Former O’s farmhand joins Vaessen Pioniers

Dutch hoofdklasse club from Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers has improved its bullpen with the signing of former Orioles farmhand Jonatan Isenia. Next to signing Isenia, Pioniers has signed submarine pitcher Jonah van Bemmelen as well. 

Jonatan Isenia signed with the Orioles in November 2012 and spent the 2013 season with the DSL Orioles.

Jonatan Isenia (photo courtesy of Henk Seppen photography)

In the next two seasons he played for the GCL Orioles. With the latter rookie team, Isenia had 23 relief appearances in which he posted a 3-5 record with a 2.65 ERA. In those two years, Jonatan pitched a total of 68 innings in which he walked 23 and fanned 70.
The 22-year old Curacao native was also part of the Dutch team during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. In two games he pitched 3.2 innings in which he did not allow a run, walked two, struck out three and gave up two hits.

Apparently there was no room for Isenia anymore as he spent most of the 2015 season on the restricted list.

The other pitcher that Vaessen Pioniers attracted is Jonah van Bemmelen. As his name indicates he has a Dutch passport. Born in Port Jefferson NY, the 22-year old is probably signed through the website  The right hander is a submarine pitcher.

Jonah has pitched at Division III level of the NCAA. Furthermore he has some professional experience as he pitched for the Santa Fe Fuegos of the Pecos League.

In the 2015 season, he led his team in games (17) and earned three saves without allowing a run all season. His ERA with the Santa Fe Fuegos was not as impressive: 4.91.

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: