The pandemic has had lasting effects on college baseball — from the shortened 2020 season, to an additional year of eligibility for players impacted, to expanded rosters for the 2021 season, to an unpredictable future for the sport at the college level.
Many college coaches are staked with trying to fit five classes of players onto one roster, while others — like those in the Ivy League — are faced with an even worse outcome: the cancellation of the 2021 season.
That new reality is putting a squeeze on college coaches, who need to figure out how to divvy up scholarship money and roster spots. For those players who do not foresee a roster spot or a road to playing time on their current teams next season, there is always the NCAA Transfer Portal. 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. More than 2,600 baseball players have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal during this school year.
In early April, we highlighted 10 intriguing players with New England ties in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Here's a list of 10 more players who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal after their respective college seasons came to an end.