Friday, January 29, 2016

Previewing the 2016 Season, Region-by-Region

It is Christmas day in the world of Division II baseball, as 23 schools begin the 2016 season today in 14 different games. The first games of the season begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, as Davis & Elkins takes on Erskine and Holy Names faces CSU-Monterey Bay in the first game of a doubleheader today. That is one of two DH's today, with CSU-Stanislaus taking on William Jessup in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Eastern. The lone conference game of the day begins at 6 p.m. with Palm Beach Atlantic against Embry-Riddle in SSC play. Unfortunately, one game has already been rescheduled, as Chico State's season-opener against Menlo has been moved to Saturday.

Before we kick off the 2016 season, let's take a look at how each of the eight regions is stacking up, as we preview the landscape of Division II baseball this year.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2015 Division II First-Year Player Draft Season Recap

I know I promised this post a long time ago shortly after the actual baseball season ended, but life got in the way and here it is right before we get started in to 2016. I wanted to put a bow on the 2015 season by recapping what the 2015 Division II First-Year Player Draft acquisitions did in their rookie campaigns as professionals. In here, you'll find a statistical breakdown of every Division II player who was picked in the 2015 draft, their stats across all levels they reached, and any awards or accolades they collected.