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2013 World Baseball Classic

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
Nelmerson Xavier Angela L-L 6'2" 155 Feb 20, 1998
Mike Bolsenbroek R-R 6'8" 210 Mar 11, 1987
Robbie Cordemans R-R 6'3" 190 Oct 31, 1974
Tom de Blok R-R 6'4" 195 May 8, 1996
Kevin Heijstek R-R 6'4" 215 Apr 8, 1988
Lars Huijer R-R 6'4" 205 Sep 22, 1993
Kenley Jansen S-R 6'5" 270 Sep 30, 1987
Jair Jurrjens R-R 6'1" 200 Jan 29, 1986
Kevin Kelly R-R 5'11" 225 Oct 8, 1983
Ruderly Manuel R-R 5'8" 154 Aug 26, 1990
Diegomar Markwell L-L 6'2" 190 Aug 8, 1980
Shairon Martis R-R 6'1" 225 Mar 30, 1987
Ryan Oduber L-L 5'11" 140 Aug 16, 1997
Mark Pawelek L-L 6'3" 190 Aug 18, 1986
Jim Ploeger L-L 6'3" 225 Jun 21, 1991
Tom Stuifbergen R-R 6'3" 270 Sep 26, 1988
J.C. Sulbaran R-R 6'2" 205 Nov 9, 1989
Rick van den Hurk R-R 6'5" 215 May 22, 1985
Berry Van Driel R-R 6'4" 198 Dec 26, 1984
Loek van Mil R-R 7'1" 260 Sep 15, 1984
Orlando Yntema R-R 6'3" 180 Feb 21, 1986
Catchers
Dashenko Ricardo R-R 6'0" 205 Mar 1, 1990
Shawn Zarraga S-R 6'0" 240 Jan 21, 1989
Infielders
Xander Bogaerts R-R 6'1" 210 Oct 1, 1992
Yurendell de Caster R-R 6'0" 215 Sep 26, 1979
Didi Gregorius L-R 6'3" 205 Feb 18, 1990
Dwayne Kemp S-R 5'8" 160 Feb 24, 1988
Jurickson Profar S-R 6'0" 190 Feb 20, 1993
Jonathan Schoop R-R 6'1" 225 Oct 16, 1991
Sharlon Schoop R-R 6'2" 190 Apr 15, 1987
Andrelton Simmons R-R 6'2" 200 Sep 4, 1989
Curt Smith R-R 5'10" 210 Sep 9, 1986
Outfielders
Wladimir Balentien R-R 6'2" 220 Jul 2, 1984
Chris Garia S-R 6'0" 165 Dec 16, 1992
Randolph Oduber R-L 6'3" 190 Mar 18, 1989
Kalian Sams R-R 6'2" 248 Aug 25, 1986
Kingdom of the Netherlands Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
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