The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB) has announced a preliminary roster for the Premier 12. The Dutch National Team, which is currently in a training camp in Curacao, has put 35 players on the roster, which needs to be trimmed before the tournament next month.
The team features former Major Leaguers Wladimir Balentien, Roger Bernadina, Jair Jurrjens, Shairon Martis and Andruw Jones. As 40-man roster players are not allowed to play in the Premier 12, the Dutch National Team is missing Didi Gregorius, Andrelton Simmons and Jonathan Schoop among others.
Also absent is Rick van den Hurk, who is currently playing in the playoffs of Nippon Professional Baseball even though Japan’s top players will participate and the Premier 12 will be held in Taiwan and Japan.
The team will depart for Taiwan on October 30.
Pitchers: Jonathan Balentina, Mike Bolsenbroek, Rob Cordemans, Bayron Cornelisse, Berry van Driel, Wendell Floranus, Kevin Heijstek, Jair Jurrjens, Diegomar Markwell, Shairon Martis, Jim Ploeger, Tom Stuifbergen, Juan Carlos Sulbaran, Orlando Yntema
Catchers: Gianison Boekhoudt, Quintin de Cuba, Dashenko Ricardo, Shawn Zarraga.
Infielders: Yurendell de Caster, Carlton Daal, Dwayne Kemp, Dudley Leonora, Kevin Moesquit, Sharlon Schoop, Darren Seferina, Curt Smith, Gianfranco Wawoe.
Outfielders: Wladimir Balentien, Roger Bernadina, Christopher Garia, Andruw Jones, Gilmer Lampe, Randolph Oduber, Kalian Sams, Hainley Statia