hurt my feelings. Like I've said, I've never told my son or thought he would ever make $ playing baseball. He's always fought through not passing the eye test, but he's still growing and has gotten where be has cause he...
AcademicsFirst- Good thought process. I apologize if I came off as blunt, I've just seen a lot of people in your position going way overboard in relation to the process. I've seen 96 mph fastballs in D3 baseball and 75 mph fastballs in D1 baseball. The only thing you can do as a player is work as hard as you can to be the best you can possibly be, both in the classroom and on the field. Once the time comes, getting a gauge of where you stand is easier than some think. If you get yourself...
Participation in the SoCal Scout league along with acceptance and attendance at the better Stanford camp (and/or a PG event) will give you both a real good idea where he stacks up. I've heard that statement about "there's a college for every player" before and I don't really agree. Realistically, the average player will finds it very surprising how competitive even most D3's and NAIA's are. Many decent/average HS players (not saying your son is), have to be willing to travel to the far...
Great points Cabbage...haha, if his velo stays where it is for the next two years, I'll be the first one telling him to go get his degree from Berkley or UCLA. He works out weekly with Trevor Bauer's pitching coach he had when he was in HS, so we'll see how his strength and velocity increases this next year. In the meantime, I'm just thankful he doesn't NEED baseball to get into a good College. Playing baseball would just be an added bonus.
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