Dudley Leonora

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Dudley Lauriano Leonora

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dudley Leonora has played in the Dominican Republic, the USA, Curaçao and the Netherlands.

He was signed by Baltimore Orioles scout Ernst Meyer in August 2008. [1] He hit .241/.283/.292 for the 2009 DSL Orioles, fielding .908 at third base (his main spot that year). His first pro homer came off Luis Liria. In 2010, he fielded .931 at third between the Bluefield Orioles (.245/.285/.280 in 38 G) and GCL Orioles (.288/.353/.370 in 20 G). He spent 2011 with the Aberdeen IronBirds, fielding .970 at 2B and hitting .242/.270/.271; he also saw 22 games with the Delmarva Shorebirds (.151/.195/.164 in 22 G). He ended his time in the O's chain with the 2012 Shorebirds (.163/.212/.204 in 16 G) and IronBirds (.200/.243/.257 in 12 G).

He played for Curaçao's Santa Maria Pirates in 2013-2014. [2] He then signed with Kinheim in the Netherlands. He hit .299/.322/.341 in the 2015 Hoofdklasse, tying Kenny Berkenbosch and Remco Draijer for 7th in the league with 50 hits. He led with 138 assists (16 ahead of Joffrey Heus) and fielded .935. Only teammate Jeffrey Arends turned more double plays than his 35. [3] He played for the Netherlands in the 2015 World Port Tournament, hitting .357/.500/.357 with 6 runs in 5 games as their main first baseman. He scored 3 in a rout of Curaçao. In the finale, he was retired by Miguel Lahera to end the game as the Dutch lost to Cuba. He tied Kelvin Silvania for 6th in the tourney in OBP and tied for 7th in runs. He also led with 48 error-free total chances. [4] He helped Kinheim make it to the 2015 Holland Series, hitting .350/.381/.400 with 4 runs in 5 games but the team lost to powerhouse Neptunus. He tied Raily Legito for 3rd in the Series in hits (7), tied Legito for 4th in average and tied Shaldimar Daantji and Rien Vernooij for 3rd in runs. [5]

Leonora was 1 for 8 as a backup for the Netherlands in the 2016 Haarlem Baseball Week. [6] He had a fine summer for Kinheim, producing at a .327/.371/.488 clip with 39 RBI in 42 games, though he fielded only .9o24. He was among the 2016 Hoofdklasse leaders in average (9th, between Kevin Dirksen and Omar Williams), slugging (4th, between Roelie Henrique Jr. and Nick Urbanus), tied Urbanus for 3rd in hits (53), led in RBI (two ahead of Gianison Boekhoudt), tied for 3rd with 11 doubles (3 behind Urbanus, the leader), tied for 3rd with 3 triples, tied for 4th with 3 homers, was 3rd with 79 extra-base hits (behind Henrique and Urbanus), was second in assists (136, 4 behind Mike Duursma) and led in errors (17, one ahead of Shurty Tremus). [7]

He again represented the Kingdom of the Netherlands, at the 2016 European Championship. Backing up Stijn van der Meer at short and Curt Smith at first, he was 1 for 5 with a walk for the champs but made two errors in six tries. His hit and walk both came after entering late in a rout of Belgium, singling off Kyran Weemaels and drawing a walk from Jace Van Droogenbroeck. He sat out the Gold Medal Game. [8] He hit .240/.296/.240 in the 2017 World Port Tournament. [9] He was part of a mass exodus from Kinheim at the end of 2016, signing with the Pioniers. He hit .298/.351/.421 for them but defense was again an issue, fielding .898. He tied for 7th in the 2017 Hoofdklasse with 30 runs (in 30 games), was 3rd with 12 steals (2 behind Rick Kuipers, 1 behind Joey Eeman) and was second in errors (14, 2 behind Tijmen Takke). [10]

Moving to Neptunus, Dudley hit .333/.368/.389 in the 2018 European Champions Cup and handled 37 chances error-free; he had a three-hit game in a win over T&A San Marino as Neptunus won the title. [11] He was excellent for the Netherlands in the 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week (.500/.591/.813, 4 R, 4 RBI in 5 G), with a homer off Chia-Chun Tang included. He led in average (.024 ahead of Ryosuke Tatsumi), led in OBP (.069 ahead of Yi-Teng Lin), was second to Tatsumi in slugging and tied for 3rd with 5 walks. He won the Haarlemse Honkbalweek Best Hitter, an honor previously won by Chris Sabo. [12] He started at short for the Netherlands when they won the 2018 Super6 (starting ahead of van der Meer, who had been ahead of him in 2016), hitting .267/.313/.600 and fielding .882. He hit a two-run homer off Enorbel Marquez in their win over Germany. [13]

He hit .297/.339/.400 for Neptunus in the 2018 Hoofdklasse, with 37 RBI and 13 doubles in 42 games. He stole 15 bases in 17 tries and fielded .993, now playing 1B regularly. He tied van der Meer for 4th in the league with 52 hits, was second in RBI (4 behind teammate Dwayne Kemp), was second in doubles (one behind Bryan Engelhardt), ranked 5th with 70 total bases and led with 43 double plays turned. [14] He had 4 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBI in game 4 of the 2018 Holland Series; Neptunus would top the Amsterdam Pirates in six games. He finished the Series at .261/.261/.261 with 4 runs in 6 games and handled 68 chances error-free. He tied Benjamin Dille and Kalian Sams for second in the Series in runs, two behind Series MVP van der Meer. [15]