Monday, July 16, 2018

Tai Shan Chang (張泰山) - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Chang is a Taiwanese import who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season. Chang is a legend back in Taiwan, holding the record for home runs and hits in the CPBL in his 20 year (1996-2015) career. He played for the Tokushima Indigo Socks of the independent Shikoku Island League in Japan in 2016 before signing with Adelaide for the ABL season.


2017-18 Adelaide Bite Tai-shan Chang card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Tai-shan Chang card front - ©2018 Adam East

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gavin Fingleson - 2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox

Fingleson is a veteran Australian player who came out of retirement at the age of 41 to make his debut in the current ABL with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2017-18 ABL season. He debuted in the original incarnation of the ABL back in the 1994-95 season, playing with the Canberra Bushrangers. He would end up playing 80 games with 3 clubs across the original ABL and IBLA between 1995 and 2001. He would also play 4 seasons of independent baseball in the USA between 1999 and 2004.

Fingleson was originally born in South Africa but moved to Australia when 11 years old. He was a member of Australia's 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist winning team and has represented Australia in our Baseball World Cup and World baseball Classic teams.

2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox Gavin Fingleson card front - ©2018 Adam East

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Matt Dixon - 2017-18 Perth Heat

Dixon returned to the Perth Heat for his sixth season season during the 2017-18 ABL season.

2017-18 Perth Heat Matt Dixon card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Allan de San Miguel - 2017-18 Melbourne Aces

Following his move from Perth to the Aces the previous season, "Desan" returned in 2017-18 to Melbourne for his second season there, and his eighth overall in the ABL. He hasn't looked as happy when he's been in a Melbourne uniform - a Heat uniform suits him much better :)

2017-18 Melbourne Aces Allan de San Miguel card front - ©2018 Adam East

Friday, July 6, 2018

Frank Gailey - 2017-18 Canberra Cavalry

Gailey is an American import who played with the Canberra Cavalry during the 2017-18 ABL season,. He spent eight years in the minor leagues between 2007 and 2014, splitting time between the Toronto, Philadelphia and Oakland organisations. Since 2015 he's been playing with the York Revolution in the independent Atlantic League.

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Frank Gailey card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Connor Panas - 2017-18 Canberra Cavalry

Panas is a Canadian import from the Toronto Blue Jays organisation who played with the Canberra Cavalry during the 2017-18 ABL season, In 2017 he played with the Dunedin Blue Jays, Toronto's advanced A affiliate in the Florida State League. In 2018 he has moved up to the double A level New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Connor Panas card front - ©2018 Adam East
2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Connor Panas card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

David Sutherland - 2017-18 Brisbane Bandits

One of Brisbane's local veterans, Sutherland returned for his eighth ABL season with the Brisbane Bandits during the 2017-18 ABL season.

2017-18 Brisbane Bandits David Sutherland card front ©2018 Adam East

Monday, June 25, 2018

Bas Nooij - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Dutch import Nooij returned for his second season with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season.


2017-18 Adelaide Bite Bas Nooij card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Adelaide Bite Bas Nooij alternate card front - ©2018 Adam East


Friday, June 22, 2018

Max Brennen - 2017-18 Sydeny Blue Sox

Following his debut in the 2015-16 ABL season, Brennan failed to play in 2016-17 before returning for his second season with the Sydney Blue Sox in 2017-18.

2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox Max Brennan card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michael Brosseau - 2017-18 Perth Heat

Brosseau is an American import from the Tampa Bay Rays organisation who played with the Perth Heat during the 2017-18 ABL season. Brosseau spent 2017 playing with the single A level Bowling Green Hot Rods and the advanced A level Charlotte Star Crabs. In 2018 he has advanced to the Montgomery Biscuits in the AA level Southern League.


2017-18 Perth Heat Micheal Brosseau card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Perth Heat Micheal Brosseau card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, June 18, 2018

Christian Meister - 2017-18 Melbourne Aces

Meister is an American import who played with the Melbourne Aces during the 2017-18 ABL season. He had previously spent two seasons (2015 and 2016) in the Cleveland Indians farm system before being released in 2017.

2017-18 Melbourne Aces Christian Meister card front - ©2018 Adam East

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cam Warner - 2017-18 Canberra Cavalry

Cameron is a local Canberran boy who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft and played for the Canberra Cavalry in the 2017-18 ABL season. He spent the 2017 northern summer playing across 4 different Tigers' affiliates between Rookie and Advanced A level. He is the younger brother of Ben who played 58 games with the Cavalry between the 2011-12 and 2013-14. seasons.

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Cam Warner card front - ©2018 Adam East

2017-18 Canberra Cavalry Cam Warner alternate card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wade Dutton - 2017-18 Brisbane Bandits

Wade returned for his fourth season with both the Bandits and in the ABL during the 2017-18 ABL season.

2017-18 Brisbane Bandits Wade Dutton card front - ©2018 Adam East

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rodrigo Ayarza - 2017-18 Adelaide Bite

Ayarza is a Panamanian import from the Houston Astros organisation who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2017-18 ABL season. Despite only being 22 years old at the start of the season, he had 7 years experience in the minors, 2 years in Dominican Summer League when he had been signed with the Texas Rangers, and the following 5 years with the Astros, both in Dominica and the US. He played with the Astros' Single and Advanced A affiliates in 2017, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Bules Creek Astros respectively.


2017-18 Adelaide Bite Rodrigo Ayarza card front - ©2018 Adam East

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kyle Glogoski - 2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox

Glogoski is a New Zealand born import who played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2017-18 ABL season. His ABL season was interrupted by his signing by the Philadelphia Phillies organisation which resulted in him leaving the Blue Sox to undertake a throwing program with the Phillies.

Given the recent announcement of the expansion of the ABL to include a New Zealand based team in 2018-19, I would presume that the New Zealand team will make signing a home grown talent like Glogoski a priority.

2017-18 Sydney Blue Sox Kyle Glogoski card front - ©2018 Adam East