European Baseball Players in American Education Final [D-G]

Yesterday, we gave you the final season update for the first 15 European baseball players in American Education [link]. Today, we unveil the next nine: Mikołaj Dąbrowski, Kevin Desmedt, Pat Devenney, John Doxakis, Max Draijer, Victor Draijer, Antoine Duplantis, Luke Duris, Cyprien Dussenne, Brendan Galvin, and Dominic Golubiewski.

Mikołaj Dąbrowski, RHP-IF (JR, Carnegie Schools-Riverside [19-3], Calif.) [Bio]
DabrowskiIt appears that Dąbrowski appeared in only half of CSR’s games this spring, but put up superb numbers as both a pitcher and infielder. On the hill, he struck out 14 and walked only one in 10 1/3 innings, surrendering a single run on 10 hits. Dąbrowski also slashed .312/.389/.375 in 18 plate appearances and did not strike out after the season’s first day. Unfortunately, statistics are missing from quite a few of the team’s games.


Week Stats
March 5-11 1G, 1IP, 0ER, 1K
March 12-18 DNP
March 19-25 DNP
March 26-April 1 1G, 2IP, 2H, 0ER, 3K
April 2-8 1G, 4IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 4K
April 9-15 DNP
April 16-22 1G, 2IP, 1H, 0ER, HBP, 5K
April 23-29 1.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 1K


Week Stats
March 5-11 3G, 1-for-1, 3R, 2B, RBI
March 12-18 DNP
March 19-25 DNP
March 26-April 1 2G, 1-for-3, RBI
April 2-8 1G, 2-for-3, 2R, 2RBI, SB
April 9-15 DNP
April 16-22 1G, 1-for-2, 2R, BB, SB
April 23-29 2G, 0-for-1, BB

Kevin Desmedt, RHP (SO, No. 9 University of Northwestern Ohio [43-20], Ohio) [Bio]
DesmedtDesmedt’s UNOH side kept getting better as the season went on, advancing all the way to the NAIA World Series, but the Belgian right-hander did not pitch in the postseason. Desmedt got into only six games on the season, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5 1/3 frames, striking out two. After transferring to the Racers for the 2017-18 campaign, it remains to be seen whether Desmedt will remain with UNOH next year.

Week Stats
March 5-11 1G, 1.2IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 1K
March 12-18 DNP
March 19-25 DNP
March 26-April 1 DNP
April 2-8 1G, .2IP, 4H, 1ER, 0K
April 9-15 1G, .1IP, 0ER, 0K
April 16-22 DNP
April 23-29 1G, 1IP, 1H, 1ER, 0K
April 30-May 6 1G, .2IP, 1H, 0ER, 0K
May 7-13 DNP
May 14-20 DNP
May 21-27 DNP
May 28-June 3 DNP

Pat Devenney, 2B (SR, Immaculata University [13-19], Fla.) [Bio]
Devenney2.jpgDevenney had a rollercoaster season, starting 1-for-14 before going 11-for-31, struggling through an 2-for-20 slump, and finishing 8-for-27. All told, the Irish-American slashed .242/.313/.297 to finish his collegiate career at .239/.337/.297.

Week Stats
Feb. 19-25 2G, 0-for-7, 3K
Feb. 26-March 4 2G, 1-for-7, R, 2RBI, K, 2SAC
March 5-11 5G, 5-for-11, 4R, 2B, 2RBI, 4BB, HBP, SF, CS
March 12-18 2, 2-for-5, 3R, 2 2B, 4RBI, 3BB, 2K
March 19-25 No games
March 26-April 1 1G, 1-for-4
April 2-8 3G, 3-for-10, RBI, 2B, BB, K
April 9-15 4G, 2-for-16, 3K, CS
April 16-22 1G, 0-for-4, RBI
April 23-29 3G, 6-for-12, R, 5RBI, K
April 30-May 6 4G, 2-for-15, R, 3RBI, BB

John Doxakis, RHP (SO, Texas A&M University [40-21], Tex.) [Bio]
DoxakisDoxakis put the Aggies on his back with an excellent season that concluded with a pair of superb postseason starts. In the SEC Tournament, Doxakis drew the start against No. 21 Auburn and tossed an absolute gem, striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings and allowing only two hits. A week later, TAMU was placed in the Austin NCAA Regional and Doxakis drew the start in the opening game, turning in another incredible performance, whiffing a career-high 12 in six frames against Indiana. The Greek-American surrendered a single unearned run on one hit and two walks.

In only his second season in university, Doxakis led the Aggies in most pitching categories, totalling a 2.70 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 8.87 K/9, and a .212 batting average against. In two years, the righty has now struck out 143 in 142 1/3 frames with batters hitting only .221 against him. Should Greece succeed in recruiting him, Doxakis would instantly become one of Europe’s most promising young arms.

Week Stats
March 5-11 1GS, 7IP, 5H 0ER, 4K
March 12-18 1GS, 5IP, 4H, 3ER, 3BB, K, HR
March 19-25 1GS, 6.2IP, 8H, 1ER, 7K
March 26-April 1 1GS, 6IP, 8H, 3ER, 2BB, 7K
April 2-8 1GS, 8IP, 6H, 2ER, 4BB, 5K, HR
April 9-15 1GS, 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 3BB, 4K
April 16-22 1GS, 7IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 2K
April 23-29 1GS, 3IP, 8H, 6ER, 3K
April 30-May 6 1GS, 5IP, 3H, 3ER, 4BB, 5K
May 7-13 1GS, 6.1IP, 5H, 3ER, 4BB, 7K
May 14-20 1GS, 5.2IP, 6H, 1ER, 3BB, 6K
May 21-27 1GS, 7.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 10K
May 28-June 3 1GS, 6IP, 1H, 0ER, 2BB, 12K

Max Draijer, IF (JR, Lewis-Clark State College [40-13], Ida.) [Bio]
DraijerDraijer had a very hot stretch in early March, going 10-for-24 (.417) with seven walks over eight games between March 7-18, but missed time later in the month and then played sparingly, missing the rest of the season after April 14. There is no release to say whether Draijer was injured or released, but the Warriors advanced all the way to the NAIA World Series, which they host, but came two wins short of another crown. Overall slash line of .238/.396/.350 with 18 walks and 15 strikeouts is intriguing enough that he may get another shot.

Week Stats
March 5-11 6G, 6-for-17, 8R, 2B, HR, 5RBI, 7BB, 2K
March 12-18 3G, 4-for-10, 6R, 3 2B, 4RBI, 2BB, 1K
March 19-25 3G, 1-for-10, RBI, 3K
March 26-April 1 DNP
April 2-8 1G, 0-for-3, 2K, SAC
April 9-15 3G, 0-for-3, R, RBI, 3BB
April 16-22 DNP
April 23-29 DNP
April 30-May 6 DNP
May 7-13 DNP
May 14-20 DNP
May 21-27 DNP
May 28-June 3 DNP

Victor Draijer, OF (GR, Ouachita Baptist University [15-35], Ark.) [Bio]
DraijerVictorA rare postgraduate student on a baseball roster, Draijer played infrequently in the season’s early going, but started regularly in the final six weeks of the season. The outfielder seized the opportunity, hitting .306 in his final 14 games. His season totals of .243/.367/.311 were middle of the pack for the Tigers, which had losing streaks of eight and 15.

Ouachita Baptist’s 5-4 win over Lyon College (Ark.) on Feb. 13 marked the first time this season two European nationals faced each other, as Lyon’s Brandon Giribaldie, a native of Willemstad, Curaçao played second and went 2-for-3 with a walk. The two clubs clash again on Mar. 20.

Week Stats
March 5-11 1G, 0-for-1
March 12-18 1G, 0-for-2, 2K
March 19-25 3G, 3-for-11, R, 2B, 2BB, 3K
March 26-April 1 2G, 1-for-6, R, 2RBI, BB, 3K
April 2-8 1G, 0-for-1, K
April 9-15 3G, 3-for-5, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, 3BB, K
April 16-22 3G, 2-for-8, 2RBI, 2B, 2BB, 4K
April 23-29 3G, 3-for-10, R, 2B, BB, 3K

Antoine Duplantis, OF (JR, Louisiana State University [39-27], La.) [Bio]

Antoine Duplantis, The Advocate

©The Advocate

The highest member of this list to be drafted, Duplantis had an excellent third season for the Tigers, leading the team in average (.328), runs (55), (triples 6), total bases (120), and stolen bases (19). The Swedish national teamer had an on-base percentage of .381 while slugging .443 as the Tigers advanced all the way to the Corvallis, Ore. NCAA Regional.

On April 6, Duplantis was also the only hitter on our list who faced a listed pitcher, going 2-for-3 with a double, run, and a walk against Doxakis in 9-2 LSU loss. The rightfielder was at his best in the SEC Tournament, going 10-for-25 with three extra-base hits and eight runs in six games, driving in five. Duplantis dropped all the way to the Indians in the 19th Round and, as we noted at the time [link], was unlikely to sign considering his excellent pre-draft ranking (No.139). It would appear Duplantis did not ink a pro contract and will return to LSU as one of the top contact hitters in the SEC.

Week Stats
March 5-11 5G, 2-for-20, 4R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, HBP, K, 2SB
March 12-18 4G, 5-for-16, 2R, 3RBI, BB, 3K, SAC, SF
March 19-25 4G, 7-for-17, 2R, HR, 4RBI, BB, HBP, 6K, 4SB, CS
March 26-April 1 4G, 5-for-16, R, RBI, 2BB, 2K, SB
April 2-8 4G, 8-for-16, 2R, 3 2B, 4RBI, BB, CS
April 9-15 4G, 8-for-17, 5R, 2B, 6RBI, HBP, SB
April 16-22 4G, 4-for-17, 3R, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP, K, 2SB
April 23-29 5G, 8-for-23, 5R, 3B, 4RBI, BB, 3K, SF, SB
April 30-May 6 3G, 5-for-14, 4R, 2B, RBI, 2K, CS
May 7-13 4G, 4-for-17, 6R, 2B, 3RBI, 2SB
May 14-20 5G, 5-for-21, 4R, 2B, 3RBI, BB, 5K, 2SB
May 21-27 5G, 9-for-21, 7R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI, BB, 2K, SB, 3CS
May 28-June 3 3G, 3-for-11, R, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP, 2K, SB
June 3-9 2G, 1-for-9, 2R, BB, 2K, SB, CS

Luke Duris, RHP (JR, Haverford College [17-19], Penn.) [Bio]
DurisHaverford had a rollercoaster season, losing its first seven games and then winning its next seven. Duris had a similar season himself, turning in excellent starts against NCAA DIII Atlantic No. 3 Rowan (6 2/3 innings, five hits, two earned runs, three walks, six strikeouts) and Swarthmore, who advanced deep into the DIII postseason (five innings, five hits, two earned runs, four walks, three Ks), but was rocked on several occasions. In the end, he finished with a 4.50 ERA in seven starts and 36 innings, walking 27 and striking out 26. Duris has pitched for France in three different age categories and will have one more collegiate season to prepare himself for a potential WBC roster.

Week Stats
March 5-11 1GS, 3.1IP, 5H, 7ER, 5BB, 4K, 2HR
March 12-18 1GS, 7IP, 3H, 2ER, 4BB, 5K
March 19-25 DNP
March 26-April 1 1GS, 6.2IP, 5H, 2ER, 3BB, 6K
April 2-8 1GS, 7IP, 2H, 0ER, 3BB, 4K
April 9-15 1GS, 3.1IP, 5H, 5ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
April 16-22 DNP
April 23-29 1GS, 5IP, 5H, 2ER, 4BB, 3K

Cyprien Dussenne, RHP (SO, Crowder College [46-15], Mo.) [Bio]
Dussenne did not pitch this spring as Crowder advanced to the Region XVI Championship game. Unless a redshirt season has been sought, the Belgian will have to ply his trade at a four-year university in 2018-19.

Brendan Galvin, C (SO, Princeton University [10-27], N.J.) [Bio]
Galvin sat on the bench for the first five weeks of the season, but had more action in the final fortnight. The Irish-American finished strong, going 6-for-14 in his last five games, drawing three starts. Overall, Galvin hit .412 with no extra base hits or walks in 17 at bats, striking out seven times.

Week Stats
Feb. 26-March 4 DNP
March 5-11 DNP
March 12-18 DNP
March 19-25 DNP
March 26-April 1 DNP
April 2-8 1G, 0-for-1, K
April 9-15 2G, 1-for-2, R, K
April 16-22 DNP
April 23-29 3G, 3-for-6, R, 3K
April 30-May 6 2G, 3-for-8, 2K


Dominic Golubiewski, RHRP (SR, University of Dayton [21-31], Ohio) [Bio]
GolubiewskiGolubiewski pitched sparingly and not at all in the season’s first month, totalling three innings over five games, during which he allowed four hits, three earned runs, three walks and two strikeouts. After pitching at three universities, the Polish star’s collegiate career is over, but he seems likely to pop up on a future roster for his nation.

Week Stats
March 5-11 DNP
March 12-18 DNP
March 19-25 1G, .1IP, 0ER, 0K
March 26-April 1 1G, 1IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
April 2-8 DNP
April 9-15 DNP
April 16-22 1G, .1IP, 0ER, 1BB, 0K
April 23-29 1G, 1IP, 2H, 1ER, 2K
April 30-May 6 1G, .1IP, 0ER, 0K
May 7-13 DNP
May 14-20 DNP

Stay tuned for our next update tomorrow as we give you players surnamed H-K.

All photos courtesy of the athletes’ institutions unless otherwise noted.

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
This entry was posted in Belgium, Europe, Europeans in US Education, France, Greeece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.