The pandemic continues to have lasting effects on college baseball as players impacted by the loss of the 2020 season decide how to use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
Many college coaches are tasked with trying to fit five classes of players onto one roster, while Ivy League coaches may even be juggling six.
There are many reasons for college players to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. Some do not foresee a roster spot or a road to playing time on their current teams next season. Others may be following the suggestion of their respective coaches. Others may just be looking for a change in scenery.
Players opting to go into the transfer portal are not required to transfer or guaranteeing they will transfer, but it leaves the door open — and allows other schools’ coaches to speak with them. Here’s a look at 15 impact players who are currently in the NCAA Transfer Portal.