Collegiate Summer Baseball: Where Scouts Go To Find the Next Star

Johnny CashCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2008

Every summer as college students come home and begin to take their long three-month hiatus from learning, baseball players never stop playing and most of them don't even go home. 

Summer baseball is the the key to success for college players who want to get drafted and move on to the professional ranks, especially those who play in small market schools and outside Division I.  With all major summer leagues using wood bats, which are used professionally compared to aluminum, scouts flock to these games to see the young players adjust to what they would have to use at the next level.

With more leagues popping up every year, these letter abbreviated leagues which may mean nothing to most are like a religion as players find out where they have been placed for the summer. 

Whether it be the Cape, the NECBL, NYCBL, CPL, Hawaii-CBL, TSCBL, or the Northwoods, all of these leagues have scouts who want to come see players and learn about the player no one has heard of who can hit the ball a mile or throw it through a barn. 

Other than the scouts who flock here, players love playing in the beautiful weather and in front of packed stadiums in parts of the country they have never seen before. 

Whether it be playing in the CPL for the Edenton Steamers on the outer banks of North Carolina or the Yarmouth-Denis Red Sox in the Cape, these leagues provide culture, scenic outlooks and experiences that are second to none—creating memories that will last a lifetime.