TUCKER FRAWLEY Yale - ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH & RECRUITING COORDINATOR
Most of the players I come across have dreams of their baseball abilities opening up academic or financial doors that otherwise wouldn't have been possible. While that is true for many recruits and absolutely a dream worth pursuing, don't underestimate how many baseball doors can be opened for you due to your academic credentials. You'd be surprised how many players - at all levels of college baseball - make their way onto a roster without an athletic scholarship because they garnered admission to a school on their own and earned a roster spot as a walk on. The toughest part of this process is getting your foot in the door and on a college roster. But it is also the least important part of the process when it comes to who earns at-bats or innings. The best players play regardless of how they got there. Keep all of those potential paths in mind throughout your college search and the more options you'll inevitably have when it's all said and done.