Monthly Archives: September 2017

Conlon on Double-A, Team GB, and Thanksgiving Crackers

Were it not for The Troubles, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon might be a household name among British and Irish sporting aficionados. Instead, Conlon, who has a standard American accent, is quickly rising the ranks of the Mets’ organisation after growing … Continue reading

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Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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Gasparini on Hooligans, His Career, and Italy’s Baseball Future

One might expect that “Europe’s Best Prospect Ever,” as Baseball America suggested in the summer of 2013 (link), would be immediately distinguishable by his appearances or car, but Marten Gasparini is a refreshingly calm and focussed 20-year old. Despite being … Continue reading

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U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … Continue reading

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