With the start of a new academic year here, college baseball rosters at all levels throughout New England have continued to change after 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.
College teams, despite carrying more than 30 players on their rosters, have only 11.7 scholarships to spread throughout the team. For those players who do not foresee a roster spot or a road to playing time on their current teams in 2022, there is always the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Players opting to go into the transfer portal are not required to transfer or guarantee they will transfer, but it leaves the door open — and allows other schools’ coaches to speak with them. The summer began with more than 3,000 players in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
This continues our offseason series of NCAA transfer updates that we expect to continue throughout the late 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].