Hey guys, 19 y/o lefty currently playing ball at the JUCO level in Florida. I transferred to my school from a Division 3 this year. Topped out at 86, sit 80-84 (?)
My problem is this: I feel that with virtually zero exposure to any D1 schools, I pretty much HAVE to throw at least 3-4 MPH harder consistently. I have a pretty good idea of what to do to increase velocity. Unfortunately my elbow has been hurting pretty consistently for about 4 months (my diagnosis is UCL, which I hurt a couple years ago and I don't think it ever healed completely). I don't feel like I have the time to rest my arm to heal my arm completely and I need to gain velo (ideally in my mind by the beginning of spring id be able to touch 89+) but I doubt I can just long toss, use weighted balls, etc. without suffering some kind of consequences.
I pretty much just wanted to get my thoughts straight on the matter and see what you guys think about my situation! Thanks!