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Hi there.
I've been out of playing baseball for almost 3 years and want to get back into it. I want to live the dream and make it in the pros, however I know we must start somewhere.
I started playing baseball when I was 6 until I was 18. I did pretty well in high school despite being on a not so successful team. I played travel ball from 15-18. I pitched mostly and got to play against a few guys that got drafted and went to college, they never stood out to me and I always felt confident that I could play at the next level as well. I have no idea how hard I can grow because I've never new around a radar gun, but everyone tells me that's good because I don't focus on how hard I throw.
I'm 6'3" about 170 and regularly work out so that when I do get my chance ill make the most of it.
Would going to a tryout be my best bet to help scouts see me and get my name out there?

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Samuel,

If you haven't played ball in 3 years, my suggestion to you is to join a baseball club or try out for an independent team in your area, then evaluate yourself and your situation a few months into the season. you'd embarrass yourself going to a tryout if you haven't played in such a long time. good luck.

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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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