The Canberra Cavalry's partnership with Japanese club Yokohama DeNA Baystars is already paying off, with managers now shopping players to the Australian Baseball League club.
Cavalry chief executive Donn McMichael said in the past it was tough to even get player's managers to return calls to the other side of the world.
Now he's confident they have the roster to give the ABL championship "a good shake", which includes former Major League pitcher Madison Younginer and the best hitter in USA independent baseball, Craig Massey.
McMichael has all-but finished his squad for the upcoming season, which starts away to the Melbourne Aces on November 16, with just their imports from the Baystars to be finalised at the end of their season.
Along with Younginer and Massey, they'll also bring back outfielder Michael Crouse and pitcher Zech Lemond, they've signed pitchers Kyle Kinman and JR Bunda, and will get two infielders from the San Diego Padres system.