Evan MacLane on the mound for Orientales

Life and Baseball

An oft returned to topic on this site is that of the non-linear nature of baseball. There are numerous players who highlight the myriad of ways in which baseball across the board does not fit into the neat little boxes we create for them. A player may meet all the marks of their professional development […]

Xavier Batista conducting a preseason interview for Leones del Escogido.

The Bauble in LIDOM

About halfway through this past Central League (JPCL) season, I wrote about the interesting career path of Xavier Batista. At the time he deserved all the praise in the world for having turned his career around. The Hiroshima Toyo Carp slugger had gone from a prospect to out of baseball to a developmental prospect again […]