Who is Tom Stuifbergen?

Tom Stuifberger, a member of the Twins' organization, was the starter of the Dutch National Team today against the Twins. He pitched 3 innings allowing only one run to score. He surrendered two hits, was called for a balk (who brought Mike Cuddyer, the only runner who scored off Stuifberger, to 3rd base, allowing Brock Peterson to drive him home with a sacrifice fly) and walked also two. He is a 6'4` and 240 lbs 20 year old right hander and was signed by the Twins as a free agent in 2006 after his excellent performance at the inaugural WBC with the Netherlands team. Stuifbergen played for the Amsterdam Pirates in Holland before signed by the Twins. He throws a fastball in the high 80s to low 90s, a changeup and a curveball. He spent 2007 with the GCL Twins where he was used as a reliever for 7 games pitching 12.1 innings and ending up with 2.19 ERA and 0.73 WHIP for the season, holding opponents to a .140 average. He was out in 2008 after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his right shoulder,. Good to see him back.

Here is a video of Tom from 2007 with the GCL Twins pitching against the GCL Orioles

Here is Tom's facebook page.

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