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Apr '14 17

Update on Europeans in the Majors & Minors through April 15, 2014

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All current major or minor league players developed in European baseball are listed here. If you recognize someone who is missing, please let Mister-Baseball.com know.


Roger Bernadina, Cincinnati Reds. Netherlands.
Current team: Cincinnati Reds.
Bernadina has 1 hit in his 13 at bats thus far in Cincinnati. He has appeared in 10 games, also accumulating 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.

Triple A-

Didi Gregorius, Arizona Diamondbacks. Netherlands.
Current team: Reno Aces (AAA)
The Dutchman lost a spring training battle to open the season as the big league shortstop, but he’s been putting up a strong case that he’s ready for another crack at MLB pitching. Gregorius is hitting .341 with 6 extra-base hits in his first 12 Triple-A games.

Alex Liddi, Chicago White Sox. Italy.
Current team: Charlotte Knights (AAA)
Liddi is hitting .148 through his first 8 games in the White Sox organization. Liddi was with the Mariners and Orioles in 2013.

Double A-

Donald Lutz, Cincinnati Reds. Germany.
Current team: Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
Lutz had a three hit, two-homer game Sunday, and is off to a hot start in Pensacola after spending part of last season on the big league club. Through 9 games, he’s hitting .344 with 6 runs, 7 RBI, and 5 extra-base hits.

Single A-

Federico Castagnini, Baltimore Orioles. Italy.
Current team: Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
The Creighton alum has 2 hits in his first 14 at-bats while playing second base.

Lars Huijer, Seattle Mariners. Netherlands.
Current team: Clinton LumberKings (A)
Haarlem native Huijer has made 3 appearances over 8.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits while walking 6 and striking out 5.

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins. Germany.
Current team: Fort Myers Miracle (High-A)
The Berlin native has 3 hits and 4 walks through 9 games, for an .094 average. He’s scored 5 runs and has 4 RBI.

Dovydas Neverauskas, Pittsburgh Pirates.  Lithuania.
Current team: West Virginia Power (A)
The Power RHP is 2-0 through 2 starts covering 10 innings. He’s walked 4, struck out 9, and has an ERA of 1.80.

Andy Paz, Oakland Athletics. France.
Current team: Beloit Snappers (A)
The Toulouse Academy product has one hit in 14 at-bats through his first 5 games. He’s walked 3 times, struck out 8, and has a stolen base.

Nick Urbanus, Texas Rangers. Netherlands.
Current team: Hickory Crawdads (A)
Urbanus has 3 hits in 20 ABs in 7 games, while playing second base. He has one walk and 10 strikeouts.


Yet to appear (officially) in 2014 –

Davide Anselmi, Cincinnati Reds. Italy.
Current team: AZL Reds (rookie).

Daniel Arribas, Pittsburgh Pirates. Netherlands.
Current team: GCL Pirates (rookie)

Tom de Blok, Seattle Mariners. Netherlands.
Current team: TBD

Federico Celli, Los Angeles Dodgers. Italy
Current team: TBD

Martin Cervenka, Cleveland Indians. Czech Republic.
Current team: Mahoning Valley Scrappers (short-season A)

Rodney Daal, San Diego Padres. Netherlands.
Current team: Fort Wayne Tincaps (A)

Rachid Engelhardt, Baltimore Orioles. Netherlands.
Current team: TBD

Marten Gasparini, Kansas City Royals. Italy.
Current team: TBD

Kai Gronauer, New York Mets. Germany.
Current Team: Las Vegas 51’s (AAA)

Misja Harcksen, Los Angeles Dodgers. Netherlands.
Current team: TBD

Jakub Izold, Cincinnati Reds. Slovakia.
Current team: AZL Reds (rookie)

Julsan Kamara, Philadelphia Phillies. Germany.
Current team: TBD

Mattia Mercuri, Atlanta Braves. Italy.
Current team: GCL Braves (rookie)

Marek Minarik, Pittsburgh Pirates. Czech Republic.
Current team: TBD

Alberto Mineo, Chicago Cubs. Italy.
Current team: AZL Cubs (rookie)

Jan Novak, Baltimore Orioles. Czech Republic.
Current team: TBD

Alex Roy, Seattle Mariners. France.
Current team: AZL Mariners (rookie)

Sven Schueller, Los Angeles Dodgers. Germany.
Current team: TBD

Daniel Thieben, Seattle Mariners. Germany.
Current team: Pulaski Mariners (rookie)

Joel Valera, Los Angeles Dodgers. Germany.
Current team: TBD

Daniel Vavrusa, New York Yankees. Czech Republic.
Current team: GCL Yankees 1 (rookie)

Ruar Verkerk, Minnesota Twins. Netherlands.
Current team: TBD

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