how competitive is your HS team? It would be extremely unusual in my neck of the woods for a first time pitcher to pick up the ball as junior and make the HS team as a pitcher. Even more unusual for the pitcher to have never trained off a mound until a few weeks b4 the tryout. I dont want to dissuade you either, but you need to start working your tail off now. I would suggest you get some feedback from some of the returning pitchers to gauge where you stand in relation to them. Go to an indoor site, pitch off a mound, tape your mechanics, and get recorded on a radar gun.[/quote]
I’m unsure how competitive they are. I know whenever I listen to the announcements every now and then, it would always be a high scoring game like 15-5, around that area. I don’t know like anyone on the baseball team. I would always have gym with the soccer people and wrestling. I actually am working my tail off. I’m gaining muscle more than I ever have before, I’ve been stretching almost everyday since I was a sophmore, etc etc. I believe I have pretty good mechanics. I’ve studied videos as much as I can about pitching. I believe I’m ready even with the lack of experience. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve changed my mechanics the past two off seasons (When it gets cold).
I only know one person on the baseball team, I barely talk to him but he is one of the good pitchers on the team, or so I’ve heard. He’s not the type of guy I would hang out with though. He’s that hunting looking guy and I’m on Christmas break.
I do infact have a radar gun though, unfortunately I don’t know where it is. It’s the Bushnell one. I only used it once but I believe it’s off…it showed my velocity in the mid 60s and I know for a fact I don’t throw that slow. That was early this year though after throwing for the 3rd or 4th time after taking almost a 3 month rest.
By the way, can you give me some advice as to what a place would be called that would contain indoor mounds/batting cages? I live in Georgia and I don’t know where I would start to figure out where one would be.
Thanks for the feedback everyone as well!