I really want to try to walk on to my schools division 3 baseball team this year. Ill be a freshman this fall and baseball has always been a passion for me. I am a pitcher and an outfielder and id like to say im pretty decent at both of them. The problem is i am not in the lineup everyday. And when i do get in the lineup especially when pitching i feel like i can longer but for some reason they have let me only go 3 innings a peice in my two starts. I feel like if i could have played more this year i could of made a contribution to the team for then some of the other kids that played over me. And it was not that when i did play i did bad, i honestly could come up with a bunch of reasons that people have told me i have not played as much as a should, but i dont want to be a person that makes excuses. My goals now are with playoffs coming along is to cheer my boys on and if i get a chance to play then to give it my all. Then this summer do my best to dominate summer ball which i should get more burn in.
What im saying is i dont really have much stats to show college coaches (2 starts 6 IP 3.50 ERA and 9 k’s and a 2-0 record) and i batting .333 8 PA 6 AB 2 hits (single and triple) with 4 RBI) so when i do play i show that i can be a positive contribution but i don’t complain about playing time because its the coachs decision on what is best whether i agree or not.
So how do i go about with this walking on thing. I think i could be a very good pitcher if i could get my velocity up a little more. One thing i need to work on is being confident with throwing hard. I used to be a control pitcher that didn’t throw very hard until this year i can throw hard but i don’t all the time because of new mechanics and im worried ill start walking everyone. I would like to know of a good throwing program (would tuff cuff be good during a summer season?) and a good workout program because i do like to lift weights for fun but im not very big (5ft6 175) i dont need to be big id actually like to slim down a little bit more so i could have the best stamina and velocity as i can, but also speed if i decide to go as an outfielder.
What do you think i should do when it comes to working out an stuff? I know one thing is that i will be the hardest worker there when it comes to college and i will work my butt off when it comes to the tryout but i’m not really sure what i should expect.
Can someone fill me in?