Friday, August 11, 2017

Jason Sloan - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Canberra regular Jason Sloan returned for his fifth season with the Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season.

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Jason Sloan card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Vaughan Harris - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

Sydney veteran Harris returned for his seventh ABL season with the Blue Sox for the 2016-17 ABL season.


2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Vaughan Harris card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sam Kennelly - 2016-17 Perth Heat

Sam returned for his fifth season with the Perth Heat during the 2016-17 ABL season. He spent 2016 splitting time between Pittsburgh's two rookie level teams, the GCL Pirates and the Bristol Pirates before unfortunately being released during the ABL season.


2016-17 Perth Heat Sam Kennelly card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, July 31, 2017

Daniel McGrath - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces

After playing in the first three seasons of the new ABL with the Melbourne Aces McGrath signed with the Boston Red Sox after which he ceased play in the ABL following the 2012-13 season. He  focused on his American play, reaching the Advanced A level Salem Red Sox in 2016. Obviously something happened discussion wise as McGrath was able to join Melbourne for the 2016-17 ABL season before heading back to Salem in 2017.

2016-17 Melbourne Aces Daniel McGrath card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, July 21, 2017

AJ Holland - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Holland is an American import who returned to play for the Canberra Cavalry in the 2016-17 ABL season. Holland previously had a stint with the Cavalry back in 2014-15 before spending 2016 playing for Draci Brno in the Czech Extraliga.

I discovered that Holland really liked my card design from his last time with the Cavalry and had been searching around trying to get a copy for himself, so I'm getting a copy printed up to send to him.

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry AJ Holland card front - ©2017 Adam East

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry AJ Holland alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Aaron Whitefield - 2016-17 Brisbane Bandits

Former locally born softballer Whitefield has continued with his adjustments to baseball, returning to the Brisbane Bandits for his second ABL season in 2016-17. Whitefiled has also spent three seasons in the minors for the Minnesota Twins, spending 2015 and 2016 witht he Twins Gulf Coast League rookie level team before graduating to the single A level Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2017.


2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Aaron Whitefield card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, July 17, 2017

Josh Altmann - 2016-17 Adelaide Bite

Altmann is an American import from the Texas Rangers organisation who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2016-17 ABL season. Altmann has spent three years playing in the Rangers' farm system, spending 2016 with the single A Hickory Crawdads and Advanced A High Desert mavericks in 2016 before moving on to the Advanced A level Down East Wood Ducks in 2017.


2016-17 Adelaide Bite Josh Altmann card front - 2017 Adam East

2016-17 Adelaide Bite Josh Altmann alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East


Friday, July 14, 2017

Sven Schüller - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

Schüller is a German import from the Los Angeles Dodgers organisation who played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2016-17 ABL season. Schüller spent 2016 playing for the Dodgers' two rookie level teams before graduating to the single A level Great Lakes Loons in 2017.


2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Sven Schüller card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cameron Lamb - 2016-17 Perth Heat

One of a core of local Perth Heat stalwarts Lamb returned for his seventh straight season in both the ABL and with the Perth Heat during the 2016-17 ABL season.

2016-17 Perth Heat Cameron Lamb card front ©2017 Adam East

Friday, July 7, 2017

Zech Lemond - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Lemond is an American import from the San Diego Padres organisation who played with the Canberra Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season. Lemond has spent most of 2015 through 2017 playing for the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres Advanced A affiliate in the California League.

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Zech Lemond card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, July 3, 2017

Phil Stockman - 2016-17 Brisbane Bandits

Former MLB pitcher Phil Stockman was the Brisbane Bandits' pitching coach during the 2016-17 ABL season. Stockman had previously played for the Bandits during the inaugural ABL season back in 2010-11.

2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Phil Stockman card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, June 30, 2017

Karl Hoschke - 2016-17 Adelaide Bite

Sydney born Hoschke is an Australian youngster who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2016-17 ABL season., Hoschke has played in three ABL seasons so far, his rookie year with Brisbane and the following two with Adelaide. He also spent 2014 playing for the Atlanta Braves Rookie level team in the Gulf Coast League.

2016-17 Adelaide Bite Karl Hoschke card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stone Garrett - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

Garrett is an an American import from the Miami Marlins organisation who played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2016-17 ABL season. Garrett spent 2016 playing for the marlins Rookie and A level affiliates before advancing to the Advanced A level Jupiter Hammerheads in 2017.


2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Stone Garrett card front - ©2017 Adam East

2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Stone Garrett alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, June 26, 2017

Warwick Saupold - 2016-17 Perth Heat

Saupold, Australia's most recent MLB debutant in 2016 is currently enjoying his time with the Detroit Tigers, however he did play with his hometown Perth Heat during the 2016-17 ABL season, his seventh season with the Heat.

2016-17 Perth Heat Warwick Saupold card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, June 23, 2017

Matthew (Keli'i) Zablan - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces

Zablan is an American import who played with the Melbourne Aces during the 2016-17 ABL season. This was Zablan's second season with the Aces, having also played six games with them during 2015-16. The ABL website lists Zablan's first name as Matthew, however it appears that he is generally known by the first name of Keli'i. Zablan spent a single season in the Seattle Mariner's farm system in 2011, but has otherwise spent his time playing independent ball in the Frontier League for the River City Rascals until late 2013 when he moved to Australia to take up coaching in Geelong.

2016-17 Melbourne Aces Matthew Zablan card front - ©2017 Adam East