Friday, May 19, 2017

Steve Kent - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Local player Kent returned for his sixth season with the Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season. During 2016, Kent primarily spent time with the Atlanta Braves double A affiliate, the Mississippi Braves, although he did have a single game with the Triple A level Gwinnett Braves.

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Steve Kent card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Josh Guyer - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

After being released by the Minnesota Twins organisation in 2015, Guyer missed the 2015-16 ABL season, eventually returning to the Sydney Blue Sox in 2016-17. The 2016-17 ABL season was Guyer's fourth in the ABL and with the Blue Sox.


2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Josh Guyer card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, May 12, 2017

Matt Kennelly - 2016-17 Perth Heat

Matt Kennelly returned for his seventh ABL season with the Perth Heat in 2016-17. In 2016 Matt  retired from affiliated baseball, having played 10 years primarily for the Atlanta Braves organisation. His final stint was with the Double A level Mississippi Braves in the Southern League.


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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jon Kennedy - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces

Kennedy is a local Melbournian who played his fifth season in the ABL and with the Melbourne Aces in the 2016-17 ABL season. Despite it being his fifth ABL season, this is my first card for Kennedy. Kennedy signed with the Atlanta Braves organisation in 2015 and spent his first year with the organisation in 2016, pitching for their Rookie, Single A and advanced A affiliates. In 2017 he has started with the Single A level Rome Braves.

2016-17 Melbourne Aces Jon Kennedy card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, May 8, 2017

Josh Almonte - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Almonte is an American import from the Toronto Blue Jays organisation who played with the Canberra Cavalry during the 2016-17 ABL season. Almonte spent 2016 split between the Lansing Lugnuts and the Dunedin Blue Jays, Toronto's single and advanced A teams respectively..

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Josh Almonte card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thomas Milone - 2016-17 Brisbane Bandits

Milone is an American import from the Tampa Bay Rays organisation who played with the Brisbane Bandits during the 2016-17 ABL season. In 2016 Milone played with the Charlotte Stone Crabs in the Advanced A level Florida State League.


2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Thomas Milone card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Christopher Horne - 2016-17 Adelaide Bite

Horne is a local South Australian player who played his second season with the Adelaide Bite during 2016-17.

2016-17 Adelaide Bite Christopher Horne card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tucker Neuhaus - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

Neuhaus is an American import from the Milwaukee Brewers organisation who played with the Sydney Blue Sox during the 2016-17 ABL season. Neuhaus spent 2016 split between the Brewers Arizona League rookie tam and their single A affiliate, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox Tucker Neuhaus card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, April 28, 2017

Peter Moylan - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces

Current MLB pitcher with the Kansas City Royals, Perth born Moylan returned to the Melbourne Aces during the 2016-17 ABL season for his second season in the ABL, although admittedly, his first season consisted of just a single inning of relief. As a Perth supporter I was disappointed that he's not playing for his hometown Heat in the ABL.

2016-17 Melbourne Aces Peter Moylan card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Aaron Sayers - 2016-17 Canberra Cavalry

Former Aces player Sayers returned for his second season with the Canberra Cavalry and sixth in the ABL during the 2016-17 ABL season.

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Aaron Sayers card front - ©2017 Adam East

2016-17 Canberra Cavalry Aaron Sayers alternate card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ryan Rowland-Smith - 2016-17 Brisbane Bandits

The "Hyphen" made his ABL debut back in Australia during the 2016-17 ABL season with the Brisbane Bandits. Rowland-Smith's 14 year stint in the minors and Major League Baseball finished in 2014, however he spent the last 2 years playing short stints the Dominican Winter League, most recently with the Gigantes del Cibao, before returning to his native Australia.

2016-17 Brisbane Bandits Ryan Rowland-Smith card front - ©2017 Adam East

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bas Nooij - 2016-17 Adelaide Bite

No, do not adjust your screen, Bas Nooij is the correct spelling of this players name, it isn't a typo. Nooij (Bas is a contraction of Sebastian) is a Dutch baseballer who played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2016-17 ABL season. Nooij had previously spent ten seasons playing for the Amsterdam Pirates in the Honkbal Hoofdklasse (Dutch Major League Baseball.)

2016-17 Adelaide bite Bas Nooij card front - ©2017 Adam East

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Zac Shepherd - 2016-17 Sydney Blue Sox

Sydney local Shepherd returned for his fourth season with the Sydney Blue Sox in 2016-17 after missing the 2015-16 ABL season. In 2016 Shepherd played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers - the Detroit Tigers advanced A affiliate.

I've noticed that Shepherd's first name seems to be being referred to as both Zac and Zach online, however he seems to refer to himself as Zac, so I've dropped the "h" in the spelling of his name.

2016-17 Sydney blue Sox Zac Shepherd card front - ©2017 Adam East

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cody Jones - 2016-17 Melbourne Aces

Jones was an American import from the Kansas City Royals organisation who played for the Melbourne Aces during the 2016-17 ABL season. Jones spent 2016 split between the single A level Lexington Legends and the advanced A level Wilmington Blue Rocks.

2016-17 Melbourne Aces Cody Jones card front - ©2017 Adam East

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Morning 2017

It's the morning of Easter Sunday here in Australia. I would be remiss not to focus on the sacrifice of the Saviour and his resurrection at this Easter time. Gaining an understanding of who Jesus Christ is, what he did for us and how we can take advantage of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is part of the purpose of this life. I invite you to watch the video and to act upon it, to help receive more peace in your life.