In the series “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization” it is time to pay attention to the:
Number of Dutchies: 5
The highest ranked Dutchie in the Reds’ organization is Carlton Daal. The 22-year old shortstop from Curacao was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
He started his career with the AZL Reds in 2013, but after six games he was promoted to Billings to join the Mustangs of the Pioneer League. With the Mustangs he hit .224. One year later he played the entire season for the A Full Season Dayton Dragons. At bat he had a hell of a season, most of the time his batting average hovered around .310, but in the final weeks he slumped a bit and ended the season slightly below .300, .296 to be exact. His good performance earned him a promotion to A Advanced, so he went to the Daytona Tortugas, the Reds’ new A Advanced affiliate. With the Tortugas he isn’t hitting as good as he did with the Dragons, but nevertheless he is still hitting a decent .260.
His defense is a different story. Last season with the Dragons he committed a Midwest League leading 39 errors. So far this season he has split time between shortstop and second base. At both positions he committed ten errors, resulting in an overall .961 fielding percentage. He makes up a lot with his bat, but if that is enough to be promoted to AA remains to be seen. He has to work on his fielding skills for sure.
This 20-year old catcher from Aruba signed a deal with the Reds in 2013 and debuted for the team’s Arizona League affiliate in the same year. Next year he hit .323 and threw out 13 of the 42 potential base stealers. After 21 games in the AZL he was promoted to the Dayton Dragons. With the team from the A Full Season Midwest League, his batting average was quite a bit lower (.231), but nevertheless he returned with the team in 2015.
This season he has played sixteen games so far and got a batting average of .275, considerably better than in the previous year. On the defensive side Chadwick has thrown out 4 of 11 potential base stealers and he has a fielding percentage of .991.
Jonathan is one of the many players from Curacao. The 21-year old started his professional career with the AZL Reds in 2013. He also spent the 2014 season with that affiliate. This year he is making his first strides at a level higher than the Arizona League. With the advanced rookie Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League) he is hitting a decent .277. On July 30, he was hitting .317 but since then his numbers have dropped slowly.
So far he has committed four errors in 21 games in left field, the only position he has played.
Ross signed a contract with the Reds in 2013. The 18-year old from Aruba played in the AZL in 2014. But apparently his performance wasn’t much to the liking of the Reds because he plays in the Dominican Summer League in 2015.
The right handed pitcher appeared in twelve games (seven starts) in which he posted a 6.17 ERA. His opponents are hitting .349 against him.
Urwin is a 17-year old shortstop from Curacao, who is in his first year in the Reds’ organization. He is playing for the DSL Reds. He has split games between shortstop and second base. (6 and 28 respectively). At second base he is sporting a .969 fielding percentage and at second .833. At bat he is doing so-so with an average of .232. But hey, the kid is still young, so he has some time to improve.
Cerilio signed a deal with the Reds in 2014. This year the 18-year old is making his first steps in pro ball. With the DSL
Reds, this left handed Dutch (born in Urtrecht, but living on Bonaire) pitcher is posting a very good ERA so far: 1.66. So far he appeared in eleven games (21.2 innings) in which he gave up only four earned runs on sixteen hits. Cerilio struck out 21 and walked 9.
With these numbers it is only a matter of time before he gets promoted.