My son is a 2021 wrapping up his sophomore high school season now. He’s a 15 year old tall RHP/OF with a pitchers frame (6’4, 175 lbs). Like most pitchers his age, he’s always been a two-way player.
However, as he has added size and strength and his velocity has increased his pitching has really overshadowed his hitting/defense. Both in terms of performance and opportunities. It’s becoming pretty obvious his eventual future is on the mound, although he'll hit in high school for as long as they will let him.
Just have a few questions about how the whole thing works for PO’s in the summer:
- Do they normally pitch one start in a tournament, or is it multiple appearances of a few innings each?
- If it’s only one start, do kids generally stay for the whole tournament? I’m sure my son would want to be a part of the camaraderie in the dugout, however its hard for me to justify the cost of spending two or three extra days in a hotel if he’s already exhausted his opportunity for the weekend.
- Is it common to mix in camps or showcases mid week?
Thanks thanks for any help you can provide, as always this website is an incredible resource for parents and players