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 Oregon 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.
Oregon by the Numbers
In the table below, you’ll see how many high school players from Oregon are playing at each level of college baseball, the probability of playing at each college level, and how Oregon compares nationally and to other states in the Northwest Region. You can see the complete Northwest breakdown HERE.
Where Are They Playing?
Oregon Players by Division (459)
Image and data credit: College Baseball Insights
Overall, the college baseball outlook for Oregon high school graduates across all levels (7.76%) is well below the Northwest (11.45%) and national (12.58%) averages. With 22 in-state college baseball programs for under 5,887 high school baseball participants, and two nationally known D1 programs in University of Oregon and Oregon State, Oregon’s overall college baseball participation rate is surprising. As we’ve seen with many other states, poor weather may have a big role in the poor numbers. Oregon is below national and Northwest region averages at every single college level. In fact, Oregon’s junior college participation rate of 3.24% is the only level that is even close. D1 (1.17%), D2 (0.68%), D3 (1.22%), and NAIA (1.44%) are all well below the national mark.
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.