The test optional strategy is intended to boost the pool of underrepresented applicants. First gen, kids graduating from poor schools, socio-economically challeged (think Appalachia or inner city), etc. The purpose of broadening out the application pool was not to enhance or give any advantage to athletic recruits.
"The University of Chicago, which made the SAT and ACT optional last year, reports a record enrollment this fall of first-generation, low-income and rural students and veterans." https://www.google.com/amp/s/w...uestions-of-fairness
Most, but not all, college baseball aspiring kids, will not fit into those categories (except - maybe - first gen).