State Participation Overview

2023 State Participation Overview: New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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.

New Hampshire

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

Where Are They Playing?

New Hampshire Players by Division (278)

Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights

The Breakdown

If you’ve read our Massachusetts report, this may sound like a carbon copy. The two New England states boast nearly identical participation rates across all levels. Like the region in general, New Hampshire is above average in overall college baseball participation rate (12.83%) due in large part to a remarkably high D3 participation rate (7.71%). With 5 in-state D3 options and another 34 in neighboring Massachusetts, the D3 pipeline makes sense. Also like Massachusetts, New Hampshire trails regional participation rates at every other major college level. D3 is the only level where it is above the national average. While D1 (2.03%) and D2 (1.66%) participation don’t trail too far behind national averages, NAIA (0.09%) and JUCO (0.42%) participation percentages trail the respective 1.54% and 3.30% rates significantly. Like Maine, New Hampshire also has a significantly higher percentage  of players (0.92%) who go on to play at the USCAA level. Because of the D3 options that exist in Massachusetts, nearly as many of New Hampshire’s 278 college baseball players head to the southern neighbor as those who stay in-state. New Hampshire has 1 D1, 3 D2, and 2 USCAA programs to go with its 5 D3 programs. There are no in-state JUCO options.

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.