Tagged With "D1"

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D1 vs D3

Rdeangelo5 ·
As of right now I am being looked at by a few decent d1 schools but also by some d3 schools. College baseball is something I want to do but I also don't want to miss out on the college experience. I was really wondering the difference in the workload...
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NCAA Concludes Study On Ball Seams

BishopLeftiesDad ·
http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/ncaa-concludes-study-on-ball-seams/ What does everybody hear think? Also mentioned in this article are possibly changing to the pro core as well. The pro core is harder and will cause the ball to have a...
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2013 LHP signs

maclefty ·
My son signed last month to a D1 program that was not on our list of 20+ schools.  We had an algorithm of which schools would work academically and athletically and emailed, texted and phoned most of the coaches over the last year.  We...
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College Coaches Show Case Camp

Julio ·
Good afternoon, my son is a MIF sophmore at very competitive HS Program in So. Fl. Coach has diffferent Colleges visit our schools workouts frequently throughout the year, and takes the school team to couple of Tournaments a year including PG Worlds in Jupiter, Fl. Son is already in varsity, and gets some playing time, but not a starter yet. Should Start as a MIF his Junior Year. My son recently got a letter to an invite from an Ohio University Coach asking him to attend to this...
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Advice ASAP with D1 offer

LetItGo ·
Been anxiously awaiting the "approval" to post because my son received a very generous offer from a D1 school last night and he was told he only has a few weeks to respond. Some background - he is a 2020 grad, RHP 6'3" 200 lbs., smart kid. He also happens to be a strong QB and because of football, he doesn't have the camp or showcase exposure. He goes to a very small, private school and aspires to go out of state for college. The D1 offer is in state. As luck would have it, a game was...
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2019 commitment

BBall Dad2001 ·
Lookimg for some advice. My son is a 2019 graduate who recently verbally committed to a D1 school. He had numerous offers from lower school that included athletic and academic money. He turned them down to have a chance at playing D1 baseball. The coach did not offer him athletic money stating they just didn’t have any more 2019 money but did give him academic money, basically a preferred walk on. Coach said that if he comes in, works hard then he can earn athletic money his Sophomore year.
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How to get on the radar of schools from October - March?

used2lurk ·
All, New poster here but have been lurking for a while. Thank you to all who are active and provide tons of insights to those like me. I have a 2022 who loves to catch and can play anywhere but MI. He has done one PBR here locally. He is a bigger kid who has some power and have heard from more than one baseball person that he has D1 potential (whatever that means). He is flexible and athletic at 6'3" 185 and is getting measurably faster and stronger now that he is working with a strength and...
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How to Commit Long Distance

baseball_swagg ·
Hello all- I wanted to ask for some advice on my recruiting journey. I am a 2021 RHP, and I am starting to navigate the recruiting process. However, there is one school I am very interested in, and fits all my needs and wants in a school. It is a D1 program, a terrific academic institution, mid-size, located in a beautiful area, and a great school in general. I believe I have the talent to play at this school, as it is a mid-level D1 school (fastball tops out at 84 as a sophomore, compared...
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Recruiting/Future help

jaylu0204 ·
My son is a 2021 LHP. He isn't committed anywhere and has some recruiting interest from some major D1s in our area. He plays for the preimere showcase team in our state. We finished in the Top 10 nationall by PG and advanced to the finals of one of its biggest summer events. He's 6'0, 190. Velo tops at 87 (once last October) and he will cruise anywhere from 83-85. Runs a 7-flat 60, 93 mph exit velo w/ wood off a tee. That's my son. Here's our story. And let me apologize in advance for how...
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2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
To start off, I am a 6’3” and around 200 lbs RHP/Corners. So far in the beginning of the year I’ve been throwing around 87-90 with a plus slider and an above average change (although it’s pretty inconsistent at the moment). I think I’ll be throwing around 89- 92 when summer rolls around. I think I can play two way at the next level but I don’t think my bat alone will get me where I want to go. Also, This summer I’m going to play for one of the top travel teams in the state, which will...
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Can non Travel Players Get to the Next Level?

baseball_swagg ·
Hello All- I'm a 2021 RHP with the dream of playing at the next level. People tell me I have the talent to pitch at the next level, and I believe I can as well, with hard work and a little bit of luck. I throw 84 as a sophomore in HS, I have a sharp breaking ball and a pretty good changeup. I also have a feel for pitching and the game. However, I don't play travel. It's not possible for my family, as it is too expensive and my parents are too busy for that kind of commitment. I'm a hard...
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NCAA D1 Participation by State (Freshman Class)

CollegebaseballInsights ·
Here is a first look of freshman demographics based on their home state are playing: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee...
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2020 NCAA-D1 State Participation (Freshman Class)

CollegebaseballInsights ·
Ever wonder were players from your state are playing? Here is are some state participation insights based on freshman player's home state or country and where they are playing. Countries include Canada, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
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D1 Walk On Process/Procedure?

NorCalBBDad ·
Allow me to preface this with the "not a snowball's chance in hell" caveat. Now that we have that out of the way... My 2020 RHP (PO) has decided to put his college preference over baseball, and will be attending a D1 P5 school. He's happy to play club baseball but wants to take a chance and try to walk on to the baseball team, and is looking to improve his chances. I'm not really sure how they do things these days. I know generally about "invited walk ons" (he isn't) and the (maybe) NCAA...
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New Book ["60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"]

Pro Source ·
For any of those interested, I just launched my eBook on Amazon called [60'6": Creating The Dominant Pitcher"] ...I have over 35 years in the game as a player(youth/HS/D1/Pro) and as a Coach and now MLB Scout for the Red Sox. I wrote this book to help the next generation of players/coaches in the area of Pitching specifically. Order Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081HYHYNH?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=YY1WFXXPTVEQ1FDVYT0G I hope you find it useful and...
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Coach hand wrote letter?

dag3451 ·
My son is a sophomore in high school. He has received a little bit of interest from D1 schools, and recently, a coach hand wrote a letter to him. Does this mean anything opposed to a computer typed letter?
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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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D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

JeffnNYC ·
Anyone care to weigh in on the changes to D1 baseball recruiting that were adopted last week? Here's an overview of the proposals if you missed it: https://d1baseball.com/features/division-council-adopts-baseball-changes/ It's interesting to me that the article leads with the change to official visit policy. Tell me if I'm wrong, but coaches don't like this because they will end up having to spend more money to bring their recruiting targets to campus during their junior year whereas under...
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Best showcases for Canadian catcher

John S ·
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 ...
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D1 probable redshirt...should he stay or should he go?

Jhcccc ·
Scenario: Player is recruited by mid major D1. Assistant coach who recruited player is released from the team this spring. The team decides (after giving the player another look with a different assistant coach) that this player is not a good fit for their program after all. Coach communicates with the player this week that it is likely he will be redshirted based on his current evaluation. NLI is signed and coach indicates that they will honor the scholarship for the year it covers. After...
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Rising HS Sophomore Advice

12whitesox12 ·
This is my second post on the site. I received great advice from my first post, but I am still unclear about some things. I am a future sophomore with dreams and aspirations of playing at Notre Dame, going pro, etc. My freshman year was disappointing from a baseball standpoint. I was second-string under a player who was probably a little better than me. He threw harder than me and was well known by the coaches before the season. When I got opportunities I produced, but I was still a utility...
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how hard do I have to throw to go D1

Gavin crowley ·
hi. I'm in 8th grade, averaging around 81 MPH, and maxing out at 83-84. I'm 6'1, 160 pounds. I was wondering how hard I need to throw to go division 1 from this point. Also, how soon should I begin to look at colleges? I'm still young, in 8th grade.
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2019 prospect getting anxious without solid offers yet

JohnnyBaseballOG ·
Would love anyone's thoughts on this. Here is where we're at: My son is a 6'2" 195 pound CF/RHP. Starter on his varsity team since Freshman year. Top-3 player on his travel team, been to IMG, PG (including Lake Pointe) and PBR showcases. Runs a 7.03 60, outfield velocity 92, bat exit velocity 95, top fastball on the mound 87. Plays football (which meant he had to miss a few fall travel tournaments last year) but has been working extremely hard in the off season and barring injury, should...
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Do Scouts value HS baseball enough for a player to toil In a bad program

Robrod ·
*Old Post About Skipping HS ball...*
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College Commitment

Wesleythecacther ·
Haven't posted in a while guys. But happy to say that I committed to a college, D1 JuCo. Can't wait for next year. What is your opinions on JuCo route?
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2020 Grad- 3B/RHP

Kyle31 ·
Hello All, I am the parent of a 2020 3B/RHP. He is 6'1 220. He plays for a top 10 ranked 15u team in the country and we are from md. We recently attended a PBR Showcase (Fantastic event that was well run with lots of talent.) He recorded an exit velo of 86 off a tee and threw 78 across the infield. He sits 76-80 off the mound and tops 82. He is pretty slow running a 7.8 60 and 4.6 Home-1st. We were wondering if he is on track to go d1 which is his goal. Do you all have any workouts to get...
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Dream School or Practicality for a Rising Junior?

Midwest Mom ·
Hello, my 2019 1B/3B/P son has been invited to the Elite Camp at his dream D1 top academic college. He attended two previous camps there, the last at which both the hitting and the head coaches told him he would be hearing from them. But in looking at Perfect Game college commitments, this school already has nine 2019 commitments (none of them are 1B/3B). So, it seems like this school seriously recruiting him is a huge long shot at this point, and he has interest from a few other great D1...
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2018 Help!! What are my options?

D1__ ·
My time is running out and I'm in need of insight into what realistic options I have. I'm a 2018 looking for a 4 year program, I've made plenty of mistakes that have held me back in the recruiting process an I acknowledge that but I'm asking for advice on what it takes to get an offer the summer/fall before your senior year and what have you'll experienced in regards to receiving an offer as a rising senior. (Hears sum info if it helps) (I'm a 5'6 MIF 83 Exit Velo, Upper 70s from short...
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2018 Uncommitted RHP / IF 87-90 MPH, 6'1 175 lbs, 1410 SAT

willywildcat ·
Hey all, I am an uncommitted RHP looking for an academic D1 program. A big reason of why I'm uncommitted is because I started pitching a couple months ago. Even though my velocity reached 90, I started pitching a few months ago, making me late on the recruiting timetable. I was 87-89 at the Jupiter WWBA. I also have good offspeed pitches. I was wondering if anyone knew of schools still recruiting? It would be greatly appreciated. I would prefer a 4 year school opposed to a Juco because of...
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2019Dad ·
Here you go: http://community.hsbaseballweb...r-at-certain-schools Good luck!
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Buckeye 2015 ·
RHP or lefty? My son is at a mid-major D1.....there are plenty of guys throwing 85-86 on the teams he's played against over the past two years. 90+ will get you noticed by some bigger schools....especially if you're a lefty. Keep in mind velo isn't the only thing.....college umpires seem to be tighter with their strike zone than HS, so being able to control the velo is probably just as (if not more) important than just throwing hard. If you're at 83-84 as an 8th grader and have reasonable...
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Big Taco ·
Harder than you are throwing now. 8th grade doesn't matter. How hard will you throw as a senior in High School? Will you work hard to gain velocity? Will you stay healthy? Will you still play? Can you pitch? Do you have a "plus" curveball, changeup, slider? Can you handle game pressure? How do you handle setbacks? Can you make grades? Are you a hard worker? Time will tell. What can you do to set yourself apart from all the other hard throwers? Keep working at it.
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Re: how hard do I have to throw to go D1

Goosegg ·
There are several questions rolled into one. First, velo at D1. D1 has roughly 300 baseball programs, ranging from the SEC down to a few teams which are unaffiliated. At the tippy top, roughly sitting 90+ gets notice. At the lower end, a RH starter may sit 85 - 88. LHP can throw a few miles slower. Unique pitchers (e.g., sidearm) are considered separately. Second, what do YOU want to do? You are way ahead here (being in 8th grade), but it's never too early to think, learn, and develop a...
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Re: how hard do I have to throw to go D1

rynoattack ·
Size & Velo sound really good for an 8th grader. Keep working hard, but just as importantly, work on your GPA & ACT. They will factor in BIG TIME! You seem like you are well on your way. Keep up the good work, and keep us posted on your progress!
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rynoattack ·
I agree with your control assertion. Biggest difference this year for my son, was his control improvement.
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CaCO3Girl ·
Gavin, are you on a good travel team? When I say good I mean are they playing in high profile tournaments? Do they have a good history with connecting players to colleges? Are you with people of similar skill? My son is 14u, he played in a PG event this past weekend that had one starting pitcher in the high 50's and another in the low 90's! There is a huge difference in this age. Make sure you are on a team that is going to get you ready for high school. Then when you get there you can talk...
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JCG ·
Good advice here to which I will add: TAKE CARE OF YOUR ARM!
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Re: how hard do I have to throw to go D1

Rob T ·
The summer going into highschool, my son's team had 4 pitchers who could throw 80. Three of them are going to be pitching D1 next year, and the other will be at a solid D2. So, I would say your velocity is on track. As seniors they sit around 90. As has been said you need to keep working hard and improving. It's a big jump from 80 to 90, especially if you are already close to physically mature. Most importantly - grades. Every one of those pitchers is a good student, and one is going to an...
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Re: how hard do I have to throw to go D1

Gov ·
Great position to be in with current velo. BUT , because of that velo at your age, your Coaches will be looking to pitch you as much as they can get away with... Get your pitching instructor to help you define appropriate pitch count limits per game per week etc. Get your parents on the same page of those pitching limits so that they can help manage the health of your arm. Then talk about the limits with your club coach in a way that he's a partner in taking care of your arm. (He also wants...
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Re: how hard do I have to throw to go D1

2019Dad ·
As detailed in the thread I linked to, assuming you are a RHP, in the next 3 and 1/2 years, you need to add about 5 mph for mid-major -- sitting 86, touching 88-89 would match most of the kids. Probably about 8 mph for the very top Power 5 schools -- sitting 89, touching 91-92.
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RJM ·
Your velocity is great for your age. How tall are your mother and father? Given where you are now if it's affordable your parents and you should look into the New England Ruffnecks.
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tanndonn ·
Pretty cool to have a 14 year old asking these questions on his own behalf. I would imagine that you'll get some very good information from people here. I will add: pitching becomes a 7 day a week proposition, it has to be approached as a job. There is something within your program to do every day and when you have an "off" day it is to be OFF. Rest and recovery are as important, if not more important than chasing velocity. Learn how to locate, learn to command the changeup. Devote time to...
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smokeminside ·
Gavin, hope you've read this far. Don't let the questions scare you! You have time, and you have a nice start. Impressed that you shared here, and I hope you can find a smart coach who will help bring you along.
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Nonamedad ·
Watched Maryland vs Illinois on BTN the other day both pitchers in the low to mid 80s
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roothog66 ·
Ditto on control. Gaining control doesn't mean pitch slower, though. We have just in the past couple of days had RC's express concern over his high school stats (and they always told me schools don't care about the high school stats) - 19 BB's in 19 IP. Not to mention the 7 HBP's. It's definitely been far worse than normal due to his early season injury and struggling with both arm slot and arm action changes, but it was a red flag for them.
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Baseball-Dad ·
Did the RC's see him pitch and express concern using the stats as justification? Or did they not see him pitch and just cited the stats? The latter would be pretty weak...
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2019Dad ·
It doesn't surprise me, Root. I believe that it is entirely rationale to discount good HS stats -- who knows the level of competition -- but that bad high school stats can be a red flag. So the hitter who is batting .500, well, it might mean nothing. But the batter who is striking out in 45% of his plate appearances is a bad sign, even if he is playing at the highest level of high school competition.
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roothog66 ·
They had seen him in the past, but this year has been rife with speculation. He didn't pitch early because of the back pain and, while he didn't avoid anyone who asked what was wrong, he also didn't go out of his way to explain. So, at one point, I was warned by someone we know that many schools were speculating that he had an arm injury. With that also cam a lot of speculation concerning his somewhat unconventional mechanics, etc. Now that he is healthy and on the mound, they look at stats...
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roothog66 ·
Yeah, I think they can rarely help you, but can easily hurt you. We have a stud 2019 on our team who committed to an SEC program last summer with a pretty good #. He just ended his high school season. .229 batting average. I wonder if his future school looks at that are ignores it. He is a guy with all the physical tools, though.
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rynoattack ·
It wouldn't surprise me if it bothered them some, but I doubt it would be the only factor they would look at. It may cause them to want to see him in person again, but honestly, the high school season is such a small sample size for a hitter, I don't think his stats would matter much. I don't think HS Stats matter a ton, but I would never totally discount them either. A walk an inning, and 7 HBP's in 19 innings would make a coach cautious. I am not nearly the stats guy that some are, but I...
 
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