At least at this showcase PBR won't have them running the 60 down a hallway!! My son slipped and almost went through a wall.
PBR doesn't charge nearly as much as PG, so definitely worth it. D-Bat will be a good spot for this event. They should do more, closer to the season though. Having a kid throw 100% now is is asking for an injury in my opinion. Some just stopped lifting or are still lifting, finishing this month. Not a good way to start the season, with a sore arm that lingers for 3 months.
Do we really need to ask why? This has been debated so many times and people keep going to showcases. If your boy can put up decent numbers then PBR and PG help promote that player, plain and simple. It's marketing, it's the way things are done now. Will a kid with talent still get noticed by a D1 school or possible MLB scout without PBR or PG, sure they will, but it will be a lot harder, take a lot longer, and opportunities could be missed.
PBR is cheap and they do a good job with promoting. PG, not so cheap, but their outdoor showcases held on Spring Training fields in south FL are amazing. So if your boy has the numbers go, if not, stay home and continue to female dog about how showcases are a waste of time and just a money grab.
These would be top metrics for an 8th grader to be considered a prospect for d1. Sub 7 60 84+ arm velo on mound 85+ velo bp 80+ infield 85+ oufield
99% will not have those so why go? Wait until it matters and possibly your son has 4 or 5 metrics needed. Hitting one of these won’t matter. Some of 8th graders have already reached their peak. Kids mature at different ages. Also, look up P5 schools and how many 2025 and 2024 kids are committed. Not many. The ones that are committed are on National teams. No 2026 kid around here is….
Post by stevesaraullo18 on Jan 30, 2022 13:55:03 GMT -5
Are radar guns as accurate as trackman?
Let me ask you this if you have ever had a speeding ticket, and it wasn’t by laser but by a radar gun what must the cop be able to say he did before and after his or her shift? If ya didn’t know It’s use tuning fork and calibrate the radar gun. I’m sure most guns are purchased thrown around and never tuned.
I didn’t even know this until another dad there yesterday who’s a state trooper brought it up,
I would say trackman is more accurate as it measures to the tenth or a mile per hour.