State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: Idaho

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 Idaho 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.

Idaho by the Numbers

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

Where Are They Playing?

Idaho Players by Division (246)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

Overall, the college baseball outlook for Idaho high school graduates across all levels (7.11%) is well below both Northwest (11.45%) and national (12.58%) averages. In fact, Idaho has the 3rd lowest college baseball participation rate of any state. The only level where Idaho is above the national average at sending players to the next level is NAIA. It’s 1.88% NAIA participation rate is just north of the national odds (1.54%) but below the regional average (2.13%). The junior college participation rate of 3.26% is just about on par with the national average of 3.30%, but all other levels fall well below 1%. While it may surprise you to find that Idaho has 3,462 high school baseball participants, this clearly isn’t translating to creating a pipeline to college baseball. With only 4 in-state programs, these results aren’t all together surprising. Idaho is a rare state where more players play in other states than stay home. Both Oregon and Washington get more Idaho graduates than those who stay in-state to play in college.

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.