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Top 10 Most Read KPB Articles of 2018

It was an exciting year at KPB with year-to-year site visitors nearly tripling from 2017 to 2018. If you follow along with our Twitter, you’ve likely seen tweets highlighting our most popular articles from this calendar year as we count down our top 10 articles of the year. We figured what better way to close out the year than with a blog post to reveal our most-read article of 2018 and recap the top 10. Here they are:

10. Making a Recruiting Video

Having a recruiting video is a must in today’s recruiting landscape. This article is an overview of what to include in your video and how to make your own successful low-budget video. It also links to other important articles about recruiting videos.

9. D1 Recruiting Rule Changes

2018 brought big changes to D1 recruiting rules in an attempt to shift the recruiting focus to the upperclassmen years. Find out how campus visits and other rule changes will impact you!

8. What Different Types of Emails From College Coaches Really Mean

College coaches send out many different types of emails, from real recruiting interest to impersonal camp invites. Learning how to read between the lines to determine if a coach or program has real interest is a critical skill for recruits to develop. In this article, we take you through the most common types of emails you might receive from a college coach and talk about the intent behind them.

7. What You Need to Know About JUCO Baseball Part 1: An Introduction

Junior college baseball (JUCO) is a great college baseball option for players of all different backgrounds, talents, and goals. This introductory article to our 4-part series on JUCO baseball is a must read for everyone considering college baseball.

6. College Levels and Divisions: What’s the Difference?

D1 baseball gets the most attention and love, but there are many different college baseball options out there that might be right for you. In this overview article, we explore some of the major differences between college baseball levels and divisions.

5. The Truth About Showcases

Showcases have blown up on the national scene but are they the right thing for you? While the right showcases can certainly help you get recruited, many others are little more than people trying to benefit financially from parents and players who don’t know any better. This question will help you ask the right questions when making decisions about which showcase, if any, is best for you!

4. 7 Observations and Lessons From Visiting D1 Programs

Always one of our most popular articles, we break down observations and lessons from visiting a handful of D1 programs from across the country. Read this to find out what many D1 players and programs have in common.

3. You Want to Play College Baseball? 

One of our non-rotating articles for recruits and parents exploring college baseball opportunities. Just as the title suggests, we dive into what it means to play college baseball and how to make that happen.

2. Walking On: Risks Versus Rewards

We often hear stories of the walk-ons who make it big or earn a scholarship. The truth is that every walk-on opportunity is different and comes with its own set of risks and rewards. This article will help you understand what it means to be a walk-on and get you asking the right questions about your opportunities.

1.  Thinking About Transferring: What You Need to Know

There’s a lot that goes into transferring that players often don’t consider. This article gives an overview of some of the common obstacles.

Thanks for reading along with us in 2018. Our over 500 free articles on all topics recruiting and development are the backbone of our online resources and we hope you’ll continue to find value in them this coming year. We are excited to see which articles remain popular in the new year and which new ones crack the top 10 list in 2019!