That is a tough question about your coach. I am sure I have been labeled with the charge of having favorites. And I am guilty of doing it. My question to you is,“How do you become one of his favorites?” At Central, we have 6AM weight training every single day. My favorite players are the ones who show up to those sessions. Let me tell you, there are not many at these sessions, maybe around 10 players from 9-12th grade. These players have made a solid commitment and have a lot invested into our baseball team. Some guys that show up have been 3 year varsity starters, others have not played a single HS game yet. These are the ones that are putting themselves on the line, becasue they haven’t even made the team yet. Are you putting yourself on the line? Have you talked to your coach about the situation?
If you need a Plan B, is there other HS in the area to transfer to before your senior year? Is there summer HS, Legion, or Rec baseball to play in your area? Check around and see if you can attend some college camps in your area. In the meantime, talk to your coach and set some goals for yourself. Check your radar gun reading and 60 time. Try to hit 80 MPH by Christmas. Try to run a 7.0 60 time. These are quantative measures that your coach cannot argue. I wish you the best of luck.