Mid-Season Report

December 15, 2016

Team Europe works to hold their own in Asian baseball while softball players in NZ and AU battle for active roster spots. Given the chance to play though, some Europeans are letting their talent do all the talking. 

 

 

Australian Baseball League

 

Donald Lutz

Winter: Brisbane Bandits

Team: Free Agent

Position: 1st Baseman/Outfield 

Game Notes: 15 putouts in 4 games defensively

 

Bas Nooij, Netherlands

Winter: Adelaide Bite 

Team: Formerly with the Amsterdam Pirates 

Position: Catcher

Game Notes: In 6 games and 11 AB Nooij is posting a .364 BA

 

Sven Schüller, Germany

Winter: Sydney Blue Sox

Team: Ogden Raptors – Rookie 

League: Pioneer League 

Parent Club: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: RHP

Game Notes: In 5 games with the Blue Sox Schüller has 1 loss, 1 save and a 2.70 ERA

 

Loek van Mil, Netherlands 

Winter: Adelaide Bite 

Team: Curacao Neptunus

Parent Club: Minnesota Twins 

Position: RPH

Game Notes: Only EU play named to The World team for the ABL All-Star Game 

 

 

Softball Australia 

 

Gretta Cecchetti, Italy 

Team: Victoria

Parent Club: Sanotint Bollate

Position:Pitcher

 

Mikulas Klas, Czech Republic 

Team: Roosters Softball Club

Parent Club: Tempo Praha

Position: 3rd, 1st  

 

Tomas Petr, Czech Republic

Team: Roosters Softball Club

Parent Club: Spectrum Praha

Position: SS

 

Illaria Pino, Italy 

Team: Australian Capital Territory

Parent Club: Legnano

Position: Catcher

 

Filip Tabaček, Czech Republic

Team: Red Sox Werribee

Parent Club: Hippos Havlíčkův Brod

Position: OF, 1st, 3rd

 

Arizona Instructional League 

 

Marten Gasparini, Italy 

Team: Lexington Legends 

League: South Atlantic League – Class A (Full Season) 

Parent Club: Kansas City Royals 

Position: SS

 

Frederico Giordani, Italy 

Team: DSL Dodgers2

League: Dominican Summer League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: OF

 

Asia Winter Baseball League (AWB)

 

Throughout November and December 29 Europeans are on the roster representing Europe in the AWB. 

 

Vincent Ahrens, Germany

Team: Bonn Capitals

League: Bundesliga Baseball

Position: C

 

Daniel Alvarez, Spain

Team: Pulaski Yankees

League: Appalachian League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: NY Yankees

Position: RHP

 

Paul Brands, Netherlands

Team: GCL Pirates

League: Gulf Coast League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: Pittsburgh Pirates

Position: C

 

Frederico Celli, Italy

Team: Great Lakes Loons

League: Midwest League - Rookie Short Season

Parent Club: Rimini Pirates

Position: OF

 

Alessandro Ciarla, Italy

Team: DSL Phillies 2

League: Dominican Summer League 

Parent Club: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: RHP

Game Notes: Credited with Team Europe’s first win of the season. 

 

Taylor Clemensia, Netherlands

Team: GCL Twins

League: Gulf Coast League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: Minnesota Twins

Position: LHP

 

Nicolo Clemente, Italy

Team: GCL Red Sox

League: Gulf Coast League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: Boston Red Sox

Position: RHP

 

Ludovico Coveri, Italy

Team: San Marino

League: ITBL, Italy

Parent Club: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: RHP

 

Diego Fabiani, Italy

Team: Padova

League: ITBL, Italy

Parent Club: Padova

Position: RHP

 

Federico Giordani, Italy

Team: DSL Dodgers 2

League: Dominican Summer League 

Parent Club: LA Dodgers

Position: RHP

 

Marc Habcek, France

Team: Rouen Huskies

League: Division 1, France 

Parent Club: LA Dodgers

Position: RHP

 

Misja Harcksen, Netherlands

Team: AZL Dodgers

League: AZL – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: Los Angles Dodgers

Position: RHP

 

Eugene Helder, Netherlands

Team: DSL Mariners

League: Dominican Summer League

Parent Club: Seatle Mariners

Position: IF

 

Ross Ismail, Netherlands

Team: Free agent

Position: RHP

 

Urving Kemp, Netherlands 

Team: Curacao Neptunus

League: Honkbal Hoofdklasse, Netherlands

Parent Club: Curacao Neptunus

Position: OF

 

Dudley Leonora, Netherlands

Team: Corendon Kinheim

League: Honkbal Hoofdklasse, Netherlands

Parent Club: Corendon Kinheim

Position: IF

 

Mattia Mercuri, Italy

Team: Nettuno

League: Italian Baseball League

Parent Club: Nettuno

Position: IF

 

Martin Muzik, Czech Republic

Team: Kotlarka Prague

League: Extra Liga, Czech Republic

Parent Club: Kotlarka Prague

Position: C

 

Owen Ozanich, France 

Team: Rouen Huskies

League: Division 1, France

Parent Club: Rouen Huskies

Position: RHP

 

Andres Perez, Spain 

Team: Tenerife Marlins

League: Spanish Division de Honor

Parent Club: Tenerife Marlins

Position: RHP

 

Eduard Pirvu, Romania

Team: Ishido Botosani

League: Romanian League

Parent Club: Ishido Botosani

Position: RHP

 

Kyle Pollock, Germany

Team: Washington Wild Things

League: Frontier League (East)

Parent Club: Washington Wild Things

Position: C

 

Leomartires Rodriquez, Spain

Team: Novara

League: Italian Baseball League

Parent Club: Novara

Position: IF

 

Matz Schutte, Netherlands

Team: GCL Twins 

League: Gulf Coast League – Rookie (Short Season) 

Parent Club: Minnesota Twins

Position: RHP

 

Artur Strzalka, Poland

Team: GCL Yankees West

League: Gulf Coast League – Rookie (Short Season)

Parent Club: New York Yankees

Position: RHP

 

Kevin Weijgertse, Netherlands

Team: HCAW Bussum

League: Honkbal Hoofdklasse, Netherlands

Parent Club: HCAW Bussum

Position: IF

 

Jesus Ustariz, Spain

Team: Tenerife Marlins

League: Spanish Division de Honor

Parent Club: Tenerife Marlins 

Position: IF

 

 

Dominican Professional Baseball League 

 

Ademar Rifaela, Curaçao

Team: Delmarva Shorebirds

League: South Atlantic League 

Parent Club: Baltimore Orioles

Position: Right Field 

Transactions: October 20, 2016 assigned to winter ball with Toros del Este 

Softball New Zealand 

 

Virginie Anneveld, Netherlands

Team: Western Magpies

Parent Club: Sparks Haarlem

Position: 3rd 

 

Anton Brown, Denmark 

Team: Mt. Albert Ramblers

Parent Club: GSK Gladsaxe

Position: Catcher

 

Veronika Peckova, Czech Republic

Team: Howick Softball Club

Parent Club: Žraloci Ledenice

Position: Pitcher

Game Notes: The RHP Peckova has 4 hits through 6 games. Offensively she’s pitched 5 games with a 3-2 record and a .64 ERA. In the team’s annual breast cancer fundraising tournament she had an unbelievable 14Ks in the first game and an additional 11 in the next beating her season record by 3 strikeouts for the event. 

 

Jiří Korčák, Czech Republic

Team: Howick Softball Club

Parent Club: Žraloci Ledenice

Position: SS, 2nd 

 

Martin Simonsen, Denmark

Team: Northcote Softball

Parent Club: Stenlose Bulls

Position: Pitcher

Game Notes: After 11 AB Simonsen is batting .273

 

Martin Turek, Czech Republic 

Team: Hutt City United

Parent Club: Žraloci Ledenice

Position: 1st base, CF

Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League

 

Yurendel de Caster, Curaçao

Winter: Tigres de Chinadega

Team: Did not play summer 2016

Position: 1st  

Game Notes: In 18 games de Caster is batting .360. 

 

Dashenko Ricardo, Curaçao

Winter: Tigres de Chinadega

Team: Curacao Neptunus 

Position: Catcher 

Game Notes: Having played just 11 games on the season Ricardo is currently batting .268

 

Francisco Taveras, Netherlands

Winter: Tigres de Chinadega

Team: Released before the 2016 season by the AZL Rangers 

Position: Pitcher 

Game Notes: In 19 innings he’s given up 15 runs earning himself a 7.11 ERA to date 

 

Curt Smith, Curaçao 

Winter: Tigres de Chinandega

Team: Lincoln Salt Dogs 

League: American Association 

Parent Club: Independent Club 

Position: RF

Game Notes: .383 BA through 32 games and 120 AB. He leads the team in homers with 9. 

 

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

 

Shairon Martis, Curaçao

Winter: Aguilas del Zulia

Team: Lincoln Salt Dogs

League: American Association

Parent Club: Independent Club

Position: RPH

Game Notes: Currently posting a 4.79 ERA through 41.1 innings of ball with 22 strikeouts

 

 

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