Randolph Kirindongo

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Randolph Alexander Kirindongo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.

Catcher Randolph Kirindongo spent two seasons with the DSL Marlins. In 2006, he hit .254/.374/.341 in his second year for the club. He then returned to the Dutch Antilles. In the 2008 Haarlem Baseball Week, Kirindongo went 4 for 9 with 5 walks and a homer. He led the event in average, slugging (.249 ahead of Alfredo Despaigne), OBP (.086 ahead of Frederich Cepeda) and OPS in a field which included the Cuban national team and Dutch national team (both preparing for the 2008 Olympics), the USA College national team, Japanese college national team and Taiwan college national team. Kirindongo tied Eugene Kingsale, Eduardo Paret, Mike Duursma and two others for 6th in the event in walks and also tied for the home run lead alongside sluggers like Alexei Bell. He was named Best Hitter of the event, an award which had previously gone to Chris Sabo, Ron Hassey and Carlos Tabares. In the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, Randolph was not nearly as good for the Netherlands Antilles, going 1 for 12, albeit with 4 walks, 2 times hit by pitch and 3 runs as the Antilles earned a spot in the 2009 Baseball World Cup.

In 2008 in Curacao, Kirindongo hit .359/.532/.436 for the Wild Cats in the regular season and .294/.429/.353 in the playoffs. He tied former minor leaguers Lorvin Louisa and Quincy Ascencion for the league lead in walks (24) and was third in the circuit in OBP.

He joined fellow Antillean national team members Johnny Gregorius and Ardley Jansen in going to T&A San Marino for 2009. He debuted on April 11, going 1 for 5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over Reggio Emilia.