Could a legit baseball site (for recruiting) team up with 247 down the road?
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Could a legit baseball site (for recruiting) team up with 247 down the road?
Posted by thunderbird1100 on 4/23 at 5:15 pm
As college baseball continues to become more popular and is aired on television more and more invariably the folks who follow recruiting heavily will want a service to turn to that's streamlined with a general recruiting service (such as 247, rivals, scout) to learn more about potential recruits/classes in baseball. I realize there are some places out there, such as perfect game, who rate high school players.

My question is does anyone here think a forward moving service such as 247 would ever team up with a site like perfect game to start up baseball recruiting ratings/rankings? I think it could be a nice EXTRA leg up on everyone else if 1 site was to do this.



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Posted by MTB on 4/23 at 5:29 pm to thunderbird1100
I would be all over it, but I watch more college baseball than NFL, NBA, and MLB combined. However, until either Title IX or MLB gets reformed, you will never see the kind of interest across the board in College baseball that LSU fans seem to have.


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Posted by CerealKilla on 4/23 at 7:27 pm to thunderbird1100
Doubtful. The best players do not play college baseball. You would be providing more a service to MLB organizations than colleges, in my opinion. Also, college baseball's popularity isn't growing. LSU struggles to get Cox air time. The market for such a service would be limited to 6 to 7 states at most.


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Posted by thunderbird1100 on 4/23 at 8:18 pm to CerealKilla
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The best players do not play college baseball.


Half of the 1st round usually comes from college, debatable.


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You would be providing more a service to MLB organizations than colleges




The recruiting services like rivals, 247, etc...are for people like you or me to follow recruiting more closely.


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college baseball's popularity isn't growing


This is just flat out wrong. Each year college baseball is getting more and more widely broadcast not only regionally but even nationally. The difference between now and 10 years ago is pretty substantial. Go back 20 years and it's laughable back then compared to now.



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Posted by CerealKilla on 4/23 at 9:33 pm to thunderbird1100
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This is just flat out wrong. Each year college baseball is getting more and more widely broadcast not only regionally but even nationally. The difference between now and 10 years ago is pretty substantial. Go back 20 years and it's laughable back then compared to now.


College baseball will NEVER be popular nationally. Heck, baseball's popularity across the nation has declined.

LSU baseball is unique. Its akin to UCONN or Tennessee women's basketball. Nobody cares outside of the state unless an alum watching. Regular season games never make prime-time. Post-season games are lucky to make ESPN2. The only time you will see a college baseball highlight or a women's college basketball highlight if it's an extraordinary play.



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Posted by thunderbird1100 on 4/23 at 9:45 pm to CerealKilla
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College baseball will NEVER be popular nationally. Heck, baseball's popularity across the nation has declined.



Then why is getting more and more broadcasted every year if it's not becoming more popular? Do they just air more games regionally and nationally because it's not becoming nationally more relevant?

Arguably one of the biggest reasons why college baseball isn't as popular as it could be is shear lack of coverage compared to the 2 big sports in college. Which is starting to get taken care of with huge deals like the SEC has with ESPN. Im not saying it will ever be on football/basketball level...but it could easily become and should become 3rd and distant from whatever will be 4th place (women's basketball, maybe hockey but that is truly regional).

Yes, obviously college baseball will never be as popular up north as it is in the south...but so what, college basketball up north and at the ACC schools is taken wwaaaaayyyyyyyy more seriously than basketball down south in the SEC or Big XII. Difference in basketball compared to baseball is the coverage is pretty fantastic. Once again, not saying baseball would ever get on the level of basketball, but it certainly will continue to get more popular as it has rapidly grown in popularity the last decade or two.

Scroll back 20 years and see how many games were ever televised in baseball, hell, go back 10 years. This year over 70 SEC games will have been on tv. How many 10 years ago were on tv? Maybe not even half that number? 20 years ago? LOL...

Also, that's not just regional broadcasts, 27 of those games are nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

In another 10 years we'll probably be laughing at right now when "only 70 some SEC games were televised" when all 210 regular season conference games and 17 SEC tournament games all make regional or national tv.



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Posted by josh336 on 4/23 at 10:01 pm to CerealKilla
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You would be providing more a service to MLB organizations than colleges, in my opinion

I doubt MLB scouts will be using recruiting services
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Also, college baseball's popularity isn't growing

Lol, in the 90s on the CWS and a couple games a year were on tv. Now we have ESPN doing the CWS, the Super Regionals, a regional, and weekly SEC games



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Posted by thunderbird1100 on 4/23 at 10:21 pm to josh336
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Lol, in the 90s on the CWS and a couple games a year were on tv. Now we have ESPN doing the CWS, the Super Regionals, a regional, and weekly SEC games



And SEC tournament games



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Posted by josh336 on 4/30 at 10:01 am to thunderbird1100
This looks like a decent thread to bump with the recent news of all tourney games being picked up by espn


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Posted by Duckie on 4/30 at 10:05 am to josh336
I see you argument, but you are discounting the fact that television access has grown substantially over teh last ten years as well as expanded television networks to help cover baseball.


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