Yves Poesmans

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Yves Poesmans

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 156 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Yves Poesmans has played in the First Division and for the Belgian national team. He is the twin brother of fellow Belgian national team player Axel Poesmans. [1]

Yves debuted in the First Division with the 2012 Brasschaat Braves. [2] He hit .143/.400/.143 in the 2013 European U18 Championship, going 3-for-3 in steals. [3] In 2013, he batted .357/.442/.414 with 18 RBI in 25 games for the title-winning Braves but fielded .880. [4] The next season, he fielded .967 and produced at a .263/.378/.407 clip, scoring 30 runs in 32 games in the high-offense league. [5]

He hit .371/.487/.494 in 2015 and fielded .958, finishing 8th in the First Division in average and 4th in OBP (between Lorenzo Oeyen and Yoni Vischschoonmaker); he was also attending college in the US at this time so he did not have much chance to finish among the leaders in counting stats, missing part of the summer due to his studies. [6] He hit .310 for the Amsterdam Bombers in that year's Collegiate Baseball League Europe. [7] In '16, he slumped to .222/~.364/.296 but scored 30 runs in 35 games and fielded .975. [8]

Debuting for Belgium's senior team at the 2016 European Championship, he backed up Stephen De Lannoy, Sam Buelens and Thomas De Wolf in the outfield. He grounded out against Italy's Carlos Richetti in his first at-bat. His first hit was off Greece's Alex Gounaris. He finished the event 3 for 11 with a hit-by-pitch, two runs and two RBI while making one error in five chances. [9] In 2017, he batted .343/.425/.438 for Brasschaat and fielded .928; he drove in 34 runs in 37 games, good for 5th in the circuit in RBI. His 10 times plunked were second, 6 behind Lucas Rizzi. [10] In the 2017 European U23 Championship, he hit .188/.364/.188. [11]

Brasschaat hosted the 2018 Federations Cup and he did well, going 8 for 17 with two doubles, a homer, two times hit by pitch, six runs and three RBI on offense; in the field, he had 9 putouts, 2 assists and no errors. He was 7th in average, 7th in slugging (between Rizzi and Eric Segura), tied for 9th in OBP and was 10th in total bases. [12] In the First Division that year, he batted .252/.385/.344 and also pitched four shutout innings. He went 17-for-22 in steal attempts, scored 30 runs in 35 games and fielded .988. He tied for 3rd in triples (3), was 3rd in steals (between Mikal Hill and Rizzi) and led with 15 times hit by pitch. [13] He again represented Belgium in the international stage, at the 2018 Super6. Splitting left with Sam Boermans and Benjamin Goffaux, he was 2 for 11 with a double, RBI and hit-by-pitch; he had 3 putouts and no errors plus one assist, gunning down Maurice Wilhelm at home in a 7-6 win over Germany. [14]