I’d appreciate any advice on my son. He’s a 2020 grad and an all-State catcher. However, he also throws up to 90 mph (average 86-89 mph) as a RH pitcher. With his arm, scouts want to see him pitch, but he’s very raw. Some scouts love that, as they believe he has a very high ceiling. I think it scares others. He’s never had pitching training because he’s always been a primary catcher.
We’ve gotten the serious attention of one P5, a mid-major, various JUCOs and other D3s, and one pro scout. The P5 has come to numerous games this year. After the latest game, my son asked for feedback on his pitching. The coach gave some pointers and then said he’d love for my son to come to camp to work with his PC.
If the P5 didn’t offer after watching multiple games over the last four months (most were the HC), I feel like they will never offer. Would the camp be a waste of money? Do we give up on them?
It took us so long to get to the point of being evaluated seriously by the P5, and I feel like summer is slipping away if all scouts need so many evaluations to “be sure.”
He is now working with a pitching coach and will likely make big improvements, but that will be over the winter, and next Spring seems awful late for his D1 dream to come true.
Any advice? Thank you!