Oilers 2013 Draft Preview

In 2012, the Peninsula Oilers had the Alaska Baseball League’s best draft class. Alums Stephen Piscotty and Patrick Wisdom were drafted in the first compensation round and were among at least 13 former Oilers chosen last year. The team might be hard-pressed to come up with a draft class to top that, but there are […]

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AIA Fire/C.E.R. Chinooks 2012 Draft List

The AIA Fire — to be henceforth known as the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks, as of this season — are not a team to be taken lightly when it comes to the draft. With players like Kirk Nieuwenhuis rising to the big leagues and prospects like Blake Treinen hot on his heels, the ABL’s youngest team […]

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2011 Draft Eligibles: Peninsula Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers are bringing a big group of players to the 2011 MLB Amateur draft, largely on the strength of an abundance of sophomores and juniors in their 2010 campaign. In last year’s draft, the team placed a dozen alumni in the selections — 10 of whom ultimately signed — plus a non-drafted free […]

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Scouting Video: Ryan Gebhart

Batter scouting video featuring Ryan Gebhart of the 2010 Peninsula Oilers. Gebhart is a great offensive prospect who shows tremendous patience at the plate.

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Analysis of Runs Created in 2010

Sabermetricising the ABL’s most productive hitters. Now that the off-season has fully sunk in and the final 2010 statistics are upon us, we can start the work of going through the stat sheets and taking apart the numbers, and try to make sense of it all. During the last off-season, one of my more popular […]

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Oilers show no mercy to Rock City

Peninsula team hand Red Sox an early exit via mercy rule Ryan Gebhart was just one of many hot bats forthe Oilers in Wichita today. Still licking their wounds from their stunning defeat from the Wichita Elite Sluggers the previous day, the Peninsula Oilers pulled no punches in their outing against the Rock City Red […]

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2010 Player Profile: Ryan Gebhart

Ryan GebhartOF – Peninsula OilersBats: S – Throws: RHeight: 6’0″ – Weight: 175lbSchool: U. MissouriYear: SophomoreHometown: Waco, TexasAll posts regarding Ryan Gebhart When you think of the top prospects for the 2010 Peninsula Oilers, who comes to mind? I can think of one guy, who shall not be named, that probably comes first on a […]

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Reflections/Photo Post: Oilers @ Miners 6/24/2010

I am officially on the Wittels Wagon. Another crazy game in the valley…don’t I say that every time I go to a Miners game? This one was a back-and-forth contest between the Oilers and the Miners, which I thought was destined to go into extra innings as we were all knotted up, down to the […]

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Reflections: Oilers @ Pilots, 6/10/2010

This is going to be a quick one today; I am packing up to get on the airplane and get to ALASKA! I’ve got the league schedule up and I’m planning out my first three games so I can see some matches in person and give you real reflections, plus some photos. But I just […]

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5/22/10 Odds & Ends

Jesse Meaux: Primetime PerformerPhoto Credit: Goldpanners.com Well, we made it through another week. And that brings us another week closer to the start of the season! I got some good stuff posted up this week, including one very important article just last night…the Top 10 Pro Prospects list. It was kinda hard to rank these […]

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