Etheridge’s Weekly Dish – Portal Hit RateSEC Extra
The transfer portal has become as critical a part of college baseball as aluminum bats and the road to Omaha. It’s always been a game of player acquisition and development, but player retention has grown equally crucial in the last few seasons.
Keeping players has become more challenging now that players can transfer without sitting out a season. Freshmen often need time to develop or have experienced players ahead of them. Previously, junior college transfers were the primary method by which coaches restocked with experienced players. The portal has usurped that role and then some, with some squads bringing in[…]