THE average Velocity for 16 year old is?


#21

14: 72-75 Average, 75-77 Excellent
15: 75-77 Average, 77-80 Excellent
16: 77-80 Average, 80-83 Excellent
17: 80-83 Average, 83-86 Excellent
Just my idea?


#22

i turn 15 in a month. last time i was clocked (about 6 months ago) i threw 68ish consistently, toping off at 72.


#23

[quote=“Jacobs 21”]14: 72-75 Average, 75-77 Excellent
15: 75-77 Average, 77-80 Excellent
16: 77-80 Average, 80-83 Excellent
17: 80-83 Average, 83-86 Excellent
Just my idea?[/quote]

I don’t know if you are talking about the average baseball pitcher or the average like varsity or future varsity pitcher. For example, if you take a good varsity pitcher, those numbers are probably right on for when he was each of those ages, but plenty of 16 yr olds play jv and can’t break 72 or 73 mph.

Maybe something like this:
Your typical varsity pitcher, one year of fresh/soph, one year jv, two years varsity. At 14 he was probably around… 69 -71 Average, 72- 74 Excellent, 75+ outstanding (at 14 I was probably around 67-69)
15: 72-75 Average, 75-77 Excellent, 78+ outstanding (at 15 I was 70-73)
16: 75-77 average, 80-83 excellent, 85+ outstanding (at 16 right now I’m 77-80)
17: 80-83 average, 83-85 excellent, 86+ outstanding

I think in worse conferences these numbers will be even lower. I know my school league is pretty bad, and its more like this:
15: 67-69 average, 71-74 Excellent, 75+ outstanding
16: 72-74 average, 75-77 excellent, 78+ outstanding
17: 78-80 average, 80-83 excellent, 84 + outstanding

In fact, the best pitcher in my league last year sat at low 80s and he dominated. I hope to do the same this year. I think you play in a very competitive league Jacobs21, and those numbers are probably reasonable if you are talking about a relatively elite group. I think you have to specify what you mean by average. Average baseball pitcher? You haven’t seen the truly low end of the scale.


#24

[quote=“Jacobs 21”]14: 72-75 Average, 75-77 Excellent
15: 75-77 Average, 77-80 Excellent
16: 77-80 Average, 80-83 Excellent
17: 80-83 Average, 83-86 Excellent
Just my idea?[/quote]

I don’t know if you are talking about the average baseball pitcher or the average like varsity or future varsity pitcher. For example, if you take a good varsity pitcher, those numbers are probably right on for when he was each of those ages, but plenty of 16 yr olds play jv and can’t break 72 or 73 mph.

Maybe something like this:
Your typical varsity pitcher, one year of fresh/soph, one year jv, two years varsity. At 14 he was probably around… 69 -71 Average, 72- 74 Excellent, 75+ outstanding (at 14 I was probably around 67-69)
15: 72-75 Average, 75-77 Excellent, 78+ outstanding (at 15 I was 70-73)
16: 75-77 average, 80-83 excellent, 85+ outstanding (at 16 right now I’m 77-80)
17: 80-83 average, 83-85 excellent, 86+ outstanding

I think in worse conferences these numbers will be even lower. I know my school league is pretty bad, and its more like this:
15: 67-69 average, 71-74 Excellent, 75+ outstanding
16: 72-74 average, 75-77 excellent, 78+ outstanding
17: 78-80 average, 80-83 excellent, 84 + outstanding

In fact, the best pitcher in my league last year sat at low 80s and he dominated. I hope to do the same this year. I think you play in a very competitive league Jacobs21, and those numbers are probably reasonable if you are talking about a relatively elite group. I think you have to specify what you mean by average. Average baseball pitcher? You haven’t seen the truly low end of the scale.


#25

True dat.


#26

I am curious to know if high school coaches are leaning toward the tall and fall type delivery or the Tom House method.


#27

they like balance point, no momentum, high elbow. I guess with no momentum all you can really do is drop and drive.


#28

I think any 16 yr. above 80 is good and if your shorter like most people that have listed on here 77 to 80 sounds like money to me. I threw like 81 82 last year as a freshman i want to be up around 85 this year but thats tough. Is 85 fast enough to play collage baseball? As is


#29

so most you guys will be throwing high 80’s by sophomore year right? :roll:


#30

how in the he!! do you gys throw so fast :shock: , i’m almost sixteen, how fast is the average fastball for someone who’s almost sixteen.

i think i’m in the low-mid 70’s


#31

geez that sucks :frowning:


#32

i’ll be a smartass and say the velocity for the average 16 year old just randomly plucked from a high school is probably somewhere around 40-50mph, because girls dont play baseball and only a small percentage of males do


#33

LMAO. You have a point. :lol:


#34

Lol well I’m turning 17 in a couple days, I’m not just guessing here, I’ve been clocked 5-10 times in the past year and its always the same 82-88 mph depending on how well rested I am. I’m 5-10/11 165/170, and atleast where I play in New England thats elite velocity for my age. I’m sure its a bit different down in places like Florida or Texas, but this entire year I’ve played I’ve only run into maybe 3-5 kids who have similar velocity, and only one whose noticeably faster (Junior lefty going to VTech).

It seems we have some ELITE level arms in this forum… :roll:


#35

This pisses me off so much, our head coach gave me the “Don’t f&ck with this one” treatment this year because my results were good enough that he didn’t want to change anything, but our pitching coach is always screwing with the younger guys. Earlier this year, we had a kid my age, just far less advanced, big kid who throws the living $hit outta the ball, struggling with his command. So my coaches advice on the mound was to go to the slide step… WHY in the world would you tell a kid who can’t throw a strike “OK, now get everything going twice as fast!”

:shock:


#36

I’m 16 and about 5’10, 140lbs. I played baseball from 8-12yrs old and recently started playing again, (last 4 months, occasional throwing).
I broke my collarbone back in may, but now I hit about 80-82.


#37

My son is 14 …6’2 148… 8th grade…

fast ball 78-79

curve 68-70

Knuckle don’t know but slow.

Change up 70


#38

Most of the time the higher velocity in the 16 year olds and such can not be attributed to just body size, it is actually the coordination in your growth. What I mean is that certain tall lanky kids lack coordination, as do quite a few kids that are still in growth spurts. When your body matures you increase the velocity, as your muscles are not expanding each day. Some kids mature physically faster than others, and that is why Felix Hernandez was clocked at 94mph at age 14. Stats courtesy of Wikipedia :slight_smile: Of course mechanics also have something to do with this.


#39

My son is 16. Fastball 84-86. He is 5’9", 160 lbs. Size doesn’t always matter. Obviously, he is not a huge kid. His mechanics are pretty good though. If you use your whole body, legs & core, you can get much more out of yourself.

BTW, this is not daddyball -7. PG has his velocities listed in his profile.

He also has a 68-71 mph breaking ball and a mid 70’s change that drops.


#40

I’m throwing 79-80 and Im only 14. But I’m 5’8 and 160 so I have a similar body to many of the 16 y/o posters here.