my son is a rising senior—class of 2020. He was late to the recruiting game but has garnered a good amount of interest with DII schools in our area—Were in NJ. I think he’s more a division III player—he’s not fast but does everything else well. what is up with some of the roster sizes in DII? I notice many have 30 rostered players . Some are quite a bit less. Some of the weaker teams are fielding 24 or so players
In the midwest some of the D2's are very good baseball wise. They are significantly better than the D3's in general, and closer to D1 level(there are always exceptions). There is less money available for schollies, of course. I think you'd have to parse out the reason that one school might have a smaller roster than another. Hopefully some one with a better knowledge of your area.
It’s hard to judge rosters when the sport isn’t in season. Some programs have already deleted their graduating seniors and other departed players. On the other end some programs won’t finalize their website roster until the week the season opens.
D2s in the northeast just aren't very popular- both athletically and academically. There are too many good schools within a 45 minute drive of any town in NJ, NY, CT, PA to make them all that appealing athletically. It's a bit of a snobby attitude north easterners have but some of it can be justified. So when a kid has a choice of playing at Bloomfield College or just going to another school as a regular student, he'll usually choose the latter (typically in warmer weather and typically at a...
Some information can be predicted based on current classification. Note 2019 Team Roster Insights might provide some insights pertaining to player attrition. Redshirt Insights are sporadic, normally a one year lag 2018 Team Insights will help identify certain patterns.
CBI has presented some interesting data showing just how different each school is, and that is only covering the NE and MidAtlantic conferences. Out here in California, the CCAA is mostly filled with state schools who offer lower cost tuition for instate students, so the rosters are largely stacked with California kids. It is a very attractive option for kids of good competition and lower tuition costs even without much athletic money to offer. The D3s out here lose a lot of potential...
What information can the group provide on DIIs on the west coast? I am looking at rosters of some of the schools my 2020 is communicating with and some of them are at 50+. Similar story with some NAIA schools.
I'm quite familiar with most D2's and NAIA's on west coast, particularly Calif. as one son played at one and several I coached in HS played at others. Let me know if there are specific schools you are looking at. Regarding roster, yes, many carry a lot of players and bring in large numbers in the Fall, but it varies by school. Also, if you are looking at rosters any time other than early Spring and into the season when the official rosters are posted, it can be tricky to interpret. Also, be...
Haha... OF COURSE you had that info ready... wow, this really does show a good illustration of the "neighboring states" factor. I think many can learn a lot from this snapshot. While I understand the general advice of "cast a wide net", there is also wisdom in keeping the radius fairly close to home. Of course there are exceptions with regard to specialized major or particularly high academic.
It is important than when talking about DII and DIII schools and programs, financial costs are a big consideration given the very limited or lack of athletic money available. I know some states have "reasonable" tuition options for out-of-state students and some sharing arrangements. But by and large at least for the public DII and DIII schools, their rosters are filled with players from their home state who are attracted by the lower tuition cost. At least the private DIIIs in CA lose a lot...
No. I'm a new person the block, trying to provide value to the research process. I wish I had something like this when my son was going through the process. Note, going to Florida and Georgia made no sense. Fortunately, my relative was in GA. Cost benefit of going to those tournaments didn't make sense.
Cost benefit of those events only makes sense for a fraction of those that go - unless money is no object. And many of the highest profile players go for free while hundreds of players that receive no benefit pay.
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