Talent is the only thing College Coaches and Pro Scouts care about.
Don’t kid yourself, until you have the talent nothing else matters.
It’s the first thing they look for, not grades, not character or how great you think you are.
So what is talent?
Talent is the physical skills and athletic ability to throw high velocity pitches.
Coaches want great athletes that can move down the mound with a smooth, powerful motion and as fast as they can.
It takes an explosive athlete to be able to throw in the upper 80’s to 100 +mph.
The Eye Test is real and you must be able to pass it. You can’t fake it until you make it in baseball.
Sooner or later you have to be able to pitch in a real game against real hitters and get them out consistently if you want to pitch at the next level.
There are some pitchers that have natural athletic skills, but pitching is learned and practiced motor skill that any athlete can get better at.
The only thing holding most pitchers back is fear.
They are continually comparing themselves with someone better than them so they don’t believe they will ever be good enough.
If you have the athletic skills and the physical coordination to move down the mound with momentum, power and timing then you can learn to pitch.
But you must commit to do what ever it takes training wise to become the most explosive athlete you can.
Pitching is a sprint, not a marathon.
Whoever can get the baseball to home plate the fastest usually gets College Coaches and Pro Scouts attention.
But never forget this…
Passing the Eye Test will only get you noticed, what YOU do after they notice you will decide where you play College or Professional Baseball.
What are you doing to be a more explosive, powerful athletic pitcher?