I have a dilemma that I would like some help with to see if I am missing any angles. My son is a prospect. He is a pitcher. A little background. I pitched myself collegiatley. Im 6’4 220.
He is 6’ 160 and has a very live arm. With elite arm action. As his wingspan is 6’7. He threw 79 stand still flat ground over the summer. Like many kid’s he played alot of travel baseball and logged quite a few innings. He would come up with a sore arm. Nothing in the shoulder or elbow. Just over all soreness. Like the deadarm feeling that most of us pitchers have felt at one time or another. I decided to give him his Freshman year off and play golf. ( we had him see an orthopod and went through the appropriate steps )
If he can throw 79 cold- ( which if I would of known I wouldnt of let him ) Then he can hit the low eighties warm and off a mound. Which means he is on his way to the elusive 90’s as his body fills out as he matures. He is not even close to having his mature body.
I was approached by a scout. A better way to say it. Is he has contacts that trust him and has placed quite a few kids. He told me that Jr. is maybe a draft kid. If not College for sure. This was a couple years ago.
My dilemma is I dont trust his Highschool coach. Given the chance he will over use him. I am pretty sure of that. I was considering golf for him and core training for one more year before I let him loose.
Any thoughts would be appreciated-