Steve De Saedeleer

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Steve De Saedeleer

  • Bats Left, Throws Left

Biographical Information[edit]

Steve De Saedeleer has played for the Belgian national team, as did his father Marcel De Saedeleer.

Steve debuted with the Mortsel Stars in 2007 at age 16. He was 0 for 7 with a walk. In 2008, he was 0 for 3 with a walk, run and RBI. During 2009, he hit .233/.405/.244, stole 10 bases in 11 tries and took a regular spot in the rotation, going 8-4 with a 4.02 ERA though he walked 60 in 96 1/3 IP. He tied Nguyen Boulet and Dennis Van Hoof for 4th in the First Division in wins and was 3rd in walks (behind Cedric Desmedt and Boulet). He did not apparently play in 2010.

In 2011, he had a 3-5, 6.33 record and walked 49 in 64 IP. Playing 1B when not pitching, he batted .258/.385/.330. His 2012 batting line was .250/.402/.297 while he was 1-5 with a 5.19 ERA and 33 walks in 43 1/3 IP on the hill. In 2013, he improved his offense (.383/.444/.447) in limited time (14 G) and only pitched one inning (scoreless). During 2014, he hit .314/.438/.349 and was 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA. He made his debut for the Belgian national team, pitching one game in the 2014 European Championship. Relieving Yannick Gontier in the 5th with a 6-3 deficit against Italy, he allowed two runs in two innings, including a solo homer by Alex Sambucci and was relieved by Matthew De Permentier with a 8-5 deficit.

De Saedeleer produced at a .325/.418/.361 clip in 2015, with 20 runs in 24 gamed for the Stars. He had his best pitching season yet at 8-5, 3.42. He was 7th in ERA, led the league with 99 strikeouts (5 more than the runner-up) but also with 59 walks (2 more than anyone else), was 4th with 102 2/3 IP and tied for third in wins.