What It Takes For Baseball Pitchers To Get The Attention Of MLB Scouts
As a high school or college pitcher, do you ever wonder what pro baseball scouts are looking for in terms of pitching talent? Do you ever wonder what physical skills are necessary to get drafted and started on your journey to professional baseball?
Pitchers have got to have a loose arm. More importantly though, they need to be able to throw a fastball for strikes. Personally, I like guys that throw a good curveball because I believe you can't learn how to throw a curveball, you are born to throw a curveball. But having a plus slider is great, and it can be very effective at the major league level if used correctly.
Pitchers also need to be athletic, have a good makeup. They need to be tough, and coachable. You may have the ability to make it to the pros, but to stay, you need to tough, coachable, and athletic.