The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 17-year-old Daan Cornelissen of the Dutch 1E Klasse club PSV Eindhoven. Last year he played for the second team of DOOR Neptunus, DOOR Tridents. He reached an agreement over the standard seven-year-contract and will report to Brisbane, Australia on June 15 to start his professional career. He will stay there for six weeks to train with other talents in a kind of instructional league, getting used to the higher level and everyday baseball. Cornelissen was recommended by PSV coach Martijn Nijhoff, who also is a Dutch scout for the Pirates in Europe.But why does he need to go to Australia to play in an instructional league when they play baseball all over Europe.
Is there any more doubt that there needs to be an instructional league in Europe?
C'mon, Bud, lets get this thing going.