Bodie Eskes

I’m Bodie Eskes, a left-handed baseball player who specializes in the outfield or first base position. I have 3 nationalities, born Dutch, but also have American and Canadian naturalization. I’m a dedicated and naturally talented athlete who is always looking to improve himself. I am interested in joining an ambitious college Baseball team in the Fall of 2024.

Date of birth: 4/30/06Entry semester: Fall 2024
Position: OutfieldGPA: 2.63
Bats: LeftHeight: 5.8
Throws: LeftWeight: 150
Please note that Dutch GPA scores may differ from the U.S. grading system


I’m extremely athletic, very fast, defensively exceptionally skilled and game focused. I’m working hard to become stronger and perfecting my hitting technique.

My major strengths are my coachability, motivation, discipline and hard work. I’m always eager to learn and want to become as good as possible. I’m very sociable and a real team player; together you win, together you lose.

In 2018, I was selected and played for the Baseball Academy Kennemerland, part of the national talent development program for U17 baseball players. In 2022, I was selected to join and train full time at Talent TeamNL, the U19 national talent development program, started by the National Olympic Committee and the Dutch Baseball Federation. In the 2023 season, I played for the Second highest team by the club DSS/Kinheim and made my debut in the Dutch Honkbal Hoofdklasse (highest division), where I hope to start in the 2024 season.

My best results are

  • Paderborn (Germany) U12
  • Barcelona Catalunya Baseball week U15
  • Praag Pony League U17
  • Toulouse U18 (TalentTeamNL mental resilience camp) with 3 games against French U18
  • Mr Baseman award 2017 at his club
  • Dutch Champion aspirants 1 in 2020

I aspire to maximize my potential as an athlete and a person, striving for excellence within my college Baseball team. After college, I want to play Baseball at the highest possible level. My ultimate dream is to become a professional. 

I’m currently enrolled in my final year of high school in the Netherlands and I’m expected to graduate in the Spring of 2024. At the moment, I don’t know what I specifically want to study, but I’ll make that decision in the coming months.


Have any questions or wish to learn more about this talented player? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Robin van Doornspeek assistent manager at the Kingdom of the Netherlands Academy, is eager to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss Bodie’s athletic prowess, future potential, or to arrange a meeting. We’re just a click away to assist with all your inquiries.