Updated: February 27, 2024

NCAA Home Run Rate By Year Charts

Charting The Home Run Rate in D1

We document NCAA Baseball home run rates, with charts and data from Official NCAA Statistics, updated *often*.

Ever wondered about the home run rate in NCAA Baseball? Below are a few charts and tables you might find helpful. We captured loads of data via Official NCAA Statistics and made these charts ourselves.

Home Runs Per At Bat Table

The best way to measure how home runs have changed over the last decade is to look at home runs per bat. Here is the table with the following chart:

Year AB H HR HR / 100Abs
02/26/24 66196 18074 2081 3.1
2023 574116 160594 19099 3.3
2022 564729 156648 16987 3.0
2021 475803 127989 12677 2.7
2020 156019 39949 2887 1.9
2019 560303 150608 12383 2.2
2018 550038 148397 11489 2.1
2017 561236 154198 12301 2.2
2016 564439 154796 10087 1.8
2015 553747 151727 9078 1.6
2014 555415 149873 6446 1.2
2013 559773 153166 6902 1.2
2012 561910 155439 7974 1.4
2011 557344 156889 8585 1.5
2010 582195 177233 15496 2.7
2009 552938 166888 15300 2.8
2008 558774 165271 13543 2.4

 

Home Runs Per At Bat Chart

This chart was last updated on February 26th, 2024. We’ll try and update this throughout the seasons.

Why the historic rise?

We discuss this here in more depth, but the short answer is there are a lot of answers. We tend to believe that due to COVID and the MLB draft changes, D1 college baseball is as old and experienced as ever. Unsurprisingly, the HR rate per bat mirrors that of the MLB.