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.

New Rankings Offer Premier 12 Insight

The WBSC released its new rankings yesterday, taking into account more than 250 new games played, including the Under-15 World Cup and numerous continental championships. The U.S. retained its rightful place at the top after winning the U15 global title … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part III]

Our series of fall instructional camp rosters concludes today with the final 10 MLB clubs. In the first two parts, we previewed Arizona-Detroit [link] and Houston to Oakland [link], with players from every continent. We conclude today with players from … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part II]

Yesterday, we explained fall instructional camp and offered some thoughts on how ‘instructs’ work [link]. We also previewed the first 10 major league organisations’ rosters for instructs, noting every player from outside a top baseball region (e.g. the U.S.). Today, … Continue reading

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Fall Instructs Rosters International Preview [Part I]

While the minor league season has officially come to a close, many players have not put down the uniform for the final time this year. After MiLB playoffs conclude, all but four major league organisations hold a fall instructional camp, … Continue reading

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Europeans in American Education All-Star Team

This spring, 75 baseball players with European connexions suited up for American universities, junior colleges, and high schools. We handed out weekly awards to a huge number of them: 12 different four-year players took home a Player of the Week, … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Weekly Awards

Compiled below is our full list of weekly award winners among European-eligible players at American universities. This includes Four-Year Player and Pitcher of the Week, along with JuCo Player, Pitcher, and Rookie of the Week. In parentheses is the number … Continue reading

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Laos “Impressive” as Sri Lanka Wins at Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games are underway in Jakarta, and baseball returns for the seventh time with a record number of teams. Yesterday, we offered our thoughts on the preliminary round, which includes two nations making their Asian Games debut [link]. … Continue reading

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European Baseball Players in American Education Final [T-Z]

Today, we give you the final nine of what turned out to be 74 players eligible for European national federations, many of whom were born in Europe and others who are dual citizens. The student-athletes represent 17 countries, more than … Continue reading

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Asian Games Begins with Two Debutantes

With an Asian Games-record of 10 nations in the baseball competition, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand face off in a preliminary round to determine which of the three will advance to face Asia’s top seven. Only Thailand has appeared on … Continue reading

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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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