I really hope this one meets the posting standards required by adbono!
Here's the question: Looking at College Baseball Rosters. NOTE THIS EXCLUDES SEC AND ACC TEAMS. And, it SEEMS that the vast majority of players on a roster come from the state in which that school is located. Maybe there may be 2 or 3 players on the roster from states that are further away from that school? Sometimes you don't even see that many. But, it SEEMS that the roster is mostly made up of players from that state, or from a state that is bordering that state. Is that the norm? And, related, does it make it somewhat improbable for a kid from a state not near that school to ever be considered for that team?
And, is there a root cause for this effect? I'm THINKING that MAYBE it has to do with the fact that there are so few baseball scholarships and maybe it's just cheaper for kids to stay in-state for schools rather than have to pay the out of state tuition rate. But, that's just a GUESS.