Knowledge of the game:
This reveals itself in how you cover your position:
how you recact to specific situations. If your a pitcher, how you pitch to a batter;if your a catcher, how you call a game & whether you demostrate leadership qualities. Fielders may be judged on the knowledge of their positions--e.g., covering bases or knowing how to break on a ball in the outfield.
A lot of things fall into this category including speed, aggressiveness, & the ability to slide well. All coaches look for speed, but athe top Division 1 level, excellent speed seems to be almost a prerequisite. However, a player with only adequate speed may become an outstanding baserunner through aggressiveness and/or baserunning smarts. There are many good college players who know just when to run, how to slide well and how to avoid tags, thus maximizing their effectiveness on the base paths.
A few things college coaches looks for at the plate
-Balanced swing & quick hands
-Hits for contact or power
-Good pitch selection
-How to lay a bunt down (particularly in a sacrifice situation)
-Confidence at the plate
Coaches usually look for specific qualities at each position.
-First and 3rd base reaction time
-First base needs to be able to stop any throws close to the bag
-Middle Infielders need range, speed, aggressiveness, & solid footwork
-All infielders need consistent fielding skills & strong accurate throws.
-Outfielders need speed, quick reaction time, & a strong arm.
-Pitchers look for pitches that work well, the ability to hit the target & to be able to work the batter.
-Catchers are assessed on how well they block the balls, take charge of popups, & go after base stealers.