The college baseball season is upon us, and hosts Dan Guttenplan and Matt Feld break down the D1 college baseball landscape just days ahead of the start of the 2023 season.
With 10 New England D1 programs set to kick off the season on Friday, Feb. 17, we go through NEBJ’s top 10 ranking starting with New England’s top team, UConn.
In pursuit of an elusive trip to Omaha for the College World Series, the UConn staff has been as active as any New England program in bringing in transfers over the last two seasons. Only 11 players on the UConn roster are in-state recruits.
“I don’t necessarily disagree with the strategy of Connecticut,” Feld said. “They’re trying to play with the best programs in the country now. They’re trying to prove that they’re not just the best program in New England, but they can beat UVA, they can beat Vanderbilt, they can beat Tennessee, South Carolina or Ole Miss. They’re trying to find the best players in that given year that are going to give them that opportunity to do that. So, I don’t find a lot of faults with the roster construction strategy of the UConn coaching staff.”