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eastside Buff

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Baseball at HS level is total insanity and heading even younger

I personally know of 3 kids having TJ or elbow surgery as juniors. And trust me when I say, none will end up in the MLB. Here's my take based on first hand experience of 6 years of high level competitive/travel baseball: The insanity surrounding baseball stems primarily from for profit organizations like Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report (“PBR” or more appropriately: “pay to be ranked”) hyping every player willing to pay their fee and of course, delusional parents. Unlike football and basketball where size and/or speed, sheer athletic ability, etc., can distinguish a kid; baseball involves much more “finesse” skills that invites a lot of over hyping of average to below average players (at almost any position sans pitcher). The real head scratcher I’ve observed occurs when HS kids and their parents incorporate their “delusional” assessment of a kid’s abilities into important decisions like where to attend college based strictly on continuing a playing career. Not talking D1 landing spots but poe-dunk CCs, JUCOs or overpriced small liberal arts colleges in the middle of nowhere just to continue to pursue the dream. Other than a desire to keep playing, I fail to see the end game.

[Post edited by eastside Buff at 06/10/2021 7:14PM]

(In response to this post by EBN)

Posted: 06/10/2021 at 7:10PM


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