Category Archives: Asia

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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The Week in International Baseball (4-10 March)

The week started with Japan winning the second of its two-game friendly series with Australia 6-0 in the second national team series of 2018 (link with video). A combined Canadian university team will tour Europe in May (tweet). The ABL … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (25 February-3 March)

    The week started with a host of updates from our European players in American education. Great Britain’s Paul Kirkpatrick had a great start for Western Kentucky (tweet). Lithuania’s Marius Balandis had his first start of the year for … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (18 February-24 February)

It was an especially busy week in international baseball, particularly as we premiered what became a series on Europeans playing baseball at American high schools and universities. The original two-dozen list has not hit 60 and names continue to pour … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (11 February-17 February)

The week started off with a bang, as the Confederation of European Baseball and its softball counterpart announced that they will transition into WBSC Europe, which will govern both sports on the continent (link). Little had been made of the … Continue reading

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West Asia Cup Announced for 2018

A new international tournament has been announced for 2018, as UAE will host the West Asia Cup from March 26-April 1. It was a surprise addition to the calendar as the Cup is usually contested in odd-numbered years, though the … Continue reading

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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: Chavez Fernander, a sophomore from @baseballbahamas with @PolkStBaseball, named a Top 50 JUCO Draft Prospect. As … Continue reading

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2018 International Baseball Schedule

With the calendar turned to 2018, a whole year of international baseball tournaments is on the horizon. After 2017 that featured an electric World Baseball Classic that set records in attendance, television viewership, and revenue, this year does not have … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (14-20 January)

The Under-15 Oceania Championship begun, though it was delayed by rain from the 17 January opening. After noting two weeks’ ago that no Great Britain national team members were playing winter ball, we broke the news last week that Barry … Continue reading

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2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

We were asked on Twitter whether we knew about teams, host sites, and possible expansion for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. Plenty is already known and more can be surmised from previous qualifying rounds. The four nations that finished … Continue reading

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