Southern Illinois Baseball

NCAA Division 1
Missouri Valley

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Roster Size


Player Retention


Redshirting Tendency


On Field Performance

Above Average

Incoming Transfers


Recruiting Reach


If you’re a high school baseball player looking for a top-notch college baseball experience, look no further than Southern Illinois University. Competing at the NCAA Division 1 level, the Southern Illinois Salukis are currently members of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The MVC is a very competitive conference, with some other member schools including Dallas Baptist University and Missouri State University. With an experienced coaching staff and a history of producing a bunch of MLB draft selections, the Salukis have what it takes to help you take your game to the next level. While the program hasn’t experienced much success in the college baseball post-season recently, they’ll look to turn that corner in the coming years. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Saluki baseball family, be sure to check out the information below about the Southern Illinois baseball program and the institution as a whole. I promise you won’t regret it!

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2024 Southern Illinois Roster

Roster Size


Redshirted Players Last Year


Incoming Transfers


Freshman Retention Rate

Position Players by Batting Side

Right: 8
Left: 9

Pitchers by Throwing Arm

Right: 15
Left: 2

Position Depth

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Middle Infielders: 0

3B: 0

1B: 0

Infielders: 7

Catchers: 3

Outfielders: 7

Utility: 2

Pitchers: 17

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Southern Illinois Roster Trends

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Roster Size

2023: 35

2022: 35

2021: 31

2020: 31

2019: 31

2018: 30

Incoming Transfers

2023: 22

2022: 15

2021: 18

2020: 11

2019: 10

Freshman Retention Rate



2022: 1

2021: 5

2020: 0

2019: 19

2018: 1

2017: 1

Illinois Baseball Schools

Southern Illinois Graduating Players

2024 Grads by Position

Middle Infielders: 0

3Bs: 0

1Bs: 0

Infielders: 4

Catchers: 1

Outfielders: 3

Utility: 1

Pitchers: 9

2024 Grads by Batting Side

Right: 4

Left: 4

2024 Pitcher Grads by Throwing Arm

Right: 9

Left: 0

2025 Grads by Position

2024 Grads by Position

Middle Infielders: 0

3Bs: 0

1Bs: 0

Infielders: 3

Catchers: 2

Outfielders: 4

Utility: 1

Pitchers: 8

2025 Grads by Batting Side

Right: 4

Left: 5

2025 Pitcher Grads by Throwing Arm

Right: 6

Left: 2

Southern Illinois Player Details

1: Illinois

2: Missouri

3: Tennessee

4: Texas

5: Arkansas

6: Iowa

7: Kentucky

8: Indiana

9: Colorado

10: Washington

Popular Majors

1: Not Reported










2024 Height by Position (Inches)

Middle Infielders:



Infielders: 72.5

Catchers: 72.5

Outfielders: 71.5

Utility: 74.0

Pitchers: 73.0

2023 Height by Position (Inches)

Middle Infielders:



Infielders: 72.0

Catchers: 71.5

Outfielders: 72.0


Pitchers: 73.5

Southern Illinois University Admissions

Public, 4-year or above

Acceptance Rate


SAT Verbal Range: 520 - 630

SAT Math Range: 510 - 620

ACT English Range: 21 - 29

ACT Math Range: 19 - 27

SAT/ACT Requirement


SAT/ACT Percent Submit

SAT: 69%

ACT: 55%

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Record



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Net Price

$16299 / year

*All net price figures represent the average cost for undergraduate students after grant and scholarship aid.


Average Net Price by Household Income

< $30k: $13658

$31k - 47k: $14306

$48 - 75k: $14985

$76 - 110k: $20698

> $110k: $21819


In-State:​ $9456

Out-of-State:​ $23640

Other Costs

Room and Board: ​$10622

Books and Supplies: ​$1100

Fees: ​$5266

Other Expenses: ​$2941

Great Lakes Baseball Schools

Student Body


Total:​ 14404

Undergraduate:​ 10626

Graduate:​ 3778



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Financial Aid & Student Loans

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid


Average Total Aid Awarded: $10921

Average Federal Grant Aid: $5423

Average State/Local Grant Aid: $5306

Average Pell Grant Aid: $4615

Average Institutional Grant Aid: $8285

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Roster Size

The size of a program’s roster can tell you a lot. A smaller roster provides more opportunities for playing time, but can be an indication that the program has a lower level of funding. Being a versatile player, who can play multiple positions, is extremely valuable for these programs. With a larger roster comes more competition for playing time and fewer multi-position opportunities. It may also be an indication of the program’s financial budget, because each additional player comes at a cost to the university. Unlike the D1 level, some of the lower levels don’t have roster size limits, so it’s not uncommon to run into programs with rosters greater than 45 players.

Player Retention

From our experiences, the highest period of volatility with player retention occurs during a player’s freshman year. This metric evaluates the percentage of true freshman that returned to the program for their sophomore year, and how many did not, as a result of quitting, transferring, or being cut. Any quality program can run into a year where a significant amount of their freshman don’t return. When you see a pattern of poor player retention, that is when it should be identified as an area of concern.

Redshirt Tendencies

Many recruits don’t realize that there is a possibility of sitting out a year to develop athletically. For programs that have tendencies of red shirting players, it is import to talk with the coach about their vision of a 5 year experience and the financial impact that may have. Sitting out a year to for development purposes will also have some eligibility impacts that will need to be ironed out.

On-Field Performance

By taking a look at the performance over the past few years, players can get a better feel for the program, and can set realistic expectations with what their college baseball experience will look like. Will you have a shot at a conference championship every year? Is the program coming out of a rebuild mode with consistent progress? Is the program a bottom dweller?

Incoming Transfers

This metric evaluates the number of new players on the roster that transferred in from another college. It’s helpful for players to understand if a coach tends to rely on a steady replenishment of transfers to fill in gaps, or if they depend on their underclassmen to develop and become contributing players. A program’s tendencies in this area will have an impact on what your competition for playing time will look.

Recruiting Reach

This metric evaluates the pool of players that are interested in playing for this program. Some schools may mostly attract local players from within the same state, while larger D1 programs garner interest from players across the country. 

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Depth by Batting Side and Throwing Arm

At the collegiate level, coaches are mindful of handedness as they build their rosters. During the recruiting process, it is helpful to get a feel for a program’s current depth and needs, from a batting side and pitcher throwing arm perspective.

Position Depth

This metric provides a breakdown of how many players are currently at each position. It’s important to understand a coach’s roster depth preferences. This is a great way to get a feel for the number of players that are typically stacked up at each position. Keep in mind that this will be your competition for meaningful playing time. This data can also be used to better understand a program’s positional needs.

Players Graduating by Position

Evaluating the number of players that are projected to leave the program by position, this metric gives players a better idea of the positions that a program is in need of and is likely recruiting for. Players typically see a higher level of engagement from coaches that have a need for their position, so it’s a key component to consider throughout the college baseball search.

Player Home States

It’s often overlooked, but understanding the locations where a coach typically recruits is extremely valuable. This metric provides a breakdown of where players live by state, so you can get a feel for a coach’s recruiting grounds. If you don’t live in those areas it might be a little more difficult to get noticed.

Players' Majors

Unfortunately, there are some majors that don’t mesh well with the schedule of a student athlete. Many student athletes come to the realization that they can’t keep their current major and continue to play their sport, while staying on pace to graduate in four years. We provide you with a list of majors that players have been able to balance with the rigorous college baseball schedule.

Height by Position

Some coaches have a tendency of recruiting big, physical players. This metric can help you get an understanding of the physicality of players on a positional basis.

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