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The best source of college baseball recruiting information on the go! Like all Keep Playing Baseball ("KPB") resources, the KPB Podcast provides free, accessible, and accurate player-to-player information and advice on the college baseball recruiting process.
Keep Playing Baseball is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping high school baseball players have the opportunity to play college baseball. Visit our site to learn more about why we are working to make college baseball and a degree accessible for every high school player. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keep-playing-baseball/support

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The best source of college baseball recruiting information on the go! Like all Keep Playing Baseball ("KPB") resources, the KPB Podcast provides free, accessible, and accurate player-to-player information and advice on the college baseball recruiting process.
Keep Playing Baseball is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping high school baseball players have the opportunity to play college baseball. Visit our site to learn more about why we are working to make college baseball and a degree accessible for every high school player. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keep-playing-baseball/support

    47| Doug Bernier (Former MLB Infielder and Pro Baseball Insider Founder Doug)

    47| Doug Bernier (Former MLB Infielder and Pro Baseball Insider Founder Doug)

    In this episode, are excited to be joined on today’s podcast by Colorado Rockies Data and Game Planning Coordinator and former Big League infielder, Doug Bernier. A California native, Bernier’s baseball career included success at every single level. After college baseball stops at Cuesta College and Oral Roberts University, Bernier started an incredible 16-year professional baseball career, which included 4 seasons in the Majors and over 1500 professional games. Bernier and his wife, Sarah, generously give back to the game through Pro Baseball Insider (probaseballinsider.com), an organization providing free instruction for aspiring ballplayers given directly from professional players. In addition to talking with Doug about how he maintained consistency and focus during the ups and downs of the better part of 2 decades in professional baseball, we pick his brain about his days as a professional scout and now a coach with the Rockies Big League squad. You won't want to miss this one!




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    Checking In: Everything Has Changed... Except for the Path to College Baseball

    Checking In: Everything Has Changed... Except for the Path to College Baseball

    We've been sensing a great deal of panic among recruits and parents who have become fixated on the recruiting shutdown and D1 baseball's prolonged dead period due to COVID-19. In this episode, we try to put those fears to rest and explain why now is the time to plan and prepare, not panic. This episode follows a round-table discussion put on by our friends at the 3-2 Count Foundation exploring this new age of recruiting from multiple vantage points. We strongly suggest you check out the video here after listening to this episode! 


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    • 13 min
    46| Andrew Knapp (Catcher, Philadelphia Phillies)

    46| Andrew Knapp (Catcher, Philadelphia Phillies)

    We are excited to be joined by Sacramento area native and Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Andrew Knapp on the KPB Podcast for this fun episode. A former standout for the California Golden Bears, Knapp quickly rose through the minor league ranks, making his Big League debut on April 6, 2017. Knapp comes from a baseball family as his father Mike played 10 years of professional baseball and his younger brother, Aaron, is currently playing in the minors. This will be Knapp’s fourth season with the Phillies, and he comes back to Philadelphia after a strong second half where he hit .271 with a .346 OBP. More importantly, he is one of the truly good guys in baseball. Knapp has been a huge supporter of KPB and uses his platform to give back and do good for his communities. In addition to talking about his path to the Big Leagues, we talk about his time in college, his routines and preparation, as well as some light-hearted questions like, what would you change if you were commissioner? And, what three teammates would you bring with you if you were stuck on a deserted island? 

    You won't want to miss this great conversation, which comes with yelling children in the background (podcasting is hard when quarantining with kids!) and plenty of gems to get you better!


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    • 49 min
    D1 and D2 Eligibility Requirement Updates

    D1 and D2 Eligibility Requirement Updates

    In light of disruptions to normal academic schedules, the NCAA Eligibility Center has modified initial eligibility requirements for D1 and D2 bound players. Among the changes we discuss in this podcast are:




    No standardized test requirements for 2020 graduates
    Implications for PASS/FAIL grading implemented this spring and summer
    Importance of a 2.3 GPA (D1) or 2.2 GPA (D2) in 10 core courses (7 math/english/science) prior to start of senior year

    Listen in for more information of check out the NCAA article directly HERE.


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    • 8 min
    KPB's Guide to Improving in Self-Quarantine

    KPB's Guide to Improving in Self-Quarantine

    When you are sitting at home all day, every day, it's easy to get discouraged or get into a funk. Even with limited resources, you can still use your time in self-quarantine to get better and stay on track to play college baseball! In this podcast, we discuss 6 areas where you can continue to improve that will help you with your dreams of playing at the next level. Listen in to learn about improving in the following areas:


    Academics
    Strength & Conditioning
    Skill Development
    Mental Game
    Recruiting
    Strategic Planning 


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    • 16 min
    Quick Recap: D1 COVID-19 Eligibility Ruling

    Quick Recap: D1 COVID-19 Eligibility Ruling

    The D1 Council ruling just came out and it's good news for college baseball players, particularly seniors. We discuss:

    1. The D1 Council giving every college baseball player from this year an additional year of eligibility

    2. The ability for seniors to have their scholarship renewed for the additional year (at the discretion of the school, who may also reduce or eliminate the scholarship for the returning player)

    3. The elimination of D1 baseball roster limits and the ability for programs to exceed 11.7 total scholarships as a result of only senior scholarship renewals for the 2021 season

    Plus what it means for current players and recruits! Listen in now!


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    • 12 min

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