The MLB European Academies Tournament got underway in Sant Boi, Spain on Thursday. Until next Wednesday, April 5, U18 national teams from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Czech Republic plus an European All-Star selection will use the tournament as warm-up for the upcoming season. Major League Baseball meanwhile will get a first look at the progress of Europe’s elite talents. As usual game development is the main focus. Therefore special pitch counts and regulations are in place to protect the players.