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Are you a Division 1 College Baseball Player?

Ep. 264

I'm Patrick Jones and I used to be a hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Now I work with hitters in the private sector in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also help players with college recruiting. 

In today's episode, we're going to talk about college recruiting. Specifically, we're going to talk about division one players versus d2 and d3 players.

Learn the reasons behind why certain players are getting recruited to Division 1 schools and why others aren't.

It's a tricky topic to talk about because it's not always easy to see why certain players get chosen over others. But I think it's important for us to understand the reasons behind these decisions so players can better prepare for their future in terms of playing baseball in college and make sure they're doing everything they can to get recruited.


[1:34] Your age is important and the year you graduate is important.

[2:11] All these big conferences are looking at you.

[2:41] Remember how social media works you don't go viral by just doing ordinary things.

[3:20]The journey is far from over for anybody who's committing as an eighth or ninth grader.

[3:44] First thing is velocity.

[4:09] Projecting.

[4:34] Power five schools come in first and they try to get the top talent across the country.

[5:08] From a position player standpoint one of those top talents to be picked up.

[5:24] Defense is extremely important.

[6:34] When you're comparing yourself to some other players you got to take into account that it's not just the bat.

[8:03] Most of the time heading summer, heading into your senior year, and all of your senior year that's when the D2, D3, NAIA, and Jucos are recruiting players.

[9:22] Division 1 players that are being recruited.

[11:09] You need to be dominating where you're playing right now.

[11:59] Pop times.

[12:51]If you want to go play division one baseball you need to be around 100 miles an hour exit velocity.

[14:39] They're looking at your swing.

[15:16] Makeup from a position player standpoint

[15:46] From a pitcher standpoint you need to be around 90 miles an hour.

[16:54] At the college level it's about winning games.

[17:09] Projectability and Mechanics.

[19:17] Growth takes time.

[20:29] Consistency leads to growth.

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