My son is a 2025 grad, and is a big time late bloomer. Entering freshman year at 14.5 years old, he was 5'3" and 120 pounds. He is a relatively young sophomore and will be 16 in March and is now 5'9" 170. The doctor says he still has a good amount of growth left, and his bone age is only 14 years old.
From a baseball perspective, he's a good hitter, good infielder, but a slow runner (he's working on that). He works really hard at the game and is skilled, but is well behind physically the standout players who are 2025s (there are 2 D1 commits in his class on his HS team). He's not that small anymore, but he definitely lacks the man muscle that starts to come at the end of puberty.
So, my questions are these. Is this summer, as a rising junior, too early for him to start doing camps and showcases? Should we wait until he's caught up more, and just do a blitz when he is a rising senior? Right now, I think it will be hard for him to stand out at a camp, but I don't want to assume that it still isn't worth it to get some experience doing them and maybe show a little something.
He really wants to play college baseball at some level (D1 likely isn't in the cards for him), but it probably won't be until he's a junior/senior in HS where he really catches up with a lot of the other 2025s. Just looking for a good game plan.