I enjoy hearing all of the experiences of everyone going through it now with the commentary from those who have already been there. With that, I’d hope to see some chatter about what you’re doing or going through and what your player’s expectations are for this coming HS season.
My LHP son is a sophomore. High expectations to be a big contributor on JV but might not quite make the Varsity cut. He would love to make Varsity but I think he’s realistic about it. He's a command/control pitcher and just starting to work on velo aand he’s made big strides in his pitching velo because of growth and strength training. He might be able to hit 80+ (sitting 77, max 79 through July) in the spring but our school is highly competitive in baseball so Varsity is probably a long shot. He still swings a big bat especially against JV HS pitching but he’s probably destined to be a PO if there is a baseball life after HS.
The development needs: as a pitcher he still seems to feel like he needs to strikeout kids For instance he recently walked a few kids after getting ahead with pitchers counts because he gets too cute trying to buckle a kids knees instead of realizing those first two strikes were off balance or swings and misses Drives me insane but I just bite my tongue mostly. For hitting from a HS perspective, he sees much better pitching in the summer compared to HS. He’s a power hitter but I think he is losing power somewhere. Drives the ball well and to the fences lot but I kind of feel like with some minor adjustments, he might hit them over the fence
This thread might not get any traction but I enjoy reading about both the good and struggles you’re seeing in your player. It’s like therapy for me 😁