German National Team CF/Utility Player Looking to Play Winter Ball in 2021-22. FULLY VACCINATED | Baseball Jobs Overseas

German National Team CF/Utility Player Looking to Play Winter Ball in 2021-22. FULLY VACCINATED

Name: Kevin Van Meensel

Height: 190cm

Weight: 93kg

DOB: May 6, 1995

Date Available: July 1, 2020

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: CF

Positions (alt): Utl, 1B, 3B, RF, LF


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Strong and athletic CF with the ability to hit for contact and power.

Kevin started playing Baseball when he was 6 years old. When he was 10 he transferred to the Bonn Capitals, one of the biggest clubs in Germany and quickly made a name for himself. He played for every German youth national team at European championships and even in the Big League World Series in 2013. Following the 2013 season, he stopped playing Baseball to further his education.

After almost 4 years and finishing his degree, he came back to the Bonn Capitals during their championship run in 2017 and immediately started splitting playing time in CF, which resulted in him becoming the starting CF during the playoffs.

In 2018, Kevin got nominated for the German 23u National Team and had a stellar first full season, hitting 348. during regular season and 250. during the Play-Offs. The biggest impact on the team was felt, when he came through late in Game 1 and elimination Game 4 with 2-RBi doubles to give his team the lead in both of those games. The Bonn Capitals were crowned as the German champions for the first time in club history that year.

In 2019, Kevin gained a lot of weight (+10 kg) during the offseason, which resulted in a major slump to begin the 2019 season. Over the course of the season, he kept making improvements and adjustments, so he was able to turn things around during the European Champions Cup (CEB Cup) and never looked back. He had a tremendous Play-Off run, leading the team in AVG and OPS, though his team fell short in the Championship Series. His recent performances were further valued by getting a promotion to the German senior National Team after that season.

Since 2020, Kevin has established himself as a core player for the Bonn Capitals who are currently listed as a top 5 team in Europe and is looking forward to help his team win 2 championships in 2021.

Overseas goals:

  • Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the U.S.
  • Experience new cultures and meet new people
  • Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game
  • globally


Playing Experience

2017-20 Bonn Capitals German Bundesliga Starting CF, German National Team OF

Coaching Experience

2017-20 Head and Assistant Coach Bonn Capitals 16U and 18U


College/Amateur Batting

2018 Bonn Capitals 14 46 11 16 1 0 1 8 10 10 5 0 .348 .464 .435
2019 Play-Offs Bonn Capitals 13 44 5 14 3 0 2 6 4 12 2 1 .318 .375 .523
2019 Reg. Season Bonn Capitals 77 62 12 8 0 0 1 7 14 26 2 0 .129 .286 .177
2020 Reg. Season Bonn Capitals 14 37 21 11 3 1 3 11 11 12 2 0 .297 .527 .676
2020 Play-Offs Bonn Capitals 5 17 8 9 2 0 3 8 2 3 1 0 .529 .579 .1176

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Alex Derhak

Bonn Capitals, Head Coach

For the past year and half, I’ve had the privilege to coach Kevin and watch him blossom into an excellent all- around player.

When I first came to Bonn his noticeable athleticism stood out. Already he was a plus lockdown defensive centerfielder. He goes and gets it! Offensively however, he was working diligently on his swing and approach to match his defensive prowess. What’s most impressive to me as a coach is that Kevin “trusted the process” and continued to grind through at bats during the course of the season. Sure enough, as we moved through the Champions League tournament and a deep playoff run to the finals, Kev became one of our most clutch hitters providing big hit after big hit. (Usually a homerun)

Kevin took that momentum from the season and continued to work hard both in the cage and in the weight room right through the Autumn until now. Whenever it’s decided how the Bundesliga will play out this year, I look forward to seeing all the progress he’s made and how much more of an impact player he’s grown into.

Off the field, Kevin or “Snoop” as his teammates affectionately call him, works as a personal trainer. So he has a good awareness of how to utilize a strength and conditioning program and teach it as well. Something that could also be very beneficial for any club looking to develop it’s juniors program’s.

In short, Kevin is a great teammate who is constantly working hard to get better. His ceiling is very high given his athleticism. Defensively he will sure up your outfield and be the anchor. Offensively, speed and power are his strengths. I’d say the only thing he’s lacking is experience due to shorter seasons in Germany and now this damn virus. Give this kid some more at bats and he’s only going to get better and better. Your club will be the beneficiary.

Clemens Chichoki

German National Team, Coach

Bradley Roper-Hubbert

St. Louis Cardinals, MiLB Hitting Coach

Kevin is a great person, wonderful teammate and an outstanding baseball player as well. He is one of those players that you need to have on your team. During my time as his manager he would consistently help out in anyway possible and was always working on himself as a player.

Defensively, he's an above average defender (Can play all OF positions), with plus speed, slightly above average arm strength, and takes good routes to balls.

Offensively, he has a line drive gap to gap swing with occasional power to all fields. He's got good bat to ball skills and remains calm in big situations, as evidenced by several clutch hits deep in our championship run in 2018. He's also an aggressive base runner that looks to take extra bases whenever possible.

Summary: You want to have him on your team.

Additional Info

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)


Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom


Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season


Prior engagements: No


Recent injuries/illnesses: No


Traveling with a companion: No