D1Baseball and Baseball America are putting out weekly Field of 64 projections now. They typically come out Tuesday night or Wednesday.
Last week, D1Baseball did not have us in the field or in their “other teams considered” which is like Lunardi’s First 4 Out. I think D1 uses five teams in their version.
At Baseball America, the last two weeks we’ve been the second team in their First Four Out group.
You might see some projections from Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball, and College Baseball Nation too.
I think College Baseball Nation put out their first projection last week and we weren’t in it. I don’t recall they listed a First 4 Out, but if they did we weren’t in that group. We were 50 in their Top 50 last week and moved up to 44 this week. So we’ve improved in their eyes. If they do a weekly projection it will be interesting to see how we fair.
I don’t think that Collegiate Baseball or Perfect Game have put out Field of 64 projections since preseason ones.
D1Baseball and Baseball America are the more reputable outlets. D1 is well staffed and focuses on Division 1 baseball exclusively. Baseball America is well staffed and focuses on baseball in the United States, day to day, as well as draft and prospects so they have a vested interest in what’s going on in college baseball.
D1 is slowly but surely working themselves into being the default source on a national scale. The NCAA social media accounts reference their work and ESPN is now featuring their rankings and stats on their broadcasts.
Perfect Game is mostly scouting / recruiting / running live events. But they dabble in college baseball coverage.
Collegiate Baseball is just one or two guys with a passion but they are a credible source.
College Baseball Nation is a newer outfit but their presence is mostly their Twitter account. I rarely, if ever, check out their website because what I’m interested in comes across as Twitter content. I think they have a podcast too but I’ve never given it a listen.