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4woodbats

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Posted - 02/24/2020 :  11:51:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We need a Georgia based only "All-star" travel team that will sponsor the best team to play against only the best competition in the nation and compete at the highest level. MVP, Motor City, and Hurricanes pull from many states and are composed of mainly the most top talented players in the area. I believe Rawlings has done this in the past but not sure if they still do, and if they did, who will run it?

There is not a standout team amongst our Georgia 14u age group, only better teams than last year as the herd of players are beginning to dissipate and find their appropriate levels of competition. Historically the Astros have been the go-to club for this level of play, but someone screwed the pooch with this age group allowing egotistical coach Dad's or underwhelming coaches to perform these tasks. Now they have a new coach to clean it up from years of BS, good luck with that Wes. Some Clubs are giving out free player fees to good players to bolster a roster or boost the Club image, BUT that will only work for a short term until the lack of player development catches up with them. There may be good local competition, but we get exposed on a national level, unlike other age groups where the integrity of the team is intact.

Sorry about the rant, but I would like to see a Georgia based sponsored national team come together where the top players can compete without having to pick up with a Detroit or Miami team.






turntwo

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Posted - 02/26/2020 :  11:58:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Too many egos for it to ever happen.

Along those lines, this is a separation year. 14U 2023's are now in h/s and playing for their F, JV, V teams and are essentially unavailable until May... When available are they going to 'play down' or continue to play on grade where they have been playing-- thus 15U or 2023 Grads? My guess, they play on grade (outside of WWBA).

The 'whos who' remains the same... HP, Stros, GA Jackets, 643, and 5-Star are tops. Sure, there are others (GAP, Meridian, Cellblock) that will give the aforementioned fits, but late on Sundays, it'll be the same cast of characters (outside of out-of-state teams).
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4woodbats

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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  10:14:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm eating my words a bit after looking at the roster for the Astros on PG. The pitching is solid and will take them deep. Top player from CellB, STB & HP. On paper, they should win the tournament.
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turntwo

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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  11:45:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 4woodbats

Well, I'm eating my words a bit after looking at the roster for the Astros on PG. The pitching is solid and will take them deep. Top player from CellB, STB & HP. On paper, they should win the tournament.



Will be interesting to see. Lots that have played up the past few years, so are relatively unknown to this age group.

Looks like Astros Navy is still the top team, based on PG rank.

Edited by - turntwo on 02/27/2020 14:56:51
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gabbdad24

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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  15:30:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do they have lots that “played up” or do they have a lot of grade hold backs this year? They have a bunch of “2024s” who turn 15 between now and June and one on each team already 15. So a 2023 who turns 15 in July would be younger than most of the team but is the one who would be called “playing down” if he plays 14U.
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lives4bb

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Posted - 03/01/2020 :  10:58:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by gabbdad24

Do they have lots that “played up” or do they have a lot of grade hold backs this year? They have a bunch of “2024s” who turn 15 between now and June and one on each team already 15. So a 2023 who turns 15 in July would be younger than most of the team but is the one who would be called “playing down” if he plays 14U.



This is spot on!
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Lambro34

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Posted - 11/14/2020 :  19:10:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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