[Just making conversation here and this is not something personal.]
I've always thought it was too much to ask a 17 or 18 year old kid "What do you want to do with the rest of your life? What do you want to major in at college?" Most lack the maturity, knowledge and experience to make a good decision to such an important question.
Related to baseball and picking a college to play baseball, is it too much to expect a kid to make a good decision for the right reasons factoring in all the variables? Is that why so many kids end up transferring after freshman year?
And, yes...parents have a role and responsibility in providing counsel. But, if the kid isn't mature enough to factor in all the important parts of the decision do you expect them to be mature enough to listen to their parents for advice?