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- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.
Orlando Yntema pitched 6 seasons in the minor leagues.
Yntema signed with the San Francisco Giants at age 17. With the 2003 DSL Giants, he had a 5-5, 3.77 record. He was 0-1 with 7 runs in 6 innings for the 2004 AZL Giants. Sent back to the DSL Giants in '05, the right-hander was 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA. He was with the AZL Giants again for 2006 and improved to 4-3, 3.79 with a save. He missed all of 2007 due to injury.
Yntema split 2008 between the Augusta Greenjackets (0-2, 5.59 in 14 G) and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (5-2, 5.03 in 10 G), finally making it to A ball in his 6th season as a pro. He was with Augusta (0-2, 6.41, .336 opponent average in six starts) and Salem-Keizer (4-0, 2.80) again in 2009 to end his career with the Giants organization.
Yntema signed with Sicily's Catania Warriors Paternò for 2010. As his father was Dutch, he counted as European and thus did not take up a foreign player slot. He debuted on April 4 with a fine start against Danesi Nettuno, with 4 hits and 2 runs in eight innings (though he walked seven and only fanned two) to pick up the victory, Catania's first of 2010. For the season, he struggled at 3-9, 4.67 with 49 walks in 81 innings.
Yntema pitched for the Dutch national team in the 2010 Intercontinental Cup, then signed with UVV in the Netherlands for 2011. As UVV's Opening Day starter on April 14, he lost a 10-4 decision to the Pioniers. He allowed nine hits and six runs (two earned) in 6 innings in a loss to Conrad Orman.