College Showcases

A few days ago a friend of mine attended a college showcase - I was told you get about eight hacks in the cage, a few grounders, and show off just a few pitches. How in the world could college coaches make a full and honest evaluation of a player just by seeing so little from so many people in a showcase?
Also, (Im not really familiar with college recruiting systems) do colleges offer tryouts even after you’ve enrolled in their university? For example, if you enroll at Vanderbilt, do you show up to the baseball field and try-out like high school tryouts?

Find the HC and talk to him, they do open tryouts, usually in summer, they are likely working out now or in the middle of summer league…Vandy has a nice ball park, try to find out when they are playing so you can speak to staff and see just what you are up against.
At showcases what they do is identify candidates, you won’t as a rule see someone signed just on the showcase. They have to record (On paper/file it) every prospect in camp per NCAA rules.

Two very good college showcasing events are

Showball Baseball www.showballbaseball.com

and

Baseball Factory Underamour Baseball Showcase + National Team www.BaseballFactory.com

Showball is a little more pricy but they offer

-Highlight Video
-A College Coach is assinged to you to take notes and talk to you

Baseball Facotry
-A National Team tryout
-Highlight Video

[quote=“jdfromfla”]Find the HC and talk to him, they do open tryouts, usually in summer, they are likely working out now or in the middle of summer league…Vandy has a nice ball park, try to find out when they are playing so you can speak to staff and see just what you are up against.
At showcases what they do is identify candidates, you won’t as a rule see someone signed just on the showcase. They have to record (On paper/file it) every prospect in camp per NCAA rules.[/quote]

JD…

Just curious…why do they have to record every prospect in camp per NCAA rules? What is it that the NCAA is concerned about? Thanks.