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Why they are not recruiting you
Why they are not recruiting you

Why they are not recruiting you

Parents often wonder why this player is being recruited by colleges and other players colleges have little or no interest in. Here is why players are not being recruited by colleges.

  • Poor Grades: The first thing any college wants to know with a player is his Grade Point Average,SAT's Scores or ACT's Scores. If the player can not be admitted to their college, there is no point in them even looking at them. Players need to relize the better their Grade Point Average,SAT's Scores or ACT's Scores , the more academic money plus athletic money will be available and from a greater number of colleges.

  • A Problem Parent: This will have college coaches running as far away from a player, a problem parent. Also know as a helicopter parent. The parent who is calling the coach complaining their son is not playing enough, at the wrong position, is better than everyone,moves his son to multiple high schools and files a lawsuit when he does not get his way. The parent is convinced his son is a definate draft pick. He can play at any top 25 Division 1 college and no one else knows as much about baseball as this parent.

  • Poor Work Habits: This can be anything from missing practices, constantly showing up late to practice. Not running full tilt on balls hit in the infield or outfield.Also throwing your bat , helmet and excessive swearing shows an immature ball player no one wants on their team.

  • Poor Fashion Sense: A ball player dresses and looks like a ball player. A ball player who shows up to a tryout camp or high school showcase, in sweatpants, shorts, an undershirt, or is wearing ear rings, excessive gold chains and tatooes will have coaches turned off before the workout even starts. Bob Marley Hair is another major turn off to college coaches.

  • Can't Hit a Fastball Above 85 mph: College Coaches are looking for hitters with a quick bat and can hit a college fastball. While an average High School fastball is in the 78-80 mph range on the Stalker Gun, Colleges fastballs are much faster.
  • Averages College Fastball (Stalker Gun)
  • Pro Level:90-92 mph
  • Top 25 Division 1(conference games):89-91 mph
  • Division 1: 87-89 mph
  • Division 2: 85-87 mph
  • NAIA:85-86 mph
  • Division 3: 83-85 mph
  • High School: 78-80 mph
    The college coach is more concern can they turn on a fastball above 85 mph. A player needs to be able to pull a 90 plus fastball to play at a Division 1 college.

  • He does not throw hard enough: College coaches are looking for pitchers who have college velocity.
  • Averages College Fastball (Stalker Gun)
  • Pro Level:90-92 mph
  • Top 25 Division 1(conference games):89-91 mph
  • Division 1: 87-89 mph
  • Division 2: 85-87 mph
  • NAIA:85-86 mph
  • Division 3: 83-85 mph
  • High School: 78-80 mph
    Not only are they looking for velocity, does their fastball have movement and can they throw it for strikes. Not only are they looking for a good fastball, do they have a good curveball, slider and change up. Most high school prospects lack the velocity to pitch at the next level. The most often comment from parents whose son lacks good velocity is my kid has Greg Maddux like stuff. Comparing your son to a future Hall of Fame and multiple Cy Young Award players is not very smart. Plus Greg Maddux threw 92-94 mph when he was first signed, had pinpoint control of 4 pitches for 20 years. Maddux last year in MLB was still 85-88 mph still much faster than what the parent's son throws.

  • Can't run: College coaches are looking for players that can run and show a good arm. Players clocked in the 60 yard time or home to first can show real fast if they can run or not. They must also show they can use their running skills but taking extra bases or tracking down ground or fly balls. Some much slower players show much better baseball running skills than faster runner. If you can steal bases, show it to the coaches.
  • 60 Yard Time Average
  • Pro Level:6.90 seconds
  • Pro Level(SS,2B, OUT):6.70 seconds
  • Division 1: 6.95-7.00 seconds
  • Division 2: 7.00-7.04 seconds
  • NAIA:7.02-7.05 seconds
  • Division 3:7.05-7.09 seconds
  • High School: 7.15 seconds

  • No Arm: A player with a strong arm is gonna stand out, especially during Infield/Outfield drills. If you can throw, show it off during these drills. Not only will it get the attention of the college coaches, but the oposing team will likely think twice about taking extra bases on your arm.
  • Outfield Throws (MPH)
  • Pro Level:90-91 mph
  • Division 1: 87-88 mph
  • Division 2: 86-87 mph
  • NAIA:85-86 mph
  • Division 3: 84-85 mph
  • High School: 82-83 mph
  • Infield Throws (MPH)
  • Pro Level:86-87 mph
  • Division 1: 84-85 mph
  • Division 2: 82-83 mph
  • NAIA:82-83 mph
  • Division 3: 80-81 mph
  • High School: 78-79 mph
  • Catchers Throws (MPH)
  • Pro Level: 85-86 mph(Release Time:1.85-1.90) seconds
  • Division 1: 83-84 mph(Release Time:1.95-2.0) seconds
  • Division 2: 81-82 mph(Release Time:2.0-2.03) seconds
  • NAIA:81-82 mph(Release Time:2.0-2.03) seconds
  • Division 3: 79-80 mph(Release Time:2.03-2.06) seconds
  • High School: 77-78 mph(Release Time:2.10-2.15) seconds

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