Division I Baseball Recruiting Guidelines Identify Stats for Ideal Recruits

Share Article uses data provided by hundreds of college baseball coaches, baseball recruits and college rosters to create Division I baseball recruiting guidelines for high school students wishing to compete at the collegiate level. The guidelines lay out what is considered to be all around ideal stats for high level Division 1 baseball recruits.

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There are more than 500,000 high students that play baseball in the U.S. and less than 2% go on to play baseball at a Division I school., a leading provider of college recruitment information and athletic scholarship statistics, has recently released in-depth Division I baseball recruiting guidelines for all major player positions. The guidelines are an overview of what baseball coaches and organizations consider to be the ideal statistics for high level, 5 star recruits. Division I NCAA baseball coaches and recruiters take many things into account including accolades and academics when scouting for recruits.

It's important for players to understand that evaluating prospective athletes isn't an exact science and competition is very high in Division I baseball. NCSA Athletic Recruiting reports that there are more than 500,000 high students that play baseball in the U.S. and less than 2% go on to play baseball at a Division I school. Other divisions, especially junior colleges may present more recruitment opportunities. The guidelines provided serve to help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their odds of securing a position on a Division I baseball team by understanding the ideal stats.

The guidelines were created using data provided by a number of sources, including college baseball coaches from around the U.S., hundreds of baseball recruits and college rosters. The purpose of analyzing the data was to reveal the model stats for baseball players that are chosen to compete at the Division I collegiate level.

Division I Baseball Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

5 Metrics Used to Evaluate Baseball Players

  •     Hitting power
  •     Hitting average
  •     Arm Strength/Throwing Ability
  •     Speed/Base Running Ability
  •     Rand and Fielding Ability


  •     More than 1 strikeout per inning pitched
  •     Pitch 84 mph consistently and up to 95+ mph
  •     2 addition pitches thrown consistently
  •     ERA below 2.5


  •     Height - 6'1"
  •     Weight - 200 pounds
  •     1.95 and below pop time

Middle Infielders

  •     Height - 6'1"
  •     Weight - 190 pounds
  •     Right-hand hitter - Home to 1st in 4.2 or less
  •     Left-hand hitter - Home to 1st in 4.1 or less
  •     60 yard dash in 6.8 or less
  •     Throw 85+ mph velocity from the infield

Corner Infielders

  •     Height - 6'2"
  •     Weight - 190 pounds
  •     8+ home runs
  •     30+ RBIs


  •     Height - 6'1"
  •     Weight - 180 pounds
  •     Right-hand hitter - Home to 1st in 4.1 or less
  •     Left-hand hitter - Home to 1st in 4.0 or less
  •     60 yard dash in 6.6 or less
  •     Throw 87+ mph velocity from the outfield

Preferred Grades for Division I Baseball Recruits

  •     3.5 GPA
  •     ACT score of 25 or higher
  •     SAT score of 1250 or higher on the two-part SAT, 1800 on the three-part SAT

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About is a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information. The organization helps student athletes identify opportunities and make connections with recruiters across the country by gathering stats on a wide variety of men's and women's sports and delivering the information in an easily searchable format that allows users to search by sport, state, division and school.


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