State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: Alaska

You’re interested in playing college baseball, but what are your chances of making it to the next level? While many tout national probability as gospel, it turns out your odds of playing at the next level vary greatly depending on where you live.

If you live in Alaska and are wondering what percentage of high school graduates from your state play at each college level and where they are playing, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we team up with our friends at College Baseball Insights to provide you with state-level overview of your chances to play at the next level.

You can see an overview of our resources, methodology, and limitations on our College Baseball Participation Overview Main Page, as well find overviews on other states and regions.

Alaska by the Numbers

In the table below, you’ll see how many high school players from Alaska are playing at each level of college baseball, the probability of playing at each college level, and how Alaska compares nationally and to other states in the Northwest Region. You can see the complete Northwest breakdown HERE.

Where Are They Playing?

Alaska Players by Division (51)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

It should come as no surprise that the overall probability of playing college baseball for Alaska residents (9.12%) is below the national average (12.58%). Alaska’s 559 high school baseball participants are the lowest of any state monitored by NFHS. Despite dealing with bad weather and long distances to travel for games, Alaska is above average at sending playing to the NAIA (2.33%) and junior college (4.47%) levels compared to the national averages of 1.54% and 3.30%, respectively. Alaska has players represented at every major college level with the 25 JUCO players and 13 NAIA players representing the highest totals. All 51 graduates from the state of Alaska in college baseball play outside of Alaska since there are no in-state college baseball programs.

Want to see additional states and regional breakdowns? Find them HERE.


This article was written with data and insights from 3rd party sources, College Baseball Insights and NFHS High School Participation Data. Data and insights are subject to revision and/or change. We’ve attempted to display as accurate a picture as possible with the information that is available. Readers should be aware that college baseball roster data is fluid and changes throughout the year. Every attempt is made to reconcile data and keep up with changes, but this article may not reflect the changes or updates from 3rd parties. Insights cannot account for gap year programs, misreported roster information, or other inaccuracies which may slightly alter the numbers and percentages used in this article. Insights are subject to change and are based on best available information.