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Baseball Scholarships

There are 1600 universities who play baseball in the USA with over 40,000 players. NCAA Division 1 (D1) teams are allowed 11 scholarships per team, while Division 2 (D2) teams are allowed 9.​ Due to this limitation, coaches often award partial scholarships to recruit the most amount of players, meaning the scholarships will generally not cover all the fees.

To get a full scholarship, baseball players will need to pursue academic financial scholarships. Getting good marks and scoring high on your SAT exam is equally important as your baseball achievements.

NAIA and NJCAA institutions offer more scholarships in-comparison to the NCAA. NAIA universities offer 12 scholarships per team while NJCAA colleges allow 24 per team. Because of this, many top baseball players choose to attend these colleges for their first 2 years and then transfer to the NCAA.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Scholarship Requirements

CATCHER

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
Min Height186cm182
Weight90.7kg81.6kg
OB%.500.450
Slugging.600(Min 2 AB’s per game).550(Min 2 AB’s per game)
Pop time<1.95 and below consistently<2.0 consistently
ERA <2.00<3.0

centerfield

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
60 year dash<6.7 seconds<6.9 seconds
Infield velocity 87-95 MPHN/A
OB%.500.450
Slugging.600(Min 2 AB’s per game).550(Min 2 AB’s per game)

 

CORNER OUTFIEDER

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
60 year dash<6.8 seconds<7.0 seconds
Infield velocity 87+ MPH80+ MPH
HR>10 in High Schoola few HR’s and lots of SB’s in High School
OB%.500.450
Slugging.750(Min 2 AB’s per game).600(Min 2 AB’s per game)

 

FIRST BASEMAN

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
Height189-201cm182cm
Weight86-109kg81+kg
OB%.500.SHow potential to hit for power
HR5-10 HRs in High SChoolA few HR’s and lots of RBI’s in High School
Slugging.750(Min 2 AB’s per game).550(Min 2 AB’s per game)

middle infielder

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
60 year dash6.5-6.8 seconds<7.0 seconds
Infield velocity 85-95 MPH80+ MPH
OB%.500.450
Slugging.600.550(Min 2 AB’s per game)

 

Pitcher

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
Speed84-95MPH82-90MPH
No Additional Pitches thrown consistently 21
ERA<2.00<3.00
K/IP11
Walk<1 batter per 2 IP<1 batter per 2 IP

 

third baseman

METRICNCAA DIVISION 1NCAA DIVISION 2 & NAIA
Height178-192cm175cm – 192cm
Weight82kg – 100kg77kg – 100kg
Infield velocity85 – 95 MPH80+MPH
HR’s5-10 HR’s in High School 2 HR’s in High School
OB%.500.400
Slugging.750  .400

video requirements

In order to obtain a baseball scholarship, USA coaches will need to evaluate your talent through video footage. Below is a list of requirements that you should include in your video.

How to film for Baseball

  • Video should not be longer than 5 minutes
  • Dress appropriately (Kit with shirt tucked in and helmet on)
  • Camera should be 5 feet off the ground
  • Camera must not be obstructed
  • Do not zoom in and out
  • ​Focus on the player but not too close
  • All videos must be taken from two different angles (behind and side)

Pitchers

  • Only record after warm-up
  • Must be able to see the catcher catching the ball at all times
    Camera angle must be from the side and from behind
  • 15 – 20 Pitches with at least 3 fastball pitches ​

Third Basemen​

  • 4 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 Ground balls hit directly to your right/backhand
  • 4 Ground balls hit directly to your left
  • 8 Ground balls hit directly at you

Catchers

  • 4 Framing Pitches (2 pitches on each corner)
  • Blocking Pitches (4 directly in front of you, 4 to your left, 4 to your right)
  • 10 Pop and Throws to 2nd Base
  • 4 Throws to 3rd Base
  • 4 Mock Bunts and Throws to 1st Base
  • Ability to Defend
  • Ability to Steal
  • Speed Ability to Front

Shortstop / 2nd Basemen

  • 4 – 6 Feeds to 2nd Base for double plays
  • 4 – 6 Feeds from the 2nd Base coming across the bag and making the throw to 1st Base.
  • 4 – 6 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit 2.5m feet to your right.
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit 2.5m feet to your left.
  • 8 – 10 Ground balls hit directly at you

​First Basemen

  • 2 – 4 Slow Choppers hit directly at you
  • 4 – 6 Ground balls hit directly at you
  • 2 – 4 Ground balls hit directly to your left
  • 2 – 4 Ground balls hit directly to your backhand

Outfielders

  • 4 Ground balls hit directly at you and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Ground balls hit your left and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Ground balls hit to your right and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Fly balls hit to your left and return throw to 3rd base
  • 2 Fly balls hit to your right and return throw to 3rd base ​
  • 6 Fly balls hit directly at you and throw to home
  • 6 Ground balls hit directly at you and throw to home
  • Diving (High & Low)
  • High Balls
  • Lateral Saves
  • 5-Metre Shots
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