I95 Metro Baseball

I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series - Fall Showcase

Trenton Thunder Ballpark

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

Sunday, October 8, 2023

SESSION TIMES

October 8th • SESSION TIMES • TRENTON THUNDER STADIUM:

Position Openings
P: 1 / C: 1 / 1B: 1 / 3B: 1 / MIF: 1 / OF: 1

One Day Skills Showcase

$599

Open To 2024-2028 Graduates

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):
• 1 Day Registration (Skill 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 seventh season, we now have over 585 committed players and 170 Division 1 players. Listed below are just a FEW schools where our players have committed too. Boston College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Coastal Carolina University, College Of Holy Cross, College Of William & Mary, Coppin St. University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, East Carolina University, East Tennessee St. University, Elon University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, Georgia Tech University, Hofstra University, Houston University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Liberty University, LIU Brooklyn University, Longwood University, Marist University, Millersville University, New Jersey Tech University, New York University, Notre Dame University, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph’s University, Salisbury University, Santa Clara University, Siena College, St. John’s University, SUNY Albany, Swarthmore University, Texas Tech University, Towson University, University Of Delaware, University Of Georgia, University Of Miami, University Of North Carolina Central, University Of Richmond, University Of Pittsburgh, University Of South Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wagner University, West Chester University, Wichita St. University, Yale University & Many others.

3: WHO IS RUNNING THE EVENT? WHO IS PUTTING THE EVENT TOGETHER?
The same staff from the very successful 2016 -2023 showcase series are 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 THEY SPLIT UP?
YES. Our showcase will never have more than 100 position players on the field at once because we split our showcase into multiple shifts. I95 Metro Baseball also has a unique format in regards to player location, position(s) and graduation years, all to help players in their recruiting journey. We limit our positions to a certain amount to ensure each prospect receives proper exposures. Other events/tournaments have 200+ players on the field at the same time, on multiple fields where the coaches don’t get to focus on YOU or your son. Other events/tournaments have coaches spread out sometimes on to 6 fields or TWO different locations.

We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. We take OUR TIME and make sure each player is seen HOW THE COLLEGE COACHES WANT ALL ON ONE FIELD.

For some reason parents have NO issue traveling to tournaments with hundreds of teams and 10, 20, 30, 40 fields in the hopes of MAYBE being seen by a few schools but they want to attend a showcase where there are an abundance of great colleges but not many players. That doesn’t make sense to us or our college programs. A main reason we have the likes of: Vanderbilt, Duke, Florida, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Virginia is because we have a national talent pool from multiple graduation years all on ONE FIELD.

Players (and parents) should focus only on YOU and to perform to the best of your abilities, we will take care of the rest. There is no other event that offers the: schools, coaches, venue, structure, format, reputation, history all on one field, nothing close and that should be your focus.

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.

• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
• 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

10: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL FALL SHOWCASE?
Our I95 Metro Baseball Showcase will have two shifts.

Our showcase will NOT start before 6:30AM and not end past 8:30 PM. Your session times will be posted 2 days prior to the event (homepage).

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure. Each session will be between 4.5-5.5 hours.

Session 1 – Approximate Start – 6:15AM.
Session 2 – Approximate Start – 12:30PM.

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, 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.

12: DO PLAYERS ATTEND MULTIPLE SHOWCASES?
Of course! Each event is another chance to be seen. Many players will attend multiple showcases.

13: 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.

14: 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.

15: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
On our fall event pitchers and catchers with a secondary will perform both.

16: 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 in front of ALL coaches make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

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

18: 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.

19: 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!

20: 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.

21: 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.

22: 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.

23: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Requests received at least ten (7) 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 (7) 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.

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.

24: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED WHILE AT THE EVENT?
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.

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

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

27: 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

28: IS I95 METRO BASEBALL FOR ANY 2024-2027 GRADUATE THAT WANTS TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to Any and ALL 2024-2027 graduates (Limited by availability).

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50+ Colleges & 30+ 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 12+ 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, Maryland 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, 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 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.

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 – THE FINAL day for D1 coaches to see players OFF campus until Spring/Summer.

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. 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 555 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 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
• Bryant University
• Bucknell University
• Campbell University
• Charleston Southern 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 Connecticut
• University of Delaware
• University Of Central Florida
• 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 University (VCU)
• Wagner University
• Wichita St. University
• Yale University
• and many more…

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.

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, Brown, 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 2023, we had players from 47 states and 7 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.
  • 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.

Confirmed IN PERSON Schools & Coaches!

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):
• 1 Day Registration (Skill 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 seventh season, we now have over 585 committed players and 170 Division 1 players. Listed below are just a FEW schools where our players have committed too. Boston College, Brown University, Bucknell University, Coastal Carolina University, College Of Holy Cross, College Of William & Mary, Coppin St. University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, East Carolina University, East Tennessee St. University, Elon University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, Georgia Tech University, Hofstra University, Houston University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Liberty University, LIU Brooklyn University, Longwood University, Marist University, Millersville University, New Jersey Tech University, New York University, Notre Dame University, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph’s University, Salisbury University, Santa Clara University, Siena College, St. John’s University, SUNY Albany, Swarthmore University, Texas Tech University, Towson University, University Of Delaware, University Of Georgia, University Of Miami, University Of North Carolina Central, University Of Richmond, University Of Pittsburgh, University Of South Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wagner University, West Chester University, Wichita St. University, Yale University & Many others.

3: WHO IS RUNNING THE EVENT? WHO IS PUTTING THE EVENT TOGETHER?
The same staff from the very successful 2016 -2023 showcase series are 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 THEY SPLIT UP?
YES. Our showcase will never have more than 100 position players on the field at once because we split our showcase into multiple shifts. I95 Metro Baseball also has a unique format in regards to player location, position(s) and graduation years, all to help players in their recruiting journey. We limit our positions to a certain amount to ensure each prospect receives proper exposures. Other events/tournaments have 200+ players on the field at the same time, on multiple fields where the coaches don’t get to focus on YOU or your son. Other events/tournaments have coaches spread out sometimes on to 6 fields or TWO different locations.

We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. We take OUR TIME and make sure each player is seen HOW THE COLLEGE COACHES WANT ALL ON ONE FIELD.

For some reason parents have NO issue traveling to tournaments with hundreds of teams and 10, 20, 30, 40 fields in the hopes of MAYBE being seen by a few schools but they want to attend a showcase where there are an abundance of great colleges but not many players. That doesn’t make sense to us or our college programs. A main reason we have the likes of: Vanderbilt, Duke, Florida, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, Virginia is because we have a national talent pool from multiple graduation years all on ONE FIELD.

Players (and parents) should focus only on YOU and to perform to the best of your abilities, we will take care of the rest. There is no other event that offers the: schools, coaches, venue, structure, format, reputation, history all on one field, nothing close and that should be your focus.

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.

• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
• 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

10: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL FALL SHOWCASE?
Our I95 Metro Baseball Showcase will have two shifts.

Our showcase will NOT start before 6:30AM and not end past 8:30 PM. Your session times will be posted 2 days prior to the event (homepage).

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure. Each session will be between 4.5-5.5 hours.

Session 1 – Approximate Start – 6:15AM.
Session 2 – Approximate Start – 12:30PM.

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, 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.

12: DO PLAYERS ATTEND MULTIPLE SHOWCASES?
Of course! Each event is another chance to be seen. Many players will attend multiple showcases.

13: 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.

14: 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.

15: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
On our fall event pitchers and catchers with a secondary will perform both.

16: 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 in front of ALL coaches make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

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

18: 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.

19: 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!

20: 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.

21: 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.

22: 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.

23: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Requests received at least ten (7) 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 (7) 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.

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.

24: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED WHILE AT THE EVENT?
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.

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

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

27: 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

28: IS I95 METRO BASEBALL FOR ANY 2024-2027 GRADUATE THAT WANTS TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to Any and ALL 2024-2027 graduates (Limited by availability).

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50+ Colleges & 30+ 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 12+ 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, Maryland 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, 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 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.

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 – THE FINAL day for D1 coaches to see players OFF campus until Spring/Summer.

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. 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 555 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 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
• Bryant University
• Bucknell University
• Campbell University
• Charleston Southern 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 Connecticut
• University of Delaware
• University Of Central Florida
• 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 University (VCU)
• Wagner University
• Wichita St. University
• Yale University
• and many more…

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.

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, Brown, 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 2023, we had players from 47 states and 7 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.
  • 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.