After spending quite some time in the New York – Penn League (A Short Season) and the Sally League (South Atlantic League, A Full Season), Jiandido Tromp finally was promoted to A Advanced two days ago. A 14- game hitting streak did not go unnoticed by the Phillies.
Tromp started the season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, the team where he spent the entire 2015 season. At one point in the season his batting average stood at only .239 but from that moment on, he started to hit well. Last week he went 14 for 34 (.412). If he wasn’t promoted to the Clearwater Threshers, his hitting streak might have continued. At the time of his call up, his batting average stood at .274. Next to having a good eye, Tromp proved to have some pop in his bat too, as he hit ten homeruns so far this season. Tromp also seems to be a speedy guy. In eleven attempts he stole nine bases.
In two games with the Threshers Jiandido did not get a hit yet in eight at bats. But in yesterday’s game vs the Brevard County Manatees, he drove in one of the seven runs with a sac fly to left field. Later that game, in the seventh inning Jiandido got on base on a fielding error by the Manatees’ center fielder and advanced to second base on the play. A single by Herlis Rodriguez drove in Tromp from second base.
The 22-year old right fielder from Noord on Aruba was signed by the Phillies in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed to the extended Spring Training of the Phillies before he was assigned to the Williamsport CrossCutters of the New York – Penn League. The next season Tromp was promoted to the Lakewood BlueClaws but in June 2014 he was sent down to Williamsport again. In 2015 he was sent to Lakewood again and played there until his promotion of two days ago.