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Old 12-27-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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While I am admittedly a fan of the entire game and prefer MLB over NCAA baseball.. A few things really irk me about NCAA baseball.. I will list the main 2 and let everyone (if anyone wants to discuss this or take it further on this topic of my favorite sport.

1. Why on earth are they using metal bats? Players are not learning how to hit properly if they have any hope at playing at another level professionally with this? Metal bats are also proven to be more dangerous with line drives at pitchers. Let's just stop this insanity. I don't understand the reasoning at all.

2. Why is the season starting in mid February still? Don't give me its to fit in the sport during the fiscal or academic year. The NCAA has proven over and over with all of its dealings it is not about the student athlete so lets pretend its not and actually help grow NCAA baseball in more Northern schools and start the season in preferably mid March and have the College World Series occur in July instead of June..
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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While I am admittedly a fan of the entire game and prefer MLB over NCAA baseball.. A few things really irk me about NCAA baseball.. I will list the main 2 and let everyone (if anyone wants to discuss this or take it further on this topic of my favorite sport.

1. Why on earth are they using metal bats? Players are not learning how to hit properly if they have any hope at playing at another level professionally with this? Metal bats are also proven to be more dangerous with line drives at pitchers. Let's just stop this insanity. I don't understand the reasoning at all.

2. Why is the season starting in mid February still? Don't give me its to fit in the sport during the fiscal or academic year. The NCAA has proven over and over with all of its dealings it is not about the student athlete so lets pretend its not and actually help grow NCAA baseball in more Northern schools and start the season in preferably mid March and have the College World Series occur in July instead of June..
Little League Baseball uses metal bats as well.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Metal bats are an economic measure. They do not break as do the wooden ones.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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Metal bats are an economic measure. They do not break as do the wooden ones.
Shouldn't be an issue for the NCAA economically. Its doing quite well in terms of $.
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The NCAA isn't buying bats for schools though.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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1. I'm sure most college baseball players "hope" to make it to the next level but the reality of it is most will not. If you had wooden bats it would probably bring down a lot of the excitement in the game of college baseball & I'm not sure they can afford that. It's not really popular already although the college world series probably has some decent ratings. Imagine having some boring ass college baseball games. Not good.

It would also be very expensive too. Most people don't know how to avoid breaking a bat on an inside pitch.

2. As far as starting in February I don't know why. Maybe because it's always been like that. Maybe because for the small % of players that do get drafted overall June is the month they need to be finishing. If you finish much later you might as well extend it until August because it's almost too late to really do anything at the minor league level. And having that 2.5 months of minor league ball after college I think is a big help in terms of preparing yourself for pro ball. Imagine being drafted in mid July. By the time you sign it's already August. You have like 1 month of pro ball. That's not long at all. So now you have to wait until next February before you really start working out with your team.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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1. I'm sure most college baseball players "hope" to make it to the next level but the reality of it is most will not. If you had wooden bats it would probably bring down a lot of the excitement in the game of college baseball & I'm not sure they can afford that. It's not really popular already although the college world series probably has some decent ratings. Imagine having some boring ass college baseball games. Not good.

It would also be very expensive too. Most people don't know how to avoid breaking a bat on an inside pitch.

2. As far as starting in February I don't know why. Maybe because it's always been like that. Maybe because for the small % of players that do get drafted overall June is the month they need to be finishing. If you finish much later you might as well extend it until August because it's almost too late to really do anything at the minor league level. And having that 2.5 months of minor league ball after college I think is a big help in terms of preparing yourself for pro ball. Imagine being drafted in mid July. By the time you sign it's already August. You have like 1 month of pro ball. That's not long at all. So now you have to wait until next February before you really start working out with your team.

About 10 percent of college players will eventually sign a contract with an MLB organization. 20 percent from Div 1. Also note that over the past several years, half or more of all drafted players did play some college ball. The odds are greater that a guy out of college will make it to the majors over guys signed out of HS.

The season starts in February so the regular season concludes by the end of the spring semester, leaving another month for tournaments and WS. Players that do get drafted out of college most likely will play in a short season (10 week) league.

Also want to point out MLB is pleased on how colleges develop players. So much so that they are currently lobbying the NCAA to increase scholarship availability to compete for athletes that other-wise may choose Football or Basketball over Baseball. Currently full rides in Baseball are an non-existent. However at some point for that to happen MLB would have to kick in funds as schools do not make money on Baseball.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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About 10 percent of college players will eventually sign a contract with an MLB organization. 20 percent from Div 1. Also note that over the past several years, half or more of all drafted players did play some college ball. The odds are greater that a guy out of college will make it to the majors over guys signed out of HS.

The season starts in February so the regular season concludes by the end of the spring semester, leaving another month for tournaments and WS. Players that do get drafted out of college most likely will play in a short season (10 week) league.

Also want to point out MLB is pleased on how colleges develop players. So much so that they are currently lobbying the NCAA to increase scholarship availability to compete for athletes that other-wise may choose Football or Basketball over Baseball. Currently full rides in Baseball are an non-existent. However at some point for that to happen MLB would have to kick in funds as schools do not make money on Baseball.

Do you think that in college baseball. The very competitive divisions like the SEC could almost be compared to Rookie League at the pro level? Maybe not all teams but the power house teams.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Do you think that in college baseball. The very competitive divisions like the SEC could almost be compared to Rookie League at the pro level? Maybe not all teams but the power house teams.
I would say most D1 teams from major conferences would be competitive (maybe not quite as good) in comparison to the Rookie Leagues. After all Rookie Leagues are composed mostly of HS kids right out of school in which many of them will not advance beyond that.
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