In another bold move, Curaçao Neptunus acquired the services of Curaçao-born Juan-Carlos Sulbaran. The starting pitcher of team Kingdom of the Netherlands leaves L&D Amsterdam Pirates for a club closer to his home.
The intention is that Sulbaran will take the place of Diegomar Markwell, who will operate from the bullpen in 2022 and serve as the pitching coach of the club from Rotterdam.
With L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Sulbaran earned the most victories in the Dutch hoofdklasse in the past season, together with Lars Huijer, both with a 10-4 record. For L&D Amsterdam Pirates, he collected the most strikeouts (eighty-four) and pitched the most innings (eighty-seven).
Since 2018, Sulbaran is playing in the Dutch hoofdklasse. First for Silicon Storks, then for DSS, and since 2020 for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In 2011, he was part of the Dutch team that won the World Championship and has been a fixed value for team Kingdom of the Netherlands ever since.