They’re used to be a specific section for this sort of thing, but it doesn’t seem to be there anymore… so feel free to move and or remove this thread if this topic is misplaced/not allowed…
Anyways, some of you may remember me, I’ve been on and off here with this site for probably around 2 years… so here’s a much abbreviated version of my story (I won’t bore you with all the details, but feel free to ask if there is something you’d like to know)
I play baseball in the north east (MA specifically) and I’m 18 years old. This year I’m on my high school’s varsity team, and it’s my first year playing at the varsity level. I was unable to play at all my sophomore year, and hindered for all but the summer of my junior year, as I had received Tommy John surgery. The date of the surgery was July 1, 2009.
I had the surgery with the hopes of obviously pitching again at the high school level, but also with hopes and aspirations of pitching at the collegiate level. I had trusted and experienced individuals close to me convince me that I did indeed have serious potential to play at the next level.
Rehab process took me longer than I had expected, so I guess it will suffice to say that until very recently I was not able to consistently throw full speed off of a mound. Regardless, it’s back now and its feeling great, so naturally I’m hoping to be able to move forward with the college recruiting process…
But here is my issue, I completely missed the baseball season my sophomore and junior years, and I have not been able to attend any showcases or throw competitively for any AAU teams. As I stated earlier, I’m currently a senior, and flying completely under the radar.
I guess my questions are the following:
-Is it too late in the game for me to be recruited to play college baseball next season?
-What should I be doing at this point to get noticed by coaches, surely most of them aren’t paying much attention to seniors they’ve never seen or heard of?
-I applied to colleges like a normal everyday senior student would, not considering baseball, and all of these schools have deadlines of may 1st that you must deposit money in order to keep your spot at their institution, and commit to attending school there… this is completely unrelated to baseball, but nonetheless important
-Would it be more realistic to look at smaller schools? I would much prefer to play at a larger school with a better known program, but I don’t know if larger schools have already more or less filled their rosters at this point?
-If I did play at a smaller school, is transferring a viable option?
Sorry, I understand that is a lot to swallow, believe it or not that was the abbreviated version… any help or words of wisdom is much appreciated… feel free to ask any questions if I left out important details…