DO YOU WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE baseball?

ABOUT COLLEGE BASEBALL RECRUITING

College baseball offers athletes the opportunity to play against high-level competition while also studying at a University. Apart from the minor leagues, college baseball is the next level when trying to make it to the big leagues. College baseball recruiting is extremely competitive and if you want to play this sport  you must be proactive and take recruiting into your own hands.

 

To maximize your exposure and be discovered by college coaches you need to create an online recruiting profile with an NCAA verified third party. Your profile will allow college coaches to properly assess you as a prospect because it includes all the information they want to see including your recruiting video, key stats, academic level (GPA) and contact information.​

WHY PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?

  • Maximize your potential: Learn and apply the values that are useful in all aspects in life. College sport teaches you the importance of teamwork, leadership, goal setting, work ethic, time management, discipline and handling pressure.

  • Develop relationships and make connections: The network you create from your sport can open the door for many things in life including job opportunities, friendships and partnerships.

  • Live a healthier lifestyle: Regular exercise helps boost immunity and contributes to overall physical health. 

BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP STATISTICS

The following table numerically summarizes the availability of baseball scholarships across the United States. Note: This shows the number of maximum scholarships a college can provide. This is called “fully funded”. However, many colleges do not have the maximum and therefore the number of total scholarships can be less than shown in the table. Athletic scholarships at colleges change yearly with increases and decreases, so you cannot fully determine who has available scholarships except by joining a network like IMRecruitable where you can find out directly what is available from the coaches. 

HOW TO MAKE A BASEBALL RECRUITING VIDEO

Knowing what to include attracting a coach’s attention is important. We have listed some guidelines to follow when filming your highlight video: 

 

  • Do not film through a fence or any other kind of impeding material.

  • Do not follow the ball while filming, or move the camera around (a tripod is very helpful!)

  • Do not zoom in and out of the player

  • Do not provide game footage

  • Wear proper uniform

 

Specific information based on position:

 

Catcher
Coaches want to see the mechanics of your throw and catch, as well as the power in your throws. They also want to see ability to bat. 

  • 4-6 framing pitches (camera positioned 9-10ft in front of the mound) 

  • 15 blocking pitches (camera positioned 5ft in front of the mound)

    • 5 in front

    • 5 to the left

    • 5 to the right 

  • Pop-time to second (8 throws, edit the good ones)

  • 5 throws to 3rd baseman

  • Throws to 1st baseman from mock bunts (4 throws)


First Baseman
Coaches want to see physical development. They want to see a compact and power generating swing.

  • Position camera 4-5ft to the left of the base 

    • 3-4 groundballs directly at you

    • 3-4 groundballs to the left

    • 3-4 groundballs to the backhand

    • 2-3 slow choppers at you

  • Position camera 4-5ft behind the base (throw to second baseman, show baseman catching ball)

    • 3-4 groundballs directly at you

    • 3-4 groundballs to the left

    • 3-4 groundballs to the backhand

    • 2-3 slow choppers at you

 

Third Baseman
Coaches want to see defensive and offensive skills. They want to arm strength and good lateral footwork. You must also be able to hit for average as well as power. 

  • Position camera 4ft to left of base for half, and well as 4ft behind plate for other half

    • 3-4 groundballs at you

    • 3-4 groundballs to your left

    • 3-4 groundballs to your right

    • 3-4 slow choppers at you

 

Outfielder 

  • Position camera 15ft in front of player and 5ft left towards center (throw all balls to 3rd base)

    • 3 groundballs at you 

    • 3 groundballs to the left

    • 3 groundballs to right

    • 2 fly balls to left

    • 2 fly balls to right

  • Position camera behind third base showing the showcasing athlete and 3rd baseman, and repeat above scheme 

  • Position camera behind home plate

    • 5 ground balls at you and throw to home

    • 5 fly balls at you and throw to home

CREATE A FREE recruiting PROFILE

College baseball recruiting is highly competitive and requires you to get access to college coaches. This is where IMRecruitable can provide you with a competitive edge and 10x your chances to get recruited! We can connect you with EVERY college and coach to help you maximize your exposure and opportunities. It takes one minute to register and then your baseball profile will be accessible to college coaches: The decision makers! Click Here to create our FREE profile.

Tarek Merchant

Recruiting Expert, CEO/Founder - ImRecruitable 

"It's never too early or late to start your recruiting process! There is an opportunity for everyone, so start your recruiting profile today and give yourself the best chance to play college sports and earn a college degree."

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