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I am not going to sit here and give you a resume of my baseball experience and tell you a life story like I have been playing baseball since I was 4 and still hold state records.  I want to know if I am too old to play Minors and possible play a major league game in my life time.  I will tell you I have not stopped playing ball just dont get paid for it and its getting me now where.  My last question is; where is the best starting point for me?  I was looking at the Indy pro showcase.  Any feedback and direction would be very appreciative.


29 is really old to start a pro career. I'm not saying you aren't good enough but it'd a lot different if you were 20yo and you were looking to qualify to play in the minors.
If it's your life dream then by all means, go for it! I'm not here to tell you don't try. Who cares if you don't make it. Good luck.

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I am am best suited to answer questions regarding minor league baseball prospects.


Originally, i started doing this because I became engrossed researching prospects for a fantasy baseball league. Back then all I really wanted to do was answer questions about baseball prospects. Funny how time flies but fifteen years later I have been asked questions regarding the negro leagues, what minor leaguers get paid, why players don't rub their injury when they get hurt, and how players can tryout for the minor leagues to name only a few. I was recently in correspondence with a father of a marine who lost several fingers while in Iraq; he was later drafted by the Padres and is playing in their minor league system. Additionally, I get a lot of questions from guys asking me if i think they can be successful at these tryouts or if they should tryout at all. I do my best to answer every one's question without overstepping my bounds of knowledge. *sometimes i have to tell people that I just can't answer their question.* And sometimes I have to tell people that they just aren't good enough to be a professional ball player.* Most recently i have received two negative feedbacks from people who didn't like my response. one 30 year old guy who hadn't played since he was a teenager asked me if he really had a shot at making the tryouts. realistically, i said no. i guess he didn't appreciate my bluntness but that was the truth. I am not really an 'expert' in anything. I just answer people's inquires, give some conservative, advise or tell them 'I don't know.' After fifteen years I have realized that i do fulfill most questions satisfactorily which keeps me doing this.


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