- Bats Right, Throws Right
Giovanni Samboe has played in the Hoofdklasse. He hit .289/.368/.389 for the 2005 Almere club; at catcher, he threw out 16 base-stealers while allowing 31 swipes. In 2006, Samboe batted .253/.270/.358 as opposing base-stealers were 28 for 39. The next year, Samboe's batting line was .241/.266/.310 but he gunned down 14 of 35 attempted base-thieves. Almere fell out of the Hoofdklasse but returned in 2010.