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TBC has an obsession with College Baseball. Surprisingly undercovered by the baseball world in general, I have heard big-time intelligent podcasters dismissing their interest in College Baseball while showing a high level of interest in other college sports such as Football and Basketball. Perhaps the reason is that the distance between College and the Majors is so far with a myriad of obstacles in between. Or maybe its because its only one of many sources of players for the Pro ranks. High School players and International Players also make the jump. Don't know. But for me, the college data is fascinating.
The college coverage started in full in 2002 with NCAA Division Statistics for batters and pitchers. It didn't change much until about 2016 when I started to add historical stats for Non-Division I schools including NCAA Division II, III, the NAIA and the Junior Colleges. Starting in 2017, I added almost all the schools and in spare time, I have started to move backwards for all schools to try to capture as many seasons of college stats as possible. The data is added by Team and includes their Conference and Overall Win-Loss Records, their head coach, conference and eventually their conference rankings and playoff results.
But the difference between the NCAA-1 players and the other will remain the same. Any player who passes through Division I will get a player page while the others will have their names and stats listed under each season they played but not grouped together on a player page. There are simply too many players to track.
Division I players who played other divisions or Junior College will have their stats linked (Where captured of course). These players will also have a complete biography including Place of Birth, HT-WT,Bats-Throws, Date of birth (or year), place of birth and high school.
There are other College elements for Division I such as Coaching Staffs, RPI rankings, Draft Pick history, College World Series History and conference standings. Hopefully more is on the way (Boxscores??)