Player movement is upon us in college baseball. With more than 3,000 players currently in the NCAA Transfer Portal, massive change to programs all over the country is inevitable.
College baseball players had until July 1 to tell their schools that they intended to transfer and still be able to play next season, according to a new NCAA rule. We've documented several New England prospects who have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal who could make big impacts for new programs.
College baseball teams, despite carrying more than 30 players on their rosters, can spread 11.7 scholarships throughout the team. That 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.
This is the first of presumably many NCAA transfer updates throughout the summer and fall. If you know of a New England transfer — from any level — that we have yet to mention, please email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.