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Know the Numbers

Updated: Feb 6, 2019


Not your stats this time.  The number we are referring to is the amount of players that are brought into a program every fall.

This past week, a college baseball publication listed the top 25 baseball schools in the country, with the amount of players that each school had committed.  Each school brought in 13 to 18 players in the fall.  Do the math.  If that many players are brought in each year, that would give you a total roster between 52-72 players for each program. But will all of those players be on the roster come spring?

So, what are the important questions to ask when it comes to roster size for the fall?


  • How many players will be brought in during the fall?  

  • How many of those players are scholarship players vs non-scholarships players?

  • Of the scholarship players, how many are on baseball money?

  • How many players are brought in at each position?

  • How many players will be kept on for the spring roster?

  • How many players will be red-shirted?

  • Is there a JV team? (at 4 year schools)

A family will be able to determine how many players that will be getting cut by doing the math.  Not many families believe that their son will get cut.


However, it is a part of college baseball. 

There are many smaller schools that do carry huge roster numbers so that they can have more students pay the school tuition. This is ok as long as the family knows the score.

At some point, a player has to beat somebody out to win a job.


A college baseball coach's job is to acquire as much talent as possible to be able to put the best team on the field.  


A player's job is to perform well enough to win a spot and possibly a starting position.

A family's job is to ask the right questions so that there are no surprises in the fall.

For more information about the College Athlete Advantage Recruiting Program please call Mike Orchard @ 407-489-7509 or email: mike@collegeathleteadvantage.com.




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