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Baseball recruiting

John Dexter ·
You will thank me later But Best recruiting service: 1) UnderRecruitedPreps Signed my son up after trying NCSA-WASTED MY MONEY
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College Representative Fail

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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Chance to play in college

Alaskan ·
As a father of two in Alaska: So far the measurables are: 2019 6'1" 170 lbs R/R -P/OF 60 yd: 6.8 90 ft: 3.8 FB : 86 mph- 2021 5'11" 150 R/R -SS/P/Util 60 yd: 7.2 90 ft: 4.0 FB: 78 mph They both have room to grow. I'm 6'3" 250+ Grandfather played professional baseball in the Red Sox organization. I played at the JUCO level. After looking at them and the forum they look like they compare to rest of the boys on average. The problem is we live in Alaska. Both boys have done really well up here.
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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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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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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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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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mdschert ·
I agree but we are talking about a 16 yr old. I don't know if I can ever get him to consider the college again. Are there other schools that want to know sexual preference from the get go????? Why would this ever be part of an information gathering process?
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JCG ·
If it's a college you're really interested in I'd call or email the admissions office and ask them what is that about. A lot of colleges use people who are not admissions staff to do those info sessions at schools. These surrogates can be grads, parents, students, etc. Maybe your guy was going rogue.
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MomLW ·
1. Make sure your son wasn't joking with you. 2. If you are certain he wasn't, tell him you are going to let his school's counselor know so that he/she can contact the college to let them know. There is absolutely something MORE THAN ODD about that card. If the college knew about the card and the question, I'm sure the counselor will ask why in the world would they be interested in high school students' sexual preferences? I am guessing that this college rep is part of some kind of scam, or...
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Go44dad ·
It is becoming the norm on many universities entrance questionnaire. https://www.campuspride.org/tp...stions-as-an-option/
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jacjacatk ·
This sounds extraordinarily unlikely (unless your son's definition of flaming is way broader than mine), and I say that from the perspective of a son who visited/considered a number of extremely liberal schools. As someone else pointed out, schools often get local alums to do these things, and I suppose given the number of HS events that get covered, there's bound to be a dud or two, though. That said, there are a lot of schools that take LGBTQ issues seriously, and it wouldn't particularly...
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old_school ·
I guess I am not the most open minded person but I don't know that would consider him dismissing this school as a bad thing. just MY opinion.
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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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coach2709 ·
Well the whole issue of whether this is an appropriate question is it's own discussion. I have my views but I'm not going to share them because it may lead to the derailing of this post. What I do have to offer is to check with the HS counselor and contact the college about whether this is how they do things. There's nothing wrong with asking for clarification as to why they ask. It may be harmless or it may go against your personal beliefs. But without clarification you might be crossing...
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JCG ·
What was his angle?
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roothog66 ·
Given his definition of the rep as "flaming" and his worry that they are targeting LGBTQ students for admission, maybe this (or any other) college isn't for him.
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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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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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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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mdschert ·
It seems it would appeal to you as a 16 yr old, but not my son. We are all different i guess....
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jacjacatk ·
Based on your response here and the characterizations in your posts previously, along with the relatively unrealistic situation posited in your original post, I'm guessing odds are better than 50/50 this is all some sort of homophobic troll. Still, on the chance it's not, you and your son may need to come to grips with the existence of gay people (he's probably already played on a team with one), or at least recognize that you'll be severely limiting your college choices if he/you can't.
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mdschert ·
Stated in OP that there is nothing wrong with LGBTQ, don't make this into something that it's not. Yes it was definitely an unrealistic situation and totally inappropriate but it happened. PC culture is driving the insanity. Based on your response, odds are over 50/50 chance you are LGBTQ and I am sorry if I offended you in any way.
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jacjacatk ·
PC culture is driving the insanity. There's nothing wrong with LGBTQ. It's inappropriate for a University to ask questions on a questionnaire relating to LGBTQ issues. I must be gay for pointing out that those statements don't all mesh, and that reality is all around you, and your son. Hey, you do you, man.
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mdschert ·
My point is that it is very inappropriate for a university to ask about sexual preference of a prospect student, none of their business. Yes, I totally believe PC culture is driving this insanity. Yes, there is nothing wrong with being LGBTQ. Seems to mesh with me..... Please tell us all why you would take being LGBTQ as an insult? Seems you are the one with homophobic tendencies....
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JCG ·
Just so we can agree on terms, Merriam Webster defines Politically Correct (PC) like so: Simple Definition of politically correct : agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people Full Definition of politically correct : conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated That doesn't seem so bad to me. It...
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jacjacatk ·
And then, the coup de grace, I must be the real homophobe for pointing out reality. I'm not insulted that you would insinuate in a read-between-the-lines-as-an-insult way that I must be gay. I've been (albeit almost always pointlessly) arguing with people on the internet since before it was called that, and I'm pretty sure there's no way to actually insult me (though, certainly, feel free to try to prove me wrong). I'm amused that people with clearly homophobic tendencies can't understand...
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bballman ·
Everything is ok in moderation. Nothing wrong with being polite. The problem these days is that one side can say what they want, no matter how the other side feels about it. And it goes a step beyond by not allowing the other side to state their views and opinions. It's an either believe as I do or shut up situation. People's skin has become too thin in many cases. In the current situation, if someone feels offended by someone asking if they are LGBTQ, it doesn't necessarily make them a...
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mdschert ·
Since you don't believe the actual scenario then there is no reason to continue..... I found the stash of Ho Ho's my wife has been hiding from me, gotta go. Toodles...
 
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