Hello. Let me start by saying that I am 15 years old have never played baseball before in my life, and up until last year, I held an extreme distaste for it (boy, has that changed). I always identified with baseball fans as a Mets fan, but I never really followed the Mets. Strangely enough it was their terrible season last year that got me so interested in baseball.
Moving on from the background, I been become more and more interested in pitching to the point where my mind is set on trying this out. The only problem, as stated before, I have never pitched a day in my life, never even played any position in little league. Now I don’t have these ambitious goals of playing professionally or even for my High School this year or next (though that would be nice). All I want is to be able to control my pitches so I don’t end up hitting the people standing behind me. Is it too late to start? I am only 5’9" and am not the most athletic in the world. If it isn’t, what do you recommend I health-wise and skill-wise to get into pitching? Should I seek outside assistance or just stick to trying to train myself, though I heard that may lead to bad habits and potentially increase the risk of injury.
Of course this season would be an unrealistic goal to hope to join the JV team, with it starting in March, but I wonder, would next year be unrealistic as well?