I am a senior in high school and I go to a small school where I play baseball and golf. I played golf since freshman year but just got back into baseball this year. I was good when I was younger and I threw to one of my friends and he said that I should play. So here I am. I am playing and I love it, its so much fun, so much better than I remember. My biggest issue, since I was a kid has been control. It is still my issue. I have a good pitching coach, so I think that he will be able to help me get that under control. My biggest issue this year has been just getting my arm back into shape. The first time I threw my arm felt “live”, but since then (almost 3 weeks) it hasn’t been at 100%. Probably 85% at its best. I think getting it back into shape will help me a lot. All this being said, I think I want to try and play college baseball. I want to know if anyone could give me some tips and ideas to help me achieve my goal. I am going to a Division 3 school, and my friend who is playing at a bigger school thought that I could at least play JV at my school. Right now, I think my velocity is mid to upper 70’s (with an out of shape arm) on my fastball and I have a curveball, kind of a power curve, that my coaches say is very good and has been my best pitch since I was a kid. I am also trying to develop a slider and perfect my changeup. I am playing legion ball this summer with my high school. What should I be doing to get me ready to try and play college baseball? I am 6’4" 240 lbs, kinda chubby Should I focus on hitting the weight room and getting stronger? Focus on arm stuff and pitching? Losing weight? I just want to know what I can do to help me be able to play. Any advice at all is greatly, greatly appriciated!!!
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