Hey, been reading here for a while and decided to join.
My question is, how important is height for a pitcher in the whole scheme of pitching things like velocity, injury resistance, durability as well as other things like recruiting/draft/etc.
I’m 14 years old and only about 5’7. I’ve been told that I won’t grow much at all from now on by my doctor, so I might be looking at a final height of 5’9 by the time I’m done growing for good if I’m lucky.
I’m currently playing high school ball as a Freshman on JV. Last June when I was 13 I was clocked at 71, so I’m not really sure how fast I throw now. I did a lot of things over the off-season so I’d say I’m mid-70’s probably.
I’ve never really had a problem with injuries, only some inflammation in my elbow for a couple weeks.
So to sum it up, what factor does height play in pitching aspects as well as in the scout’s eye? Am I already out of a chance pitching in college because I’m short?