So much of the high school baseball recruiting process is now about metrics.
There’s still something to be said, though, about a player’s heart.
Based on his numbers and overall effort on the diamond, Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Liam Shea-Gallagher ’24 was named MVP at the Best in the US Showcase in front of 40 college coaches at Yale University Oct. 8-9.
Following his award-winning performance at the two-day showcase, Liam, a shortstop, was contacted by seven Division I coaches, including host Yale.
Liam on why he wanted to attend this particular showcase: “I knew there would be a lot of college coaches there. I wanted to do my best and get my name out to the coaches.”
Liam on how he performed at the showcase: “I felt really good. That’s the best I’ve performed in a while. My metrics all improved – throwing velocity, exit velocity off the bat, and running. And when my award was announced, (the showcase director) said part of the reason why I got the award was my hustle, competitiveness and desire to be there.”
Liam on being named MVP: “I was super excited. It helped me stand out in front of other coaches. I got a lot of emails, and met a lot of schools and coaches who were interested.”