Juan Carlos Antonio Sulbaran was born on the 9th of November of 1989 in Willemstad, Curaçao.
In 2004 Sulbaran was voted as the best pitcher at the Latin America Youth Baseball Tournament while representing the Netherlands Antilles baseball team. In 2006 Sulbaran went to the United States to play high school baseball, and in 2008 he helped his team to win the state championship after going 11-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched.
Later in 2008 Sulbaran was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 30th round of 2008 amateur draft out of the University of Florida. Sulbaran also earned a spot on the Dutch baseball squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
In 2012 Sulbaran was traded to the Kansas City Royals by the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Jonathan Broxton.
In December 2015 Sulbaran signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, and he spent the 2016 season pitching for the Cardinals Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
Sulbaran was also part of the 2017 Kingdom of the Netherlands baseball team at the World Baseball Classic and is currently a free agent.