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Backstop22 ·
If he is considering a visit to Cal Baptist, be sure to include Concordia Irvine (that noted above has the same degree option). UCSD played them this year and they are a competitive, well-coached team. It is a small but very nice campus surrounded by some nice homes, and it is only about 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean (versus 50 for Riverside). And there is an In-n-Out beside the UC Irvine campus just a few miles away!
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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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Goosegg ·
Just looked up Point Loma Nazarene U in San Diego. It's on line brochure notes its BS in Math leads to careers in actuarial science. PLNU is in D2 after many years as NAIA. Has one of the prettiest fields and campus in Cal. Any interest there?
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MidAtlanticDad ·
I guess... if you like that kind of thing.
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57special ·
I would think that all the background wave action would distract from a hitter's eye, plus that weird looking tent sitting on the ground between the mound and 3rd would be a problem, also.
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cabbagedad ·
Ahhh... one of my favorite fields... I sorta hoped the kid would end up there (shoulda pulled a Lori Laughlin). Although it didn't really suck having to go down to SD during JC years and occasionally driving up Hwy 1 to SF after that. The facilities at PLU are actually surpringly a bit old and ragged. But with that backdrop, it translates into "character". And, PLU is doing quite well already at D2 level, qualified and currently playing in regionals.
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meads ·
I graduated from there in 1992
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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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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 ·
Our top 3 pitchers (JUCO returners) threw 35 ,37, and 40 IP. We only played 37 (223 IP total ) games including playoffs. The talent level really varies from game to game depending on who you are playing.
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BishopLeftiesDad ·
Congratulations on your son's journey so far. I love to follow these stories.
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Trust In Him ·
I have a relative who played and graduated there. He loved the experience and the baseball program. They play against some top notch teams in their division (Azusa Pac, Dixie St., etc). I think last year there was a coaching change but heard it's still a great program.
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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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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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Consultant ·
ADBONO; is there a "measurable" for "baseball intelligence", the 6th Tool and "desire to compete"? It is called "non verbal" communication. Watch the player when he departs his car before practice or the game. Is the cell phone turn off. Is he walking tall and carrying his own equipment. If he is a hitter where is the bat? Is his shoes shined? Shirt "tucked in". Cap squared in his head. "Is he ready to play"? Where is his water bottle? Bob "founder" of the Area Code games and Goodwill Series...
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adbono ·
Thanks, Bob. You are making my case for me.
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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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baseballhs ·
Depends on the level recruiting. They want the measurable AND the game play. I watched a lefty kid come in throwing 81-83 and completely shutdown a team of P5 commits and no one cared. There were probably 10 P5 coaches there and no one talked to him at all. You can throw a perfect game throwing 85-86... P5 coaches won’t even look. There are too many kids in that pool. They want it all, and if you only have 1...it better be velo (obviously just speaking for pitchers).
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PABaseball ·
Pitching velo is really the only measurable that matters because it usually translates to outs. 90 off a tee means nothing if everything is a chopper. 92 across is infield is a waste if the footwork and hands aren't there. Measurables are useful for projection. This kid is tall and skinny now - if we put some muscle on him this is what he can be doing. He only weighs 160 and he's already putting the ball the fence. Get him in a weigh room eating 3500 calories a day and watch him hit bombs...
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old_school ·
a scout who uses these items as a primary rating factor is either retired or has become obsolete. In todays world zero kids have the phone turned off walking away from car (I might actually be more concerned about them if they did)...I would guess that less then .005% kids playing baseball in the entire U.S. have ever shined their spikes prior to a game and a smaller number before practice. The shirt tucked in another one, along with if they wear pants to the field or put them on in the...
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adbono ·
I will give you that a couple of Bob’s examples are a bit outdated. But his point is valid.
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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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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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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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Alaskan ·
Since 2021 is already over 6'1", ( he's hoping for 6'4" ) I think He's already a good height to add muscle & strength to his 160 lbs, which is the goal this winter. 2021 Mom's dad was 6' 225. Both sides have family shorter and taller than 6', but the avg is 6' + while most mothers are in ranges of 5'1"- 5'8" going back two or three generations. Most of the kids seem to be bigger than parents on all sides except mine.but mine are all near the same size. Girls and boys. Update: We just got...
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D6L ·
Definitely you have a good size family and just eyeballing, most of your kids will be over 6', with good nutrition more inches will follow. But some people might think because you are 6'5', they are getting your height, of course there are other factors as well. I have a friend he is 6'8", and the doctors are projecting his son to be 6'9", there is no one in the wife's family that is remotely that tall, maybe few 6s.
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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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cabbagedad ·
Glad to hear things going so well for both. Curious... how does older brother feedback of not liking baseball as being so time consuming affect younger brother's outlook?
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Alaskan ·
2021 is a different beast than his brother. While 2019 would play football, basketball, track, go hunting and fishing, 2021 would want to bring his mitt and bounce the ball off the wall, table, tree. Still does it. He did play basketball, but stopped this year-for baseball. From playing Strat-o-matic to OOTP on the computer, practicing, reading, baseball is a living-breathing thing to him it seems. 2021 is the youngest and been around baseball players from HS to college his whole life. He...
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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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Goosegg ·
"Unless you are the rare caliber player that is truly looking to go pro, always have the school you go to be a priority." I disagree with this conclusion. If you are a player looking to go pro PLUS have a projectable MLB tool, you will be found anywhere. Your college choice is irrelevant. The attached photo shows scouts and exec's from all 30 teams watching the baseball powerhouses of Cornell and Princeton play in 2014.
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Wechson ·
Yes. And for everyone else, which is practically EVERYONE else, consider if you'll be happy at the school you are committing to if the sport goes away.
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Wechson ·
BTW, think we are coming at it from two different points. 100% agree talent can and will be found anywhere. I'm saying for almost any caliber player beyond upper level/5 star, the school you go to should be your priority from an academic/life fulfillment perspective.
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baseballhs ·
I hear everyone on this board say that, but even if it is a great school for the kid how many kids would transfer if they couldn’t play and try to play somewhere else? I know 100% the school my son chose is a great school for him, but if he was not able to play there, I know he would transfer to another school so he could.
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Wechson ·
Certainly possible, but transferring isn't a walk in the park. These are young kids, even if they are more focused/mature than others their age. They get used to settings, friends, etc. It's a difficult decision. My older had a chance to transfer given his grades, and opted to stay where he was as he was happy outside of the sport.
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Goosegg ·
"I'm saying for almost any caliber player beyond upper level/5 star, the school you go to should be your priority from an academic/life fulfillment perspective." We clearly agree about academic/40 year priority. But, I'm even broader: the school you go to should be your priority from an academic/life fulfillment perspective - regardless of whether you're an tippy top tier player. My son lost his starting job every year for his first three years; literally played himself off the travel roster...
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Wechson ·
haha agreed on all. I suppose that's how we ended up here on this site! Everyone trying to help everyone navigate what is perhaps unnaivgable. Still, appreciate the support, emotional above all.
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fenwaysouth ·
Goosegg - LOL! I remember it like it was yesterday! Your son pitched a whale of a game with double digit strikeouts going 8 or 9 innings. He was throwing heat and had his pitches working that day. Our starter was throwing heat as well. It went 13 or 14 innings. My son was going to start the next game, but the coach put him to close this one when we scored late. It was the only game my son ever closed in his college career, and his last appearance.
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Alaskan ·
wow- lots of info. Regardless, I'm happy my 2019 is happy. I would have been concerned if he was unhappy and doing baseball and hated it, or was doing it because of what someone thought that was what he was supposed to do. It didn't affect him financially other than a plane flight and 3 months. He gave it a try, and figured it out. The Head Coach there actually thanked him and told him he respected his decision even though they did not want him to leave. They had lost 5-6 players who just...
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cabbagedad ·
Are you sure he was a visiting rep from the college?
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RJM ·
Not flaming. He was flamboyant.
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Iowamom23 ·
I guess I'd be curious what the other lines were to complete?
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mdschert ·
Name, street. city, state, zip, email, phone and LGBTQ
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Matt13 ·
I think that's a pretty big conclusion to which to jump.
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TPM ·
If your son and you felt uncomfortable with this, he needs to go see his guidance counselor. I know that we live in a different world, but oneszexual preferences are really no one elses business. JMO
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Iowamom23 ·
Would have made more sense if they were asking other questions toward demographics--religious preferences, food issues or something like that. I agree orientation is no ones business particularly at a high school college visit.
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bballman ·
I'm not even sure that's legal. If he's not LBGTQ, run...
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