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Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

IBAF WORLD RANK: 7

The Dutch National Team is the all-time leader in European Championship titles, winning 20 titles out of 32 tournaments including 5 of the last 7, and finishing as runner-up in the two most recent years (2010, 2012). Their win in 2007 qualified them for the Olympics in 2008, in which they finishing in 4th place in Beijing. They defeated Cuba to win the most recent IBAF Baseball World Cup in 2011 to become the first European Champion. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, pitcher Shairon Martis no-hit Panama to give the Kingdom of the Netherlands a 10-0 win in a mercy rule shorted game and their only victory of the tournament. In the 2009 tournament, the Kingdom of the Netherlands advanced to Round Two of the World Baseball Classic when they defeated the Dominican Republic twice in dramatic fashion.

Kingdom of the Netherlands Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Johnny Balentina 29 L-L 6'3" 220 Aug 8, 1971
David Bergman 47 R-R 6'2" 220 Aug 16, 1981
Leon Boyd 55 R-R 6'5" 209 Aug 30, 1983
Robbie Cordemans 19 R-R 6'3" 190 Oct 31, 1974
Kevin Heijstek 13 R-R 6'4" 215 Apr 8, 1988
Jonatan Isenia 7 R-R 6'2" 180 Mar 31, 1993
Kenley Jansen 74 S-R 6'5" 265 Sep 30, 1987
Diegomar Markwell 36 L-L 6'2" 190 Aug 8, 1980
Shairon Martis 39 R-R 6'1" 225 Mar 30, 1987
Mark Pawelek 96 L-L 6'3" 190 Aug 18, 1986
Tom Stuifbergen 26 R-R 6'3" 270 Sep 26, 1988
Berry Van Driel 3 R-R 6'4" 198 Dec 26, 1984
Loek Van Mil 51 R-R 7'1" 260 Sep 15, 1984
Orlando Yntema 40 R-R 6'3" 180 Feb 21, 1986
Catchers
Quintin De Cuba 23 L-R 6'3" 180 Sep 9, 1987
Sebastiaan Nooij 5 R-R 0'0" 0 Nov 26, 1987
Dashenko Ricardo 21 R-R 6'0" 205 Mar 1, 1990
Infielders
Xander Bogaerts 1 R-R 6'1" 210 Oct 1, 1992
Yurendell de Caster 22 R-R 6'0" 215 Sep 26, 1979
Michael Duursma 8 R-R 5'10" 175 Feb 26, 1978
Jurickson Profar 10 S-R 6'0" 165 Feb 20, 1993
Jonathan Schoop 46 R-R 6'2" 210 Oct 16, 1991
Andrelton Simmons 9 R-R 6'2" 195 Sep 4, 1989
Curt Smith 18 R-R 5'10" 210 Sep 9, 1986
Hainley Statia 16 S-R 5'10" 178 Jan 19, 1986
Outfielders
Wladimir Balentien 4 R-R 6'2" 220 Jul 2, 1984
Roger Bernadina 2 L-L 6'2" 200 Jun 12, 1984
Randolph Oduber 14 R-L 6'3" 190 Mar 18, 1989
Kalian Sams 12 R-R 6'2" 248 Aug 25, 1986
Designated Hitters
Andruw Jones 25 R-R 6'1" 225 Apr 23, 1977
Kingdom of the Netherlands Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Hensley Meulens Manager
Bert Blyleven Pitching Coach
Steve Janssen Coach
Wim Martinus Coach
Tjerk Smeets Coach
Ben Thijssen Coach
Robert Eenhoorn Coach