Hi, I have played baseball since I was 5 years old.
At age 14 I hit 85 at 15-16 90. The average fastball at 16 was more like 86-88. After that, I got injured and wanted to pursue academics. At the time, I was contacted by scouts of various pro-teams.
In the meanwhile, I have pitched some seasons in the last couple of years but never committed, due to academics. Now I am nearly done with my studies.
This year I started to get into shape at the gym and throwing balls (almost) daily to work on my accuracy and movement on my pitches.
I do not play competition this year, but for the next season, I’d like to play at the highest possible level.
Does anyone have suggestions as to how to go about that?
My reasonable aim this year is to hit 90mph average. (Currently (after 2-3 months of training), I top out at around 90). I have always had a good change-up and a decent curve ball. (I do see potential for mid 90’s but probably not this year).
I’m 6"2 and weigh about 280.
To summarize the questions:
- Given my age, do I have a chance to play at a high level (i.e. minor leagues for example)?
- If the “stuff” is there, how would you recommend me to get into contact with teams?
- Are there any known instances of other pitchers with no pro-experience who made it to the proffesionals after age 25?