Probably not the perfect forum for this one. But, wanted to come as close as possible for the proper placement.
How many times have you seen a kid not make the freshmen baseball team and then later make the JV or Varsity team later after his freshmen year?
I’ve only heard of this once. Met a kid (who was just about to start his D3 career). He was a LHP. Asked him (at that time) about his MS and HS experience. He told me that he never made the MS team. I was surprised. Then he told me that he never made the HS team as a freshmen or sophomore. I asked “How was that all possible?” His answer: "I was small and slow in MS and I couldn’t hit for bleep. Pretty much the same deal when I got to HS. Then, in the summer after my sophomore year, I grew 6 inches. (He was 6 feet tall when telling me this.) Tried out for HS team my junior year and made it as a pitcher."
Is it as rare as it seems - to make the HS team after not making the freshmen team (assuming they have a freshmen team)?
BTW, he didn't pitch in a game as a freshmen at D3. And, only pitched 3 innings as a junior. Not sure if he's hanging in there as a senior now? Knowing him, I bet he's still grinding it out. Kid doesn't know the meaning of the word quit.