Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton's Colton Eastman (Shotgun Spratling)


ABCA Wrap: Nuggets From Anaheim


ANAHEIM, Calif. — It’s the official start of college baseball season.

Every year, our staff and many head and assistant coaches alike ascend on the annual ABCA Convention. There, some take in some clinics, while others predominantly attend to catch up with some friends who perhaps they haven’t seen since last April or May.

In a way, as one person put it over the past week, the ABCA serves as our revival.

The 2017 baseball season is here, folks.

While Aaron Fitt looks at some of the issues discussed at the ABCA over the past week, such as the potential of eliminating the 25 percent scholarship minimum and 27-man roster cap, along with the freshest idea, adding a headset inside catcher’s helmets to help improve pace of play, I take a different route.

The ABCA is a fun, but somewhat overwhelming event at times. As writers in this profession, you are used to talking to anyone and everyone. So, when we’d walk around the convention hall floor over the past few days, it’s impossible to remember how many coaches we ran into, or how many intriguing nuggets we consumed.

But with that in mind, here are a few things that stood out from my conversations with coaches:


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