All right, folks, I have enjoyed playing with you all. I am NOT a man, but my husband has helped me with some of this. He played D1 baseball, so he knows a little bit more about this than most.
Okay, I agree. Baseball is about hitting. Unfortunately, most will NOT be able to hit at the next level. Those that CAN better be able to play defense and run that sub 7.0 60 especially if you are an outfielder.
Many of you are too sensitive because of your rose-colored glasses. There is only room for one or two mashers on a college team. The rest are great athletes that can hit, play great defense and yes, RUN! Speed is a vital and important part of the game.
My statement that hitting is overrated was put there to grab your attention and invite your discussion.
The truth is that many of the boys are equally talented in their ability to hit. College coaches will start their recruiting process with those who can hit and then, select from those players the most athletically talented.
What is "athletically talented"? Well, if we already know that they can hit, then the kid must be able to play great defense like I previously said, steal bases, etc. Like it or not, most WILL have sub 7.0 60 yd. times. The others that don't have these skills will play at lesser programs.
So if the truth angers some of you, then that is just too bad. That's just the way it is.
One of the things that I really enjoy is how many views and responses I get to my posts, especially those that are infuriated by me.