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.

Aroldis Chapman
By Steve Randel On Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Will Aroldis Chapman seal the deal, or mess up Cub chemistry?

Will Aroldis Chapman’s arrival secure a World Series to Wrigley? It’s an odd marriage for sure, with a divorce likely after only a couple of months. The mostly young, entertaining babes who are the More...

Julio Urias
By Steve Randel On Monday, May 30th, 2016

Memo to Dodgers fans: Don’t worry about Julio Urias

It wasn’t the greatest debut, but Julio Urias will be back in the Dodgers’ rotation soon enough. Unless you live under a rock somewhere in the vicinity of Timbuktu, you’ve probably heard of Julio More...

Carlos Beltran
By Steve Randel On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Carlos Beltran: Making impact on, off field

Carlos Beltran is no stranger to success — on and off the diamond. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY) Carlos Beltran is an accomplished big-league superstar and a longtime Latino icon, especially in his native Puerto More...

Alex Correa
By Steve Randel On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Top 10 Latino youngsters who will make an impact this year

Alex Correa has arrived and is here to stay. (USA Today) I could be wrong, but the 2015 season seemed to signal a period of transition for Hispanic superstars. You know, a phasing out of the old guard while the More...

latino pitchers
By Steve Randel On Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Latino pitchers cash in on free-agent spending spree

Johnny Cueto leads a class of Latino pitchers that is making a mint this offseason. Teams have been overly aggressive in the free-agent pitching market this winter, shelling out incredible sums of money for the More...

Aroldis Chapman
By Steve Randel On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Where will Aroldis Chapman be firing missiles next year?

The Aroldis Chapman watch is well underway heading into next week’s Winter Meetings. Baseball’s Winter Meetings will soon be upon us, and I have to admit it’s an event which always piques my interest. More...

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