Randy Giorgiadis

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Randy Giorgiadis

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Randy Giorgiadis has been an infielder with the Belgian national team.

Giorgiadis debuted in Belgium in 1995 and was 5 for 24 at the plate. In 1996, the teenager hit .371. During '97, he went 2 for 9. In 1998, he hit .414 for the Namur Angels. He was 5 for 13 in 1999 and hit .473 for the Morstel Stars in 2000. In '01, he hit .459 for the Stars and stole 15 bases in 15 tries; he scored 50 runs in 145 plate appearances.

That earned Giorgiadis a spot on the Belgian squad for the 2001 European Championship. The youngster put on a show, hitting .412/.565/.529 and leading Belgium in OBP. Two negatives were a .846 fielding percentage and a 1-for-4 success rate on base-stealing tries. He was 7th in the event in average and 8th in OBP, just ahead of former minor leaguer Gino Henson. He tied Tomas Ovesny for the Euro lead with six errors but also tied for the most double plays, 8.

Giorgiadis hit .310 and fielded .963 for the 2002 Brasschaat Braves. In '03, he batted .347 and was again perfect on the basepaths (14 for 14). He hit .250/.323/.286 for Belgium in the 2003 European Championship. In the 2005 season, Randy hit .359 for Brasschaat after a year off.

Giorgiadis kept it up in 2006 by hitting .418. Moving to the Mortstel Stars, he batted .388 in 2007 with 16 steals in 18 tries, his most swipes in 5 years. Switching back to Namur, he fell to .381 and two steals in 2008. In the 2008 European Championship Qualifiers, he was 0 for 6 with a steal and an error as a backup shortstop.

In 2009, Randy batted .393 and slugged .643 for Brasschaat.