We have many friends who are college baseball freshman now. They run the spectrum. Pitchers and position players. Juco, D3 and D1 players.
Just about everyone of them is struggling pretty badly in terms of their performance. But, is this unexpected? They are teenagers and (in most cases) competing against some players who are the same age as major leaguers.
I like to point to another college player that we know. He's a senior position player and he's raking right now - which is no shock because he was a dominant hitter as a junior and sophomore too. By the way, as a freshman, he batted .210 with zero power. So, freshman year is not often a prediction for future seasons.
The question is: What is the best way to help that struggling freshman player? I would imagine they are not in a good place and questioning their future in the sport. Or, is it best to just leave them alone to figure it out?