With baseball season underway, three players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands are on a roll in the minors. One MLB player from Curacao is seeing the ball very well.
His .400 batting average proves that Juremi Profar is red hot. In last night’s game vs the Tulsa Drillers, the utility man of the Frisco RoughRiders went 2 for 2 with a double, a walk, a RBI and two runs scored. In five games played, Juremi had twenty at bats in which he collected eight hits. In one game only, he remained hitless and in the other four he collected two hits each. In back-to-back games, Juremi hit a home run; one vs the Tulsa Drillers and one vs the Springfield Cardinals. His current hitting skills have moved him from the eighth spot in the lineup to the third.
Another player from Aruba who is seeing the ball very well is Sicnarf Loopstok. The infielder of the Lynchburg Hillcats currently has a batting average of .429.
Even though he does not get much playing time, he hits them where they ain’t.
In the first game he played this season, he went 1 for 4 with a triple and two RBI. In last night’s loss vs the Salem Red Sox, Sicnarf collected two singles out of three at bats but unfortunately, he did not drive in any runs.
But perhaps the biggest surprise of them all is Carter Kieboom. Carter is making his first steps in professional baseball after he was drafted in the first round last year and he is tearing apart the pitchers in the South Atlantic League with his .471 average.
In the five games Carter played so far, he got one hit at least. In his first two games, he went 2 for 3 with a homerun in his second game. Last night vs the Lakewood BlueClaws, Spencer went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.
The one player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands who is on a roll in the Majors is Andrelton Simmons. In the seven games Simmons played, there hasn’t been one in which he did not collect a hit. The high average (.400) of Andrelton is rather remarkable because his career average stands at .262. No doubt that his average will go down a bit, but so far Andrelton is doing fine. So far he has collected ten hits of which one home run in 25 at-bats.