Jan. 5, 2018 Collegiate Baseball

What’s In This Issue?

• Special 2018 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 40 Pre-Season Poll: Entire top 40 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 2018 is expected to unfold, last year’s finishes for each team, what their 2017 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: 81 first, second and third team pre-season All-Americans are featured heading into 2018 season. 

• 2018 Draft Preview: Here are the top 92 draft eligible college players in the nation who have a chance of being picked in the first three rounds of next June’s MLB Draft.

• NCAA Div. II Top Players To Watch: Pre-Season All-Americans, 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 25 NCAA Div. II teams in the nation are listed.

• 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 listed.

• NAIA’s Top Players: 2018 Pre-Season All-Americans listed along with 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 does 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 2018 season 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 as CB examines top 5 Northwest JCs.

• Mike Martin Set To Snap All-Time Win Mark: Florida St. skipper is just 32 wins from becoming the winningest coach in college baseball history with 1,976 victories. Read about what he has learned during his 38-year journey as a head coach.

• 2017 National Pitching Coach Of The Year: Oregon State’s Nate Yeskie helps Beaver pitching staff put together nation-leading 1.93 ERA as the staff holds opponents to two runs or less in 39 of 62 games. Yeskie delves into all the tricks of the trade that he utilizes with his pitchers.

• Homeless And Sleeping In A Car As Teenager: Iowa Lakes Community College OF B.J. Johnson suffered through colossal hardships in life as he grew up in Tallahassee, Fla. where he lived off McDonalds’ hamburgers for months. This special feature story starts on page one. 

• Editorial: In-season bat testing will keep college game clean as long overdue rule finally passes.

• Around The Horn With Lou Pavlovich: Everyone in baseball can learn from Lee University’s remarkable skipper Mark Brew who treats military veterans in a special fashion.

• Book Reviews: Five amazing books are worth your time to read.

• Upcoming Instructional Clinics: Quality clinics are slated across the USA in January.  

• Ruleball With Rich Marazzi: First and third situations can be cashed in with a little knowledge.

• Jim Brady Dies: Coaching legend at Missouri-St. Louis passes away after battle with cancer as he compiles career record of 835-664-5.

• Special Honor For Dave Keilitz: Former All-American, head coach and Athletics Director at Central Michigan will have the baseball field named in his honor.

• Jerry Weinstein: Catching skills will impact outcomes of contests, and here is how to maximize the skills of these valuable players.

• LSU’s Paul Mainieri Honored: Tiger skipper receives Stan Musial Award and is named manager of the 2018 USA Collegiate National team.

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