2013 MLB European Academy

The 2013 MLB European Academy will be held from July 31 to August 16 at the Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg, Germany. 51 players, between 15 and 20 years old, from 15 countries including two from New Zealand will take part. They were selected and invited following a series of tryouts and the MLB Academies Tournament earlier …

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2011 International Tracker

This is a complete report on foreign players put under contract for the 2011 season by the franchises of the major professional leagues outside the United States, with contract details (where available). In some cases, you’ll also notice that are listed players who have returned to their home countries after playing in organized baseball in …

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Mexico claims the Carribean title

Beating Venezuela 3-2 with a 2 run-homer by Jorge Vazquez, the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregon (with a 4-2 record) claimed the 2011 Caribbean Series. It’s the first Caribbean Series title in franchise history and the first championship for Mexico since 2005. Mexico led all teams in hitting with .266 thanks to good performances by 1B …

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Winter Leagues crowned their champs

Carribean Series field is set. Here are the teams that reclaimed the championship in each main winter league.   Thanks to great performances in the finals by Braves’ farmhand 1B Barbaro Canizares and Royals’ righty Luis Mendoza, Obregon was awarded the title of the Mexican Pacific League. The Cuban Canizares hit .364 in the final …

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2010 International Signings – 1

Venezuelan Adonis Cardona (pictured) was the best pitcher available of the 2010 international class.     Foreign-born players may sign with any of the 30 Major League clubs during the international signing period, which runs from July 2 to August 31. To be eligible to sign a contract, a player must be 16 years old …

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2010 International Signings – 2

OTHER PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL SIGNEES The Nationals signed Cuban RHP Yuneski Maya (28) to a 4-year major league contract worth $8M on 07/31/2010. In the 48th Cuban National Series that ended last year (2009), Maya (pictured) ended second to Aroldys Chapman in strikeouts, 119 to 130, but outdistanced the younger pitcher in the league’s equivalent of the Cy Young, …

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