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.

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 preview
By Steve Randel On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 preview: Looking to restore respect

This season may be the last go round for Aramis Ramirez. (Rick Scuteri/USA TODAY Sports ) The Milwaukee Brewers broke my heart last year, and I certainly wasn’t alone. Everyone from Bernie Brewer to nearly More...

top 10 latino players
By Steve Randel On Monday, March 16th, 2015

Top 10 Latino players ready to break out

Jorge Soler is expected to carry a big bat for the Cubs in 2015. (Brian Kersey / Getty Images) My mind has been drifting lately, which isn’t unusual for an old guy like me. I’ve been thinking a lot More...

Johan Santana
By Steve Randel On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Johan Santana, Papa Grande among job seekers this spring

Johan Santana is looking to rekindle his career in Toronto. (John Lott/National Post) Now that friendly Grapefruit and Cactus League games are set to commence, spring fever is once again in the air. And as usual, More...

A.J. Preller
By Steve Randel On Monday, February 16th, 2015

A.J. Preller brings baseball fever to San Diego

A.J. Preller’s aggressive offseason continued with the signing of free-agent pitcher James Shields. (MLB) Life is never easy if you’re a fan of the San Diego Padres, the “other” team that More...

Yoan Moncada leads the new-era of Cuban players in MLB. (MLB.com)
By Steve Randel On Monday, February 9th, 2015

MLB marriage with Cuba creates controversey

Yoan Moncada leads the new-era of Cuban players in MLB. (MLB.com) Now that Major League Baseball has adopted President Obama’s decision to loosen sanctions against Cuba, a new chapter in the game’s More...

Cheslor Cuthbert
By Steve Randel On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Player development on the rise in Nicaragua

Cheslor Cuthbert is working his way through the Royals’ farm system. I know most sports-minded folks are focused on football and which teams are going to the Super Bowl. Good for them. But for die-hard baseball More...

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