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Buckeye 2015 ·
New day....new questions..... We'll stay with the stealing theme. The family got Brady's ended up in a tight spot when someone thought they were stealing from him. Where were they and what did the guy think they were stealing??
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JCG ·
CACO3GIRL, on the question of white people using the N word I highly recommend you check out the pilot of Donald Glover's new series "Atlanta." Really good, and really funny. If, like most boys his age, your son is a fan of Glover's rapper alter ego, Childish Gambino, he'll want to see it too.
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havanajay ·
wow I never woulda thought I'd read Childish Gambino's name on this site...as I listened to 3005 this morning...
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CaCO3Girl ·
There is a new politically correct push out there. Here is an excerpt from a recent article: "On the Universal College Application, which can be sent to 44 colleges, the question asking for an applicant’s “sex” will be updated to ask for “legal sex,” with the options being “male” or “female.” Applicants will also have the option of answering an additional question on gender identity, with the options being “male,” “female,” or “self-identify,” for which an open text field will be provided."...
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2017LHPscrewball ·
Now that we've fully discussed all aspects of this situation, wouldn't everyone agree that the presence of that question on the information card is simply a new question aimed at assisting this minority of students and not a indication that the school strongly encourages growth in this population? The school is probably pretty much the same as it was before this question was included (maybe a little more tolerant) and therefore this question's presence should not allow a mature parent to let...
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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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mdschert ·
Thanks CaCO3Girl, a college listed in the second article was the one represented at my son's school. Seems awkward to me for a college to ask about sex of an inquiring student. Well it back fired with my son, he wants nothing to do with the college now. I wonder if it turns away more potential students than intended to bring in? They must do this to look hip and progressive from marketing standpoint. Last I studied the LGBTQ community represents only 3% of the population, seems ridiculous to...
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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 ·
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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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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jacjacatk ·
My guess is that schools who ask questions about gender and gender identity in an effort to be as accepting as possible of LGBTQ students and their issues are probably OK with losing out on students who would be offended by being asked the question. There are some very good schools listed in that second link. If my son were committed to writing off Duke or Dartmouth just to avoid checking the hetero-male box on a questionnaire (or even just because an openly gay person was the one asking him...
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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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mdschert ·
A college choice for some students is an emotional decision based on how they "feel" for the culture and community. So far my son's exposure to this college is an openly gay guy wearing too much jewelry and an inappropriate question about sex. Would this appeal to you as a 16 yr old? I hope my son reconsiders so we can at least go on a campus tour or a camp.
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2017LHPscrewball ·
My then 6 yo told me he didn't like the broccoli he was served at dinner - this was before he even tried it. Said it didn't look good and he felt he wouldn't like it. My then 6 yo was a smart kid - probably had the intelligence of an 8 yo. Me and my wife discussed the situation and decided that our then 6 yo had to eat his broccoli. He really did not appreciate the nutritional value that we outlined but he did understand the it was in his best interest to eat it. Now, as a 10 yo, he actually...
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roothog66 ·
OK. Now I have to take a stand. Broccoli sucks. It just does. It really does. There can be no argument. I want to make it clear that I am 100% anti-broccoli.
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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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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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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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Buzzard05 ·
Wasn't Greg a pitcher? I think Don Drysdale might have been on the show. The first base thing was when he was a photographer and got a photo of a missed call or something.
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Pitcher...and bonus for Don Drysdale. His photography gig was with the football team....he got a photo of the foot inbounds....even though the refs called it incomplete. Yes, football...Namath was on the show. Greg was a QB....what came up missing and where did it go?? Hint: Marcia had something to do with it...kinda
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Anyone who has a son who is a pitcher knows this conversation
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lionbaseball ·
Lord, bless this thy Wood Bat that with it thou mayest hittest balls to the nether regions of outfield, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and large walnuts. "First shalt thou take out the Wood Bat before thou approacheth the plate. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be...
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BOF ·
Kyle Boddy provided me this still of one of his pitchers at Driveline at one of his Sunday special training sessions titled "Holy Hand Grenades for Wretched Pitchers". Note the proper hi-cocked hand position, and well timed hand break and closed stance with down the line foot path, good stride length and foot strike positioning. Also note the good glove side hand positioning. No inverted-W however it looks like his head is pulling off slightly, which I am sure Kyle will help him with in his...
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Go44dad ·
I didn't know Gene Hackman played baseball.
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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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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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