GBOs to FBOs for HS aged Pitchers
Just wonderin’ if what I’m seein’ and what my numbers are showin’ is generally what others are seeing.
I’m talking HS age ball and below, and I’m talking about “NORMAL” teams, not teams made up like the Jr Oly team is made, where the best 18 players out of over 5,000 of the best in the country, are all put on one team.
The appearance based on the numbers I have is, P’s who get more fly ball outs than ground ball outs, seem to have a higher degree of “success”, or at least don’t enjoy such great success that its a trait in a HS P that should be sought out or the deciding one.
I suspect the reason is, at that level and below, there is a lot higher chance of an error being made on a GB, and that translates to more runners per out.
The pitcher who’s afraid to throw strikes, will soon be standing in the shower with the hitter who's afraid to swing.