I95 Metro Baseball

2023 I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series Events

Trenton Thunder Ballpark

1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ • Home of The Trenton Thunder

August 1 & 2, 2023

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

$1,099

Open To 2024-2027 Graduates

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Use ON registration form. Limited to the first 50 players!

60+ Colleges & 35+ D1 Colleges Per Event THE BEST coaching list in the country. NOT JUST NORTHEAST SCHOOLS. Top academic schools, multiple top 10 baseball programs, D1, D2, D3 National Championship programs within the last 5 years, schools from 20 conferences and colleges from 15+ states. Schools that include: Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, University Of Virginia, Virginia Tech Penn St., James Madison University, Villanova University, Seton Hall, Rutgers, West Virginia University, Salisbury and many others. ALL ON ONE field, ALL watching your son.

Top 25 Academic Schools – I95 Metro Baseball features 10 of the top 25 national academic institutions (US News). Including: Yale, Brown, Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, UVA, NYU, Wake Forest, James Madison & High Point.

Format & Structure – Our events are run like no other. I-95 Metro Baseball Showcase is the only event with this volume and quality of schools that will be hosted on ONE field (no player missed!) Our focus on what the college coaches want to see is what sets us apart. Each player is seen by ALL coaches in attendance. All activities take place on one field, with all eyes on you. Coaches have players’ full information in their hand and the I95 Metro Baseball staff makes sure to make it clear who is being showcased. When other events have more than one field how do you know who is watching your son? While other events sell coaches “on field”, do you realize they are throwing BP, hitting fungos or writing down 60 yard dash times? How are those coaches taking notes and scouting? Our interaction is real and our games are coached by college coaches, but run by our staff, so they can follow every player. Our event is for players to BE RECRUITED AND SEEN! Our STAFF runs the event so coaches are free to: walk around, interact, scout, take notes, talk to players & teach. There is NO better showcase at delivering that promise than I95 Metro baseball!

National Rankings – Want to see where you stand against players from across the country? These rankings are relied upon by college coaches and help them in their process of players to follow up with, contact and see further. Here are the current statistics of our ranked players:

  • I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 81% college players, 55% D1
  • I95 Metro Baseball – Second Team – 60% college players, 15% D1
  • I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 50% college players, 5% D1

One Stadium Field – No player is missed when it is their time to “shine”. Our showcase games are all on one field where EVERY coach watches. All of our player skills are on one field (with one activity at a time) where EVERY coach watches. NO 2, 3, 4 field set-up. No coaches doing “dirty” work. Play on a field where Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge and many other all-stars played on. Former home of the AA New York Yankees.

2 Way Ability – Are you a player that pitches and plays a position? Are you a catcher and outfielder? Are you a corner infield that also has upside on the mound? Our dynamic structure allows us to showcase two way players over the course of our two day event.

ALL Eyes On You – ONE field, all showcase positions seen by all coaches in one place. Not rotating, not throwing BP, not signing players in, recruiting, interacting and scouting you!

Professional Minor League Stadium & Location – Coaches want to see how players perform on a big stage and none is bigger than ours. Coaches say if a player can perform at I95, they can perform for us! Major airports and major hotels all within 30 miles. All locations are just minutes off the highway. Over 100 NCAA college baseball programs within 90 miles of our events.

Stadium Showcase Games – Each game on day two will be broken down by graduation classes, including a “SPECIAL UNDER-CLASSMEN” game. It is not too early to be seen by the top D1 schools. All games will be held with ALL coaches watching that single game. Each team will have 3 college coaches in the dugouts. NO player will play against anyone more than one graduation year apart!

National Talent – We have top college coaches from ALL across the country for two main reasons: 1) Our relationship and history with coaches. 2) Our NATIONAL talent. Coaches WANT to see a high volume of players. Coaches WANT to see a high number of talented players from all regions. Coaches WANT to see players from multiple graduation classes. Our showcase is a TRUE representation of the recruiting landscape. Click here to see where our players have committed to!

Timing – After consulting with 100 college programs across the country, this was one of the top dates requested.

LIVE BP on Field – Hit on the field with all coaches behind the backstop, not in tunnels underneath a complex.

Coach Connection – All coaches will be on field up close and personal with the players. All players will be coached by several top colleges on day two. Our coaches do not sit in a press box or spend their time “conducting” drills.

Verified Metrics – Numbers that coaches WANT to see and know are trusted and accurate. We provide to ALL coaches and players/parents to see where you stand and help you achieve your goals.

Player Profile Page – Includes all pertinent information for college coaches, as well as metrics and profile page. A major recruiting tool.

Recruiting Talks/Recruiting Seminar – Hear from some of the top college coaches in the country and also have time for Q&A sessions. Listen to a pre-camp recruiting seminar that covers all topics and gives an HONEST breakdown of the process.

History – Over 455 players have gone on to play college baseball that have attended I95 Metro Baseball, including 150+ D1 players.

Location – Our events are held in the Northeast for several specific reasons:

  • Did you know that there are over 175 colleges & 50 D1 that play baseball within only 120 miles of our events?=
  • Did you know that 15 of the top rated 25 academic colleges in the country are within 150 miles of our events?
  • Did you know in the past three years we have had players from 49 states and 4 countries? An event like this, with the schools we have can ONLY be held in the I95-Corridor. This is worth your time and travel. THIS is your unique opportunity and time to be seen with just ONE trip.
  • Did you know that there are four major airports within only 40 miles of our locations?

• Boston College
• Brown University
• Bucknell University
• Campbell University
• Coastal Carolina University
• College of Holy Cross
• College of William & Mary
• Columbia University
• Coppin St. University
• Dartmouth University
• Davidson University
• Duke University
• East Carolina University
• East Tennessee St. University
• Elon University
• Fairleigh Dickinson University
• Fairfield University
• Fordham University
• George Mason University
• Georgetown University
• Georgia Southern University
• Georgia Tech University
• Harvard University
• High Point University
• Hofstra University
• Houston University
• Iona College
• James Madison University
• Johns Hopkins University
• Lehigh University
• Liberty University
• LIU University
• Longwood University
• Marist College
• Marshall University
• Monmouth University
• NJIT University
• Northeastern University
• Notre Dame University
• NYU University
• Old Dominion University
• Penn St. University
• Pepperdine University
• Princeton University
• Purdue University
• Rutgers University
• Saint Joseph’s University
• Saint Peter’s University
• Salisbury University
• Santa Clara University
• Seton Hall University
• Siena College
• St. John’s University
• Stony Brook University
• SUNY Albany
• Texas Tech University
• Towson University
• Tulane University
• University of Delaware
• University of Georgia
• University of Maryland
• University of Memphis
• University of Miami
• Univ. of North Carolina Central
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Rhode Island
• University of Richmond
• University of South Florida
• University of Texas
• Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
• Wagner University
• Wichita St. University
• Yale University
• and many more…

DAY 1  – Evaluation/skill/metric day.
Players will be assigned and put through a variety of positional specific testing metrics (infield, outfield, catcher, pitcher), as well as on the mound in bullpens in front of EVERY coach in attendance. All position players will take live batting practice on the stadium field in front of ALL coaches.

DAY 2 – Game day, separated specifically by graduation classes.
Each team will be coached by several college coaches and will compete in live game action, all on one of the top rated Professional Minor League Stadiums in the country. Our entire showcase will be held on ONE stadium field. Coaches will not be roaming around to other fields missing your game performance, your individual skill-sets, positional talents and overall athleticism which is a key scouting tool to assimilate to the next level. Players will be in the dugouts with coaches from: Duke, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Virginia, Penn St., Coastal Carolina and more. Games will be several hours in length and will feature players all within 1 year of graduation class.

***Individual player profile page and performance metrics are provided to all players, parents, and coaches post events (INCLUDED in fee). ***

Each day several of our top college coaches in attendance will conduct informative talks with our parents and players to help provide recruiting rules and information along this recruiting journey. Programs Including: Duke, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Salisbury, Maryland and several others. I95 Metro Baseball Showcases is your complete ROADMAP TO COLLEGE BASEBALL!

Glenn Green
East Cobb Astros , Tyronne, GA- 2021 Graduate
Jeff Lee
Dartmouth University
Karl Ralamb
Sienna Univerity

“Go where the coaches are” – I95 Metro Baseball

WE KNOW you have your summer baseball season and tournaments, but this is about YOUR future. These dates were selected after we spoke with 100 colleges across the country. This is the ONLY time to be seen for two days with this volume and quality of coaches. Do not let a summer ball game get in the way of your future at the next level.

Less and less college coaches are attending tournaments as a result of: spread out fields, over enrollment of teams, lack of talent, lack of player information.

The harsh reality is that only a small fraction of baseball players get recruited at team tournaments. Team tournament “showcase” games are too often spread out in large complexes containing up to six fields, spanning multiple days, and quite often in fact, separate venues all together across different cities/venues spreading the recruiting coordinators & assistant coaches very thin.

College coaches are not interested in your son’s HS or travel teams record, they are however specifically focused on evaluating individual skill sets that cannot always be evaluated in a team tournament or through stats.

Skills such as: Pitcher MPH and command, 60 yard running speed, Hitter exit velocity, Outfield arm strength/MPH/range, Infield arm strength/MPH/range, Catcher pop times & receiving.

We will provide the visibility of getting guaranteed multiple swings in BP/Games to evaluate your son’s swing and potential, repeated ground and fly balls in the field to get a true evaluation. It is an individual evaluation process that requires visibility for your son. All of this while the coaches have IN THEIR HANDS all player individual player information (GPA, Grad Class, Ht/Wt, HS, Hometown & more). Last but not least, every player will receive an individual profile page from the event and that will be e-mailed out to all coaches, players and parents will also receive this information.

What guarantee or chance at all, do you have that your son will actually be seen by anywhere close to our coaches list of more than 80+/40+ D1 schools in one stadium to evaluate these skills?

I95 Metro Baseball changes that. One field. One stadium. One Focus.

  • Our events are open to 2023-2027 graduates.
  • In 2022, we had players from 47 states and 5 countries attend
  • We have the MOST D1 coaches attending in the country (camp/showcase) per event.
  • D1 coaches are already looking at 2026 and 2027 graduates and our “special” under-classmen game is centered around them.
  • We have 17 different D1 conferences represented at our events.
  • The I95 corridor has the most colleges that play baseball in the country and the most accessible roads and airports for our players and coaches.
  • Individual school camps (like the ones attending our events) can be between $400-$600 for just one school.

1: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE I95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE?
Our goal is to provide players from all over the country the BEST college baseball showcase experience.
Our event includes (Weather Permitting):

  • 2 Day Registration (Skill Day/Game Day)
  • Player Profile Page
  • Verified Player Metrics (Sent to parents, players & coaches)
  • Recruiting talks
  • Recruiting Seminar
  • Eligibility for National Rankings

2: WHERE HAVE SOME I95 METRO BASEBALL PLAYERS COMMITTED TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
Entering our sixth season, we now have over 600 committed players and 150 Division 1 players. Please view link here.

3: WHO IS RUNNING THE EVENT? WHO IS PUTTING THE EVENT TOGETHER?
The same staff from the very successful 2016 -2022 showcase series is back. The event is being put together by a collective group of premier High School coaches and instructors from: Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. All staff have college playing and/or coaching experience. Each event has a staff of at least 12 to help ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible and college coaches are focused on the student-athletes.

4: DO PLAYERS TRAVEL TO YOUR EVENT? WILL YOU HOLD EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY?
YES, we have had players from all 50 states and five countries attend our events over the last several years. We are the top NATIONAL showcase. Our events are located in the “hub” of both the most college baseball programs (within 180 mile radius) and the highest concentration of academic colleges (within 180 mile radius). For those reasons, an event this magnitude with this list of schools will ONLY be held in this region.

5: DO YOUR EVENTS SELL OUT?
Yes, we are proud to say our last 15 events have sold out! Thank you to all our players, parents & coaches. Sign-up in advance. We send out bi-weekly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on in the upcoming event.

6: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE AT YOUR SHOWCASE? ARE THERE MULTIPLE SHIFTS?
This is our most commonly asked question, when in reality the question should be, what schools are coming? How many fields are you using? Do I have the abilities to impress the coaches?

Regardless of if there are 20, 200 or 2,000 players attending, we run the showcase FOR the coaches with ALL EYES ON YOU. We are a national college baseball showcase. With the likes of: Duke, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, UVA, VA Tech, IVY League schools and more flying in, they want to see a strong volume of players from all across the country. THAT is why we have the MOST D1 schools and most colleges all on one field in the country! WE provide the proper: venue, structure, format for you.

The focus should be on your: skills, metrics, GPA and what YOU bring to the table. Not “how many players are there?. These “small” showcases do not yield the results that we have (Over 500 NCAA committed players and 175+ D1 players) or provide a TRUE representation of what the recruiting landscape is. Less players doesn’t mean a better chance for you to be recruited, it means the quality of the event is less.

Parents & players constantly attend tournaments with THOUSANDS of players, HUNDREDS of teams and DOZENS upon DOZENS of fields, with limited recruiting results and have “no problem” with that format. At I95 Metro Baseball, we have one field, with the best coaches list in the country. We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. One field, one focus, YOU!

Our events will have two “shifts” to ensure each player gets the proper exposure and we limit each shift (AM/PM) to 95 position players.

7: WILL BATTING PRACTICE TAKE PLACE IN THE CAGES OR ON THE FIELD?
Our BP sessions will take place on the field with all coaches watching from less than 25 feet away (Weather permitting).

8: ARE THERE LOCAL AIRPORTS FOR THE EVENT?
The following airports are all less than 1 hour drive each stadium.

Event 1
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)

Event 2
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)

9: DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS?
All players/parents are free to choose any hotel.

Here are a few we recommend:
For Trenton Thunder Ballpark:
• Hyatt Regency Princeton
• Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton
• Courtyard by Marriott Ewing Princeton

For Brooklyn Cyclones:
• There are over 100 hotels all within 12 miles of the stadium, we suggest each family find their best fit.

10: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL STADIUM SERIES?
Our I95 Metro Baseball Showcase will have two shifts on day one and four game times on day two.

Our showcase will NOT start before 7:00 AM or end past 7:30 PM. Your session times will be posted 72 hours prior to the event.

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure. Please do not be in a rush. Each session will be between 4.5-5.5 hours.

11: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
Our events are RAIN or SHINE.

In the event of bad weather we will do everything in our power to have the players exposed to the coaches as much as possible including using indoor facilities. We know how important this is to you and your family and we recognize that. Baseball is a game of the elements though and all of our costs are paid upfront. There are no refunds, credits or transfers. We will make every effort possible. Including modifying game time, amount of swings, pitches etc. All activities are weather permitting. Once again, there are no credits, refunds or transfers despite weather issues. All of our expenses are paid in advance of our events.

In the case of an EXTREMELY poor weather forecast for BOTH days, I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 45 miles. This will only be under extreme circumstances as Trenton Thunder Ballpark does have indoor cages (pitching/hitting/throwing) where activities can be completed.

The “skills” portion of our showcase takes priority. If there is a weather issue on day one, day two will become the skills portion. This is UNANIMOUSLY requested from our coaches.

12: DO PLAYERS ATTEND MULTIPLE SHOWCASES?
Of course! Each event is another chance to be seen. In addition each event will have 15-20% different coaches/schools. Many players will attend multiple showcases.

13: WILL YOU HAVE MULTIPLE FIELDS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME DURING GAME DAY?
No. This is a huge advantage for your son. Too many showcases have games going on two, three or four fields with scouts spread out. Most scouts are at the one game looking at certain players, but not at our showcase. We will have a centralized location where all the game action will take place.

14: HOW DO YOU RECORD THE MEASURABLES?
Our professional staff is responsible for recording all measurables through the two day event, including: Positional velocity, pitching velocity, exit speed, POP time, 60 yd. dash. These are sent to all players and parents 21 days after the events as we make a player profile page as well.

15: WILL I-95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE SEND THIS INFORMATION TO COLLEGE COACHES?
YES. Every coach/school that attends, will have full access to the data sheet 3 days after the event. We feel it is important that we are able to track the progress of each player each season and to have on file when they are recruiting.

16: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
Over the course of the two days players will perform both, please note coaches want to see you at your BEST only. It is VERY important that your primary position is listed correctly on our registration form. This will be your focus on our game day.

17: WHAT IF MY SON IS A PITCHER ONLY?
Pitchers are far and away the most sought after position. Their verified metrics, profile and fact they pitch on BOTH days make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

18: WILL PLAYERS EAT LUNCH?
No. We will have two sessions (AM/PM) and we want to maximize our time on the field.

19: WILL MY SON RECEIVE A VIDEO FOR THE STADIUM SHOWCASE SERIES?
No, our focus this summer will be on the stadium series experience and our incredible college coaches.

I95 Metro Baseball will be hosting a COMBINE which provides a unique opportunity for players to receive a full recruiting profile including: Multiple angle videos, More metrics, Profile Page, Reports & more.

20: WHAT DOES TEAM REPRESENTATION MEAN? DO ANY SCHOOLS BACK OUT?
The school (college) will send their: head coach, assistant coach, pitching coach or recruiting coordinator. Most schools are sending their head recruiting coordinators, assistant coach or pitching coach but more than several have their head coaching attending. 90% of our schools/coaches will be there both days. Some coaches, because of their schedule, can only attend one day.

The schools you see on our confirmed list have confirmed at least THREE times with us they will be at the event. Sometimes there is a rare case of a family emergency, where a school/coach can’t make it or the coach is no longer with the school due to coaching change. Last year over 93% of our posted coaches attended. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and honesty of our respected schools & coaches. Our rapport with the programs are second to none. Once again outside of a family emergency or staff changes our schools & coaches will be there in person!

21: HOW MUCH PLAYING TIME IN THE GAME WILL MY SON RECEIVE ON DAY 2?
Day 2 is our “Prime Day” games. This is something coaches have requested for YEARS and now implemented in our showcase. We have a “dynamic” game set-up, which is structured differently than a regular game. WEATHER PERMITTING – Each primary pitcher is guaranteed to throw to at least 5 batters. Each primary fielder is guaranteed to play 4 innings. Each primary position player is guaranteed 2 at-bats in the game. The focus on day two is your PRIMARY position ONLY. This is BEST vs. BEST. We are an elite national college baseball showcase. Coaches want to see players at their best. This allows players MORE playing time in the game and MORE of a focus on what they do best. This will greatly help in the recruiting process. “More” is not necessarily better. On day one ALL pitchers will throw a bullpen. On day one ALL catchers will showcase as a catcher. On day one ALL position players will take BP. On “prime day”, the games will be separated by graduation classes (2024/2025 and 2026/2027 – unique to I95 Metro Baseball only!) and you will play your primary position. You will be able to showcase your secondary skills on day one. All games will be held on one field in front of all coaches. All eyes on you! All players coached by college coaches.

22: PITCHERS – WHY DID THEY THROW AT THE END OF THE SESSION AND HOW MUCH DO THEY THROW?
Freshman pitchers in college are rarely starting pitchers. The staff & college coaches want to see how pitchers spend their down time and how effective they are after being at the ballpark for hours. This decision comes from our dialogue with college coaches. Please remember every primary pitcher is throwing both days and many secondary pitchers will throw on both days (all will throw on day one). We want to ensure that pitchers still have enough gas in the tank after the bullpen session for the game the next day. More is not “better” in this case. Each pitcher will throw a 10 pitch bullpen on day one and all primary (many secondary) pitchers will throw to four-five batters on day two.

23: WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF INTERESTED IN A CERTAIN SCHOOL?
Our suggestion for you moving forward is to email any and all schools that were confirmed to be at our event and let them know your interest and you will be attending I95 Metro Baseball. Let them know WHY you are interested in the school and what you can bring to the school, classroom and the baseball team. Ask when their camps are being held. The I95 Metro Baseball recruiting seminar (pre-camp meeting) will explain the best way to contact coaches post events.

24: WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY?
You are more than welcome. We can not discount our rate because we are limiting the numbers of players per session. Your information will be sent out to every coach in attendance (even on the day you aren’t there).

25: ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
No there are not. We have several up-front costs upon sign-up. We take our commitment to you very seriously. We send out bi-monthly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on.

26: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Requests received at least ten (10) days PRIOR to the start of the purchased event will receive a credit in the amount of 50% of the purchasing price. This is for ANY reason. This credit is valid for 10 months and can be used for our I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series events. Any “request” for a credit less than ten (10) days prior to the start of the purchased event will forfeit their registration fees. NO EXCEPTIONS. I95 Metro Baseball runs the premier events in the country and has up-front fees and commitments paid out prior to each event. Cancellations within ten (10) days of the event impact us in a negative way. ALL activities are weather permitting and our events are rain or shine. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite poor weather or limited on-field activity.

I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 45 miles. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite the decision to move inside so that your son is seen.

27: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED?
We will have a medical staff member. Our staff also has members that are CPR certified and Concussion certified. Any serious injury, an ambulance will be called. There are no refunds or credits for injuries.

28: WHAT TYPE OF BATS SHOULD WE USE?
ALL players will use -3 BBCOR

29: CAN PLAYERS WEAR CLEATS?
YES. Players MUST also have turf shoes/sneakers in case any indoor facilities will be used.

30: DOES I95 METRO BASEBALL SUPPORT ANY CHARITY?
Yes. I-95 Metro Baseball is proud to partner with Go4theGoal® to help support kids who are battling cancer and their families. Through our participation in Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, Go4theGoal® will be able to provide financial assistance, grant wishes, implement unique hospital programs and fund innovative research. Thank you to each and every player for Lacing Up and making a difference! http://go4thegoal.org

31: Is I95 Metro Baseball for any 2023-2027 graduate that wants to play college baseball?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to Any and ALL 2023-2027 graduates (Limited by availability).

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Confirmed IN PERSON Schools & Coaches!

60+ Colleges & 35+ D1 Colleges Per Event THE BEST coaching list in the country. NOT JUST NORTHEAST SCHOOLS. Top academic schools, multiple top 10 baseball programs, D1, D2, D3 National Championship programs within the last 5 years, schools from 20 conferences and colleges from 15+ states. Schools that include: Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, University Of Virginia, Virginia Tech Penn St., James Madison University, Villanova University, Seton Hall, Rutgers, West Virginia University, Salisbury and many others. ALL ON ONE field, ALL watching your son.

Top 25 Academic Schools – I95 Metro Baseball features 10 of the top 25 national academic institutions (US News). Including: Yale, Brown, Vanderbilt, Duke, Notre Dame, UVA, NYU, Wake Forest, James Madison & High Point.

Format & Structure – Our events are run like no other. I-95 Metro Baseball Showcase is the only event with this volume and quality of schools that will be hosted on ONE field (no player missed!) Our focus on what the college coaches want to see is what sets us apart. Each player is seen by ALL coaches in attendance. All activities take place on one field, with all eyes on you. Coaches have players’ full information in their hand and the I95 Metro Baseball staff makes sure to make it clear who is being showcased. When other events have more than one field how do you know who is watching your son? While other events sell coaches “on field”, do you realize they are throwing BP, hitting fungos or writing down 60 yard dash times? How are those coaches taking notes and scouting? Our interaction is real and our games are coached by college coaches, but run by our staff, so they can follow every player. Our event is for players to BE RECRUITED AND SEEN! Our STAFF runs the event so coaches are free to: walk around, interact, scout, take notes, talk to players & teach. There is NO better showcase at delivering that promise than I95 Metro baseball!

National Rankings – Want to see where you stand against players from across the country? These rankings are relied upon by college coaches and help them in their process of players to follow up with, contact and see further. Here are the current statistics of our ranked players:

  • I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 81% college players, 55% D1
  • I95 Metro Baseball – Second Team – 60% college players, 15% D1
  • I95 Metro Baseball – First Team – 50% college players, 5% D1

One Stadium Field – No player is missed when it is their time to “shine”. Our showcase games are all on one field where EVERY coach watches. All of our player skills are on one field (with one activity at a time) where EVERY coach watches. NO 2, 3, 4 field set-up. No coaches doing “dirty” work. Play on a field where Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge and many other all-stars played on. Former home of the AA New York Yankees.

2 Way Ability – Are you a player that pitches and plays a position? Are you a catcher and outfielder? Are you a corner infield that also has upside on the mound? Our dynamic structure allows us to showcase two way players over the course of our two day event.

ALL Eyes On You – ONE field, all showcase positions seen by all coaches in one place. Not rotating, not throwing BP, not signing players in, recruiting, interacting and scouting you!

Professional Minor League Stadium & Location – Coaches want to see how players perform on a big stage and none is bigger than ours. Coaches say if a player can perform at I95, they can perform for us! Major airports and major hotels all within 30 miles. All locations are just minutes off the highway. Over 100 NCAA college baseball programs within 90 miles of our events.

Stadium Showcase Games – Each game on day two will be broken down by graduation classes, including a “SPECIAL UNDER-CLASSMEN” game. It is not too early to be seen by the top D1 schools. All games will be held with ALL coaches watching that single game. Each team will have 3 college coaches in the dugouts. NO player will play against anyone more than one graduation year apart!

National Talent – We have top college coaches from ALL across the country for two main reasons: 1) Our relationship and history with coaches. 2) Our NATIONAL talent. Coaches WANT to see a high volume of players. Coaches WANT to see a high number of talented players from all regions. Coaches WANT to see players from multiple graduation classes. Our showcase is a TRUE representation of the recruiting landscape. Click here to see where our players have committed to!

Timing – After consulting with 100 college programs across the country, this was one of the top dates requested.

LIVE BP on Field – Hit on the field with all coaches behind the backstop, not in tunnels underneath a complex.

Coach Connection – All coaches will be on field up close and personal with the players. All players will be coached by several top colleges on day two. Our coaches do not sit in a press box or spend their time “conducting” drills.

Verified Metrics – Numbers that coaches WANT to see and know are trusted and accurate. We provide to ALL coaches and players/parents to see where you stand and help you achieve your goals.

Player Profile Page – Includes all pertinent information for college coaches, as well as metrics and profile page. A major recruiting tool.

Recruiting Talks/Recruiting Seminar – Hear from some of the top college coaches in the country and also have time for Q&A sessions. Listen to a pre-camp recruiting seminar that covers all topics and gives an HONEST breakdown of the process.

History – Over 455 players have gone on to play college baseball that have attended I95 Metro Baseball, including 150+ D1 players.

Location – Our events are held in the Northeast for several specific reasons:

  • Did you know that there are over 175 colleges & 50 D1 that play baseball within only 120 miles of our events?=
  • Did you know that 15 of the top rated 25 academic colleges in the country are within 150 miles of our events?
  • Did you know in the past three years we have had players from 49 states and 4 countries? An event like this, with the schools we have can ONLY be held in the I95-Corridor. This is worth your time and travel. THIS is your unique opportunity and time to be seen with just ONE trip.
  • Did you know that there are four major airports within only 40 miles of our locations?

• Boston College
• Brown University
• Bucknell University
• Campbell University
• Coastal Carolina University
• College of Holy Cross
• College of William & Mary
• Columbia University
• Coppin St. University
• Dartmouth University
• Davidson University
• Duke University
• East Carolina University
• East Tennessee St. University
• Elon University
• Fairleigh Dickinson University
• Fairfield University
• Fordham University
• George Mason University
• Georgetown University
• Georgia Southern University
• Georgia Tech University
• Harvard University
• High Point University
• Hofstra University
• Houston University
• Iona College
• James Madison University
• Johns Hopkins University
• Lehigh University
• Liberty University
• LIU University
• Longwood University
• Marist College
• Marshall University
• Monmouth University
• NJIT University
• Northeastern University
• Notre Dame University
• NYU University
• Old Dominion University
• Penn St. University
• Pepperdine University
• Princeton University
• Purdue University
• Rutgers University
• Saint Joseph’s University
• Saint Peter’s University
• Salisbury University
• Santa Clara University
• Seton Hall University
• Siena College
• St. John’s University
• Stony Brook University
• SUNY Albany
• Texas Tech University
• Towson University
• Tulane University
• University of Delaware
• University of Georgia
• University of Maryland
• University of Memphis
• University of Miami
• Univ. of North Carolina Central
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Rhode Island
• University of Richmond
• University of South Florida
• University of Texas
• Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
• Wagner University
• Wichita St. University
• Yale University
• and many more…

DAY 1  – Evaluation/skill/metric day.
Players will be assigned and put through a variety of positional specific testing metrics (infield, outfield, catcher, pitcher), as well as on the mound in bullpens in front of EVERY coach in attendance. All position players will take live batting practice on the stadium field in front of ALL coaches.

DAY 2 – Game day, separated specifically by graduation classes.
Each team will be coached by several college coaches and will compete in live game action, all on one of the top rated Professional Minor League Stadiums in the country. Our entire showcase will be held on ONE stadium field. Coaches will not be roaming around to other fields missing your game performance, your individual skill-sets, positional talents and overall athleticism which is a key scouting tool to assimilate to the next level. Players will be in the dugouts with coaches from: Duke, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Virginia, Penn St., Coastal Carolina and more. Games will be several hours in length and will feature players all within 1 year of graduation class.

***Individual player profile page and performance metrics are provided to all players, parents, and coaches post events (INCLUDED in fee). ***

Each day several of our top college coaches in attendance will conduct informative talks with our parents and players to help provide recruiting rules and information along this recruiting journey. Programs Including: Duke, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Salisbury, Maryland and several others. I95 Metro Baseball Showcases is your complete ROADMAP TO COLLEGE BASEBALL!

Glenn Green
East Cobb Astros , Tyronne, GA- 2021 Graduate
Jeff Lee
Dartmouth University
Karl Ralamb
Sienna Univerity

“Go where the coaches are” – I95 Metro Baseball

WE KNOW you have your summer baseball season and tournaments, but this is about YOUR future. These dates were selected after we spoke with 100 colleges across the country. This is the ONLY time to be seen for two days with this volume and quality of coaches. Do not let a summer ball game get in the way of your future at the next level.

Less and less college coaches are attending tournaments as a result of: spread out fields, over enrollment of teams, lack of talent, lack of player information.

The harsh reality is that only a small fraction of baseball players get recruited at team tournaments. Team tournament “showcase” games are too often spread out in large complexes containing up to six fields, spanning multiple days, and quite often in fact, separate venues all together across different cities/venues spreading the recruiting coordinators & assistant coaches very thin.

College coaches are not interested in your son’s HS or travel teams record, they are however specifically focused on evaluating individual skill sets that cannot always be evaluated in a team tournament or through stats.

Skills such as: Pitcher MPH and command, 60 yard running speed, Hitter exit velocity, Outfield arm strength/MPH/range, Infield arm strength/MPH/range, Catcher pop times & receiving.

We will provide the visibility of getting guaranteed multiple swings in BP/Games to evaluate your son’s swing and potential, repeated ground and fly balls in the field to get a true evaluation. It is an individual evaluation process that requires visibility for your son. All of this while the coaches have IN THEIR HANDS all player individual player information (GPA, Grad Class, Ht/Wt, HS, Hometown & more). Last but not least, every player will receive an individual profile page from the event and that will be e-mailed out to all coaches, players and parents will also receive this information.

What guarantee or chance at all, do you have that your son will actually be seen by anywhere close to our coaches list of more than 80+/40+ D1 schools in one stadium to evaluate these skills?

I95 Metro Baseball changes that. One field. One stadium. One Focus.

  • Our events are open to 2023-2027 graduates.
  • In 2022, we had players from 47 states and 5 countries attend
  • We have the MOST D1 coaches attending in the country (camp/showcase) per event.
  • D1 coaches are already looking at 2026 and 2027 graduates and our “special” under-classmen game is centered around them.
  • We have 17 different D1 conferences represented at our events.
  • The I95 corridor has the most colleges that play baseball in the country and the most accessible roads and airports for our players and coaches.
  • Individual school camps (like the ones attending our events) can be between $400-$600 for just one school.

1: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE I95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE?
Our goal is to provide players from all over the country the BEST college baseball showcase experience.
Our event includes (Weather Permitting):

  • 2 Day Registration (Skill Day/Game Day)
  • Player Profile Page
  • Verified Player Metrics (Sent to parents, players & coaches)
  • Recruiting talks
  • Recruiting Seminar
  • Eligibility for National Rankings

2: WHERE HAVE SOME I95 METRO BASEBALL PLAYERS COMMITTED TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
Entering our sixth season, we now have over 600 committed players and 150 Division 1 players. Please view link here.

3: WHO IS RUNNING THE EVENT? WHO IS PUTTING THE EVENT TOGETHER?
The same staff from the very successful 2016 -2022 showcase series is back. The event is being put together by a collective group of premier High School coaches and instructors from: Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. All staff have college playing and/or coaching experience. Each event has a staff of at least 12 to help ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible and college coaches are focused on the student-athletes.

4: DO PLAYERS TRAVEL TO YOUR EVENT? WILL YOU HOLD EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY?
YES, we have had players from all 50 states and five countries attend our events over the last several years. We are the top NATIONAL showcase. Our events are located in the “hub” of both the most college baseball programs (within 180 mile radius) and the highest concentration of academic colleges (within 180 mile radius). For those reasons, an event this magnitude with this list of schools will ONLY be held in this region.

5: DO YOUR EVENTS SELL OUT?
Yes, we are proud to say our last 15 events have sold out! Thank you to all our players, parents & coaches. Sign-up in advance. We send out bi-weekly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on in the upcoming event.

6: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE AT YOUR SHOWCASE? ARE THERE MULTIPLE SHIFTS?
This is our most commonly asked question, when in reality the question should be, what schools are coming? How many fields are you using? Do I have the abilities to impress the coaches?

Regardless of if there are 20, 200 or 2,000 players attending, we run the showcase FOR the coaches with ALL EYES ON YOU. We are a national college baseball showcase. With the likes of: Duke, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, UVA, VA Tech, IVY League schools and more flying in, they want to see a strong volume of players from all across the country. THAT is why we have the MOST D1 schools and most colleges all on one field in the country! WE provide the proper: venue, structure, format for you.

The focus should be on your: skills, metrics, GPA and what YOU bring to the table. Not “how many players are there?. These “small” showcases do not yield the results that we have (Over 500 NCAA committed players and 175+ D1 players) or provide a TRUE representation of what the recruiting landscape is. Less players doesn’t mean a better chance for you to be recruited, it means the quality of the event is less.

Parents & players constantly attend tournaments with THOUSANDS of players, HUNDREDS of teams and DOZENS upon DOZENS of fields, with limited recruiting results and have “no problem” with that format. At I95 Metro Baseball, we have one field, with the best coaches list in the country. We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. One field, one focus, YOU!

Our events will have two “shifts” to ensure each player gets the proper exposure and we limit each shift (AM/PM) to 95 position players.

7: WILL BATTING PRACTICE TAKE PLACE IN THE CAGES OR ON THE FIELD?
Our BP sessions will take place on the field with all coaches watching from less than 25 feet away (Weather permitting).

8: ARE THERE LOCAL AIRPORTS FOR THE EVENT?
The following airports are all less than 1 hour drive each stadium.

Event 1
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)

Event 2
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)

9: DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS?
All players/parents are free to choose any hotel.

Here are a few we recommend:
For Trenton Thunder Ballpark:
• Hyatt Regency Princeton
• Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton
• Courtyard by Marriott Ewing Princeton

For Brooklyn Cyclones:
• There are over 100 hotels all within 12 miles of the stadium, we suggest each family find their best fit.

10: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL STADIUM SERIES?
Our I95 Metro Baseball Showcase will have two shifts on day one and four game times on day two.

Our showcase will NOT start before 7:00 AM or end past 7:30 PM. Your session times will be posted 72 hours prior to the event.

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure. Please do not be in a rush. Each session will be between 4.5-5.5 hours.

11: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
Our events are RAIN or SHINE.

In the event of bad weather we will do everything in our power to have the players exposed to the coaches as much as possible including using indoor facilities. We know how important this is to you and your family and we recognize that. Baseball is a game of the elements though and all of our costs are paid upfront. There are no refunds, credits or transfers. We will make every effort possible. Including modifying game time, amount of swings, pitches etc. All activities are weather permitting. Once again, there are no credits, refunds or transfers despite weather issues. All of our expenses are paid in advance of our events.

In the case of an EXTREMELY poor weather forecast for BOTH days, I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 45 miles. This will only be under extreme circumstances as Trenton Thunder Ballpark does have indoor cages (pitching/hitting/throwing) where activities can be completed.

The “skills” portion of our showcase takes priority. If there is a weather issue on day one, day two will become the skills portion. This is UNANIMOUSLY requested from our coaches.

12: DO PLAYERS ATTEND MULTIPLE SHOWCASES?
Of course! Each event is another chance to be seen. In addition each event will have 15-20% different coaches/schools. Many players will attend multiple showcases.

13: WILL YOU HAVE MULTIPLE FIELDS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME DURING GAME DAY?
No. This is a huge advantage for your son. Too many showcases have games going on two, three or four fields with scouts spread out. Most scouts are at the one game looking at certain players, but not at our showcase. We will have a centralized location where all the game action will take place.

14: HOW DO YOU RECORD THE MEASURABLES?
Our professional staff is responsible for recording all measurables through the two day event, including: Positional velocity, pitching velocity, exit speed, POP time, 60 yd. dash. These are sent to all players and parents 21 days after the events as we make a player profile page as well.

15: WILL I-95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE SEND THIS INFORMATION TO COLLEGE COACHES?
YES. Every coach/school that attends, will have full access to the data sheet 3 days after the event. We feel it is important that we are able to track the progress of each player each season and to have on file when they are recruiting.

16: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
Over the course of the two days players will perform both, please note coaches want to see you at your BEST only. It is VERY important that your primary position is listed correctly on our registration form. This will be your focus on our game day.

17: WHAT IF MY SON IS A PITCHER ONLY?
Pitchers are far and away the most sought after position. Their verified metrics, profile and fact they pitch on BOTH days make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

18: WILL PLAYERS EAT LUNCH?
No. We will have two sessions (AM/PM) and we want to maximize our time on the field.

19: WILL MY SON RECEIVE A VIDEO FOR THE STADIUM SHOWCASE SERIES?
No, our focus this summer will be on the stadium series experience and our incredible college coaches.

I95 Metro Baseball will be hosting a COMBINE which provides a unique opportunity for players to receive a full recruiting profile including: Multiple angle videos, More metrics, Profile Page, Reports & more.

20: WHAT DOES TEAM REPRESENTATION MEAN? DO ANY SCHOOLS BACK OUT?
The school (college) will send their: head coach, assistant coach, pitching coach or recruiting coordinator. Most schools are sending their head recruiting coordinators, assistant coach or pitching coach but more than several have their head coaching attending. 90% of our schools/coaches will be there both days. Some coaches, because of their schedule, can only attend one day.

The schools you see on our confirmed list have confirmed at least THREE times with us they will be at the event. Sometimes there is a rare case of a family emergency, where a school/coach can’t make it or the coach is no longer with the school due to coaching change. Last year over 93% of our posted coaches attended. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and honesty of our respected schools & coaches. Our rapport with the programs are second to none. Once again outside of a family emergency or staff changes our schools & coaches will be there in person!

21: HOW MUCH PLAYING TIME IN THE GAME WILL MY SON RECEIVE ON DAY 2?
Day 2 is our “Prime Day” games. This is something coaches have requested for YEARS and now implemented in our showcase. We have a “dynamic” game set-up, which is structured differently than a regular game. WEATHER PERMITTING – Each primary pitcher is guaranteed to throw to at least 5 batters. Each primary fielder is guaranteed to play 4 innings. Each primary position player is guaranteed 2 at-bats in the game. The focus on day two is your PRIMARY position ONLY. This is BEST vs. BEST. We are an elite national college baseball showcase. Coaches want to see players at their best. This allows players MORE playing time in the game and MORE of a focus on what they do best. This will greatly help in the recruiting process. “More” is not necessarily better. On day one ALL pitchers will throw a bullpen. On day one ALL catchers will showcase as a catcher. On day one ALL position players will take BP. On “prime day”, the games will be separated by graduation classes (2024/2025 and 2026/2027 – unique to I95 Metro Baseball only!) and you will play your primary position. You will be able to showcase your secondary skills on day one. All games will be held on one field in front of all coaches. All eyes on you! All players coached by college coaches.

22: PITCHERS – WHY DID THEY THROW AT THE END OF THE SESSION AND HOW MUCH DO THEY THROW?
Freshman pitchers in college are rarely starting pitchers. The staff & college coaches want to see how pitchers spend their down time and how effective they are after being at the ballpark for hours. This decision comes from our dialogue with college coaches. Please remember every primary pitcher is throwing both days and many secondary pitchers will throw on both days (all will throw on day one). We want to ensure that pitchers still have enough gas in the tank after the bullpen session for the game the next day. More is not “better” in this case. Each pitcher will throw a 10 pitch bullpen on day one and all primary (many secondary) pitchers will throw to four-five batters on day two.

23: WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF INTERESTED IN A CERTAIN SCHOOL?
Our suggestion for you moving forward is to email any and all schools that were confirmed to be at our event and let them know your interest and you will be attending I95 Metro Baseball. Let them know WHY you are interested in the school and what you can bring to the school, classroom and the baseball team. Ask when their camps are being held. The I95 Metro Baseball recruiting seminar (pre-camp meeting) will explain the best way to contact coaches post events.

24: WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY?
You are more than welcome. We can not discount our rate because we are limiting the numbers of players per session. Your information will be sent out to every coach in attendance (even on the day you aren’t there).

25: ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
No there are not. We have several up-front costs upon sign-up. We take our commitment to you very seriously. We send out bi-monthly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on.

26: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Requests received at least ten (10) days PRIOR to the start of the purchased event will receive a credit in the amount of 50% of the purchasing price. This is for ANY reason. This credit is valid for 10 months and can be used for our I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series events. Any “request” for a credit less than ten (10) days prior to the start of the purchased event will forfeit their registration fees. NO EXCEPTIONS. I95 Metro Baseball runs the premier events in the country and has up-front fees and commitments paid out prior to each event. Cancellations within ten (10) days of the event impact us in a negative way. ALL activities are weather permitting and our events are rain or shine. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite poor weather or limited on-field activity.

I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 45 miles. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite the decision to move inside so that your son is seen.

27: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED?
We will have a medical staff member. Our staff also has members that are CPR certified and Concussion certified. Any serious injury, an ambulance will be called. There are no refunds or credits for injuries.

28: WHAT TYPE OF BATS SHOULD WE USE?
ALL players will use -3 BBCOR

29: CAN PLAYERS WEAR CLEATS?
YES. Players MUST also have turf shoes/sneakers in case any indoor facilities will be used.

30: DOES I95 METRO BASEBALL SUPPORT ANY CHARITY?
Yes. I-95 Metro Baseball is proud to partner with Go4theGoal® to help support kids who are battling cancer and their families. Through our participation in Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, Go4theGoal® will be able to provide financial assistance, grant wishes, implement unique hospital programs and fund innovative research. Thank you to each and every player for Lacing Up and making a difference! http://go4thegoal.org

31: Is I95 Metro Baseball for any 2023-2027 graduate that wants to play college baseball?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to Any and ALL 2023-2027 graduates (Limited by availability).

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