Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 16, 2013 has Asia Series, Arizona Fall League Finals and Australian Action

The great Wi-Fi crisis continues, and thus I am able to only place this lonely post up today. Still, it’s going to be a great day of Offseason Ball, with further Asia Series play, the Arizona Fall League finals, and also some Australian League action.

(All Times ET)

11 PM (Friday): Asia Series, Canberra Cavalry (2012/13 Australian Champions) vs. EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups). Will be streamed here.

12:35 AM: Australian Baseball League,  Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will be streamed here.

2:00 AM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will be streamed here.

5:30 AM: Asia Series, Uni-President Lions (CPBL Champions) vs. Fortitudo Bologna (European Cup Champions). Will be streamed here.

3:00 PM: Arizona Fall League Finals, Mesa Solar Sox (Angels, A’s, Cubs, Nationals, Tigers) at Surprise Saguaros (Brewers, Indians, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox). On MLB Network and the AFL website.

10:00 PM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will be streamed here.

10:05 PM: Australian Baseball League,  Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will be streamed here.

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 15, 2013 has Asia Series and Australian Baseball Action

The Wi-Fi apocalypse of 2013 isn’t done yet, but I’ve figured out a way to get enough Wi-Fi to jot this out quick, the return of Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings.

11:00 PM (Thursday): Asia Series, Bologna (European Cup Champion) vs. Samsung Lions (KBO Champions). Will be streamed here.

3:30 AM: Australian Baseball League, Sydney Blue Sox at Brisbane Bandits. Will likely be streamed at ABL website.

3:35 AM: Australian Baseball League, Adelaide Bite at Melbourne Aces. Will likely be streamed at ABL website.

5 AM: Asia Series, EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups) vs. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB champions). Will be streamed here.

11 PM: Asia Series, Canberra Cavalry (2012/13 Australian Champions) vs. EDA Rhinos (CPBL Runner-Ups). Will be streamed here.

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 10, 2013

Only one thing, and it technically isn’t even on November 10:

11:30 PM (Saturday): Australian Baseball League- Canberra Cavalry at Sydney Blue Sox. Will be streaming here.

To make up for the lack of viewing, here’s Game 7 of the 2001 World Series:

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 9, 2013

Today’s games:

12:30 AM: Australian League- Perth Heat at Adelaide Bite doubleheader. Streaming here.

3:00 AM: Australian League- Canberra Cavalry at Sydney Blue Sox. Streaming here.

8 PM: Arizona Fall League, Peoria Javelinas at Salt River Rafters. On MLB Network and streaming on the Arizona Fall League website.

10 PM: JWBL, will be streamed here.

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 8, 2013

Baseball!

3:00 AM: Australian Baseball League. Canberra Cavalry at Sydney Blue Sox. Will be viewable here.

3:30 AM: Australian Baseball League. Perth Heat at Adelaide Bite. Will be viewable here.

9:00 PM: Arizona Fall League. Glendale Desert Dogs at Scottsdale Scorpions. Will be on MLB Network and the AFL website.

10 PM: Japan Women’s Baseball League, will be streaming here.

Know of anything I missed? Let me know!

Your Offseason Baseball Viewing Listings for November 7, 2013

Well, we have a game in Australia very, very early in the morning and an Arizona Fall League game as well.

 

3:30 AM: Australian Baseball League. Perth Heat at Adelaide Bite. Will be viewable here.

9 PM: Arizona Fall League. Salt River Rafters (Prospects from D-Backs, Rockies, Cardinals, Rays, Blue Jays) host the Scottsdale Scorpions (Braves, Mets, Yankees, Pirates, Giants). On MLB Network and the Arizona Fall League website.

 

 

Know of anything else? Let me know!

Australian All-Star Game: A possible look at Team Australia’s WBC Roster

The Australian Baseball League’s All-Star Game is coming up, and it pits the league’s best Australian players against the league’s best foreign players. This allows, interestingly, for something of a glimpse of what Australia’s World Baseball Classic team could look like.

The Australian roster for the ABL ASG, which can be found here, has seven players with MLB experience: pitchers Shane Lindsay, Chris Oxspring and Ryan Rowland-Smith, infielders Brad Harman, Luke Hughes and Justin Huber, and outfielder Chris Snelling, who was born in Florida but grew up in Australia. The WBC roster could add Grant Balfour, Rich Thompson and Travis Blackley, but they aren’t playing in the ABL, so they aren’t on this roster.

Some other notable names on the rest of the roster:

Allan De San Miguel, who has been confirmed to be playing in the WBC, is, as I noted back during my August projections for the Aussies, a light-hitting but good-fielding catcher who spent the past year in the Orioles organization.

Stefan Welch, who was in the Pittsburgh system last year, is a utility guy who can player first and third, although he played mainly third last season.

Elliot Biddle and Mitch Dening were also on my projections. Biddle was one of the best hitters in the ABL in 2011, while Dening was a Indy Leaguer in 2012.

Brendan Wise had a tough year in AAA, but he’s done well in the ABL this season so far, and well-deserves the spot he has on the team. He also will likely be on the WBC team.

One of the players who I did not have on my projections who is on the ABL Australian roster is Paul Mildren. Mildren, a lefty, spent eight season in the minors, reaching as high as AAA. However, he eventually washed-out, but is now pitching professionally down under. While he’s only 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA so far this season, there can never be enough lefties, so it’ll be interesting to see if he make the WBC roster.

Another player who wasn’t on my earlier projections? Corey Adamson. The San Diego prospect has been blazing his way in the ABL this season, one of the league’s leaders in batting average.

Overall, the Australians would do okay if they went to the WBC with this all-star-game team, but they’d probably have trouble advancing, since they are in a tough pool with Korea, Taipei and the Netherlands. Of course, in baseball anything can happen, and if enough MLB players take part for the Aussies, they could be a Cinderella team.

You can expect a full new projection for the Baseballroos sometime in the coming days.