Steve Randel, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Steve Randel

Steve "Esteban" Randel is a former player, regional amateur scout in Latin America and current high school coach. He has been an international sports journalist for 42 years, and is the founder and former publisher of "The Latin Athlete" magazine.

Cuban baseball player
By Steve Randel On Monday, June 29th, 2015

Cuban baseball players on brink of free-agent dominance

Cuban baseball player Yadier Alvarez is a top prospect in the 2015 international selection process. Now that this year’s rather bland amateur draft has come and gone, MLB teams are gearing up for the international More...

Octavio Arroyo
By Steve Randel On Monday, June 15th, 2015

Deported pitcher Octavio Arroyo hopes to be a Marlin soon

Octavio Arroyo was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 716th pick in the 2015 MLB draft. (Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune) I love human interest stories about individuals who face adversity and still More...

Pedro Alvarez
By Steve Randel On Monday, June 8th, 2015

Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli key to Pirates success

Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Cervelli (right) need to deliver all season long for the streaking Pirates. It’s caught my attention that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been on a roll recently, which is probably More...

Kansas City Royals
By Steve Randel On Monday, May 25th, 2015

Confident Kansas City Royals still searching for respect

The Kansas City Royals’ magic from 2014 has carried over into 2015. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images) It’s not difficult to understand. Everyone who is part of the human race seeks praise and self-esteem, even More...

Robinson Cano
By Steve Randel On Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Jose Altuve, Robinson Cano lead Latinos with hot, cold starts

One is hot, the other is not, and it’s impacting the race in the AL West. If you find a few teams that seem to be surprise in this young season, there’s usually a Latino player behind that success. More...

Ender Inciarte
By Steve Randel On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Ender Inciarte flies under the radar in Arizona

Ender Inciarte is off to a fast start for Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) After losing an embarrassing 98 games in 2014, nobody expects the Arizona Diamondbacks to turn things around anytime soon. After More...

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