I think the thing that surprised our whole family is how much there are actually two teams in college baseball — a team of pitchers, and a team of everyone else. My son headed off to college with a teammate from HS. They lived on the same floor, about three doors apart, one is a pitcher, one a MIF. We would ask our son "how's the SS doing?"
"I don't know, never see him."
Heard from the other boys parents that they got the same thing in reverse. Just something we really didn't expect.