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2013 World Baseball Classic

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands

IBAF WORLD RANK: 7

The Dutch National Team is the all-time leader in European Championship titles, winning 20 titles out of 32 tournaments including 5 of the last 7, and finishing as runner-up in the two most recent years (2010, 2012). Their win in 2007 qualified them for the Olympics in 2008, in which they finishing in 4th place in Beijing. They defeated Cuba to win the most recent IBAF Baseball World Cup in 2011 to become the first European Champion. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, pitcher Shairon Martis no-hit Panama to give the Kingdom of the Netherlands a 10-0 win in a mercy rule shorted game and their only victory of the tournament. In the 2009 tournament, the Kingdom of the Netherlands advanced to Round Two of the World Baseball Classic when they defeated the Dominican Republic twice in dramatic fashion.

Kingdom of the Netherlands Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Nelmerson Xavier Angela 9 L-L 6'1" 170 Feb 20, 1998
Mike Bolsenbroek 20 R-R 6'8" 210 Mar 11, 1987
Rob Cordemans 19 R-R 6'3" 190 Oct 31, 1974
Tom De Blok 53 R-R 6'4" 195 May 8, 1996
Kevin Heijstek 13 R-R 6'4" 215 Apr 8, 1988
Lars Huijer 29 R-R 6'4" 205 Sep 22, 1993
Kenley Jansen 74 S-R 6'5" 275 Sep 30, 1987
Jair Jurrjens 49 R-R 6'1" 200 Jan 29, 1986
Kevin Kelly 33 R-R 5'11" 225 Oct 8, 1983
Ruderly Manuel 48 R-R 5'8" 154 Aug 26, 1990
Diegomar Markwell 36 L-L 6'2" 190 Aug 8, 1980
Shairon Martis 39 R-R 6'1" 225 Mar 30, 1987
Ryan Oduber 14 L-L 5'11" 140 Aug 16, 1997
Mark Pawelek 38 L-L 6'3" 190 Aug 18, 1986
Jim Ploeger 50 L-L 6'3" 225 Jun 21, 1991
Tom Stuifbergen 26 R-R 6'3" 270 Sep 26, 1988
Juan Carlos Sulbaran 45 R-R 6'2" 205 Nov 9, 1989
Rick Van Den Hurk 44 R-R 6'5" 215 May 22, 1985
Berry Van Driel 3 R-R 6'4" 198 Dec 26, 1984
Loek Van Mil 46 R-R 7'1" 260 Sep 15, 1984
Orlando Yntema 40 R-R 6'3" 180 Feb 21, 1986
Catchers
Dashenko Ricardo 21 R-R 6'0" 205 Mar 1, 1990
Chad Tromp 66 R-R 5'9" 180 Mar 21, 1995
Shawn Zarraga 37 S-R 6'0" 240 Jan 21, 1989
Infielders
Xander Bogaerts 1 R-R 6'1" 210 Oct 1, 1992
Yurendell Decaster 7 R-R 6'0" 215 Sep 26, 1979
Dwayne Kemp 12 S-R 5'8" 160 Feb 24, 1988
Jonathan Schoop 6 R-R 6'1" 225 Oct 16, 1991
Sharlon Schoop 15 R-R 6'2" 190 Apr 15, 1987
Andrelton Simmons 2 R-R 6'2" 200 Sep 4, 1989
Curt Smith 30 R-R 5'10" 210 Sep 9, 1986
Stijn van der Meer 27 L-R 6'3" 170 May 1, 1993
Outfielders
Wladimir Balentien 4 R-R 6'2" 220 Jul 2, 1984
Randolph Oduber 14 R-L 6'3" 190 Mar 18, 1989
Jurickson Profar 10 S-R 6'0" 190 Feb 20, 1993
Kalian Sams 35 R-R 6'2" 248 Aug 25, 1986
Kingdom of the Netherlands Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Hensley Meulens 31 Manager
Sidney de Jong 24 Hitting Coach
Bert Blyleven 28 Pitching Coach
Wim Martinus 34 First Base Coach
Ben Thijssen 44 Third Base Coach
Andruw Jones 25 Bench Coach
Steve Janssen 15 Bullpen Coach
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