State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: Delaware

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 Delaware 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.

Delaware by the Numbers

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

Where Are They Playing?

Delaware Players by Division (199)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

Delaware has only 1303 high school baseball participants but almost 200 college players. That’s good for a 15.20% overall college baseball participation rate across all levels. That’s below the 16.38% regional average, but well above the national average of 12.58%. Delaware college participation rates are above both national and regional averages at the D1 (4.07%) and D2 (2.76%) levels. Delaware’s 4.99% D3 participation rate is well above the 3.10% national average but below the regional rate of 6.95%. Interestingly, there are no players from Delaware playing at the NAIA level. Delaware joins Vermont as the only states without any NAIA representation. Delaware high school ballplayers move on to the JUCO level at 3.15%, which is better than the regional average (2.90%) but below the national average (3.30%).

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.