The Week in International Baseball (28 January-3 February)

The week started with a Bahamian pitcher listed as a Top 50 Junior College draft prospect, who could be a potential Great Britain ace:

We broke the news that Thailand will compete in the Asian Games this year:

The Cubs hired former Netherlands’ manager Steve Janssen (tweet).

Australia changed managers for its upcoming friendly series in Japan, moving on from long-time manager Jon Deeble (tweet). The schedule was also announced (tweet).

Yohan Pino, a former major leaguer, signed with Italy’s Tommasin Padua, Mark Teahen‘s club last year (link).

We added Korean teams to our master schedule for 2018 (link).

We published the first half of our interview with Todd Isaacs in which he discusses the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise, the first-ever professional baseball event in the Bahamas:

Barry Enright, a pitcher for Team GB, signed a contract to play in the Caribbean Series, the ultimate winter baseball tournament (tweet).

Our lead writer, Gabriel Fidler, wrote up Trevor Hoffman‘s Hall of Fame induction and what he means to Team GB for the Great Britain Baseball site:

We responded to a reader query about the teams missing from the WBSC world rankings with a discussion of baseball in countries with national federations but excluded from the list. We touched on everyone from Botswana to Sint Maarten and Tunisia to Afghanistan (thread).

We broke the news on Pakistan’s participation in international tournaments this year:

We sat down with’s Tyler Maun for a chat about the minors and baseball internationally, with the interview available later this month (tweet).

Leonardo Seminati, a top Italian prospect who signed last year with the Reds, started the first baseball camp in Bergamo, Italy (tweet).

We broke the news that Curaçao had been officially added to the Latin American Baseball Series after appearing in the tournament last week (tweet).

After a great chat with Maun, we wrapped up our week by speaking with Benjamin Hill of @bensbiz, with our talk available after the start of spring training (tweet).

Previous articles in this series include:
21-27 January (link)
14-20 January (link)
7-13 January (link)
1-6 January (link)
22-31 December (link)
15-21 December (link)
8-14 December (link)
1-7 December (link)
15-30 November (link)
1-14 November (link)
15-31 October (link)
1-14 October (link)
Month of September (link)
27 August-2 September (link)
20-26 August (link)

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
This entry was posted in Asia, Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Caribbean, Curaçao, Europe, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Oceania, Pakistan, South Korea, St. Maarten, Thailand. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Week in International Baseball (28 January-3 February)

  1. Stu says:

    Hi, Thanks for keeping us up to date. Just wanted to mention Brisbane Bandits beat the Canberra Cavalry to take Australian championship two days ago.

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