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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.

Theo Lakmeche – Top French Division 1 Catcher seeking challenge for 2018 summer and 2018-2019 winter

Theo Lakmeche is a strong defensive catcher out of France who has played in the French first division since 2011 when he was 18. Now, at only the age of 24, he is the third ranked catcher for caught stealing in the history of the French first division. In 2012 he represented his country at…

Anthony Buonaiuto – Big Canadian LH hitting two-way player

Anthony Buonaiuto is an 6’3” outfielder/pitcher out of Toronto, Canada who is currently in his senior year at George Brown College of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). Pitching is his secondary position but Anthony has seen some time on the mound at the college level. At the plate Anthony swings from the left side…

Thomas DiBenedetto – 8yr Pro, former SS/INF with MILB Red Sox/Orioles, 4 seasons Europe ,w/ Italian Passport

Thomas DiBenedetto has been playing professional baseball since 2008 when he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 37th round. He played three seasons in the minors between Boston and the Baltimore Orioles and has since been somewhat of a pro baseball journeyman with stops in Indy ball, Italian Baseball League, German Bundesliga and most recently in the Spanish Division de Honor…

Bryan Kloppe – Experienced pitcher-manager at the professional level seeking EU club. Mother born in Germany

Since 2014 Bryan Kloppe has been the player-manager for the Roswell Invaders of Pecos League of Professional Baseball. His focus has been primarily managing the Invaders in the summer and playing for the Cheltenham Rustlers of the Victorian State League in Australia during the winters. With the Rustlers he has also held down numerous coaching…

Parker Swindell: Left-handed hitting SS/RHP with Italian passport. Will be in Italy January 2018

Highly recruited out of high school as a shortstop, Parker Swindell signed on with San Mateo Junior College as a two-way player where he eventually committed full time to pitching after realizing that is where he was needed the most. He then signed on with the University of North Carolina, Asheville (NCAA Division 1, Big South…

Jesus Villalobos – SS/3B with pop and assistant college hitting coach. Spanish Passport

Jesus Villalobos is a utility infielder who has spent most of his career at shortstop. In 2017 he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University (NCAA II) where he was also a student assistant hitting coach in his senior year, while also helping out infielders with their defense. Over the course of his career Jesus has…

Logan Grigsby – RH starting pitcher with a German passport. Team captain of his college team

SIGNED TO PLAY IN GERMANY IN 2018. Michael “Logan” Grigsby is a tall right handed starting pitcher out of Grace College (NAIA) where he was the team captain in his final two years of college. His standout year was in 2016 when Logan held down a 3.00 era in 63 innings pitched while striking out…

Bill Greenfield – Tall LH pitcher with a 5:1 K/BB ratio in one of the top NCAA I conferences. Holds Irish passport

SIGNED TO PLAY IN EUROPE FOR THE 2018 SEASON Bill Greenfield is a tall “crafty” left handed relief pitcher out of Furman University, a member of one of the top NCAA I conferences in the nation in the Southern Conference. Bill was by far the most used pitcher out of the Furman bullpen and was…

James Watts (RHP) – Top pitcher in Swedish Elitserien in 2017 with Dutch Citizenship seeking EU club for 2018

James Watts was a four year starting pitcher for Milligan College (NAIA) where he led his team in wins in three of his four years and finished his carreer with a total of 46 starts. After a strong freshman year, James was the runner up for AAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year.  He is also 3rd…

Xavi Gonzalez: Shortstop with MiLB and Overseas Experience Seeking Australian Club

Xavi Gonzalez is a talented defensive-minded shortstop out of La Guairá, Venezuela whole holds a Spanish passport (qualifies for Aussie work and holiday visa). Having played with him myself through the summer of 2017, I can speak first hand of his abilities. With quick hands and feet, Xavi has the ability to make plays that many players…

Sammy Hackl – Power hitting catcher who hits for average. U23 World championship experience

Signed for the 2017-2018 winter to play overseas.  Samuel Hackl is a 21 year-old catcher from Austria who has been facing professional pitching since the age of 16 while playing in the Austrian first division, a league where each team annually imports (mostly American) college graduates or former professional pitchers. At a young age Sammy…

Christopher Mortimer: Speedy Utility Player with Canadian and German Citizenship Seeking Australian Club

Chris Mortimer is an athletic OF/INF with Canadian and German passports. He has played in the German Bundesliga for the past five years and is looking continue his travels and play for a team in Australia this coming season. Having played with Chris myself this season, I have no problem speaking firsthand of his abilities. Chris is not only a…

Jordi Pizzorni: Italian/Spanish switch hitting shortstop with experience playing in Italy’s Pro League

Jordi Pizzorni is a young, utility infielder/outfielder and contact hitter who plays in the Italian Baseball League (IBL), one of two professional leagues in Europe. As a benchmark, the IBL is known for importing at least two former affiliated pitchers per team with AA+ affiliated backgrounds and each team will carry another 2-6 professional players…

Fernando Escarra: Established Two-Way Player out of Venezuela; Signed with Padres as a Catcher/1B and Signed with Orioles as a Pitcher

SIGNED TO PLAY OVERSEAS FOR THE 2017-2018 WINTER.  Fernando Escarra is a versatile player out of Valera, Venezuela. When he was only 17 years old, Fernando signed with the San Diego Padres as a catcher/first baseman. After playing two years with the Padres in the Dominican Summer League, Fernando was released and went on to…

Nick Miceli: Two-way (C,P) college player with coaching experience and EU heritage

SIGNED TO PLAY OVERSEAS FOR THE 2017-2018 WINTER.  Nick Miceli is a rare successful two-way college player out of Wesleyan University where he was used primarily as a starting pitcher and catcher. Nick’s best year pitching was in 2016 as a junior where he posted a record of 6-1 with an era of 3.41 and…

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