I don't know the answer, so I don't know what to tell him..........so I'll bounce it off you guys.
Through no fault of his (torn ACL at Jupiter last year) we are at this point very late in the recruiting process where our HS and Summer coaches are getting calls and scouts are watching to "see if he's healthy" as he didn't get to show much this summer.
Always had a good eye and walks a lot.
He's 2 weeks into fall.
School "fall ball" this is his line.........9 actual at bats, 1D and 1T, 1HBP, 1 line out to CF, 5BB. He's swung at 4 pitches (1 foul ball). Great OBP, but as they say in the Caribbean "you don't walk off the islands".
Showcase games 5 actual at bats, 1S, 3BB, 1FO to LC. 3 swings.
He's running fine, and back to playing OF, but he asks "do I need to start to open up my strike zone just to get swings, but then what am I showing/proving".
He's on a HS team (very successful in playoffs) where it has been ingrained that you do the little things that make the team better and carries this over to summer ball, so much so that he sac bunted on his own in Fort Myers 2 years ago w/ men on 1/2 to get the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the 6th.