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American Catcher in Asian Pro League?

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American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
What are the chances of an Asian team taking an American catcher? And how would a professional American go about getting looks from one of their teams, besides a good agent?
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Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Jan 19, 2007 7:02 PM | SFT Fan ]

- What are the chances of an Asian team taking an American catcher?

It's very low due to the language barrier and communications differences. At catcher, communication and the ability to understand the native language, whether that is Japanese, Korean, or Taiwanese is viewed as very important.

While, this [Japan Baseball Daily] is for playing in Japan, it holds many of the same beliefs that would apply in Korea and Taiwan, and if you plan on playing in Japan has a lot of helpful tips and advice.
Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Jan 19, 2007 11:52 PM | HAN Fan ]

For Japan and Korea players generally need a minimum AAA or Major League Baseballl background. In Taiwan, you might be able to slip in with AA experience.

Go to the Japan Baseball Daily that Jbroks sites in above post.
Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Guest: T | Posted: Jan 20, 2007 1:42 AM ]

Yes, what kind of tips are there of how to get on an Asian team?
Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Jan 20, 2007 10:34 AM | SFT Fan ]

- Yes, what kind of tips are there of how to get on an Asian team?

The above link gives you everything you basically need to know about getting signed with an Asian team.
Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Guest: T | Posted: Jan 20, 2007 3:34 PM ]

The thing is, I have great stats professionally with references of ex-major and still major league players. I haven't made it to the big leagues but I have the times to second base and the hitting stats. I need help to get there though. If you think you can help me get over there, tell me and I'll give you my e-mail address. And if you can get me over there I'll make you my agent and give you 7 percent every year I play over there.
Re: American Catcher in Asian Pro League?
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Jan 21, 2007 10:55 AM | HAN Fan ]

Have you played professionally anywhere?
Get some experience so scouts can see you.
Look for MLB/minor league tryout camps.
Also, try independent league tryouts - you won't get paid much but you need to be somewhere scouts can see you.
Where do you live and how old are you?
See my e-mail address on my profile.
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