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With more than half of a million high school baseball athletes, the competition to get a college baseball scholarship is intense. Less than 2% of these high school baseball student-athletes will go on to play Division I baseball. You can glean more information about your prospects and how you stack up in the baseball recruiting process by familiarizing yourself with the iSportsRecruiting recruiting guidelines. This comprehensive set of baseball recruiting guidelines will help you to understand what level of baseball is best for your talents while also providing an overview of the different types of baseball scholarship programs available across the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. You owe it to your future in college baseball to learn more about the process.

 

POSITION DIVISION PROJECTION BY POSITION STATS
Pitcher D1 – High D2 and NJCAA 84 MPH ranging 95+ with two additionals pitches 2.00 ERA
Pitcher D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA 82 MPH ranging 95+ with one additionals pitches 3.00 ERA
Catcher D1 – High D2 and NJCAA Height 6’1″ – weight 200 LBS POP Time 1.95 and bellow – Min 2 AB’s per game
Catcher D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA Height 6’0″ – weight 180 LBS. POP Time 2.00 and bellow – Min 2 AB’s per game
First Baseman D1 – High D2 and NJCAA Height 6’2″ – 6’6″ – Weight 185 – 240 LBS Hit for power averge 10-15 HRs as Junior and Senior
First Baseman D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA Height 6’0″ – Weight 180 LBS. Hit for power and brings lot of RBIs as Junior and Senior
Middle Infilder D1 – High D2 and NJCAA 60 yard 6.5 – 6.8 – Height 5.8″+ weight 180+ LBS. Min 2 AB’s per game
Middle Infilder D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA 60 yard 7.0 bellow – Height 5.7″+ weight 170+ LBS. Min 2 AB’s per game
Third Baseman D1 – High D2 and NJCAA Height 5’10” to 6’3″ – weight 180 – 220 LBS. Hit for power averge 5-10 HRs as Junior and Senior
Third Baseman D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA Height 5’9″ to 6’3″ – weight 170 – 220 LBS. Hit for power averge 3-10 HRs and brings lot of RBIs as Junior and Senior
Outfields D1 – High D2 and NJCAA 60 yard bellow 6.8 with outfield radar gun between 87-95 MPH Min 2 AB’s per game
Outfields D2 – D3 – NAIA and NJCAA 60 yard bellow 7.0 with outfield radar gun between 80+ MPH Min 2 AB’s per game

 

Baseball Recruiting

Because of the late timing of the playing season as compared to other college sports, baseball recruiting is in a unique position because college coaches must really look ahead to fill out their roster. Unlike many other sports, high school baseball is played during the spring season. This means that by the time the student-athlete is a senior, the college coaches have most likely offered all of their available scholarships.

High-profile schools such as those in the Power 5 conferences may even have their recruiting classes set by the high school sophomore year, making the freshman year an imperative season for many top-notch recruits. Many college baseball coaches take verbal commitments from athletes as young as sophomores.

For most high school baseball athletes, the senior year is way too late to start the recruiting process. If your goal is to play college baseball, you will need to submit your college applications prior to the start of your senior season. Because of the time-sensitive nature of baseball recruiting, it is important to use the results of your freshman season to generate your target list for scholarship offers, regardless of whether you have college scouts and recruiters at your games.