Brian Foley (Editor/Founder)

the_foles Brian is a life long supporter of college athletics who decided to start College Baseball Daily during the 2005 NCAA Baseball Tourney. The site was moved over to its own domain in the fall of 2007 due to the increase in traffic on the previous site.  He has personally covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with CBD, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and is always looking for new opportunities to write about sports.

He can be contacted by clicking here and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

  • Jb

    What percentage of Division 1 baseball players both pitch, and play a position in the field on off days?

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      I don’t have a number on that but it happens more at the lower level of D-1 then at the power conferences.

      • jason ramsey

        Former player and 1995 cap cod pitcher of the summer, also fortunate to be selected to be a starter on the mound for all star game. I played for coach Schiff Chatham As. I was a lefty and stood just 5’8″ but I played at uncw smaller d1 by choice had many big d1 offers but they didn’t have Jerry Meyers now at south Carolina arguably the best pitching coach in college baseball. its hard to put a % on that question. Brian is absolutely Dr the large d1 schools very rarely use a guy on the mound and another position. simply put the amount of practise hours put in fall and early spring must be utilized at your specialty area. when you take a player out of his group for a bull pin session he just lost valuable Time at his every day spot and most likely lost regular Time in the cage working drills and no with his group and most likely hitting instructor. on the flip side the pitching staff have there daily throwing drills the are done everyday normal at the start of practise. these guys in supper conferences like sec or acc take your pick already got it tough enough with extremely strong schedules. a lot of people might look at these throwing drills or hitting drills that are part of daily practise might not be that big of a deal but I grantee you with my word this typically is what gives the player there most important weapon CONSISTENCY. you can probably bet a lot of teams have a player or two who can do both but there a dime a dozen at that level of baseball. sorry long post just ran across this and still baseball fan like all of you guys

  • A41dude

    I went to UGA to watch their first scrimmage yesterday. They used all 2011 Nike bats and WOW! what a difference. GA players hit 1 HR and that was to right field where it is 314 down the line. No others even close to getting out. Looks like HR’s will be down this year. I talked to a scout from the Rays who watched South Carolina hit BP the day before and said he only saw 2 balls hit out and they were from the same kid. The new bats have a very different sound off the bat. Time to play “small ball”.

  • John

    Any Clemson players on the list?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_362QUIW6DODFDUXKOFUMR64YK4 John

    Do you see any Clemson players making the list?

  • Brian

    Brian, How do get your information to rank the top 100 college players.We have seen a lot of college baseball this season, from pre-season to OMAHA and are pretty sure that South Carolina infielder Christian Walker should be ranked at least in the top 20 or lower. He only had 10 k’s in 237 at bats as a freshman .327 10 hr, not to mention the amount of times he came up big in the Regionals, supers, and the CWS. just curious how the rankings are determined? thanks

  • JB

    brian, do you know the answer to the following question, or know who might have the answer: which colleges have the most players on active 24 man rosters in the MLB?– a ranking of the top 100 colleges measured by this statisitic would be fascinating—my guess is a very, very low correlation to the top college team rankings and the top college recruiting classes…..

  • Mikeycaru

    brian:rn dan dibartolomeo wvu led the be in hitting in 09,5th in nation.he was a medical redshirt but will be back in2011. check out his be numbers.

  • Munis

    I’m sure hoping Mitchell Lambson of ASU is in your top 100 players. If he isn’t I think you need to reevaluate your criteria.

  • Michael Dotterer

    I am a former Stanford All-American baseball player & was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1979 & 1983. I understand that you put together the college Ivy League baseball preview with a projected Player of the Year. With that said, I would highly recommend Ryan Zrenda of Brown University (3B ~ 6’2″ 200lbs). In 2010, Ryan’s average was .423 in Ivy League play and was the leader in most offensive categories (HR, 1st; SLG%, 2nd at .808; total bases, 2nd; hits, 3rd). Overall, Ryan hit .357 with 11 HR, 13 doubles, a triple, & 30 RBI.nThank you again for your consideration.nSincerely, Mike DotterernSan Francisco, CAnph: 415-894-2432

  • Michael Dotterer

    I am a former Stanford All-American baseball player & was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1979 & 1983. I understand that you put together the college Ivy League baseball preview with a projected Player of the Year. With that said, I would highly recommend Ryan Zrenda of Brown University (3B ~ 6’2″ 200lbs). In 2010, Ryan’s average was .423 in Ivy League play and was the leader in most offensive categories (HR, 1st; SLG%, 2nd at .808; total bases, 2nd; hits, 3rd). Overall, Ryan hit .357 with 11 HR, 13 doubles, a triple, & 30 RBI.nThank you again for your consideration.nSincerely, Mike DotterernSan Francisco, CAnph: 415-894-2432

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      I have seen Ryan….don’t know about that

  • Michael Dotterer

    I am a former Stanford All-American baseball player & was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1979 & 1983. I understand that you put together the college Ivy League baseball preview with a projected Player of the Year. With that said, I would highly recommend Ryan Zrenda of Brown University (3B ~ 6’2″ 200lbs). In 2010, Ryan’s average was .423 in Ivy League play and was the leader in most offensive categories (HR, 1st; SLG%, 2nd at .808; total bases, 2nd; hits, 3rd). Overall, Ryan hit .357 with 11 HR, 13 doubles, a triple, & 30 RBI.nThank you again for your consideration.nSincerely, Mike DotterernSan Francisco, CAnph: 415-894-2432

  • Michael Dotterer

    I am a former Stanford All-American baseball player & was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1979 & 1983. I understand that you put together the college Ivy League baseball preview with a projected Player of the Year. With that said, I would highly recommend Ryan Zrenda of Brown University (3B ~ 6’2″ 200lbs). In 2010, Ryan’s average was .423 in Ivy League play and was the leader in most offensive categories (HR, 1st; SLG%, 2nd at .808; total bases, 2nd; hits, 3rd). Overall, Ryan hit .357 with 11 HR, 13 doubles, a triple, & 30 RBI.nThank you again for your consideration.nSincerely, Mike DotterernSan Francisco, CAnph: 415-894-2432

  • t.hough1984

    Your top 100 players list might have more credibility if you included the reigning Big 12 and Pac-10 Players of the Year. Players that produced against top level pitching weekend after weekend versus guys from the Big 10 and Big East.

  • t.hough1984

    Your top 100 players list might have more credibility if you included the reigning Big 12 and Pac-10 Players of the Year. Players that produced against top level pitching weekend after weekend versus guys from the Big 10 and Big East.

  • t.hough1984

    I meant to say include these Players of the Year in top leagues in the top 10 of the top 100. Ooops.

  • t.hough1984

    I meant to say include these Players of the Year in top leagues in the top 10 of the top 100. Ooops.

  • Rcmom87

    Was there not any D2 preseason all americans this year?

  • Ken

    Thought you might want to read the lastest as of this evening about Johnathan Taylornnhttp://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/36/article/47119/

  • UNH-Gays

    Fat Boi Foley, how’s it like staring at guys on the field all day?

  • UNH-Gays

    Fat Boi Foley, how’s it like staring at guys on the field all day?

  • Tarheelfaninmd

    why did the top 100 countdown stop ?

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      I have no power right now…
      Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

      • Tarheelfaninmd

        hope you get your power back soon.May I ask if you have a player on the list ?

        • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

          Email me…and I might answer
          Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

  • Jimmy

    Brian- great web site…great work from you and your team !, 
    . will you be able to to do a review on the Summit Conference this year ? The teams in there deserve a wholesome review i figure – many players in this Mid – West div 1 Conference that are of very good quality – given the smaller conference . I would like to see it !!   

  • Danstephens

    you need to check out kid at tennessee tech –Zach Stephens  

  • Michael

    Where do you want us to send 2013 schedule info?

  • simsropp

    Let’s see…10 SEC schools in Regionals and only 2 advance…1 ASUN school and they advance….maybe SEC a little overated? By the way, College of Charleston use to be ASUN school. Getting tired of the big conferences taking spots from the smaller scholls because of their percieved SOS.