2019 HS Baseball Season

Go44dad posted:
2019Dad posted:
2019Dad posted:

First preseason national poll that I've seen:

http://baseballnews.com/colleg...all-hs-poll-1-25-19/

And PG's list:

https://www.perfectgame.org/Ar...w.aspx?article=16086

Looks like Argyle is the consensus #1, and will stay that way until they lose a game, and it's been awhile since they've done that.

Edited to add: between last season and recent scrimmages, my son has been fortunate to get starts against 4 of the top 25 teams in PG's rankings. These rankings are just fun, they don't mean anything, but it's cool to me to see some of the opponents he's faced on the list.

What is really amazing about Argyle is it's enrollment is 800-900 kids/class 4A in Texas (goes up to 6A).  They place well in about an extracurricular they do, sports, band, theater etc.  I don't know anything about the school other than that. Maybe Russinfortworth knows some about it.

Saw Argyle in the state tournament last year and they have an excellent HS baseball squad with a lot of returnees for 2019.  However,  they would not qualify for the state tournament at the 6A level in Texas much less win it.  I am sure they have and will 1-off some  6A teams in the preseason tournaments but that is much different than playing a 6A district schedule and winning multiple rounds of 2 outta 3 during the playoffs.  They are not nearly as talented as the Southlake Carroll, Cy Ranch, The Woodlands and Lake Travis's of this years Texas HS baseball world... Great for them to be ranked preseason #1 but really think Cy Ranch or Lake Travis is the best team in Texas this year and should receive that national notoriety.... 

1st varsity scrimmage today.  Supposed to be in the mid 70's at 5pm (and it doesn't have to change the rest of the year).

Freshman boy will be alternating in CF and LF and batting 6th I think.  

Seems like yesterday he was doing this.

Good luck to everyone this year.  Hope everyone has an injury free year, their boys play to the best of their ability, and they enjoy their time on the field.

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I know how big MaxPreps is in the basketball and football world, but how do they stack up in baseball? Are they at the same level as BA and PG, a step below? Not relevant? 

I see some of the state and national rankings on team pages that look way off, but I also chalk a lot of that up to algorithm. 

Ranking HS baseball across the wide spectrum of variables of competitive levels, leagues, etc., I always thought was an impossible task.  I am actually amazed at how well the MaxPreps formula works.  By late season to playoff time, they are pretty darn well dialed.  I  can't speak to pre-season player ratings.

Alanj posted:

I have a question for y'all.  When you son or daughter tries out are they only told if they made varsity.  Or are they told they made varsity or JV or freshman or are cut?  

In most cases, they'll be told where they are going to be at the start of the season.....and obviously if they've been cut.

Alanj posted:

I have a question for y'all.  When you son or daughter tries out are they only told if they made varsity.  Or are they told they made varsity or JV or freshman or are cut?  

For us, the boys are told V, JV1 or JV2 (don't have enough for a full freshman only team, so they have two "JV" teams).  That being said, the HC treats the JV1 kind of like a minor league team and can call up and send down a player here and there as needed.  But they are told after tryouts what team they have "made" or been assigned to if you will. 

Thanks for the replies.  The coach waited until the real scrimmage then gave out varsity jerseys.  Son did not get one.  Ok not a problem.  Went to game and son was required to sit on the dugout while varsity warmed up.  When they were done he was sent up into the stands to sit and watch game.  No idea if he is JV or freshman or cut.  Just limbo.  I am totally confused.

At son’s high school, the first team that is announced (posted on our website) is the freshmen squad. The V/JV players are announced as well but the rosters (who made which team) isn’t announced until after a week of intersquad games and our Red/Black World Series. 

The head coach will explain (to any kid who is interested in hearing) why they didn’t make the team, what they need to improve upon, etc. I said any because not every kid is interested in the why so he doesn’t force a conversation. 

Alanj posted:

Thanks for the replies.  The coach waited until the real scrimmage then gave out varsity jerseys.  Son did not get one.  Ok not a problem.  Went to game and son was required to sit on the dugout while varsity warmed up.  When they were done he was sent up into the stands to sit and watch game.  No idea if he is JV or freshman or cut.  Just limbo.  I am totally confused.

ok that is really weird - never seen a player "sent up into the stands" from the dugout?  Your son may need to be direct here and just ask the HC what team am I on.

Alanj posted:

Thanks for the replies.  The coach waited until the real scrimmage then gave out varsity jerseys.  Son did not get one.  Ok not a problem.  Went to game and son was required to sit on the dugout while varsity warmed up.  When they were done he was sent up into the stands to sit and watch game.  No idea if he is JV or freshman or cut.  Just limbo.  I am totally confused.

That sounds awful...it surprises me the coaching staff can be that clueless or ice cold.   

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