View Full Version : Article: Get to Know 'Em: Ruar Verkerk

Jeremy Nygaard
07-10-2013, 12:23 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=2055-Get-to-Know-Em-Ruar-Verkerk

07-10-2013, 12:43 PM
I'm calling him ROAR.
All caps.

Edit: Thanks, Jeremy. It's nice getting some background info from the prospect himself.

07-10-2013, 12:58 PM


07-10-2013, 02:57 PM
Thanks Jeremy for taking the time to do this. It always nice to connect a name, face, and personality with a prospect. :)

07-10-2013, 03:46 PM
16. years. old.

It's always hard for me to get my head around how young some of the athletes, actors, etc. are.

Best of luck to him and thanks for posting this.

07-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Here is a scouting report:
Netherlands ? Ruar Verkerk (http://www.power-showcase.com/finals/7th-annual-event-december-2012/7th-annual-line-up/holland-ruar-verkerk)

It says he is a "hothead". Good luck to the kid

07-10-2013, 09:10 PM
Bert Blijleven (Editor: maybe the Dutch spelling, which is cool)

It is, and it's often written as a connected "y" with dots over it when in lowercase. The pronunciation is a long I, as in Blyleven. Fun fact: when used at the beginning of a sentence or proper noun, both letters are capitalized, as in IJmuiden, a town near Haarlem in Noord Holland where my grandfather lived until World War II.

07-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Seems like a pretty mature kid. A good answer about the money - it was "fair." I wouldn't have answered that either.