I am a former Div 1 college player how had TJ and has been out of the game for three years.
I know I can still throw, but at 23yrs old, is it too late? If I go to a MLSB or individual camp, what are the chances they sign me?
Here is my story:
About a year after I stopped playing, I got the itch, and went and threw at a MLSB camp. I guess my arm had healed as I was throwing 88-92 and topping out at 94 on the stalker. I got called back to pitch again, but because I hadn’t thrown in so long, the skin on my finger was weak, it split open and that officially ended my so called career. I had some interest from that camp from a few teams, but nothing ever worked out because I ended up going to medical school.
Fast forward to 2006, two years later and I am now in medical school. While I like medicine, I went to a Ranger game the other day and I feel like I should give it another go. I have filled out physically and gotten stronger since I last threw, my arm feels stronger than ever.
As a 6.1’ 185 RHP who has the potential to throw 90-94, a decent change, and a pretty dirty breaking ball when I can throw it for strikes, do you think it is too late for me? What are the chances I will be picked up if I go to one of the MLB open tryouts or the MLSB camps? I’m sure it looks bad, but will the fact that I haven’t played in two years really hurt me?
I know I am chasing a dream, but do guys actually get picked up at these camps?
I am sure you probably get emails all the time, especially from kids inflating their numbers trying to get on the list, but I assure you, I have no reason to exaggerate and if I never step on the field again, I would accept that. I’m just afraid I am wasting something here.
If you have any advice at all, I would appreciate it.