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Jul '14 17

Europeans in the Majors & Minors through July 17, 2014

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All current major or minor league players developed in European baseball are listed here.


Didi Gregorius, Arizona Diamondbacks. Netherlands.
Current team: Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
Seven hits in 26 ABs over the last 3 weeks as he shares time in Arizona. .229/.330/.398 with 2 HR and a stolen base on the year.

Donald Lutz, Cincinnati Reds. Germany.
Current team: Cincinnati Reds (MLB).
Hitting .297 over the last 10 games with Louisville Bats in Triple-A, with 2 homers and a stolen base. In 55 minor league games this year (split between AA and AAA), Lutz is hitting .284 with 10 HR and 12 doubles. He has 4 stolen bases and a slash line of .284/.346/.505. He is playing mostly left field. Got called up to the big leagues shortly before the All-Star break and was 1-for-3 in three pinch-hit appearances.

Triple A-

Roger Bernadina, Los Angeles Dodgers. Netherlands.
Current team: Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
Bernadina was designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds, and signed with the LA Dodgers. He’s played 6 games in his new organization, getting 3 hits and walking 6 times for a .500 OBP.

Alex Liddi, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy.
Current team: Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
Liddi is hitting .389 over his last 6 games in Albuquerque. He has 9 home runs on the year, across three teams and two organizations.

Double A –

Kai Gronauer, New York Mets. Germany.
Current Team: Binghamton Mets (AA)
Gronauer has hit .286 since joining the Double-A team. He’s played 22 games this season, hitting .211/.31/.447.

Single A-

Lars Huijer, Seattle Mariners. Netherlands.
Current team: High Desert Mavericks (High-A)
Huijer was promoted to High-A, and has made 3 starts in the California League. He’s 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in the thin air, walking 6 and striking out 7.

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins. Germany.
Current team: Fort Myers Miracle (High-A)
Kepler is hitting .267 over his last 10 games. Through 67 games, he’s hitting .233/.310/.345 with 16 extra base hits while stealing 4 bases in 5 attempts. He has scored 35 runs while knocking in 38.

Dovydas Neverauskas, Pittsburgh Pirates.  Lithuania.
Current team: West Virginia Power (A)
Neverauskas is 0-2 in July, although in one of those losses he gave up no earned runs. He is 4-8 on the year with a 5.60 ERA in 18 starts, 82 innings. He’s got 36 walks and 52 strikeouts.

Nick Urbanus, Texas Rangers. Netherlands.
Current team: Hickory Crawdads (A)
Urbanus has played 4 games and gotten 5 hits since returning from an injury. In 32 games across two levels, he’s hitting .219/.268/.286. He has 6 walks, 30 strikeouts, and is 2/3 in stolen bases.

Short season A –

Federico Castagnini, Baltimore Orioles. Italy.
Current team: Aberdeen Ironbirds (Short-A)
Is hitting .300 in his last 10 games. .228 with 3 extra base hits on the year in 53 games.

Martin Cervenka, Cleveland Indians. Czech Republic.
Current team: Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short-A)
Cervenka has now played 9 games this season, hitting .129 with 3 RBI. He’s got 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.

Marek Minarik, Pittsburgh Pirates. Czech Republic.
Current team: Jamestown Jammers (Short-A)
Got his first win of the year in his last start, throwing five one-run innings. 1-2, 3.38 on the year in 26.2 innings (6 starts), with 18 walks and 12 strikeouts.

Andy Paz, Oakland Athletics. France.
Current team: Vermont Lake Monsters (Short-A)
Has 5 hits in his last 10 games. In the 32 games he’s played between A-ball and short-A, he’s slashing .140/.230/.187 with 13 walks and 29 strikeouts.

Rookie –

Davide Anselmi, Cincinnati Reds. Italy.
Current team: AZL Reds (rookie)
In 5.1 innings over 4 appearances, he’s allowed one run, 5 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts.

Daniel Arribas, Pittsburgh Pirates. Netherlands.
Current team: Bristol Pirates (rookie)
Is hitting .111 in his last 10 games, with a home run to open the month of July. In 18 games, Arribas is hitting .219 with 13 walks and 23 strikeouts.

Maik Ehmcke, Arizona Diamondbacks. Germany.
Current team: Missoula Osprey (rookie)
Through is first 18 games, Ehmcke is  hitting .245/.322/.340. He’s got 4 extra base hits and is 2/2 on stolen bases.

Rachid Engelhardt, Baltimore Orioles. Netherlands.
Current team: DSL Orioles 1 (rookie)
Hitting .323 over his past ten games. In 23 games split between the two Orioles Dominican teams, Engelhardt is .243/.313/.405 with 4 walks and 13 strikeouts.

Marten Gasparini, Kansas City Royals. Italy.
Current team: Burlington Royals (rookie)
Has 4 hits in his last 10 games, with a stolen base. Through his first 15 games, he’s hitting .183/.222/.250 and is 4/4 on the basepaths. He’s struck out 28 times while walking 3.

Jakub Izold, Cincinnati Reds. Slovakia.
Current team: AZL Reds (rookie)
Has two innings thus far in July. In 5 games (6 innings) to date, Izold’s ERA stands at 10.50 with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Julsan Kamara, Philadelphia Phillies. Germany.
Current team: DSL Phillies (rookie)
Has 11 hits in his last 10 games. .204/.386/.259 through 18 games, with 9 walks, 21 strikeouts, and 3 stolen bases in 4 attempts.

Mattia Mercuri, Atlanta Braves. Italy.
Current team: DSL Braves (rookie)
Three hits in 18 at bats over his past 10 games (a few appearances as defensive replacement/pinch-runner without at-bats). Mercuri is hitting .211 in 23 games with 4 walks and 11 strikeouts.

Alberto Mineo, Chicago Cubs. Italy.
Current team: AZL Cubs (rookie)
In 13 games with the Arizona league club, Mineo is hitting .362/.444/.511 with 6 walks and 10 strikeouts. He has 4 doubles and a home run.

Jan Novak, Baltimore Orioles. Czech Republic.
Current team: DSL Orioles (rookie)
Had one appearance June 24th, throwing a clean 2/3rds of an inning.

Milan Post, Milwaukee Brewers. Netherlands.
Current team: AZL Brewers (rookie)
In 10 games, Post is hitting .138/.286/.207. He has 5 walks and 13 strikeouts.

Daniel Thieben, Seattle Mariners. Germany.
Current team: Pulaski Mariners (rookie)
Thieben has made seven appearances thus far in Pulaski, throwing 12 innings while allowing 11 walks versus 5 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with a 5.25 ERA.

Joel Valera, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy.
Current team: DSL Dodgers (rookie)
The Dominican-born Italian has played 23 games in the DSL, and is hitting .133/.260/.150. He has 10 walks and 31 strikouts,  and is 1/2 on stolen bases.

Ruar Verkerk, Minnesota Twins. Netherlands.
Current team: GCL Twins (rookie)
In 8 games, Verkerk is hitting .083/.185/.083. He has 3 walks and 6 strikeouts to go with a pair of hits.

Yet to appear in 2014 –

Federico Celli, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy.

Nicolo Clemente, Boston Red Sox. Italy.

Rodney Daal, San Diego Padres. Netherlands.
Suspended 50 games – positive 2nd test for drug of abuse.

Misja Harcksen, Los Angeles Dodgers. Netherlands.

Alex Roy, Seattle Mariners. France.

Sven Schueller, Los Angeles Dodgers. Germany.

Artur Strzalka, New York Yankees. Poland.

Daniel Vavrusa, New York Yankees. Czech Republic.

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