(Source: Curacao Professional Baseball)
December 4, 2023
The Curacao Professional Baseball League started on Sunday, December 4 and the league will be operated by the Federashon Di Beisbol Di Korsou.
Players from the Curacao Professional Baseball League will be eligible to represent Curacao at the 2024 Caribbean Series at loanDepot Park in Miami from February 1-9.
The winner of the Curacao Professional Baseball League will not represent the nation during the 2024 Caribbean Series.
Curacao will appear in its second Caribbean Series after going 2-5 in pool play at the 2023 event in Caracas, Venezuela with the tournament in its first year of expanding to eight teams.
Curacao is one of the three invitees of the 2024 Caribbean Series along with Nicaragua and Panama. Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are part of the Confederación de Béisbol Profesional del Caribe.
The Dutch island has not had a regular season for their winter league since the Curacao Baseball League participated in the short-running Latin American Series, which was discontinued after 2019.
Curacao only participated in the 2018 Latin American Series, where they went 1-2 prior to their first appearance in the Caribbean Series in 2023.
The Santa Maria Pirates from the Curacao Professional Baseball League were supposed to participate in the 2019 Latin American Series in Veracruz, Mexico but could not participate due to financial reasons with the league and travel expenses.
Curacao has not won an international club tournament in the history of their nation.
Nicaragua will also build their 2024 Caribbean Series official roster from their 2023-24 Liga de Beisbol Profesional Nacional regular season and the winner of their league will not represent their country during the tournament. Panama will represent the winner of their 2023-24 ProBeis league for the 2024 Caribbean Series.
Each player from all seven nations’ rosters will have to be eligible to play as a reinforcement for the 2024 Caribbean Series if they have suited up for any winter league globally during the 2023-24 season to participate in the event.
Colombia and Cuba will not be in the 2024 Caribbean Series after participating in the 2023 event in Caracas, Venezuela.
This is the first time that the Caribbean Series will be played at a Major League Baseball stadium in the history of the tournament. Curacao will play the winner of the Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico during the first day of the 2024 Caribbean Series on February 1 at loanDepot Park in Miami at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN Deportes.
With seven teams participating in the 2024 Caribbean Series, Curacao will have the day off on February 4.
The Curacao Professional Baseball League will only operate from December 3-10. The semifinals of the league will take place on December 9 at Tio Daou Ballpark for the second and third seed. The championship game will take place on December 10 at Tio Daou Ballpark with the one seed taking on the winner of the semifinal game.
Round one will only be for two days on December 4-5. Round two will be from December 6-8 prior to the start of the semifinals on December 9.
All games in the Curacao Professional Baseball League will be seven innings.
There will be only three teams participating in the 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League with the Willemstad Cannons, Curacao Goats, and Curacao Suns.
The second game of the Curacao Professional Baseball League will be the Curacao Goats and the Curacao Suns at Tio Daou Ballpark in Willemstad at 6:30 p.m. EST streaming on https://gametime.sport/ with a paid subscription service.
All Curacao Professional Baseball League games will be streamed on https://gametime.sport/ until the final out of the championship game on December 10.
All three teams rosters from the Curacao Professional Baseball League are listed from the Willemstad Cannons, Curacao Goats, and Curacao Suns. All three teams’ rosters will be players from Curaçao, Aruba, the Netherlands, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Former and current Curacao born MLB players such as Didi Gregorous, Andrelton Simmons, Ozzie Albies, Wladimr Balentien, Juremi Profar, and Jonathan Schoop will participate in the 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League season.
2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League Schedule
All games will be played at Tio Daou Ballpark
All games will start at 6:30 p.m. EST
December 4, 2023
Curacao Goats vs. Curacao Suns
December 5, 2023
Curacao Suns vs. Willemstad Cannons
December 6, 2023
Curacao Goats vs. Willemstad Cannons
December 7, 2023
Curacao Suns vs. Curacao Goats
December 8, 2023
Willemstad Cannons vs. Curacao Suns
December 9, 2023
2nd Seed vs. 3rd Seed – Semifinals
December 10, 2023
1st Seed vs. Semifinal Winner – Championship Game
Curacao 2024 Caribbean Series Schedule
All games at loanDepot Park in Miami
All games will be televised on ESPN Deportes
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Curacao vs. Mexico – 3:30 p.m. EST
Friday, February 2, 2024
Panama vs. Curacao – 10:30 a.m. EST
Saturday, February 3, 2023
Venezuela vs. Curacao – 10:30 a.m. EST
Monday, February 5, 2023
Nicaragua vs. Curacao – 10:30 a.m. EST
Tuesday, February 6, 2023
Curacao vs. Dominican Republic – 3:30 p.m. EST
Wednesday, February 7, 2023
Curacao vs. Puerto Rico – 10:30 a.m. EST
Thursday, February 8, 2023 – Semifinals
3:00 p.m. EST – Game 1
8:00 p.m. EST – Game 2
Friday, February 9, 2023
3:00 p.m. EST – Third-place Game
8:00 p.m. EST – Championship Game
Willemstad Cannons 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League Roster
Raywendley Van Gurp
Willemstad Cannons Coaching Staff
Carlos Pineda – Manager
Ramiro Balentina – Bench Coach
Rodney Michel – Hitting Coach
Jhonatan Fereirra – Pitching Coach
Jeremy Lucas – Assistant Coach
Curacao Goats 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League Roster
Curacao Goats Coaching Staff
Hainley Statia – Manager
Quincy Martina – Bench Coach
Franklin Confessor – Hitting Coach
Ricardo Vero – Pitching Coach
Gustavo de Jongh Jr. – Assistant Coach
Curacao Suns 2023 Curacao Professional Baseball League Roster
Curacao Suns Coaching Staff
Ghionello Jansen – Manager
Sorick Liberia – Bench Coach
Jurich Marlin – Hitting Coach
Dennis Neuman – Pitching Coach