Archive for April, 2007

Love of Baseball — Not Much Money in Minor Leagues….

Friday, April 27th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Jarrett wrote: I am the student who is doing the project on the effect of pressure on wanting to get to the big leagues. I had one more question. I was wondering if you played completely for the love of the game or for the chance at money. I am [...]

Getting Scouted in High School

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Jernard wrote: Hey, I’m center fielder in 11th grade school and want to get scouted to play division 1 baseball. I know I have the talent and potential. It’s just my coach really doesn’t promote me and really doesn’t put me out there. So my question to you is how [...]

Junior College Good Place to Recover from a Baseball Injury

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Jeff wrote: Hey, I was wondering if it was possible to start my baseball career after missing my senior year because of injury and not being able to play at the college of my choice because of their recruiting policy. I’m a good player and could easily play at other [...]

Lots of Little League Players, Not So Many in High School

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Ben wrote: I am working on getting some statistics on how many kids playing little league actually make it to high school, college, and professional teams. I was just wondering if you had any of this information. Thanks and any information would be of a great help. From Host Mom: [...]

Pitchout Advice…the Coach’s Call!

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Juan wrote: My question is: Pitch Out. Is there a situation when a pitcher is REQUIRED to place the ball down the pike when the coach give the sign for a pitch out? If a Pitch Out is called, the coach on defence is holding a runner on first base [...]

Play All Positions in Youth Baseball….

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

From Ask the Baseball Pro: Stacey wrote: My son plays 10 year old competitive baseball. During any tournament, he can be found at any position except 1st base. Is being a utility player ok at this age or should he ask his coach to put him in a particular position and leave him there? His [...]