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Jul '15 07

Europeans in the Majors & Minors through July 6, 2015

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


Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees. Netherlands.
Current team: New York Yankees (MLB)
The Yankees shortstop is hitting .242 with 4 home runs and 4 stolen bases on the year. He’s had 5 multi-hit games in his last 10.

Triple A –

Roger Bernadina, Colorado Rockies. Netherlands.
Current team: Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
The left fielder is hitting .324 with 4 home runs in his last 10 games. Overall, he’s hitting .266/.375/.463 (batting average/on base percentage/slugging percentage) with 7 homers, 6 stolen bases, 28 walks and 61 strikeouts in 62 games.

Double A –

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins. Germany.
Current team: Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
Kepler will be the first German to appear in the Futures Game next weekend in Cincinnati. Over his past 10 games, he’s hit .286 with a pair of stolen bases. In 68 games this season, he’s at .328/.403/.520 with 13 stolen bases.

Alex Liddi, Kansas City Royals. Italy.
Current team: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA)
The third baseman has 4 home runs in his last 10 games, giving him 9 through 75 games. He’s hitting .291/.338/.496 and has 6 stolen bases without being caught.

Single-A –

Federico Celli, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy.
Current team: Great Lakes Loons (A)
In 19 games, the outfielder from Rimini is hitting .242 with a home run. He’s struck out 14 times, and in addition to the home run he has 5 doubles and 10 singles.

Martin Cervenka, Cleveland Indians. Czech Republic.
Current team: Lake County Captains (A)
The catcher from Kotlarka Prague is hitting .221 with a home run in 30 games. He’s also walked 10 times while striking out 25 times.

Dovydas Neverauskas, Pittsburgh Pirates. Lithuania.
Current team: West Virginia Power (A)
After one outing in rookie ball on a rehab assignment, Neverauskas has returned to the West Virginia Power. He’s been pitching in relief, and two of those four innings were clean (no hits or walks allowed). In 12 games and 36.2 innings for the year, he’s 2-2 with a 5.15 ERA, striking out 27 while walking 20.

Andy Paz, Oakland Athletics. France.
Current team: Beloit Snappers (A)
Paz played only one game after our last update before going onto the Disabled List. He’s got 9 games and 30 at bats in thus far.

Markus Solbach, Arizona Diamondbacks. Germany.
Current team: Kane County Cougars (A)
Solbach has upped his record to 8-2 with 3 wins in his last 4 starts – he’s 7-0 in his last 10 appearances. Through 15 games and 91.2 innings, he has a 2.55 ERA and 25 walks to go with 46 strikeouts.

Rookie –

Daniel Arribas, Pittsburgh Pirates. Netherlands.
Current team: West Virginia Black Bears (rookie)
Arribas continues to put up numbers – over the last four seasons the lowest season total he’s had is .281and lowest on base is .368. The catcher from UVV has 16 hits in his first 14 games, including 2 doubles, a triple, and a home run. He’s also walked 7 times with 9 strikeouts.

Paul Brands, Pittsburgh Pirates. Netherlands.
Current team: GCL Pirates (rookie)
Brands played 3 games in the Dominican while his US visa was being arranged, but has since been promoted to the GCL in Florida. He got his first official game action stateside on July 4th. He has 4 walks in 4 games, as well as one hit.

Sam Buelens, Toronto Blue Jays. Belgium.
Current team: DSL Blue Jays (rookie)
Buelens hit .214 over his last 10 games while stealing 5 bases. He’s at .282/.420/.308 in 20 games/39 at bats, and has stolen 8 bases in 9 attempts.

Nicolo Clemente, Boston Red Sox. Italy.
Current team: DSL Red Sox 2 (rookie)
The righty from the Italian Academy has thrown 16 innings in 7 appearances. He’s 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA, walking 6 and striking out 7.

Maik Ehmcke, Arizona Diamondbacks. Germany.
Current team: AZL D’backs (rookie)
Ehmcke has played 7 games; he has 4 hits and 3 walks, as well as 2 stolen bases while striking out 6 times.

Rachid Engelhardt, Baltimore Orioles. Netherlands.
Current team: DSL Orioles 1 (rookie)
Engelhardt is hitting .242 with a stolen base in his last 10 games. Through 60 at bats, he has stolen 5 of 8 bases while slashing .250/.343/.400.

Marten Gasparini, Kansas City Royals. Italy.
Current team: Idaho Falls Chukars (rookie)
Gasparini has played 15 games in the Pioneer League. He’s hitting .217 with 8 stolen bases in 9 attempts. He also has 2 home runs.

Federico Giordani, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy.
Current team: AZL Dodgers (rookie)
The outfielder has played in his first 9 games of the year. He’s got 3 hits and 4 walks, while striking out 13 times and stealing a base.

Misja Harcksen, Los Angeles Dodgers. Netherlands.
Current team: AZL Dodgers (rookie)
Harcksen has five appearances totaling 5.1 innings. We has walked one, struck out 7, and allowed four hits and a single run.

Julsan Kamara, Philadelphia Phillies. Germany.
Current team: DSL Phillies (rookie)
The Mainz native has 4 hits and three stolen bases in his last 10 games. He’s played 20 games overall, and is hitting .154 with a .313 on-base percentage.

Nadir Ljatifi, Cincinnati Reds. Germany.
Current team: AZL Reds (rookie)
The Paderborn Academy shortstop played in his first two games of his career, and he got his first hit (a double) on July 4th.

Marek Minarik, Pittsburgh Pirates. Czech Republic.
Current team: Bristol Pirates (rookie)
The Louny righty has two starts thus far, throwing 9 innings and allowing 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.

Alberto Mineo, Chicago Cubs. Italy.
Current team: Eugene Emeralds (rookie)
Mineo is listed as active on the minor league website, but hasn’t played since June 25th. Presumably he’s battling a minor injury.

Jan Novak, Baltimore Orioles. Czech Republic.
Current team: GCL Orioles (rookie)
The Prague lefty has 3 appearances, throwing 3.1 innings and allowing 2 hits, 2 runs, and 3 walks while striking out 2.

Milan Post, Milwaukee Brewers. Netherlands.
Current team: Helena Brewers (rookie)
Post has 8 hits and a stolen base in his first 12 games of the season. He has struck out 12 times and walked four times.

Sven Schuller, Los Angeles Dodgers. Germany.
Current team: AZL Dodgers (rookie)
The NRW native and Regensburg Academy pitcher had his first 3 starts of 2015. He’s thrown 11 innings, walking 8 with 15 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 7.

Matz Schutte, Minnesota Twins. Netherlands.
Current team: GCL Twins (rookie)
The righty from Almere has thrown the first 7 innings of his pro career. He has yet to allow a run, giving up 3 hits and striking out four.

Ruar Verkerk, Minnesota Twins. Netherlands.
Current team: GCL Twins (rookie)
The Zwijndrecht third baseman has played four games to start the season, getting 2 hits and striking out four times in 14 at bats.

Yet to appear in 2015:

Vadim Balan, Minnesota Twins. Moldova.
Assigned to: GCL Twins (rookie)

Taylor Clemensia, Minnesota Twins. Netherlands.
Assigned to: GCL Twins (rookie)

Artur Strzalka, New York Yankees. Poland.
Assigned to: GCL Yankees 2 (rookie)

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