Sports Agents and the MLB are on the rise in the Far East, which makes a perfect situation for an aspiring baseball agent who wants to specialize in Asia.
There are already many Asian baseball players in the MLB, and according to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian, the flow of players from the Far East to America is going to continue to grow [Kurkjian: Asian wave will only get bigger]. We’re talking about Japan (mostly), Korea, and Taiwan.
And if you land a big time player from overseas, you may be able to capitalize on a greater ability to market your client…not only in America, but in his home country as well. Players from overseas will continue to come to America until baseball in Asia becomes as organized as the MLB. In fact, the wave of players may continue to increase until the MLB decides to go global and create an Asian Division.
What does this mean for interested agents? There may be a lot of opportunity to recruit clients in the Far East in the same way that many agents have looked to places like the Dominican Republic in the recent past.