The past week has been a busy one for news relating to university-aged baseball players, as we continued our coverage of the U23 European Baseball Championship as the Universiade wrapped up its baseball competition.
Yesterday we reviewed the current & former professional play to appear at U23 Euros and looked at whether any had a shot at returning to affiliated ball (link). We also offered a preview of our scouting report on the top prospects at the Euros (link).
Japan claimed the Universiade Gold Medal with a 10-0 win over the USA, the first time an American team has ever reached a medal game. Korea broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh to claim the bronze medal over the Czech Republic, 6-2. Second appearance for Czechs and French, and first for Russia. Russia, in particular, exceeding expectations in a tough tournament. We published the complete schedule with a brief wrapup (link).
It was announced that Chadwick Tromp, a rifle-armed catcher from Aruba, will attend the Arizona Fall League (tweet).
We released the all-time records for the Universiade, including the medals and results for all four University Games (link).
September will see us travelling around the southeast of the US to interview several notable European minor leaguers, including Marten Gasparini, Blake Taylor, and more!
Previous articles in this series include:
20-26 August (link)