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I need some help getting started off in my season better. For multiple years now I've noticed I finish the season as what I believe is the best I can play, however I feel like it takes a while to get to this point. It's like the last tournament is when I play well. Any tips?
When is it common to start seeing scouts at games. In other words, are many of scouts in warmer weather during February at Spring training games. Starting to head to College games closer to draft time? How do scouts decide who they are going to see ?...
College coaches (and HS coaches) are very important in the scouting process. Coaches will keep the area scouts up to speed on what the coaches think are pro-potential players. (Of course, if the coach cries wolf, they lose the trust of the area scout.) Scouting is a winnowing (filtering) and ranking process. While scouts are actively scouting during the fall and spring pre-season, we are now in the part of the season where the area scout (and his unpaid associate scouts) runs around watching...
Thanks for the info. The conversation came up because one of the pitchers On the team had lots of scouts last year at games. He didn't have a great season and wasn't drafted. However this season is pitching really well and there has only been one scout filming him. May be just early in the season ? He is lhp throwing mid 90's.
Are you doing any Winter Training? What time does your high school season start and end? Are you taking private instructions on the side? You are 17, what are you trying to accomplish in baseball? Are you trying to play in college?
Yes I've been doing all of that. I'm trying to play in college that's the goal. My high school season starts in January and ends in April. Also important to note i don't start my travel ball season bad normally but it takes a while to get to my best.
You simply have to figure out WHY it takes you so long to get to your best. Lack of reps? Lack of focus? Lack of physical fitness coming in? And what do you consider your 'best?' More hard hit balls? Better stats? More comfortable? There's a reason for it, you simply have to be very honest with yourself and figure it out. Once you do, change you habits accordingly.
Please don't take this as harsh. But it's reality. There are players who desire to play college ball. There are players who will put in whatever effort is necessary to get to college ball. If you're seventeen and haven't figured out how to kick start your season you need to do some catching up real fast, physically and mentally. You're seventeen. What's your business plan to get to college ball. Chances are you have to pursue college ball rather than college ball pursuing you.
As Ironhorse said, make sure you are entering the season physically prepared, meaning you are in the batting cage and the weight room in Oct-Dec. But, as Yogi Berra said, "baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical". Don't neglect the mental aspect. Practice visualization before the season and use it as a tool throughout the season. I wrote an article on visualization on the Power Alley website, here is a portion of the article that may help: "Visualization is using your mind to see...
I definitely think it's a mental thing. Because when I get it figured out I play extremely well. I'm going to use the most recent comments advice. I know I'm ready physically for it as I've been training since January. Like I said as it's important to note even if I'm not at my best it's not bad what so ever. I just think it's better to play at my best the whole season not just the last half.
Without knowing more detail, I'm going to take a guess that you would benefit from seeing more live mixed pitching before season starts. Also, when you do so, you need to really drill down and add "count and situation" to your live BP sessions.
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