International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 51-60

International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 51-60

04 February 2017

Today we continue our look at the international players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List for 2017. We have gone through segments look at nos. 61-100 and today we look at 51-60. If you missed the first four segments you can check them out here: International Players – No. 61-70 International Players – No. […]

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Mexico Wins with Walk-Off Grand Slam at Caribbean Series in Culiacan

Mexico Wins with Walk-Off Grand Slam at Caribbean Series in Culiacan

04 February 2017

Mexico improved to 3-0 at the 2017 Caribbean Series in Culiacan on Friday night after Sebastian Valle ended the night on a walk-off grand slam. The loss sent Venezuela to a 1-1 record. For 8 innings the game was a pitching duel. Both starters went at least 5 innings and both only allowed a single […]

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Adelaide Bite Extend ABL Playoffs with Extra Inning Win

Adelaide Bite Extend ABL Playoffs with Extra Inning Win

04 February 2017

The Adelaide Bite needed 12 innings to extend its season on Saturday in the ABL Playoffs. Mitch Dening had two bit RBI in the 12th on a 2-run home run giving the Bite the lead over the Brisbane Bandits. Loek van Mil pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in relief to hold the Bandits off. Adelaide jumped out […]

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ABL Playoffs: Brisbane Takes Game 1 from Adelaide

ABL Playoffs: Brisbane Takes Game 1 from Adelaide

03 February 2017

Former Arizona Diamondback and Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Trent Oeltjen helped the Brisbane Bandits to steal Game 1 of the ABL Playoffs from the Adelaide Bite. The Bite led 1-0 after the 6th inning on a Jordan Cowan two out triple to score Jordan McArdle. Bite starter Max MacNabb tossed 7.0 solid innings. The former […]

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Cuba pounds 12 hits in win over Puerto Rico at 2017 Caribbean Series

Cuba pounds 12 hits in win over Puerto Rico at 2017 Caribbean Series

03 February 2017

Vladimir Garcia (W, 1-0) tossed 6.0 innings allowing just one run en route to leading Cuba to a 6-1 victory over Puerto Rico at the 2017 Caribbean Series. William Saavedra went 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run in the 7th inning improving Cuba to 2-0. The loss drops Puerto Rico to 0-3. Cuba took an […]

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Venezuela and Mexico Win on Day 2 of 2017 Caribbean Series

Venezuela and Mexico Win on Day 2 of 2017 Caribbean Series

03 February 2017

Day 2 of the 2017 Caribbean Series saw Venezuela turn away a late inning comeback from Puerto Rico as the small island nation dropped its second straight game. Venezuela 4, Puerto Rico 3 Venezuela jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning. After a disputed home run wound up as a double for Rene […]

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International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 61-70

International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 61-70

02 February 2017

Continuing our look at the international players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List, today we will look at nos. 61-70 as we get closer to the top 10 on the list. f you missed the first three segments you can check them out here: International Players – No. 71-80 International Players – No. 81-90 […]

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Day 1 of 2017 Caribbean Series in the Books; Mexico and Cuba Win

Day 1 of 2017 Caribbean Series in the Books; Mexico and Cuba Win

02 February 2017

Day 1 is in the books in the 2017 Caribbean Series. Cuba (Granma Alazanes) defeated the Dominican Republic (Tigres del Licey) 4-0 to claim the first win of the series. Cuba jumped out in front in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back. Lead off hitter Roel Santos (2-for-4) tripled to lead […]

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Looking for Songs about Baseball Teams – Send Us Your Favorites

Looking for Songs about Baseball Teams – Send Us Your Favorites

01 February 2017

I am looking to put together some of the best team specific baseball songs. So if you have some favorites, let us know. Just let us know what the title is and who the group/singer is as well. You can reply with a comment here on this post, hit us up on Twitter @BaseballdeWorld, or […]

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Shohei Otani will not pitch for Japan in 2017 World Baseball Classic

Shohei Otani will not pitch for Japan in 2017 World Baseball Classic

01 February 2017

When the 2017 World Baseball Classic kicks off in just over a month, the world will not see one of the most dynamic superstars in the game today pitch. Shohei Otani has announced he will not pitch for Samurai Japan during the WBC. However, there is an outside chance he might hit. Otani is a 22-year […]

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International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 71-80

International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 71-80

01 February 2017

Lately we have taken a look at the international players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List that recently came out. We have taken a look at nos. 81-100 and today we will look at 71-80. If you missed the first two segments you can check them out here: International Players – No. 81-90 International […]

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Playoffs Set for this Weekend in Australian Baseball League

Playoffs Set for this Weekend in Australian Baseball League

01 February 2017

The playoffs in the Australian Baseball League begin this weekend. The Brisbane Bandits will have a chance to repeat as champions, but they will have to go through the Adelaide Bite in the first round of the playoffs. Adelaide finished in second place during the regular season going 23-17, 3 games behind first place Melbourne. […]

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International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 81-90

International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 81-90

30 January 2017

Yesterday we took a look at the international players from 91-100 which contained four players from across the globe. Today we will take a look at the only international player from 81-90. International Players – 91-100 No. 90 Raimel Tapia, OF/Colorado Rockies – Tapia signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2010. The lefty will […]

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Penalties Handed Down by MLB for Illegal Hacking of Astros’ Database

Penalties Handed Down by MLB for Illegal Hacking of Astros’ Database

30 January 2017

The Houston Astros have been awarded two draft picks and $2 million in compensation after former employee Christopher Correa hacked into the Astros’ baseball operations database while working for the St. Louis Cardinals. But I wondered, is this enough of a punishment to deter something like this from happening again. First of all, let’s take […]

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Teams Set for 2017 Caribbean Series

Teams Set for 2017 Caribbean Series

29 January 2017

The teams are set for the 2017 Caribbean Series to be held in Culiacan, Mexico. There will be a new club champion after the Venados de Matatlan, the 2016 winner, did not make the finals of the LMP playoffs. Winners from the winter leagues of Mexico (LMP), Dominican Republic (LIDOM), Venezuela (LVBP), Puerto Rico (LBPRC), […]

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Tigres del Licey win 22nd LIDOM Championship

Tigres del Licey win 22nd LIDOM Championship

29 January 2017

The Liga de Beisbol Profesional de la Republica Domincana or LIDOM went a full 9 games this past week as the Tigres del Licey pulled off a 6-2 victory over the Aguilas Cibaenas to win the title. After going up 4-games-to-2, Licey fell twice as the Aguilas forced a decisive 9th game. Going to the […]

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Aguilas de Mexicali Wins LMP Championship

Aguilas de Mexicali Wins LMP Championship

29 January 2017

The Aguilas de Mexicali took home the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico (LMP) Championship Saturday night after a 13-1 drubbing of the Caneros de los Mochis. The win gave Mexicali the title and a spot in the Caribbean Series. Mexicali pounded out 16 hits in the game. Five players had 2 or more hits including Yordanys […]

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Where are they now: 2012 18U Team Canada

Where are they now: 2012 18U Team Canada

29 January 2017

A few years ago, when I was living in Daegu, South Korea, I had the chance to go up to Seoul to see the 2012 18U World Baseball Championship. It was something special for me being my first international baseball tournament, and I have had an affinity to many of the players that I got […]

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International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 91-100

International Players on the MLB Top 100 Prospects List – No. 91-100

29 January 2017

One of my favorite days of the year is when MLB releases its Top 100 Prospects list. I love to see which teams have the most on the list (Braves/Yankees with 7 each), and I love to see who is moving and of course the top 10. However, one exercise that I love to do […]

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Netherlands will Feature Stacked Infield for 2017 World Baseball Classic

Netherlands will Feature Stacked Infield for 2017 World Baseball Classic

27 January 2017

The Netherlands will feature some of the best young talent in Major League Baseball when they suit up during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The Red Sox Xander Bogaerts, the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar, the Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop, the Yankees’ Didi Gregorius, and the elder statesman at just 27 the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons will all play […]

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Three More Players Confirmed for Team USA

Three More Players Confirmed for Team USA

27 January 2017

Three more players have been announced to pitch for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The Colorado Rockies Jake McGee has been confirmed to play alongside teammate Nolan Arenado. The 30-year old lefty had 15 saves in 19 attempts a year ago for the Rockies. He wound up moving out of the closer’s spot […]

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Criollos de Caguas Win LBPRC Championship, Advance to Caribbean Series

Criollos de Caguas Win LBPRC Championship, Advance to Caribbean Series

26 January 2017

The Criollos de Caguas have won the best-of-9 Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (LBPRC) Championship by taking Game 8 over the Cangrejeros de Santurce. Caguas needed extra innings to pull off the series clinching win on Wednesday night. After a huge bottom of the 6th for Caguas when they scored 4 runs, Santurce made […]

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Aguilas de Zulia Win LVBP Championship, Advance to Caribbean Series

Aguilas de Zulia Win LVBP Championship, Advance to Caribbean Series

26 January 2017

The Aguilas de Zulia took down the Cardenales de Lara in the Liga Venezolana Beisbol Profesional or LVBP Championship yesterday. The 5-2 victory sealed Zulia’s seventh title and gives them a spot in the 2017 Caribbean Series. The Aguilas rode the right arm of Mitch Lively to the win. Lively tossed 7.0 innings allowing just one […]

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Chinese Taipei Announce Roster for 2017 World Baseball Classic

Chinese Taipei Announce Roster for 2017 World Baseball Classic

26 January 2017

Chinese Taipei has released its roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Most of the players will come from the Chinese Professional Baseball League or CPBL. There will be a few that come from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball and only two from the minor leagues in the USA. The Lamigo Monkeys of the CPBL did […]

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  • Puerto Rico (31%, 27 Votes)
  • Dominican Republic (13%, 11 Votes)
  • USA (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Mexico (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Cuba (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Venezuela (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Netherlands (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Japan (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chinese Taipei (1%, 1 Votes)
  • South Korea (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Canada (0%, 0 Votes)

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