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High School Summer Ball Decoded

Fall 2018 is here and many of the programs in Northern California are holding tryouts for their Summer 2019 High School teams. With so many options from playing only with your high school to playing local club ball to traveling the country, it can be confusing, extremely time consuming and expensive to determine the best option.

Lucky for us, we have 14 years of experience and a partnership with College Baseball Match to help you weigh your options. From our perspective, there are 3 main reasons to play summer baseball: 1) exposure, 2) improve your game and 3) have a fun experience. (Note: these do not need to be mutually exclusive.)


Determining whether you should be playing summer ball for exposure is easy if you follow this guideline: do my tools say that I am currently a Division I prospect or am I going into my senior year? If the answer to either question is yes, then playing summer ball for exposure makes sense.

Why is being a Division I prospect important? The majority of Division II, Division III and NAIA college coaches do not actively recruit until you are a rising Senior.

How do I determine if I am currently a Division I prospect? Build your profile on College Baseball Match (CBM). CBM has analyzed the last 15 years of high school baseball players and interviewed