- Bats Right, Throws Right
Niels Harteveld participated in the 2008 MLB European Academy. He pitched for the Netherlands in the 2009 European Junior Championship, leading the team with four appearances. He allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings, fanning six, while giving up five hits. He had one save. Harteveld debuted in the Hoofdklasse in 2009, allowing two runs in 2 1/3 innings for DOOR Neptunus while allowing four hits and three walks.
With Neptunus for the 2010 European Cup, he turned in a solid start against the Belgian Hoboken Pioneers but lost a 1-0 duel to Terrence Antonacci. The only run he gave up in 5 1/3 innings came on a walk to Nicky Mertens and a double by Steven De Lannoy.