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Originally posted by slultan:
If your a 2010 RHP out of High School and can touch 94-95 and sit at 90-92, would that be enough to get you in the top ten rounds.. Assuming you could throw strikes with solid mechanics..


It could put you in the top ten, but not necessarily the first round. What about intangibles, how many pitches do you throw for strikes, does your FB, come in flat, does it have movement, does it sink, how close are you to the ML, what's your off speed, the competition you have played, your commitment to college, lots of other stuff goes along with "throwing" at that speed.
IMO in these days of easy communication a player usually doesn't have to wonder if he is high round draft potential. By late spring you're gonna know. There will have be lots of direct contact with scouts from several teams who will be at your games and in your home. Agent/Advisors will have been be leaving their numbers, etc. etc. There are no guarantees where the draft is concerned, but it's rare to have a player drafted high that didn't know there was a high level of interest. Based on experience, it is also important that if your desire is pro ball out of high school you are very clear with the scouts you talk with that without a doubt you want pro ball over college. Wink
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IMO in these days of easy communication a player usually doesn't have to wonder if he is high round draft potential. By late spring you're gonna know. There will have be lots of direct contact with scouts from several teams who will be at your games and in your home. Agent/Advisors will have been be leaving their numbers, etc. etc. There are no guarantees where the draft is concerned, but it's rare to have a player drafted high that didn't know there was a high level of interest. Based on experience, it is also important that if your desire is pro ball out of high school you are very clear with the scouts you talk with that without a doubt you want pro ball over college.


Absolutely correct. By April/May of a player's senior year of high school he had better be high on the radar to go in the top ten rounds. Signability is important, too, but there has to be a consensus that he is major league material and that many ball clubs are taking him seriously.

Our boy signed in the top ten rounds and by his junior year we had received letters from every major D1 college, and by senior year at least half the MLB clubs sent questionnaires and some came to the house and sent out scouts on numerous occasions.

We already knew by the draft at about where he'd go and for how much. No big surprises.

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