My 2018 son is seriously considering the junior college route in order to continue developing as a pitcher. He has talked to one local JC and some D2, D3 and NAIA schools in the NW. However, junior college seems to be the best fit for him right now, both academically and financially. We have a fair amount of money saved for college, but starting at a JC will allow him to choose from a wider assortment of schools to transfer to in a couple years. This will also allow him to get stronger and spend those two years playing and getting better. As a LHP, it seems this route may give him the best shot at playing at the highest level he can.
With that said, I am looking for recommendations for JCs that have a good track record for developing pitchers. I'm not even sure how to find that information, so I'm turning to the best resource I know of. Ideally, we would like to keep him on the West coast, mainly to help save money. But, I think he is willing to consider other options too if there are some really outstanding programs in other areas that would be worth a look. Thanks!