In 2002 graduated from Stolbers High School in Eindhoven, Netherlands...was a member of
the 2000 Dutch 15-and-under team that won the European Cadet Championship...was member of the Dutch
National Junior Team in 2001 and 2002...was selected to play on the Dutch squad at the 2002 International
Cup in Cuba.2009At Class AA Carolina and both Sarasota clubs combined to finish 4-3, 3.08 in 14 starts and
12 relief apps...in June and July was on Carolina's disabled list with a low back strain...following the season
became a minor league free agent but on 12/4 was re-signed by the Reds...pitched for the Netherlands in
the World Baseball Classic and helped beat favored Dominican Republic twice in the first round...pitched in
4 of the Netherlands' 6 tournament games, didn't allow a run and helped the Dutch staff post a 3.46 team
ERA, fifth-best among all WBC teams.2008A Class A Sarasota, Florida State League opponents hit just .242...in 12 starts from May through June
went 4-3, 3.00 with 8 quality starts...10 times pitched at least 6.0 innings in a game.2007Combined to finish 3-8-1, 4.28 in 16 starts and 11 relief apps at Class A Ft. Myers, Dayton and
Sarasota...began the season with the Twins' Gulf Coast League affiliate at Ft. Myers...on 7/12 was claimed off
waivers by the Reds...went 2-2, 1.19 in his 5 starts for Class A Dayton before he was promoted to the Reds'
Florida State League affiliate in Sarasota...finished the season with the FSL Reds.2006At Class A Beloit went 5-1, 2.43 in 13 starts and 2-1, 4.19 in 21 relief apps...made all of his relief
appearances before his first start, on 6/28...from 6/13-8/20 won 6 straight decisions...in 6 starts in July went
2-0, 3.03...on 8/4 vs Dayton recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts...was Midwest Pitcher of the Week for 8/7-
8/13 (3-0, 1.20)...righthanded batters hit just .170 (270ab, 101k).2005Began season at Beloit...won his only game on April 21 at Clinton, allowing four hits and striking out ﬁve batters over 5.0 innings...transferred
to Elizabethton on June 19 and made all 21 apperances out of the bullpen...won ﬁrst game on June 21 vs. Blueﬁeld, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings...
had ﬁve-game win-streak from July 13-August 10, going 5-0, 2.05 (22.0 ip, 5 er) with 40 strikeouts and two saves...was 3-0-1, 2.45 (18.1 ip, 7
er) in nine appearances in July...picked up a 2.0 inning save in his last appearances on August 23 at Bristol, striking out three.2004Struck out nine batters in consecutive starts from July 3-9...won his last start on July 20 vs. Johnson City, giving up six hits and striking
out 11 batters over 7.0 innings...was 1-0, 0.90 (20.0 ip, 2 er) in four home games, holding opponents to a BA of .188 (13-for-69).2003Spent the year in the Gulf Coast League and was tied for second on the club with 40 strikeouts...did not allow a home run in eight appearances...ranked 14th best prospect in the GCL by Baseball America.