It figures to be a turbulent summer for college baseball with more than 3,000 players currently in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
College baseball players had until July 1 to tell their coaches that they intended to transfer without being forced to redshirt next season, according to a new NCAA rule. Last week, we documented five local players who have committed to new schools and could make big impacts for their respective programs.
College baseball teams, despite carrying more than 30 players on their rosters, can spread 11.7 scholarships throughout the team. 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 several 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 [email protected].