Last year Zoned hosted their 5th Annual Battery Showcase. This event brought out the 50 best pitchers and catchers in the New Jersey area to showcase their skills in front of 30+ college coaches and programs to go along with a Major League Baseball scout. This event is one of the highlights of the college baseball recruiting component here at Zoned. College coaches come from upwards of 5 hours away to scout players in a valuable in-season recruiting setting. The purpose of this event was to give the New Jersey area's best pitchers and catchers the opportunity to showcase their skills and have a lot of exposure to the college coaches in a one-stop location.
Its that time of year again, and we are getting ready for this years event! This years Battery Showcase will be on Wednesday June 5th at 6:30 pm at Zoned Sports Academy.
Criteria for Showcase:
- Pitchers: Velocity 75MPH+
- Catchers: POP time below 2.3 seconds
TCNJ, Seton Hall, Fordham, Bryant, Lehigh, Lafayette, Adelphi, Stony Brook, Rowan, Stockton, Scranton, Gettysburg, Felician, FDU Florham, Middlesex CC, Felician, Cabrini, Elizabethtown, Moravian, Catholic, Montclair State, Goldey-Beacom, NJIT, IONA, Drew, Washington College, Susquehanna, Marist, Rutgers - Newark, Rowan College at Gloucester County, DeSales, Bloomfield, Frostburg State, Chestnut Hill, Rutgers-Newark, Kean and more to come!
The event will start with the catchers displaying their arm strength and quick release through their pop times to second base over the course of five throws. That will be followed by the catchers hitting segment in front of the college coaches, in which, the catchers got three rounds of six swings off of two of the best batting practice pitchers Zoned has. The next segment will be an instructional period, which allows for a recruiting discussion amongst the college coaches and the potential student-athletes. The pitchers will then start their long toss routines and warming up to move into the pitcher's bullpen component that lasted to the end of the showcase.
If you are interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, grad year, weight, height, velocity and coaches name and contact information.
Contact us at 732-537-1770 for more information on upcoming recruiting events.
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