Are college pitchers getting better every year?
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re: Are college pitchers getting better every year?
Posted by upgrade on 3/4 at 4:27 pm to 11thACR
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Why...want would say they are getting Worse...???

They are getting better ...Or they would not be pitching in college !!!



I feel dumber after reading this.

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.



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Posted by CourseyCorridor on 3/4 at 6:58 pm to upgrade
I wouldn't talk about pitching quality yet in early March. Come the latter half of the month, we'll get away from having as many cool, north wind (meaning in the batter's face) nights and start getting more of those warm, muggy days when the wind gushes out to left-center. Then all of a sudden, the ball will seem to jump off the bat a bit more and the pitchers won't look as effective.

Now, if the pitchers are still dominant in mid-April, you might be on to something.



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Posted by LSUsCRYSTALball on 3/4 at 7:14 pm to upgrade
yup


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Posted by sportsfan on 3/4 at 7:29 pm to upgrade
I remember growing up, we didn't have private pitching coaches or select ball like these young kids do now. They are learning how to pitch and how to train at an earlier age and the results are evident. Not to mention, weight training and conditioning at all levels are superior to what they used to be.


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Posted by fitz1190 on 3/4 at 10:42 pm to sportsfan
Early specialization seems like a good idea if the kid reaches high levels of competitive sport. But the research shows higher levels of burnout for kids that specialize early.


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Posted by sportsfan on 3/5 at 8:07 am to fitz1190
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Early specialization seems like a good idea if the kid reaches high levels of competitive sport. But the research shows higher levels of burnout for kids that specialize early.


I definitely agree...I see so many kids now treat athletics like a job instead of just enjoying the game. Not too long ago, if you were a good athlete, you played whatever sport was in season. There was no year round training and specialization like there is today. I know a kid personally who was a phenominal baseball player growing up, played on the top select teams in the region, and was considered a future D1 prospect coming into high school. The kid grew to hate baseball and gave it up when he got to high school.

It does seem now-a-days that if a young person wants to make it at the next level, this is the route he has to take to remain in line with his competiton. I think it is great that kids are getting recognized at a very early age, but I can easily see how burnout comes into play.



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Posted by TigerintheNO on 3/5 at 8:44 am to nicholastiger
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They need to go to wooden bats


That will happen the day after MLB agrees to pay for them.

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move season start to later and play through the summer to make it more of a national sport


That will never happen. The day after the MLB draft, players will be opting for the $$$,



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Posted by SL Tiger on 3/5 at 11:23 am to sportsfan
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I definitely agree...I see so many kids now treat athletics like a job instead of just enjoying the game. Not too long ago, if you were a good athlete, you played whatever sport was in season. There was no year round training and specialization like there is today. I know a kid personally who was a phenominal baseball player growing up, played on the top select teams in the region, and was considered a future D1 prospect coming into high school. The kid grew to hate baseball and gave it up when he got to high school.


Very true. I coach a 10u select team here in TX and I tell the parents that our goal is to help the kids develop into the best 17 yr/old playes...not the best 10 yr/old player. We play a reduced schedule of tournaments and break for football and basketball. I don't want to ask my 9 yr/old to give up another sport and he shouldn't have to. I really don't like where youth sports is headed.



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Posted by mtemplet on 3/5 at 12:57 pm to upgrade
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I have to agree with you to some extent, however, I think the new bats make it easier to eveluate a hitter more than a pitcher.


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