College coaches are beginning their recruiting process earlier than previous years. Many baseball players are verballing their freshman and sophomore years versus their senior years due to increased levels of competition across the playing field. By the time you have reached your senior year in high school, colleges have reserved spots on the roster for the next two years.
College coaches have short periods of time to recruit their athletes. This is known as the contact or evaluation period. These are the times you want to be in front of college coaches displaying your talents.