Jan. 6, 2023 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Special 2023 College Preview Section: CB takes a look at all the top teams as well as players on every level of college baseball in 36-page section. 

• NCAA Div. I Fabulous 50 Pre-Season Poll: Entire top 50 poll listed along with teams receiving votes, plus in-depth rundown on each of the top 40 ranked teams in the nation.

• NCAA Div. I Conference Races, Top Players: In-depth look at how every conference race in 2023 is expected to unfold, what their 2022 NCAA RPI ratings were, projected Pitchers and Players of The Year in each league and a rundown of the top players on each team.

• NCAA Div. I Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season All-Americans: 82 first, second and third team pre-season All-Americans are featured heading into 2023 season. 

• 2023 Draft Preview: Here are the top 96 draft eligible college players in the nation who have a chance of being picked in the first two rounds of the 2023 MLB Draft.

• NCAA Div. II Top Players To Watch: Returning All-Americans, All-Region Selections, Players To Watch and Newcomers To Watch are listed in this special rundown.

• NCAA Div. II Pre-Season Top 40: The top 40 teams in the nation and others receiving votes are listed. A special in-depth rundown on the top 26 NCAA Div. II teams in the nation are presented.

• NCAA Div. III Top Players To Watch: Collegiate Baseball takes a look at the top players at each position across the USA.

• NCAA Div. III Pre-Season Top 40: The top 40 teams in the nation and others receiving votes are listed. A special in-depth rundown on each of the top 20 NCAA Div. III teams in the USA are presented.

• NAIA’s Top Players: Collegiate Baseball looks at All-Americans and Players To Watch at every position.

• NAIA Pre-Season Top 25: Top 25 teams in the nation and others receiving votes are listed. In addition, CB takes an in-depth look at the top 15 NAIA teams in the USA.

• Top Junior College Players Across USA: Exclusive list of top community college players across nation listed at each position.

• NJCAA Div. I Top 20 Poll. Coaches pick top 20 teams going into 2023 season and others receiving votes as CB does an in-depth analysis on each of the top 10 teams in the nation.

• NJCAA Div. II Top 20: Coaches pick top 20 teams heading into 2023 as CB examines top 5 teams with in-depth analysis.

 NJCAA Div. III Top 10: Coaches pick top 10 teams in nation as CB examines each of the top 5 teams.

• California Junior College Pre-Season All-Americans: California coaches honor amazing players heading into 2023 season.

• California J.C. Top 20 For Northern, Southern Areas: Coaches pick top teams in each area as CB does in-depth analysis on top 5 teams in each area.

• Northwest J.C. Top 10: Coaches determine pre-season top 10 teams going into 2023 as CB examines top Northwest JCs.

• The Remarkable Story Of Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn: He cleaned 5 different stadiums 7 days a week for 2 hot Kansas City summers which taught him the valuable lesson of working hard.

• SPECIAL FEATURE: Cal baseball living proof that miracles do happen. Proud program was eliminated, saved by raising $10 million by boosters which ran the program for 10 years and now is funded by the university once again to a large degree.

• Editorial:  Problems will take place this season with new NCAA Rule that is aimed at stopping pickoff abuse via fake throws and step-offs.

• Around The Horn With Lou Pavlovich: Cal St. Los Angeles’ epic Phantom Infield Drill was the best choreographed performance in baseball history.

• Letters To The Editor: Alicia Harrison, daughter of famous baseball vision training expert Dr. Bill Harrison, talks about CB’s special report on skin cancer and how the sun caused the death of her father. The dangers of being in the sun hour after hour can lead to serious consequences if your skin is not protected.

• Upcoming Instructional Clinics: The American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, the largest baseball coaches event in the world, is set to begin Jan. 5-8 in Nashville, plus 8 more events across the USA.

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: Post-season MLB plays are worth taking a closer look.

• What Makes Great Coaches?: After interviewing thousands of top skippers, Pat Williams knows what it takes.

• Taking A Look At Operating Expenses: Remarkable study by AthleticDirectorU delves into what the average operating expenses are for NCAA Div. I programs and what the elite programs in the sport spend.

• Power Of Proper Sleep: Muscle memory can be enhanced with good rest routines.

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