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.

Roberto Osuna
By Steve Randel On Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Roberto Osuna could be key to Blue Jays postseason success

Toronto needs rookie closer Roberto Osuna to finish strong in the postseason. Perhaps the most widely quoted cliche of the late, great Yogi Berra was, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” More...

Wilmer Flores
By Steve Randel On Monday, September 14th, 2015

Latin Link: Wilmer Flores, Jaime Garcia and playoff predictions

Wilmer Flores has been all smiles for New York Mets fans since the trade deadline. When I went to confession the other day, I revealed to the priest I had wrongfully slighted a major league player with with some More...

Little League World Series
By Steve Randel On Monday, August 31st, 2015

Little League World Series: High drama, record crowds, same result

Members of team Japan pose with the championship banner after their 18-11 win over Pennsylvania during the Little League World Series Championship game Sunday. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) August best symbolizes the More...

Maikel Franco
By Steve Randel On Monday, August 17th, 2015

Flashy Latinos molding future in Philadelphia

Maikel Franco is one of several up-and-coming stars Phillies fans should be excited about. When I was a kid and a second baseman for my Little League team, I was a huge Philadelphia Phillies fan. Why, I’m More...

Pedro Martinez
By Steve Randel On Monday, July 27th, 2015

Pedro Martinez’s pride shines throughout Latin America

Pedro Martinez thoroughly enjoyed his HOF induction experience. As baseball fans in The Bronx fondly remember, Pedro Martinez once spontaneously remarked that he must tip his hat and call the Yankees “my More...

Johnny Cueto
By Steve Randel On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Latinos in the mix as trade deadline looms

Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto will be on the move, it’s just a matter of when and where. It’s that time of year again when teams begin to ponder their needs for the dog days of August and the stretch More...

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