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 Nevada 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 Nevada are playing at each level of college baseball, the probability of playing at each college level, and how Nevada compares nationally and to other states in the West Region. You can see the complete West breakdown HERE.
Where Are They Playing?
Nevada Players by Division (415)
Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights
Overall, the college baseball outlook for Nevada high school graduates across all levels (16.73%) is better than the West average (14.52%) and national average (12.58%) by a good margin. Nevada’s high probability of playing at the next level is largely due to the 7.38% of players who play at the junior college level. If that sounds high, it is! Nevada sends the highest percentage of graduates to the JUCO level of any state in the country. The probability of playing at the D1 and NAIA levels for Nevada high school graduates is also above national averages for each level. Nevada’s 3.63% D1 participation rate is higher than any state West of the Mississippi and good for 9th nationally, well above the 2.32% national average. It’s NAIA participation rate of 2.46% is almost a full percentage point above the national average of 1.54%, giving it the 11th best mark of any state. Nevada falls short of national averages for D2 (1.49%) and D3 (1.57%) participation. With only 4 in-state college programs, Nevada’s college baseball participation rates may come as a surprise. Many Nevada grads go west for college baseball opportunities. Nearly half of Nevada’s 415 college players are in programs on the west coast. Those who chose not to stay in-state, blanket the rest of the country fairly evenly.
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.