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L&D Amsterdam right-hander Kevin Heijstek (Photo: Lauro Bassani/FIBS)

The L&D Amsterdam Pirates remain atop the weekly World Baseball News 2017 European Baseball Power Rankings. The Dutch Hoofdklasse club has won 11 of its first 12 games to open the season.

The Italian Baseball League club UnipilSai Bologna (8-2) is ranked second followed by No.3 T&A San Marino (7-3), No.4 Curacao Neptunus (7-4) and No.5 Angel Service Nettuno (7-3).

The Top 10 is rounded out by No.6 Heidenheim Heidekoepfe (12-0), No.7 Draci Brno (17-2), No.8 Rouen Huskies (12-0), No.9 Hoofddorp Pioniers (7-4) and No.10 CBS Sant Boi (12-2).

RankLast WeekTeamCountryRecordLeague
11L&D Amsterdam PiratesNetherlands8-1Dutch Hoofdklasse
22UnipolSai BolognaItaly6-1Italian Baseball League
33T&A San Marino TitansSan Marino6-2Italian Baseball League
44Curacao NeptunusNetherlands6-3Dutch Hoofdklasse
55Angel Service NettunoItaly6-2Italian Baseball League
67Heidenheim HeidekoepfeGermany12-0German Baseball-Bundesliga
79Draci BrnoCzech Republic17-1Czech Extraleague
88Rouen HuskiesFrance12-0French Division I
910Hoofddorp PioniersNetherlands7-4Dutch Hoofdklasse
1015CBS Sant BoiSpain12-2Spanish Division De Honor
1113Senart TempliersFrance11-1French Division I
1211Tenerife MarlinsSpain12-4Spanish Division De Honor
1316Arrows OstravaCzech Republic11-4Czech Extraleague
1420Bonn CapitalsGermany7-1German Baseball-Bundesliga
1518Borgerhout SquirrelsBelgium9-1Belgian BBG
1621Astros ValenciaSpain11-5Spanish Division De Honor
1712Mainz AthleticsGermany8-4German Baseball-Bundesliga
1829Rimini PiratesItaly5-5Italian Baseball League
196HCAWNetherlands8-7Dutch Hoofdklasse
2024Sundbyberg HeatSweden5-1Swedish Elitserien
2128Solingen AlligatorsGermany7-3German Baseball-Bundesliga
2227Therwil FlyersSwitzerland4-1Swiss National Liga A
2314Technika BrnoCzech Republic9-5Czech Extraleague
2422Haar DisciplesGermany7-5German Baseball-Bundesliga
2523Mannheim TornadosGermany7-5German Baseball-Bundesliga
2630A's Attnang-PuchheimAustria8-0Baseball League Austria
27-Paderborn UntouchablesGermany5-3German Baseball-Bundesliga
28-Zurich ChallengersSwitzerland5-1Swiss National Liga A
2925Deurne SpartansBelgium7-3Belgian BBG
3026MUC BarracudasFrance7-5French Division I

Photo: Lauro Bassani/FIBS

European Baseball Power Rankings is a World Baseball News weekly feature that is posted every Wednesday from April to September.

Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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