IBC E68: How Daniel Catalan went from no overseas prospects to playing in Spain and South America

IBC E68: How Daniel Catalan went from no overseas prospects to playing in Spain and South America

Daniel Catalan had a successful college career playing with Holy Name University where hit a very respectable .282 and a very nice OBP in his senior year of .410. He also led HNU in triples in both his seasons there and did not commit a single error in the outfield.

Like many talented college graduates, professional teams did not come knocking on his door. So he gave overseas baseball a try and signed up for a profile at the International Baseball Community website. Weeks went by and crickets. Why? Why are overseas clubs also not interested? Daniel surely has a lot to bring to the table and could definitely do well in any league Europe has to offer. The number 1 reason why: he is an outfielder, the position in least demand overseas.

In this interview Daniel explains how he earned a spot playing on a club from one of the most visiting cities in Europe, Barcelona and following that how he got to play in the South American Baseball Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daniel is returning to Spain again in 2017 to play for Barcelona.

 

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