Evansville Otters sign Belgian international

Thomas de Wolf, pitcher and outfielder of the Belgian national team and of the Stuttgart Reds was signed by the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League.

Thomas de Wolf pitching for the Stuttgart Reds (photo: I. Drobny)

De Wolf was the first player from Belgium that signed a deal with a Major League organization. In his case he played for the Mets in the Dominican Summer League and the Gulf Coast League. In three seasons he batted .244 with a total of 93 hits, three homeruns, five triples and fifteen doubles.

After Thomas was released by the Mets he moved to Germany to play for the Tübingen Hawks. In 2013 Thomas moved to the Stuttgart Reds. With the Reds, Thomas posted a 3-4 record with an ERA of 5.37 in 12 games in 2015. As a hitter, Thomas batted .448/.566/.851 with nine home runs in 26 games and was named best hitter of the South division of the German first Bundesliga by www.baseball-bundesliga.de, leaving former Reds farm hand Sascha Lutz (who had a cup of tea with the Cincinnati Reds in the bigs in 2013) behind.

Before moving to the US, he played for the Hoboken Pioneers from the Antwerp region.

On the website of the Otters the acquisition is mentioned as they signed an outfielder, so it is unclear if Thomas will be used as pitcher as well.

During last year’s Eurpean Cup, Thomas de Wolf pitched Belgium to their first win of the tournament with a no-hitter in a rain shortened game.  As starting pitcher, Thomas de Wolf pitched six innings. He struck out nine, walked four and hit a batter with a pitch, but… he didn’t allow a hit. This may have very well been the very first Belgian no-hitter pitched during a European Cup.

3 Replies to “Evansville Otters sign Belgian international”

Comments are closed.

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014


Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: