Recruiting Essentials: What College Coaches Look For



By Sean McCann
Recruiting Essentials Editor

“What do college baseball coaches look for in players?”

A very high percentage of correspondence we receive includes this question in some form.  This week, instead of theorizing the answer based on perceived trends we are going to drill down into actual numbers.

For analysis sake we are going to look at the state of Illinois high school class of 2014 NCAA Division I commitments in an attempt to answer the “What do college baseball coaches look for?” question. 

A few things to note before we dive into our research:

+ The vast majority of college baseball players do not play at the Division I level, however all trends begin at

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