Most college baseball programs fall somewhere on the spectrum between perennial winners or regular bottom dwellers. We are faced with those two extremes, so let's set some basic background first. You have a player who is not going to be drafted into the professional ranks so lets assume a baseball career is not going to happen. The player is an excellent student and will likely have a successful financial future associated with what ever academic program they select. So now for the baseball part.
Two colleges have expressed interest (many more than two but I am curious on your thoughts regarding these two) in both the academic potential and to participate in their sports program. Both programs are DIII so there is no scholarship issues involved, merit money for academics is comparable from both schools.
Program "A" has excellent academics in the players field, excellent baseball facilities and a winning tradition and a 20+ year coach. Player will likely ride the pine for 2 years with "some playing time" and perhaps work into a starting position as a junior or senior. Program "B" has excellent academics in the players field, good to excellent baseball facilities, a losing tradition and a new coach who was hired to turn that tradition around. Team will be almost exclusively Freshman (2017) and Sophomores (2016) and will likely continue to get their behinds handed to them for the first two years as they mature as a team. Player is a targeted recruit who will likely start all 4 years at their chosen position.
So since developing into baseballs next superstar is not the goal but rather having the college baseball experience, being a part of a team and getting a great degree from a great school what thoughts might you have.
Their isn't a right or wrong and if you have specific question make the assumption that both schools are absolutely equal (geographically, size, opportunities, student body make-up, diversity, quality of food, resources, career connections, etc. etc.)
Interested to hear your thoughts! Thanks!