Monday, October 22, 2018

Stephen Lohr - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Lohr was an American import from the Texas Rangers organisation who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season. Lohr had spent two seasons with the Rangers organisation, spending 2017 playing for their Arizona League rookie team. Unfortunately for Lohr he was released by the Rangers at the start of the 2018 season and has spent 2018 playing for the Traverse City Beach Bums in the independent Frontier League.

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Stephen Lohr card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Stephen Lohr alternate card front - ©2018 Adam East

Friday, October 19, 2018

Luke Wilkins - 2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox

Veteran local Wilkins played his eight ABL season (and seventh with the Sydney Blue Sox) during the 2017-18 ABL season.

Sydney Blue Sox Luke Wilkins card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Alex Hall - 2017-18 Perth Heat

Hall shares a similar story to that of team mate Jess Williams of being a West Australian youngster who debuted with the Perth Heat during 2016-17, was subsequently signed by the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2017-18 ABL season and has debuted with the Brewers’ Arizona League Rookie team in 2018.

2017-18 Perth Heat Alex Hall card front - ©2018 Adam East


2017-18 Perth Heat Alex Hall alternate card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, October 15, 2018

Brett Cumberland - 2017-18 Melbourne Aces

Cumberland was an American import from the Atlanta Braves organisation who played with the Melbourne aces during the 2017-18 ABL season. Cumberland spent 2017 split between the single A Roem Frogs and Advanced A level Florida Fire Frogs. In 2018 he started back with the Fire Frogs before moving up to the Double A level Mississippi Braves, then being traded to the Baltimore Orioles where he joined the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles Double A team.


2017-18 Melbourne Aces Brett Cumberland card front - ©2018 Adam East

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jake Amos - 2017-18 Canberra Cavalry

Former Sydney youngster Amos was lured down to Canberra to play with the Cavalry for the 2017-18 ABL season after having made his debut with the Blue Sox the previous season.

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Jake Amos card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tim Atherton - 2017-18 Brisbane Bandits

Nomadic Aussie pitcher Atherton moved from the Canberra Cavalry to the Brisbane Bandits for the 2017-18 ABL season. That was Atherton's third move, having Started with Canberra, transferred to Sydney, then back to Canberra, before the move to Brisbane.

2017-18 Brisbane Bandits Tim Atherton card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, October 8, 2018

Greg Mosel - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Adelaide born Mosel returned for his second season with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season. He made the switch from the bullpen in his first year to the starting rotation in 2017-18. In 2017 he spent time playing for Nada Split, a Croatian baseball team.

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Greg Mosel card front - ©2018 Adam East

Friday, October 5, 2018

Jin De Jhang - 2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox

Jhang is a Taiwanese import from the Pittsburgh Pirates organisation who played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2017-18 ABL season. In 2017 and 2018 he has played for the Pirates' double A affiliate, the Altoona Curve. Some online sites have his romanicised surname spelled as Jang rather than Jhang.

2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox Jin De Jhang card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Garrett Whitley - 2017-18 Perth Heat

Whitely was an American import from the Tampa Bay Rays organisation who played with the Perth Heat during the 2017-18 ABL season. He spent 2017 playing for the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Rays’ low and single A affiliates. Unfortunately for Whitley he required surgery in his shoulder before the start of the northern 2018 season and so missed the entire season.

2017-18 Perth Heat Garrett Whitley card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Perth Heat Garrett Whitley alternate card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, October 1, 2018

Josh Tols - 2017-18 Melbourne Aces

The switch from Adelaide to the Melbourne Aces during the previous season obviously worked out well for Tols. The 2017-18 ABL season was his fifth ABL season and second with the Aces and resulted in him being signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in February. He has spent the majority of 2018 playing for the Phillies double A affiliate, the Reading Fightin' Phils.

He got into the swing of things when I was taking photos. If you missed my previous post, he was a member of the Aces bullpen I called, The Three Amigos.

2017-18 Melbourne Aces Josh Tols card front - ©2018 Adam East

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Delmon Young - 2018-19 [ABL Graphic] Melbourne Aces

Another in the series of resized ABL social media images to make it look card like. This image is of former MLB player and American import Delmon Young. Delmon played with the Aces last season and has resigned with the Melbourne Aces for the 2018-19 ABL season.


Delmon Young image from the Australian Baseball League Facebook page turned into a virtual card

Saturday, September 29, 2018

David Kandilas - 2018-19 [ABL Graphic] Canberra Cavalry

Another in the series of resized ABL social media images to make it look card like. This image is of Aussie player David Kandilas announcing that he has resigned with the Canberra Cavalry for the 2018-19 ABL season.


David Kandilas image from the Australian Baseball League Facebook page turned into a virtual card

Friday, September 28, 2018

Moko Moanaroa - 2017-18 Canberra Cavalry

It appears that Moko’s younger brother Boss convinced his sibling to join him at Canberra to help out with their dearth of local players during the 2017-18 ABL season. Moko had played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 ABL seasons but had been absent from the ABL in the following six years until his late season games with the Cavalry in 2017-18.

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Moko Moanaroa card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Aaron Whitefield - 2017-18 Brisbane Bandits

Local player Whitefield suited up for his third season with the Brisbane Bandits during the 2017-18 ABL season. Whitefield spent 2017 playing for the Minnesota Twins single A level affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and has moved up to the Advanced  A level Fort Myers Miracle in 2018.

2017-18 Brisbane Bandits Aaron Whitefield card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, September 24, 2018

Chris Powell - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Powell is an American import who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season. Powell had three years’ experience in the LA Dodgers organisation before being released in 2017. He finished the season playing for the Sioux City Explorers in the independent American Association. In 2018 he has spent time with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, also in the independent AA, and the Schaumberg Boomers in the Frontier League.

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Chris Powell card front - ©2018 Adam East