State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: Maine

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 Maine 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.


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

Where Are They Playing?

Maine Players by Division (182)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

Despite having better high school participation numbers than Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, the region’s northern-most state’s college baseball outlook is the 2nd worst of any state represented by the NFHS. Only 6% of Maine high school baseball players move on to play at any college level, just over a third of the region’s average (15.36%) and less than half the national average (12.58%). Maine is below average at every major college level with the exception of D3, where a respectable 3.99% of Maine high school ballplayers move on to play. That accounts for two-thirds of Maine’s total college baseball output. Maine’s D2 (0.30%) and JUCO (0.00%) rates are the lowest of any state in the country and is extremely underrepresented at the D1 (0.66%) and NAIA (0.13%) levels. The 0.92% of players from Maine who play at the USCAA level is 2nd best of any state in the country, trailing only Pennsylvania.  When you pair long winters with the D3 and USCAA skewed distribution of in-state college baseball options (1 D1, 9 D3’s, 3 USCAA, and zero JUCO or D2 programs), it’s easy to see why Maine trails behind almost every state at most levels. This is especially true given two-thirds of college baseball players from Maine stay in-state to play at the college level. Maine has no college baseball players in programs south of the state of Tennessee or west of Indiana.

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.