The European Liga Paralela (winter league in Venezuela) has announced 24 players, which will make the trip to Venezuela to start the season on October 12th. Most of the players are coming from the Netherlands with Dutch national teamers Vince Rooi and Kenny Berkenbosch highlighting the roster. Shane Gnade, Sytse Visbeen, Jurjen van Zijl and Steven van Groningen among others will return for a second season with the ALB Orkas. Also on the team are French pitcher Patrick Carlson (Saarlouis Hornets), Czech hurler Mark Vykoukal (Arrows Ostrava) and infielder Daniel Taw Atiemo from Ghana. The roster will be completed these days with Venezuelan players.
24-man roster (h/t Honkbalsite.com):
Pitchers: Roy Beems (Sparta/Feyenoord), Patrick Carlson (Saarlouis Hornets), Shane Gnade (Konica Minolta Pioniers), Steven van Groningen (Corendon Kinheim), Karel Morang (Corendon Kinheim), Pablo Perez Rico (Marlins Puerto Cruz), Reynaldo Sarmiento Claro (ADO), Marko Vykoukal (Arrows Ostrava), Joep de Wit (Mr. Cocker HCAW)
Catchers: Ricardo Consuegra (Prospectos Orlando Cabrera, Colombia), Wouter Kamstra (DSS), Syste Visbeen (Mr. Cocker HCAW)
Infielders: Daniel Taw Atiemo (Nationals, Ghana), Mervin Gario (Konica Minolta Pioniers), Lucas Prins (PSV), Vince Rooi (L&D Amsterdam), Jair Roseburg (MediaMonks RCH), Rickey Thomas (Oshawa Dodgers, USA), Shurty Tremus (ADO), Daan de Vries (Almere’90)
Outfielders: Kenny Berkenbosch (L&D Amsterdam), Bart Hanegraaff (PSV), Lex Leijenaar (MediaMonks RCH), Joey Treurniet (Konica Minolta Pioniers)