|2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Justin Erasmus card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Monday, October 30, 2017
Erasmus returned for his sixth ABL season with Brisbane during 2016-17, his seventh in total in the ABL. He had previously spent time in 2016 with the De Glaskoning Twins in the Honkbal Hoofdklasse (Dutch Major League.)
Friday, October 27, 2017
Barker is an American import who returned for his second season with the Adelaide Bite during the 2016-17 ABL season. In between his two ABL stints, Barker spent 2017 playing for Třebíč Nuclears in the Czech Extraliga.
|2016-17 Adelaide Bite Devon Barker card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Monday, October 23, 2017
Robbie returned from the northern summer playing with the Colorado Rockies farm teams to play in his sixth ABL season with the Canberra Cavalry in the 2016-17 ABL season. In 2017 he split time between the Rockies Single and Advanced A teams with a brief end of season appearance at the Triple A level Albuquerque Isotopes.
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Robbie Perkins card front - ©2017 Adam East|
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Robbie Perkins alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sydney Blue Sox veteran Dean returned for his sixth year with the Blue Sox during the 2016-17 ABL season.
|2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Joshua Dean card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Former MLB, Perth Heat, Adelaide Bite and Melbourne Aces player Vasquez returned to the Aces for his second ABL season with them and his fifth ABL season in total during 2016-17.
|2016-17 Melbourne Aces Virgil Vasquez card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Friday, October 13, 2017
Having pitched 4 innings for the Canberra Cavalry back in the 2012-13 ABL season, Guinard returned to Cavalry roster after a 4 year gap and made the most of his opportunities, starting 10 games and compiling a 4-2 record. Guinard is an American who originally came over to play baseball for a local ACT club before his brief original ABL stint. He ended up marrying a local girl and staying, even taking up playing Australian Rules Football in the AFL Canberra competition. I have him listed as "American" but I don't know what his actual status is - having married a local and settled down here, I don't know whether he's taken out Aussie citizenship or not.
|2016017 Canberra Cavalry Sean Guinard card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Local Ipswich born Campbell returned for his seventh season with the Brisbane Bandits during the 2016-17 ABL season.
|2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Andrew Campbell card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Monday, October 9, 2017
The curse of not getting an action shot of Williams at the Bite continues. The 2016-17 ABL season was Williams' seventh ABL season and his fourth with Adelaide. Of note though is that his legendary ginger beard reduced down to just a goatee after years of previous growth.
|2016-17 Adelaide Bite Matthew Williams card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Friday, October 6, 2017
Herr is an American import who played with the Canberra Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season. Herr had previously spent a season with the Sydney Blue Sox back in 2012-13 before being released from the Minnesota Twins organisation. Since the he's been playing in assorted independent leagues, most recently with the San Rafael Pacifics (Pacific Association), the Tucson Saguaros (Pecos League) and the Joplin Blasters (American Association) in 2016 and the Salina Stockade (American Association) in 2017.
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Tyler Herr card front - ©2017 Adam East|
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Tyler Herr alternate card front ©2017 Adam East|
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Local Queenslander Timms returned for his third season with the Brisbane Bandits during the 2016-17 ABL season.
|2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Matt Timms card front - ©2017 Adam East|
Monday, October 2, 2017
Scott Cone was another one of the Aussie-born "New Zealanders" who had to change allegiance to Australia or be considered an import for the Canberra Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season. Cone had previously played for the Cavalry during the 2015-16 ABL season, however his decision to play for New Zealand in the World Baseball Classic hadn't been an issue under the previous import rules.
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Scott Cone card front - ©2017 Adam East|
|2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Scott Cone alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East|