Tom Stuifbergen (born September 26, 1988) is a right-handed pitcher for L&D Amsterdam of the Honkbal Hoofdklasse. His repertoire includes a fastball that ranges from high 80s to low 90s, a changeup and a curveball. He is 6'4" and 240 lbs. and speaks two languages: English & Dutch.
|L&D Amsterdam – No. 26|
|Born: September 26, 1988|
Tom is currently represented by CSE Sports & Entertainment.
Stuifbergen played for the Amsterdam Pirates in the Netherlands before signing as an undrafted free agent with the Twins on August 16, 2006. In 2007, he was 0-0 with a 2.19 earned run average and nine strikeouts in 12.1 innings for the Gulf Coast League Twins. Injuries did not allow him to pitch in 2008. He is currently assigned to the Twins' Class A Midwest League affiliate, the Beloit Snappers.
Dutch National TeamEdit
Stuifbergen made his debut for the Netherlands National Baseball Team on July 11, 2006 against Italy in the European Baseball Championship. Stuifbergen was the winning pitcher, throwing six shutout innings with three strikeouts, five hits and one base on balls. In his second start for the Netherlands national baseball team at the Haarlemse Honkbalweek (English: Haarlem Baseball Week) against Japan, he threw 4.2 innings and gave up four earned runs with one strikeout, eight hits and one walk.
In November, he played in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup where the team was runner-up to Cuba. Stuifbergen pitched 7.1 innings in 4 appearances. His record was 2-1 with three strikeouts, three walks, nine hits and three earned runs and a 3.68 ERA.
In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, he started the Netherlands' second game against the favored Dominican Republic. He pitched 4 innings, had three strikeouts, and allowed no runs. The Dutch went on to win the game, their second of the 2009 WBC, to advance to the second round.