Category Archives: Spain

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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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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The Week in International Baseball (15-30 November)

The Bolivarian Games, a lesser known Pan-American tournament, started on Nov. 20. We offered daily wrapups: Days 1 and 2 (tweet), Day 3 (tweet), and Day 4 (tweet). We also profiled prospects playing for Colómbia, Jorge Alfaro and Tito Polo: Several big … 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: 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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