State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: Maryland

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 Maryland 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.

Maryland by the Numbers

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

Where Are They Playing?

Maryland Players by Division (863)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

Maryland’s overall college participation rate of 17.19% is 2nd best in the region and significantly above the national average of 12.58%. It builds on incredibly high D3 (6.94%) and JUCO (4.41%) participation rates. While the D3 marks are on par with regional average (6.95%), JUCO is where Maryland separates itself. It’s the only state in the region above the national rate (3.30%) and 1.26% better than Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic’s 2nd best JUCO pipeline. Maryland’s 0.34% USCAA participation rate is tops in the region as well. At the D2 level, Maryland is dead even with the national average of 2.05% participation, which is slightly behind the region’s 2.38% average. NAIA participation is the only place where Maryland really struggles, with only 0.36% of it’s baseball players participating at that level. Maryland hosts 7 D1, 1 D2, 7 D3, and 14 JUCO programs in-state, offering plenty of options for the 4,985 high school participants to move on. Factor in Maryland’s close proximity to other states with great college options and you begin to see why the state is so good at sending players to the next level.

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.