My 16yo is a RHP and one of the top 2 on his team. Yet the coaches ignore him and occasionally yell at him for someone else’s mistakes. My son just takes it and keeps his mouth shut and does well on the mound and yet never gets a “good job” from his coaches- his teammates are great. He hasn’t had many opportunities AB and he sits on the bench more than he plays. He is also an outfielder and usually does very well when they put him in.
Stats are important. His current ERA is 0.977 He has the best ERA, most Ks, most innings than the others and yet the coaches have been over heard talking about another boy who is and will be the #1 pitcher in our state and that boy can’t pitch more than 3 innings at a time without hurting his arm. His ERA is over 5 with only 9.1 innings. I just don’t get it? He isn’t even our #2.
Tonight my son hit a double and got the team going- it was counted as a single. His other AB was a single that was counted as an error. He had 3 stolen bases and was only counted for 1. The guy who does the stats is the administrator but has a boy on the team who is the main catcher. - when my son has been subbed in to run for him- that boy gets the stolen bases...this guy knows how to do stats too- do I say something or just let it go? I always do the book for my own sake so I have the stats too. It’s just not the “official” book.
My son has been with this team for 2 years and my son has mentioned a few times to the head coach that he wants to play in college but the coach never gives him any positives only negatives.
This has definitely been a slap in the face season and we will be looking for a new team for next year.