Prospect Profile: Heston Kjerstad Stands Out For Elite Power, Work Ethic
Heston Kjerstad’s work ethic was forged in his days working for his family’s bottled water company as a youth, and it has helped him become one of the top power hitters for the 2020 draft.
Prospect Profile: Zavier Warren Does It All For Central Michigan
A switch-hitter with quality tools across the board, Zavier Warren’s versatility has been a huge asset for Central Michigan and helps make him an intriguing prospect for the 2020 draft.
Then & Now: Jacksonville’s Trent Palmer
Trent Palmer left high school as a potential two-way star at the collegiate level. Now, the Jacksonville righty is one of the top pitching prospects in the MLB draft. Here’s why.
Then & Now: Louisville’s Bobby Miller
Louisville righthander Bobby Miller has transformed from a talented prep righty who barely touched 90 into a mid-90s arm with huge upside. Here’s our in-depth look at what he was, and what he is now.
Prospect Profile: Eye-Popping Numbers, Electric Stuff Boost Landon Knack’s Stock
No pitcher in college baseball posted more dazzling numbers in 2020 than East Tennessee State’s Landon Knack, who struck out 51 batters and issued just one walk. Walter Villa tells the story of Knack’s rise to prominence.
Miami Fireballers McMahon, Cecconi Set To Make Draft Waves
Miami had one of college baseball’s best weekend rotations in 2020, thanks in part to the emergence of flame-throwing righties Chris McMahon and Slade Cecconi, who both have first-round talent.
Oregon’s Yovan Overcomes Health Scare, Reinvents Himself As Hitting Prospect
After missing almost all of 2019 while dealing with a blood clot issue, one-time Oregon ace Kenyon Yovan re-emerged as a hitting prospect in 2020, while continuing to work his way back on the mound.
Then & Now: Minnesota’s Max Meyer
Minnesota All-American and premier draft prospect Max Meyer wasn’t always a flame-throwing pitcher. Here’s our in-depth look at who he was in high school and who he has become.
Then & Now: NC State’s Patrick Bailey
What was premier prospect and NC State catcher Patrick Bailey before he arrived in college? Our new series — then and now — looks at Bailey during his high school days to now.
UConn’s Jimmy Wang Carries Banner For Chinese Ballplayers
UConn righthander Jimmy Wang, believed to be the only Chinese-born baseball player in Division I, has charted an unusual course and is still just scratching the surface of his potential on the mound.
Elite Pitching, Deep Desire Drove Long Beach’s Dramatic Turnaround
After struggling through a 14-41 campaign in 2019, Long Beach State was college baseball’s biggest surprise in 2020, winning series against Cal, Wake Forest and Mississippi State. Aaron Fitt examines the turnaround at the Beach.
Best Of D1: The Science Of Paul DeJong (2015)
From the D1Baseball archives: In this 2015 feature, Michael Baumann explains why Illinois State utilityman Paul DeJong was an analytics darling. The fourth-year junior would become a fourth-round pick and an MLB all-star.
Best Of D1: Dillon Tate’s Work Ethic Garners Respect (2015)
In today’s dive into the archives, we present Shotgun Spratling’s 2015 feature on UC Santa Barbara righthander Dillon Tate, the fireballer who became the No. 4 overall pick in the draft that June.
Best Of D1: GSA Spotlight on Louisiana’s Blake Trahan (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: This 2015 feature by Kendall Rogers tells the story of Blake Trahan’s journey from a tiny town in western Louisiana to becoming one of the best players in the country for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Best of D1: Sorenson Chats With Three Legends (2015)
Today’s dive into the D1Baseball vault features Eric Sorenson’s entertaining 2015 interviews with three college baseball legends: Texas’ Augie Garrido, Rice’s Wayne Graham and Florida State’s Mike Martin.
The Sandlot League: D1/PBR Staffers Draft Hypothetical Summer Dream Teams
Writers at D1Baseball and Prep Baseball Report got together to draft their own dream teams to compete in our hypothetical Sandlot Collegiate Summer League. Who assembled the best team? Check out the full breakdown.
The Sandlot League: Round-By-Round Draft Results
Writers at D1Baseball and Prep Baseball Report got together to draft their own summer ball dream teams to compete in our hypothetical Sandlot Collegiate Summer League. Here you can find complete pick-by-pick draft results.
Best of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight on Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman
From the D1Baseball vault: Thomas Eshelman’s uncanny command made him one of the most unique college pitchers of his generation. Michael Baumann saluted the Fullerton ace in a 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight.
Prospect Profile: Clemson’s Sam Weatherly Makes The Leap
There might not be a player in college baseball who made a bigger jump forward in 2020 than Clemson ace Sam Weatherly, who should rocket into the top round or two of the draft. Walter Villa details Weatherly’s evolution.
Prospect Profile: FIU’s Logan Allen Has ‘It’ Factor
Florida International’s Logan Allen is one of the most polished lefthanders in the 2020 draft class, giving him a chance to be drafted in the first round. Walter Villa details Allen’s development into a premier prospect.
Best of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight on Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: Kendall Rogers tells the story of Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi’s remarkable turnaround season, which ended with the Golden Spikes Award.
Best Of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight On UCLA’s David Berg (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: UCLA’s David Berg is the most accomplished closer in college baseball history. Aaron Fitt tells the story of Berg’s incredible rise from overlooked prep to college superstar.
Best Of D1: GSA Spotlight On Illinois’ Tyler Jay (2015)
In May of 2015, Michael Baumann explored Tyler Jay’s rise to elite prospect status and explained what made the lefty nearly untouchable that season.
Best Of D1: Vandy’s Fulmer Follows Gray’s Footsteps (2015)
From the D1Baseball vault: A March 2015 feature on Vanderbilt ace Carson Fulmer, who was one of the most entertaining players in college baseball that year.
Best Of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight On Freshman Brendan McKay (2015)
We’re digging through our archives and re-posting some of the best work of D1Baseball’s first five years. Today, we present a 2015 profile of then-freshman Brendan McKay, whose greatness was already apparent just a few months into his collegiate career.
Coppin State’s Ruffino Doesn’t Let Disability Slow Him Down
Coppin State lefthanded pitcher Tim Ruffino might only have one hand, but he has never let that determine who he is on or off the field.