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The 17-year pitcher is the latest player from the Netherlands to start a professional career. Earlier this year, infielder <b>Oliver van der Wijst Severino</b> signed with the <b>Houston Astros</b> and made his professional debut, playing in the Rookie League.<p> <table bgcolor="#ffff80" cellpadding=0 border=0 align="right"> <tr><td align="center"> <div style="background-color:Gray;position:relative"> <div style="top:-8px;right:-10px;background-color:#ffff80;position:relative"> <img border=1 src="f-donny_breek17hs01.jpg" title="Donny Breek pitching for DSS in the 2017 season - &#169; Photo: Henk Seppen" width=450 height=298> </div> </div> <b>...Donny Breek pitching for DSS...<br><i>(&#169; Photo: <a href="http://www.henkseppen.denieuwsfoto.nl/">Henk Seppen</a>)</i></b></td></tr> </table> Breek, who turns 18 in November, will report to Minor League Spring Training in February/March next year and then will be assigned to a team. Dutch pitchers <b>Taylor Clemensia</b> and <b>Matz Schtte</b> also play in the Twins-organization. This year, both played at the Rookie League-level. After completion of his professional season, Clemensia pitched in some games for <b>Hoofddorp Pioniers</b> in the Championship Pool.<p> <img border=1 src="l-min17.jpg" align="left"> Last year, Breek made his debut in the Dutch big league, pitching for <b>DSS</b>. He then was 2-8 with a 7.51 ERA. In 50 1/3 inning, he struckout 33 batters, but also walked 44 and gave up 61 hits. In the following Play-Downs, Breek was 1-1 with an 1.59 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 11 1/3 inning.<p> This season, DSS succeeded in securing its spot in the big league for next season, finishing in second place in the Promotion/Relegation Pool, as led by Donny's father <b>Jerry Breek</b>, who made his debut as Head Coach of the team. In the regular season, Breek was 1-3 with a 7.95 ERA and struckout 34 hitters in 48 2/3 inning, while walking 39 and giving up 58 basehits. In the Promotion/Relegation Pool, Breek was 2-0 with an 0.84 ERA and struckout 14 hitters in 10 2/3 inning.<p> After completion of the 2016 season, Breek won the Roel de Mon Award for Best Youth Pitcher. Breek was then also named Talent of the Year in both Almere and Haarlem.<p> Last month, Breek, who started his career with <b>Almere '90</b>, participated with the <b>Netherlands Under-18 Team</b> in the <b>Under-18 World Championship</b> in Canada. There, he struckout 18 hitters in 16 2/3 inning, while giving up only two earned runs. It was there, that Breek caught the attention of professional scouts.<p> Earlier, Breek was a member of the <b>Netherlands Youth Teams</b> that captured the titles at the <b> European Under-15 Championship (Cadets)</b> (2013 in Sweden and 2014 in Germany) and <b>European Under-18 Championship (Juniors)</b> (2016 in Spain).<p> In the past, Netherlands Team-pitchers as <b>Alexander Smit</b>, <b>Tom Stuifbergen</b> and <b>Loek van Mil</b> also pitched professionally in the Twins-organization.<p> (September 29)<p> </td></tr> </table> <br> <b<br> <table border=0 bgcolor="#eaffff" bordercolor="1e90ff" cellpadding=0 cellspacing=1 width=100%> <tr><td align="center"> <br> Thank you for visiting this site.<br> Mail your suggestions and questions to <a href="mailto:stoov@wxs.nl">stoov@wxs.nl</a><br> Copyright &#169; 1997-2017 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News. </td></tr> </table> <p> </font></font> <SCRIPT> start(); </SCRIPT> </td></tr> </table> </font> </center> </body> </html>