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  • #46
    Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
    Yeah Richard your right about Haas.

    http://www.mister-baseball.com/dutch...-organisation/
    The team is called Herons BTW. They are from a town called Heerhugowaard.

    I remember playing there, when I drove a ball into left field, went to second and thought that I could stretch it into a triple... Too bad. I was nailed at third.

    It is quite a big club with nine baseball teams, three adult teams and the rest is youth.

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    • #47
      Phillies sign their first ever European, Jakub Sladek who is a member of Czech junior national team.

      http://www.mister-baseball.com/jakub...phia-phillies/

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      • #48
        European signings seem to be gaining momentum.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Richard View Post
          European signings seem to be gaining momentum.
          So why don't they sign me? I am only 41, bothered by a shoulder injury that needs to be healed by surgery. I can be of some value...

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          • #50
            Another Dutch kid signed a countract last week.

            17 year old pitcher, Swen Huijer signed a seven year contract with the Boston Red Sox.

            Huijer will finish his education first. In June he will start to play in the Rookie League.

            Huijer caught the Red Sox' eye during a tournament in Italy last year.
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            • #51
              http://www.mister-baseball.com/new-y...-kai-gronauer/

              What does anyone know of Kai Gronauer?

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              • #52
                Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
                http://www.mister-baseball.com/new-y...-kai-gronauer/

                What does anyone know of Kai Gronauer?

                Gronauer Kai 185cm 89Kg Bats R Throws R 28.11.1986 National Team since 2002 Team Solingen Alligators
                German Champion 2006
                Starting Catcher National Team

                you can find stats of the WC and FOQT of Kai here http://www.ibaf.tv/static/team-germany.html

                Great guy and with his skills he can be an important part of every franchise.

                Solingen Alligators Page http://www.solingen-alligators.com/i...=40&Itemid=123
                The only thing you know is you never know and that you know for sure!

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by cutchemist42 View Post
                  http://www.mister-baseball.com/new-y...-kai-gronauer/

                  What does anyone know of Kai Gronauer?
                  There's a bio of him at Baseball-Reference: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Kai_Gronauer

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                  • #54
                    It looks like Greg Hallman is a major prospect who is having a major impact in advanced single A for the Mariners. He might be a star for the Mariners in a couple years.

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                    • #55
                      Lots of Europeans are making their Organized Baseball debuts now that the short-season leagues have started:

                      Czech Republic - Jakub Hajtmar - Twins (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Jakub_Hajtmar)

                      Germany - Jennel/Jennell Hudson - Red Sox
                      (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Jennel_Hudson)

                      Germany - Donald Lutz - Reds
                      (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Donald_Lutz) (US-born, dual citizenship, played for German teams before coming to the minors)

                      Netherlands - Rien Vernooij - Mets
                      (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Rien_Vernooij)

                      Netherlands - Jan Baldee - Astros
                      (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Jan_Baldee)

                      Russia - Andrey Lobanov - Twins
                      (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...Andrey_Lobanov)

                      Several more likely will debut shortly with Dwayne Kemp (Netherlands/Cubs) and Ludwig Glaser (Germany/Angels) being listed on short-season rosters. I don't see any listing yet for Frederick Terkelsen, Jakub Sladek, Frederic Hanvi, Luca Panerati or Kai Gronauer so they might still be in extended spring training.

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                      • #56
                        The Netherlands' Dwayne Kemp (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Dwayne_Kemp) and Italy's Matteo Pizziconi (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...tteo_Pizziconi) have made their US debuts. Ludwig Glaser still hasn't gotten into a game. Donald Lutz is 5 for 9 so far.

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                        • #57
                          Alessandro Maestri of Italy was promoted to Double-A and is the first Italian ever to reach this level and also was rated as having the best slider in the Cubs organization per mister-baseball.com Alex Liddi of Italy seems to have improved in regards to batting at Wisconsin (low A). Hopefully this continues. Joris Bert of France is playing in the GCL for the Dodgers.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Richard View Post
                            Alessandro Maestri of Italy was promoted to Double-A and is the first Italian ever to reach this level and also was rated as having the best slider in the Cubs organization per mister-baseball.com Alex Liddi of Italy seems to have improved in regards to batting at Wisconsin (low A). Hopefully this continues. Joris Bert of France is playing in the GCL for the Dodgers.
                            Kai Gronauer (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Kai_Gronauer) has made his US debut.

                            Slight correction - Maestri (http://www.baseball-reference.com/bu...sandro_Maestri) is the first AA player born and raised in Italy. Others with Italian citizenship or born in Italy have made it there.

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                            • #59
                              I found a dutch men when I was looking at Twins minor leaguers. Loek Van Mil he is a closer/reliever (doesn't say) with 3 saves and a 2-0 record with 2.19 era.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by twinsfan09 View Post
                                I found a dutch men when I was looking at Twins minor leaguers. Loek Van Mil he is a closer/reliever (doesn't say) with 3 saves and a 2-0 record with 2.19 era.
                                Van Mil was excellent for the Netherlands in the 2007 Baseball World Cup and is on the preliminary Olympic roster. He is also second 7-foot-tall hurler in minor league history. See http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Loek_van_Mil for more info.

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