Author Archives: Gabriel Fidler

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.

European Baseball Players in American Education Final [R-S]

On Saturday, we gave you the final season update for the first 15 (alphabetically) European baseball players in American Education [link]. Sunday, we broke down 11 more [link] and added 13 on Monday [link]. Our dozen today are eligible for … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [L-P]

On Saturday, we gave you the final season update for the first 15 (alphabetically) European baseball players in American Education [link]. Sunday, we broke down 11 more [link]. Today, 14 additional athletes join the list in Eli Lingos, Alejandro Martín … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [H-K]

On Saturday, we gave you the final season update for the first 15 European baseball players in American Education [link]. Yesterday, we added 11 more [link]. Today, we break down the campaigns of Sammy Hackl, Daniel Harrington, Tobias Holmelund, Lukas … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [D-G]

Yesterday, we gave you the final season update for the first 15 European baseball players in American Education [link]. Today, we unveil the next nine: Mikołaj Dąbrowski, Kevin Desmedt, Pat Devenney, John Doxakis, Max Draijer, Victor Draijer, Antoine Duplantis, Luke Duris, … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [A-C]

This spring, we began what turned out to be an ambitious project to follow the seasons of Europeans and Americans eligible to play for European countries in their spring seasons at American universities and high schools. We started with a … Continue reading

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U23 Top Prospects Update

Last August, we selected our Top 20 prospects from the first European Under-23 Championship [link]. On Sunday, the 2018 qualifying round in Bratislava concluded with Ukraine and Croatia advancing to the 2019 championships, while a talented Great Britain squad will … Continue reading

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Scouting Taiwan’s Shao-Ching Chiang

Shao-Ching Chiang may not be a household name among minor league prospects yet and is not even the top Taiwanese prospect in the Cleveland Indians’ system thanks to Yu-Cheng Chang, but the right-handed pitcher is off to an excellent start. … Continue reading

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Four Europeans Taken in MLB Draft

When spring began, it seemed eminently possible that at least half a dozen European baseball players or those eligible for national teams in Europe would be taken by major league teams in the amateur player draft. Instead, a mere three … Continue reading

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Europeans in the MLB Draft Preview

Day three of the MLB Draft is upon us and we have to yet to see a European come off the board, despite the high ranking of LSU’s Antoine Duplantis, who has Swedish citizenship. The Tigers’ centerfielder will go quickly … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (11-17 March)

The national team of Czech Republic gave a quick update as it travelled to Sicily for spring training (tweet). Martin Mužík continued his torrid streak as we updated you on European players in the US (tweet). We also offered updates from … Continue reading

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