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Homecookin26

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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  21:40:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I feel like the forum has been a little quiet lately and I want to spice some things up!!! The season is about to start March 1st for most teams and I want to hear what people are saying and predicting! I'll throw my two cents out with what little I know....

Smartense Black(Northcutt)
HomePlate Generals (Searcy)
Cell Block
EC Astros (A team)
Ga Jackets National
South Dekalb Tribe
643 Cougs

That's what I got! Spice it up people!

RBIKING

39 Posts

Posted - 01/27/2019 :  18:43:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that in numerical order?
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Homecookin26

41 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2019 :  16:50:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RBIKING

Is that in numerical order?


Nope just off the top of my head couldn't think of any "good" teams at this age group
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turntwo

941 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2019 :  10:43:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homecookin26

I feel like the forum has been a little quiet lately and I want to spice some things up!!! The season is about to start March 1st for most teams and I want to hear what people are saying and predicting! I'll throw my two cents out with what little I know....

Smartense Black(Northcutt)
HomePlate Generals (Searcy)
Cell Block
EC Astros (A team)
Ga Jackets National
South Dekalb Tribe
643 Cougs

That's what I got! Spice it up people!



What about Squeeze?
What about Gainesville?
What about Meridian?
What about 643 Tigers (rumor is the best of the 3)?
What about the other Astrosí teams (.22ís, White, Navy, Gray)?

Way too early to tout whoís tops. Obviously outside of the mainstays (Cellblock, Smarttense, and HP/Kennesaw) the rest are Ďiffyí at best or completely unknown.

Not to mention, whoís playing what and where? 54/80 or 60/90? PG or TbS/PBR? Neither are right/wrong, as it may be just a preference. A team may have lots of 8th graders, thus play mainly 60/90 to prep for high school. Or a team of 16-19 players arenít deterred from PitchSmart guidelines (PG), while others may not have the depth (pitching) for a quick 2-3 day tourney (where pitchers are rendered Ďspentí after nearly one outing).

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Whosebehindthemask

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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  11:04:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think there are a few teams that should be listed abive the others. Elite in my opinion has very few weaknesses in any facet of the game (pitching, hitting, defense, speed/base running)
Elite: Homeplate Generals
Smartense Northcutt
Cellblock
East Cobb A team

Next: Georgia Braves a lot of turnover or they would be in elite
643 Cougars well coached well balanced
Team Elite Prospects will they have their best on one team
South Dekalb Tribe pitching?
Team 360 Hawks can hit pitching?
Georgia Jackets National pitching? Had injuries in the fall. SS can really hit
Smyrna Slammers A team could be dangerous need to fill out bottom of order
SF Giants usually real good pitching. Careful pitching to SS
Georia Power excellent pitching
i am sure there are others deserving of the list so feel free to add

Edited by - Whosebehindthemask on 01/29/2019 12:49:03
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ecb7

100 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2019 :  15:15:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In no particular order
1. HP Generals
2. Smartense
3. Cell Block
4. Five Star National
5. EC Astros Orange
6. 643 Cougars
7. Squeeze
8. GA Jackets National
9. EC Astros Navy
10.Team Elite Prospects
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Teeillz

10 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2019 :  16:55:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iím going with Team 360 Hawks, but Iím bias hahahaha however their program is not as concerned with the win at age 12/13 as they are about the development!!! PG/Rawlings Best Defensive player of the year specifically credits JoJo Batten his coach from 14-16 with developing him!
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turntwo

941 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2019 :  19:46:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Whosebehindthemask

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Team Elite Prospects will they have their best on one team
Georgia Jackets National...
Smyrna Slammers A team ...



Can't really argue with anything you said, but you make a good point... There's mention of several orgs, and "A" teams or 'maybe if they have an A' team... Use to be, 643 Cougs were the top. Period. Team Elite Nation was the top. Astros (1 team) was the top. GA Jackets only had 1 team at each age. Crazy that there's not "just one" at each age group, each park. Sure, there are instances where the Colt .45's, Yankees, or really going back, the Braves out of East Cobb could hang with the Astros in certain age groups... Or the Tigers or Jags could hang with the Cougs... But dang, I know there's TONS of talent in GA, but is there enough to fill multiple teams (at an org) that would/could crack the 'whos who' list?

With that said, I guess there is, however, as I posted previously, I don't see this year being as exciting as others... I see some division, in terms of PG/PBR and 54/80 and 60/90 events. To each their own, for their own reasons, but you may be hard pressed to see all the 'whos who' in the same event until after Memorial Day, or later.

To further that, what are these teams going to do that are 'solely' 60/90 and it doesn't make, or only 2-4 teams in the event? 14U? (wood/BBCOR) Or drop down to 54/80?
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RBIKING

39 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2019 :  21:56:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In order
1. Homeplate
2. Cell block
3. GA Power
4. Squeeze
5. Smartence
6. EC Astros
7. 643 cougars
8. Five Star Haynes
9. Georgia Braves
10. Reign Baseball
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Whosebehindthemask

9 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2019 :  19:51:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reign Baseball from 12u is no longer.. Their players are at different programs this year. Team 360 has most of them with team elite getting a few.
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ecb7

100 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2019 :  18:05:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Truthfully nothing will be determined until everyone starts playing 60/90 in May. The game at 54/80 is totally different than 60/90. If you donít have athleticism on your team it gets really exposed at 60/90 plus no more 275 foot pop up Homeruns that happen multiple times a game at 54/80. Bottom line Iím super excited to see how everyone has developed in the off season and see how all these new teams will gel. Only 10 days left!!

Edited by - ecb7 on 02/19/2019 21:50:19
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Homecookin26

41 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2019 :  21:40:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ecb7

Truthfully nothing will be determined until everyone starts playing 60/90 in May. The game at 54/80 is totally different than 60/90. If you donít have athleticism on your team it gets really exposed at 60/90 plus no more 275 foot pop up Homeruns that happen multiple times a game at 54/80. Bottom line Iím super excited to see how everyone has developed in the off season and see how all these new teams will gel. Only 10 days left!!



Totally agree with you....how ever, they offered up 60/90 and ended up cancelling it because only 4 teams registered. I just don't think teams have enough monsters to run 60/90 with the exception of 1 or 2 teams. Will be interesting. 7 days away!

First Tourney Predictions:
Main Bracket:
Champion: Motor City Hit Dogs
Runner Up: Colt 45's
Final 4: Titans Blue/Jackets National



We shall see!!!!
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Whosebehindthemask

9 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  02:31:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to have monsters but like you said there just arenít many. But speed plays at 60/90. Teams with fast athletic kids will do well. Of course you have to have pitching
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Whosebehindthemask

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Posted - 02/24/2019 :  15:55:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HoCo Cubs
GAP Myers
Motor City Hit Dogs
643 Cougars
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turntwo

941 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  16:40:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Whosebehindthemask

Nice to have monsters but like you said there just arenít many. But speed plays at 60/90. Teams with fast athletic kids will do well. Of course you have to have pitching



The BIGGEST key to this year, with PG (former T/C) going to PitchSmart. This first tourney some former notables will struggle. Other teams with 2-3 good/great pitchers will struggle as well. Pitching will be king this year. (more so than years past). At 60/90, speed is king (esp. outfield play).
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jacketspapa2

6 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  16:54:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Colt 45s are going to surprise some folks this
year. Maybe the best 13u team at East Cobb this year

Edited by - jacketspapa2 on 02/24/2019 17:25:02
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turntwo

941 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  19:25:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jacketspapa2

Colt 45s are going to surprise some folks this
year. Maybe the best 13u team at East Cobb this year



Rumor has it, Orange is loaded for sure.
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Whosebehindthemask

9 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  21:43:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im sure we will have many surprises once we start the season. We will see what free agency has done to teams good and bad. I donít expect clean baseball early on with all the rain we have gotten this winter. With all that said i am ready to get the season started.
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ecb7

100 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2019 :  22:23:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by turntwo

quote:
Originally posted by jacketspapa2

Colt 45s are going to surprise some folks this
year. Maybe the best 13u team at East Cobb this year



Rumor has it, Orange is loaded for sure.



Iíve heard through the rumor mill that Colt 45ís are going to strong similar to last years 13U Colt 45ís, but the Astros for the last 6 years at the 13U age bracket is the most dominant team at East Cobb and the Rumor is it wonít be any different this year with addition of 6 to 8 Elite Players. Bottom line I want to see whatís if these rumors are true or not. Itís going to be a interesting season if this weekend doesnít get rained out we can probably get some answers.. Letís play some Baseball only 5 days left!!

Edited by - ecb7 on 02/24/2019 23:01:19
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Homecookin26

41 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2019 :  14:13:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a lot of programs have added some "elite" players....but I ask the question... What is ELITE?? Some programs think they have an ELITE guy and he's high 70's off the bump and hits about 10 bombs a year.....then some programs have some guys low 80's and Hit 20 homeruns a year....and that's what they consider "ELITE"....
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ecb7

100 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2019 :  17:33:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homecookin26

Sounds like a lot of programs have added some "elite" players....but I ask the question... What is ELITE?? Some programs think they have an ELITE guy and he's high 70's off the bump and hits about 10 bombs a year.....then some programs have some guys low 80's and Hit 20 homeruns a year....and that's what they consider "ELITE"....



My definition on Elite has nothing to do with those exact metrics more like is the player one of the top 10 in State for his position ( OF, MIF, 1B, 3B, P, and C for example ). Truthfully Iíve watched this age bracket for at least last 6 years and Georgia has never had more than 7 to 10 kids in entire state that clock 80 MPH plus on the bump. Based on what Iíve seen probably more like less than 5 this year. Plus nobody is hitting on 10 Homeruns or more on 60/90 High School size diamonds. Hitting dingers on 54/80 over 250 foot fences in my opinion donít count. Truthfully average Velocity at 13U will be 69 MPH and maybe one kid in the Nation can throw 86 MPH but thatís the Unicorn. These big dog teams need to play some 14U bbcor Tournaments that will provide a true picture of the actual talent. Only 4 days left!!

Edited by - ecb7 on 02/25/2019 20:00:16
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RUSemiPro

83 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2019 :  11:57:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think pitching will be the great equalizer, and not just guys throwing heat. Efficient pitch to contact pitchers locating and executing pitches will be a commodity. Rosters with the most good pitching depth will be the ones that prevail.

quote:
Originally posted by turntwo

quote:
Originally posted by Whosebehindthemask

Nice to have monsters but like you said there just arenít many. But speed plays at 60/90. Teams with fast athletic kids will do well. Of course you have to have pitching



The BIGGEST key to this year, with PG (former T/C) going to PitchSmart. This first tourney some former notables will struggle. Other teams with 2-3 good/great pitchers will struggle as well. Pitching will be king this year. (more so than years past). At 60/90, speed is king (esp. outfield play).

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Titan8

55 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2019 :  13:15:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Until everyone starts playing 60/90 you can't
Make an accurate prediction .
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The Duke

9 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2019 :  11:37:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Titan8, it is hard to say when some teams are playing 54/80 and some playing 60/90, not to mention some teams play up in 14u using BBCORs.
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turntwo

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Posted - 03/07/2019 :  17:29:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a decent tourney for PG this weekend. Of course Mother Nature will take the ships.

Interesting to see a team making their debut, yet having players from other teams on their roster. Seems a little early for 'hired guns'.

Speaking of rosters, does PG even care when players as listed on multiple rosters in the same event? I know this is standard practice in the older age groups, but wasn't sure about this age.
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oldschooler

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Posted - 03/11/2019 :  22:06:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like Mother Nature tried to stop the games but the new park in Milton gave us baseball...when other places could not. Thank you Milton Pro Players Park.
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