Orsen Josephina

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Orsen Adriano Gisberto Josephina

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Orsen Josephina has pitched in the minors and for the Netherlands national team.

Josephina came to the US for junior college. He then transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic, going 1-3 with a 5.97 ERA in 2018. In 2019, he improved to 2-2, 2.23 with 7 saves and 54 K in 40 1/3 IP. He tied for 6th in the Sunshine State Conference in saves. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed him as an undrafted free agent. He did well in limited time for the 2019 GCL Pirates (3-1, Sv, 3.00 ERA, .87 WHIP, 20 K in 15 IP).

He then made the Netherlands' squad for the 2019 Premier 12. He debuted against the Dominican national team, relieving Shairon Martis in the 6th with a 9-3 deficit, men on the corners and one out. He walked Gilberto Celestino and Geraldo Perdomo to force in one run then retired Otto López but Alfredo Marte smacked a three-run double. Josephina fanned former big leaguer Carlos Peguero to end the inning. In the 7th, Franklin Van Gurp took over. His other contest was much shorter. Relieving Mike Bolsenbroek with a 4-0 deficit in the 7th against Mexico, he walked Jorge Flores and Jon Jones. Diegomar Markwell replaced him; both runners would score but would be unearned. Only Martis finished with a higher ERA for the Netherlands than Josephina's 27.00 and no one had a higher RA on the staff. [1]