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Category Archives: Verified EU Players

Verified EU players are players who we have verified to hold European passports. We have pre-screened for recent injuries and have checked backgrounds and references to ensure skill and character. All testimonials are ones that we have gathered from former coaches, teammates, scouts and even opponents. Often we will contact former teammates and opponents who are not on their reference list.

Euan Shields – Youth coach and utility player with EU passport willing to pay his flight

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Euan Shields is a baseball journeyman who is looking to travel the world helping clubs with their youth program while also bringing his experience as a player to the mens team. Coaching youth is Euan’s passion and his career aspiration and something that he has been doing for over five years now. Born in the U.K.,…

Brandon Turner – OF/3B who qualifies for Italian dual citizenship, willing to work and pay HALF his flight

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Brandon Turner is an outfielder out of La Sierra University where he had a slugging percentage of .432 in his senior season in 2016. Brandon has gap power, above average speed and a plus arm from outfield and third base. Despite having no coaching experience, he would be open to coaching a youth team and…

Chris Van Rossum – Former AA Player with EU passport seeking player-coaching or coaching job

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Chris Van Rossum is a former professional outfielder who spent 6 years in affiliated baseball (Rk-AA) between the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds and another 8 years playing independent baseball before retiring and taking up coaching. Now, at the age of 42, he is looking to take his coaching career overseas and is…

Francisco Gonzalez – Two-way player with EU passport living in Spain (Signed for 2017 summer)

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Signed to play in Germany. Francisco Gonzalez is a young Venezuelan two-way player with a Spanish passport who is looking for a new European club to play for in 2017. He has the best season of his young career in 2016 after going 10-2 with an era of 2.04 and 112 k’s in 72 innings…

Nick Veale – Starting RHP for the Perth Heat (Signed for 2017 summer)

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Nick signed as a travel ball coach in the U.S. for the 2017 summer. He is looking for an EU team for 2018.  Nick Veale is an Australian starting pitcher who is currently in his second season of professional baseball with the Perth Heat of the Australian Baseball League. At only 23, Nick is continuing…

David Carles – Speedy middle infielder with German heritage willing to pay flights (Signed for 2017 summer)

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David Carles is a 2016 graduate of the Alma College Scots baseball program where he was the starting second baseman (with time at SS) and was nominated to the 2nd Team All-MIAA Conference after having a career year with a .343/.400/.505 slashline while swiping 16 bags. He is also passionate about coaching and is happy…

Jonathan Dziomba – Pro infielder since 2009, 2013 batting champ, Italian heritage

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Jonathan Dziomba is an experienced hitter who has played in most U.S. independent professional baseball leagues since 2009 when he graduated from college. He has spent the majority of his career playing third base, shortstop and second base. He is a gap-to-gap hitter with the ability to hit the long ball as shown by his…

Ian Townsend – Power hitting utility player and NCAA II National Champion

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Ian Townsend is a 190.5 cm right handed utility player who hits for power from the left side and possess good speed. He is capable of playing any position other than catcher however his main position in college was outfield where he had an above average arm and the ability to make difficult plays (as highlighted in a home…

Ryan Rupp – Left handed starting pitcher with EU passport (Signed for 2017)

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Ryan Rupp is a left-handed pitcher who finds success from his unorthodox pitching mechanics and by hiding the ball well. This causes many problems for batters as they have trouble picking up the ball. Due his unorthodox style, Ryan is said to be “sneaky fast” as his low 80’s fastball is said to feel like 85-87mph. His ball has a…

Bart Janssen – Catcher / OF, Dutch Major League and CBLE Experience.

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Signed in Australia for the 2016-2017 season.  Bart Janssen is a catcher from Breda in The Netherlands. Bart has been playing around Europe in the Dutch leagues as well as the European Collegiate Baseball League (CBLE) since 2010. In 2015 and 2016 Bart played for the Oosterhout Twins who now compete in the top level…

Héctor Velasquez (INF/Coach) – Contact hitter, utility IF with a 1.000 fld% in 2016

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Hector Velazquez is a 5’7 170 pound middle infielder from Venezuela and a resident of Spain. He took his game to Spain in 2011 and has been one of the top middle infielders in the Division de Honor, Spain’s top league, ever since. The Division de Honor has some of the better baseball in Europe due to the…

Ty Eriksen: MLB Scout and International Coach (SIGNED FOR 2016-2017 WINTER)

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Ty signed to coach in Australia for the 2016-2017 winter.    Ty Eriksen is a well-established international coach who has many successful years of playing and coaching overseas. He is currently playing for the Munich-Haar Disciples in Germany, but has played in Hungary, Switzerland, and Israel as well. He has won batting titles, all-star selections, and was a…

Melvin Perdue – OF/IF/RHP/Youth Coach with 7 Years Pro Experience in the US, Europe, & Australia; EU Citizen

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Written by David Burns Melvin Perdue played four years in the Netherlands First Klasse before I signed him to play in Austria for the 2015 season with my club, the Attnang Athletics. What attracted me to Melvin was not only his great numbers in the Netherlands, but also the fact that he can play OF or MIF as…

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