the baseball season of change

College baseball is an ever-changing game. Players
come and go and teams rise and fall. Legacies are forged
under the hot Omaha sun, but dynasties are rare.
The game is changing again this year. Mike Martin,
college baseball’s winningest coach, will soon join a host
of other legendary coaches who have stepped away in
recent years. The Oregon State and Florida teams that
dominated the last two season have turned over.
All that change is sure to make for a fun season and
with Opening Day fast approaching, Baseball America
presents its annual College Preview. The pages that
follow include the Preseason Top 25, the Preseason All-
America teams voted on by major league scouting directors,
conference previews and much more.
The preview continues online at BaseballAmerica.com.
There, readers can find previews for all 31 Division I conferences,
the Top 50 players in every class and extensive
previews of the top players and teams in Divisions II and
III, junior colleges and NAIA.
Even with so much change, we know how this story
ends—in a dogpile on TD Ameritrade Park’s infield. But
what makes it thrilling is the unpredictable journey on
the road to Omaha.