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

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. He has since returned to the Netherlands to play in the Hoofdklasse in 2016 for DSS Haarlem and now in 2017 for De Glaskoning Twins. He is amongst league offensive leaders and is at the top of his team in batting average (.316) and rbi (20) and second in runs scored (18) (see 2017 stats here).

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 a starter, can pitch a little, brings positive energy and has a ton of experience working with kids in the Netherlands.

As a hitter Melvin is very disciplined at the plate drawing a lot of walks while backing it up with gap power and the ability to hit the odd homerun.  in 2016 he won the best batter award at Prague Baseball Week, a tournament that features numerous professional players from around Europe and who have played affiliated baseball.

Character-wise Melvin is top notch as he is happy to stay late or show up early to help his teammates work on their game. As a teammate he is a leader and a motivator who others feed off of and respond to. His energy is contagious which helps keep his teammates  loose and having fun. By the way, did I mention he was in Moneyball playing the role of Ray Durham??



Date of birth: November 19, 1984
Birthplace / Current Residence: Fort Ord,CA / Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Passports held: US Passport / EU VISA
Height and weight: 5’8′′/180lbs
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Outfield
Secondary position(s): 3B, SS, 2B


Education: Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice / Advanced Certificate in Forensic Science
Hobbies and Interests: Reading in Bible, Golf, Dancing, & Videogames
Post baseball career plans: Working with youth through coaching, mentoring, & counseling
Recent injuries or illnesses: None


2005-2009 – Saint Anselm College, NCAA Division II: Northeast 10 Conference
Professional Experience:
2017 – De Glaskoning Twins, Dutch Major Leagues (Hoofdklasse)
2016 – DSS Haarlem, Dutch Major Leagues (Hoofdklasse)
2015/2016 (Winter) – Carine Cats, Western Australian Baseball League
2015 – Attnang Athletics, Austrian Baseball League
2011 – 2014 – Vos Cardinals, Dutch Eerste Klasse
2010 – Laredo Broncos, United League


Professional Career Stat totals (2010-2016) :
PA – 725
AB – 616
H – 247
2B – 50
3B – 16
HR – 13
RBI – 118
BB- 103
SB – 77
RUNS – 165
BA – .401
OBP – .483
Current Stats as of 5/31/2017 : De Glaskoning Twins (Dutch Major Leagues)
PA – 78
AB – 74
H – 22
2B – 1
3B – 1
HR – 1
RBI – 6
BB – 4
RUNS – 8
BA – .297
OBP – .333
Links to stats from last 4 seasons :


Melvin brings speed, a big bat and a great energy to our team. All around just a great player and
a great teammate.
– David Burns, Attnang Athletics Head Coach


Melvin is looking to play winter ball for the 2017-2018 season and is open to ALL offers.


Facebook: Melvin Perdue
Whatsapp: +31611444292


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