A friend's story from back in the day.
Played D1 baseball. Sat his freshman year. Fought his way into the lineup sophomore year.
Junior year he posts really good numbers and was an offensive leader on the team. Played every game.
He was all primed for a great senior season after his 3rd year. But, the school brought in a freshman at his position who was outstanding and took away his starting job. He was a part-time reserve in his last year.
This happen more than people realize?