Category Archives: Netherlands

Japan Holds Narrow Lead over USA in New World Rankings

The new world rankings were revealed yesterday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation and, though the top six spots remained unchanged, there was significant movement elsewhere in the chart. Big winners included Australia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua, while Venezuela, … Continue reading

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U23 Review: Top European Prospects

Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball in Europe and, aside from a burgeoning league in the UK, baseball at universities is rare. For most young European baseballers, a national … Continue reading

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Preview: European Under-23 Prospects

The article that follows is a preview of our scouting report for the Under-23 European Championships, available soon. Unlike in the United States, major league scouts do not regularly show up to watch youth baseball teams play in Europe and, … Continue reading

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U23 Euros: (Re-)Starting a Career at a European Championship

This article was originally intended to include scouting on non-professional players, but instead, a preview is available (link) as we await additional information. For many young European baseball players, continental championships are their best way of earning a professional contract … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Team Notes

Our series of Under-23 European Championship reviews have so far zoned in primarily on specific games or players, but today we look at the teams as a whole. As one might expect, the nations that finished at the opposite ends … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Flashing Leather and Swiping Bags

While the German squad finished a disappointing fifth despite only losing a single game, their comeback win against France in pool play and patient approach against Great Britain’s Nolan Bond demonstrate how well-prepared the team was for the tournament. From … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Outstanding Hitting Performances

After focussing yesterday on teams that received contributions up-and-down the lineup on the way to dramatic results, today we turn to individual players. In a tournament that saw plenty of runs scored, multiple players put on offensive shows at Europe’s … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: The Best Games of the Tournament

Yesterday, we offered an overview of the Under-23 European Championship, including the feats of both the top teams and several surprising ones (link). In a tournament where a single game strongly influences one’s final placement, every game truly counts. Today, … Continue reading

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U23 Euros Review: Upsets and Standings

On Sunday, Europe crowned its first-ever Under-23 Champion, the Netherlands, after a thrilling 10-9 win in 10 innings over the Czech Republic. The Orange came back from a 5-1 deficit and led 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth, … Continue reading

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National Baseball Federations and Social Media

In the fast-paced world of sport, news flows quickly and rumours, scores, and quotes are reported by the minute. While many still wait to hear their news on SportsCenter or check the box scores in the morning, most journalists and … Continue reading

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