Category Archives: Spain

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: The Top Pitching Performances

Several nations recorded impressive results on the mound at the Under-23 European Championship. Some pitchers shone in their debuts on the hill, while others have seen action before. For Great Britain’s Nolan Bond, the performance likely caught the eye of … 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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The European U23 Championship Explained

With a light day of action at the European Under-23 Baseball Championship, it is worth examining the newest competition to the European baseball scene. The U23 Championship replaces the U21 championship, last held in Tel Aviv in 2016 with only four … Continue reading

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