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uncle duke wrote at 2014-10-24 17:25:15
Scouts look for the following in potential players-  power, velocity and speed.  If you possess one of the three, go for it.  It's easier if you don't have your own children yet but if you do it may make you try harder.  Hit the batting cages on a regular basis, if you are an in-fielder find a golfball and find a high concrete wall somewheres where you can throw the golf ball at to refine your fielding technique.  The golfball will come back flying pretty quick so stand back about 20 ft. or so and be careful.  It'll make fielding a baseball a piece of cake.  Others use a pitching machine but you may not have access to one of those.  Here's another opinion of mine-  If you don't possess the power/strength/speed you had when you were 19-22 years of age realize you may not have a chance at pro ball.  I only thing I've realized with getting older was becoming smarter and wiser.  Works your wits in with what you have left in the tank and go for it. It just gets harder as you get older.  


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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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