Dutchies in the minors, an addition

When the previous article about Dutchies in the minors was posted, not every MiLB team had released its roster yet. In the mean time more has become clear about where the players which I did not mention will play at the start of the season. 


Ozhaino Albies has returned to the Gwinnett Braves. Last year he had a cup of coffee Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Ozhaino Albieswith the club but eventually was sent down to be together with Dansby Swanson at AA because the Braves wanted them to get used to each other as they are seen as the Braves’ future double play combo. This cup of coffee turned out to be 56 games in which Ozzie hit .248/ .307/ .351. At Gwinnett, Ozzie played 23 games at second base, in which he committed five errors. At shortstop, he committed eleven errors in 33 games.

Jair Jurrjens recently signed a contract with the Los Angeles Jair JurrjensDodgers. The club has placed him on the roster of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, their AAA farm team in the Pacific Coast League. Jurrjens, an eight-year MLB veteran, struggled through the past few years of his career. But during the World Baseball Classic, he had some solid outings which showed that he has straightened the ship. In three games, of which two starts, Jurrjens posted a 2.38 ERA. In 11.1 innings he gave up three runs on twelve hits, struck out nine and posted a WHIP of 1.41.

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Daniel Arribas
Danny Arribas has been promoted to A-Advanced Bradenton Marauders. Last year he played for the West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League. With the Power, Danny, who is a catcher originally, played three positions: 1B, 3B and OF. In the outfield, he was limited to one game. He played most games at first base (71) and twelve at third. In total, he committed only four errors in 84 games. At bat, he hit .256/.360/.399.

Darren Seferina will start the season with the Palm Beach Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Darren SeferinaCardinals again. Last year he played for the team as well but had an injury riddled season as he went on and off the 7-day disabled list. In 70 games with the Cardinals, Darren hit .247/ .311/ . 320. In 63 games at second base, Darren committed 11 errors, leading to a fielding percentage of .959.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Zander WielAfter a season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins A Full Season affiliate), Zander Wiel has been promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle, the club that celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Wiel played 1B for the Kernels. He committed 17 errors in 123 games (.985 fielding percentage). In his final ten games, Zander hit a respectable .381 that lifted his seasonal average to .259. Zander enters his third season as a professional.

Four players remain unmentioned: Sharlon Schoop, Shairon Martis and Chadwick Tromp. Honkbalsite.com announced in January that Sharlon Schoop had signed a new contract with the Orioles, but he is nowhere to be found on the minor league rosters of the Orioles’ farm teams. Also Shairon Martis has signed a deal with the Orioles, who signed him after the WBC. But he isn’t mentioned anywhere either.
The third player, catcher Chadwick Tromp, played with the Daytona Tortugas last season but he cannot be found on any of the Reds’ affiliate rosters.
The fourth is Calten Daal, who played for the AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds affiliate) last season. He isn’t mentioned anywhere as well.

As soon more information is available about these three, you will read it here.


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