NCAA Division I baseball programs will continue with increased roster size and scholarship limits for the 2024-25 academic year thanks to a “Blanket Waiver” issued by the Division I Committee for Legislative Relief.
The reasons for these increased limits include:
- The 2024-25 academic year will be the last year that most Division I baseball athletes still have eligibility available as the result of the NCAA rulings dating back to the 2020 baseball season.
- Major League Baseball has changed the MLB Draft from 40 rounds to 20 rounds.
- The number of Minor League teams have been cut from 162 to 120.
There will be a 40-man limit on roster size for Division I programs during the 2025 baseball season.
Up to 32 student-athletes will be allowed to receive a baseball scholarship – an increase from the normal limit of 27 in Division I.
The additional “counters” (scholarship athletes counting against the team scholarship limit) must be included in the maximum team limit of 11.7 scholarships and must be provided the minimum scholarship value of 25%.
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