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Re: Pitcher wanting to catch

RJM ·
Posey was the shortstop at FSU. Rod Delmonico was fired as head coach at Tennessee. He was buddies with Marrtin. He became an assist. His son was an all SEC shortstop at Tennesee. He transferred to FSU with his dad. The FSU catcher graduated. Posey was moved to catcher.
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Former Member ·
Sorry, should have specified...the five catchers are as of right now, not counting 1 graduating and 1 expected to transfer, leaving 3...1 varsity, 2 JV. Thanks for the That's good advice, his travel ball coach and HS know each other... I agree, all the catchers I see now are athletes. He is one of the more athletic kids on his travel team and even though he is almost the youngest on his HS team, he has nearly the fastest 40 times with great range and a wicked arm. Thanks for the advice
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

MidAtlanticDad ·
Did Dr Ciccotti talk to you about the "Primary Repair" technique? I have read that it significantly reduces rehab time, but the surgeon won't know for sure whether or not you're a candidate until the scope is in your elbow. May be worth investigating. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/...my-john-alternative/
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks! He didn't discuss surgery much since hes hoping I can rehab it but I'll bring it up to him at my follow up appointment in 2 weeks. Although if I have the surgery in August, 6-7 months recovery would bring me back during the first month of our season, it may be worth considering.
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

RedFishFool ·
Based upon orthopedic advice, my son sat out 6 weeks at the end of his senior HS season. He then rehabbed from approx. May 20 thru July 10. Got to college, nothing hurt, per se but his velocity was down 3-4 MPH and then slowly dropped further until he called and said elbow was hurting again. Had to have TJ surgery. Was told PRP would make it feel better but that in the Ortho's opinion (Kremchek), it was a short term fix and son would be right back in 5-6 month needing TJ surgery. He elected...
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! That's exactly what I don't want to happen and it adds on to the similar stories I've heard. Obviously I wont make any final decisions until I see my doctor again and discuss with him but I'm leaning towards surgery because with grad school as an option it seems to give me the best chance to play my 4th year.
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

2017LHPscrewball ·
Probably depends on how your current exposure (via club team) matches up with target schools - and whether the PG event will in fact help with similar matching of schools. Any specifics on what the target list looks like and whether he has been able to get in front on many of these? Or, are you looking to cast a wide net?
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wsoxfanatic ·
They don't actually provide a target list. It would probably be a similar match with a few exceptions to what he's been in front of. Primarily from the Midwestern pool.
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Gov ·
There could be more economic options at this stage of his recruiting... It would helpful to know what class is your son 2017, 2018?
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wsoxfanatic ·
Thanks. He is a 2017 grad
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2017LHPscrewball ·
Do you and/or your 2017 have a target list - based on whatever baseball evals you may have received AND 2017's academic profiles? I would assume that if you club team has sufficient contacts to get several D1's to attend their clinics/camps, then they should probably know which coaches generally attend the Cedar Rapids event. Probably worth it if your target schools are expected to be there, probably not worth it if simply casting a wide net.
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

Gov ·
I don't have experience with this event, but from experience I can tell you PG runs very organized events. What is your motivation to go? The rating? Does he have measurable's that will get attention? How big is he? How hard does he throw? How good of a student is he? What are his target schools? I'd be thinking about events where some of those colleges are attending. Also, it could make more sense to hold off for a PG Sunshine or Academic showcase in May or early June. He could get ranked...
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

PGStaff ·
Sometimes people tend to think a player just shows up and colleges start recruiting them. Here is how it works... There could be 100 colleges watching your player perform and there might be very little interest, if any. There could be no colleges in attendance and your player is outstanding. There will be many colleges that show serious intertest. We have seen this happen over and over every year. The door is open! You see, we really publicize the kids that can play and college coaches trust...
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2019Lefty21 ·
Along those lines I have a question. My son played 14u last year. We played 4 PG tournaments and saw very little of PG staff anywhere. I understand not a showcase. In one of the events they picked an all tourney team and my son didn't even throw because they were saving him as Sunday pitcher and we got eliminated Saturday afternoon ( not happy with coach that day for sure). On another occasion he was throwing in a semifinal and actually had some one from PG staff visit him in dugout during...
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Iowamom23 ·
So how do you know if your son has the talent to make it worth while? My son is a 2018 and at the end of the summer his FB was clocked at 85. He also catches and plays 3rd. Not sure how you get invited to a PG event, and how you decide if it's worthwhile for your son? We are just starting to think that baseball beyond high school might be an option for him, and trying to learn a lot, so any insight helps.
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PGStaff ·
2019lefty, If those tournaments were run by Perfect Game I assure you there was PG staff at every game. There are certain qualifiers that are run by people other than PG. IowaMom, If your son is a 2018 throwing 85 last summer and he lives in Iowa, you should email staff@perfectgame.org right away. Of course there are other things to consider, but 85 at his age will definitely create interest. BTW, over the past 20 years all but one player that has gone on to play DI college baseball or that...
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

howdybaseball ·
Is there a difference between the different PG showcases? Which ones get you the most exposure? Son is 2018 and i am considering a PG showcase this summer. Will the national ones be better or can we stay local in TX and get just the same exposure? Is there a difference between summer and winter showcases? I would like to get some feedback on the most cost effective way to get maximum exposure. Thanks in advance.
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L&GWeb ·
Thank you all for the info! I have a 2017 RHP going to this event. This is his 1st showcase, and we (mom and dad) were hoping for this event to help start the process in his baseball journey. Sounds like he picked a good one to start with. Thx-nebraska parents!
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PGStaff ·
HOWDYBASEBALL, Once again everything depends on how talented your son is. If he has the talent to play at the highest level or be a pro prospect, it is always best to get involved in the National events. Many ask why if he plans on staying within his state does he need to attend a National type event. The reason is it opens up opportunities and increases his value everywhere, including his home state. That said, if we see this type of player at any event, we will do everything possible to...
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

howdybaseball ·
PGstaff - thank you for the reply. Personally, i am already aware of PG's effectiveness in talent scouting and know that these events are highly regarded in the baseball community. Kudos to PG on this success!
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2017LHPscrewball ·
PG - I think you might have left out some valid info on who else is also looking at kids - and the relative numbers they each see in a given season and perhaps on a repeat basis. I don't know your numbers, but can only assume that your counts are a multiple of others - 10x+ for all but a few. I'm sure there are some regional differences (PBR's coverage comes to mind even though I personally am not familiar with them), but for the "typical" D1 - not counting all the Top 100 listings - PG has...
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

howdybaseball ·
PGstaff, As a follow up, it might be nice to know how you define talent at the national level? Velocity>x, 60yard<x, ht>x, wt>x?
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

wsoxfanatic ·
Sorry all- I was out fulfilling my last minute holiday procrastinator roll, and was delighted to see the responses and interest to my OP. My 2017 is 5'11 190. (I'm 6'1 and grew after junior year so hoping he can get another inch or so). He had a max FB last fall at 86. Sits 81-84. He is athletic and has been timed in the 60 at 6.55. As he has developed his mechanics, he has gained 5 mph to his FB since he started HS. His club team is well known in the Chicago/I-94 area for producing...
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Re: PG Pitcher/Catcher IA showcase

2017LHPscrewball ·
Again, given that the club is well known and has some history in producing players, do they have ideas on what activities he should be doing - based on the level of college ball they see him playing? Any other guys from that team heading over to Cedar Rapids?
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PGStaff ·
Not sure, based on your description he should only be pitching. 6.55 and a strong arm are two tools that really stand out. Also, FWIW, power arms often develop into power hitters. There is a 2016 by the name of Josh Lowe who we selected for our All American Game. He is a tall (6'4") RHP and throws in the mid 90s with a good breaking ball and change up. At the same time he is the #1 tools guy in his class. Plus runner, Plus Arm, Plus Field, Plus hitter, Plus Power. He would be a first round...
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wsoxfanatic ·
Thanks for your input. I was not in agreement to have him play for them as a PO. I should have told them no thank you. But it was his decision and he was ok with it. He justified the situation thinking he will get plenty of position play in the spring and summer high school season. I guess they didn't see enough out his bat during the 8 or so flips in the cage, or they felt they had enough outfielders. Sending you a PM.
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Re: Ethan Davis Baseball Recruiting Video (2014)

Allen Wranglers ·
wish he was playing for me this summer. Looks good! Best of luck going forward!
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Re: Ethan Davis Baseball Recruiting Video (2014)

monkeyboy ·
Thanks Coach...your sage advice has been of great help in our path...hopefully to college ball!
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Re: Ethan Davis Baseball Recruiting Video (2014)

Low Finish ·
He can swing a bat. His swing isn't great, but he has potential. If he gets taught the high level swing, the sky is the limit.
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slotty ·
Excellent; he looks like he has a very promising future ahead of him. One caveat: just be careful about "loading up" on your changeup delivery.
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monkeyboy ·
Thanks for the constructive comments guys!
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

coach2709 ·
So do you want to be proactive or reactive? Which one will get the best results? Honestly you and your husband shouldn't have this conversation with the coach because how does this help your son grow up? This needs to be a conversation your son has with the coach. He needs to explain to him how his legs feel after the all day catching session. Your son needs to ask him how he plans on using him if he's pitching first and catching second or vice versa or even pitching at all. Once the coach...
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

baseballmom ·
ditto. It's time for your son to inquire & then speak up.
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

justbaseball ·
Spot on coach2709!!
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

RJM ·
A parent's role is to prep the player on how to handle the situation with the coach.
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

Backstop22 ·
My son is also a catcher and a pitcher. I think the answer you got from Coach2709 is pretty much what my son has done. Based on a suggestion my son got to a question at an excellent college camp, he presented it in a way like this to his coach: I enjoy catching and pitching, but I know I will not be at my best if I try to do both on the same day or on back to back days. Where do you see my highest need to the team? The coach told him the team had more of a need at catcher, so my son said he...
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

Gov ·
Concur with above... The coach might not realize the risk he's exposing your son to... Not all coach's are dialed into arm care and they sometimes need a careful reminder. Empower your son with the tools for a conversation with the coach. IF the Coach completely disregards what your son says, that's an entirely different matter. Then, an off-field proactive conversation with the coach about arm care and knee rest would be appropriate.
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notex2 ·
What coach2709 said.
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

Iowamom23 ·
Duh. I keep forgetting my baby is a fairly articulate young man who can stick up for himself. He will speak up if he hurts or doesn't feel up to a specific task, but otherwise, he feels it's the coaches job to put him where he needs him, and his job to do his best in that spot. I'll remind him he needs to have that conversation and be smart about what he does. Thanks for the reality check.
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TPM ·
Your son has the right attitude. Let him be his own man, however, you can have a conversation with him if you feel his health is in jeopardy. Sometimes we have to remind them they cant do it all, especially if the coach is not as educated in arm care.
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

chefmike7777 ·
As FYI. My son is and in HS was a very articulate young man. He was also a young man willing to do whatever coach asked. Believed in himself and willing to put everything on line for the win. We interceded (beforehand and privately) with coach. As parents I still feel like we have to protect kids health as much as possible. In our case it was a very positive experience. But we knew that coach from older sons who had played for him ( neither of them pitched so not an issue). We watched him...
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TPM ·
That's why you have the discussion with son and only intervene when you have to. I understand, we had that situation but only spoke up when son knew he needed us to help. And yes, sometimes you have to speak up when your sons future is at stake. But give them the chance first, because they have to learn on their own to take care of business.
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

cabbagedad ·
I don't know if I've ever seen so many "likes" on a post so it is obviously excellent advice from coach2709. And as I was reading through Coach's post, I found myself nodding in total agreement all the way through before I saw the likes. HOWEVER... as I think longer on this one, I actually disagree with the player handling this. I'm going to go against the grain with some of the folks who I respect the absolute most here on HSBBW. I TOTALLY agree that dad stepping in on game day is the worst...
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Elijah ·
Agree with CABBAGEDAD. Perfect wording. This particular issue is when the player might need an advocate. If the player felt comfortable with handling the issue, that would be my first choice, but I wonder how many coaches would hear those words in the intended way from a player.
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Gov ·
Player needs to understand the risks of health to his arm and knees. Given the disregard by the coach, this is a bit dicey. Player needs to have an immediate conversation with the Coach. Empower your son with the tools. BUT,... Because of the immediate health concerns and If the player is slow to act, or the coach is slow to respond to the player, parent can feel comfortable about stepping in. Safety (arm care or knees) & "checkbook" items open the door for parents to have an off the...
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Re: When is it finally time to talk to the coach?

bacdorslider ·
Is it really that hard for a player to talk to the coach? I mean as much time as they spend together ? Just last week 2018 was pitching in a scrimmage and the head coach yelled at him to speed up the game. After his allotted threes innings he was in the bullpen doing post pitching work and 2018 asked the pitching coach if the head coach was yelling at him to speed up the game or the umpire. The pitching coach said he wanted you to speed up the game. 2018 went to the head coach and said that...
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TPM ·
I have to agree with bacdor and GOV, and I understand this is not his HS coach a travel coach and my understanding he also is a dad coach. Sometimes I get a bit confused. Your son is a catcher, pitcher and 3rd basemen yet you have concerns that the coach might pitch him one game and have him catch the next? And you are upset that he caught to all the pitchers the other night and afraid his knees were weak? But you think maybe that you should have a talk with him, about what? Isn't this what...
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Iowamom23 ·
Keep in mind, this isn't a varsity coach or even a "real" baseball coach. It's a dad who puts together a team each spring before our high school can start practice, just so the kids get a chance to play. As a family we respect and appreciate that, but also realize his lack of knowledge. Son has been raised to know there are two kinds of coaches--those you respect because they have the title and those you respect because they have the knowledgeable skill to make him better. This is a coach by...
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Iowamom23 ·
This is perfect. Son is going to talk to coach before practice about what he sees him doing this weekend and if there's a concern, he'll let me know and I'll reach out.
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