Red Sox sign another Aruban talent

Apparently, the Boston Red Sox are very happy with their Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Even this happy they signed another Aruban talent. According to Baseball Aruba, the Sox signed Brandon Rincones to a professional contract. Brandon can play shortstop and he can pitch as well, so it is up to the Red Sox how they …

Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

Shawn Zarraga not long without a club

A week after the independent Cleburne RailRoaders released Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga, he has been picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the club he played for in 2015 and 2016. With the RailRoaders of the American Association, Zarraga collected 37 hits in 136 at-bats (.272), hit three home runs, eight doubles and drove in …

Dutchies around the world, part 12

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Spencer Kieboom, Juremi Profar, Chadwick Tromp, Eugene Helder, Hendrik Clemencia, Rick van den Hurk and Dashenko Ricardo. Xander Bogaerts Despite having a good season so far, Xander did not make the final cut in the voting of the All-Star game as …

Dutchies around the world, part 11

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to players in the lower levels of minor league baseball, indy ball and Asian baseball: Zander Wiel, Kirvin Moesquit, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien, Curt Smit and Randolph Oduber. Zander Wiel Zander seems to have som problems adapting at the A-Advanced level so far. …

Jiandido Trom in Eastern League All Star Game

Today the Eastern League announced the rosters for the annual All-Star Game. One Dutchie will represent the Reading Fightin Phils in Manchester NH, home of the New Hampshire FisherCats.  Jiandido Tromp is on the roster of the Eastern Division All-Star Team as one of only three players of the Reading Fightin Phils. The invitation to the …

Dutchies around the world, part 10

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Shairon Martis, Sharlon Schoop, John Polonius, Shakir Albert, Ryan Oduber and Kalian Sams. Andrelton Simmons Even though Andrelton's batting average has been fluctuating in the month of June, it is well above his career batting average of .263 with an …

Dutchies around the world, part 9

This week in Dutchies around the world: Jonathan Schoop, Jurickson Profar, Juremi Profar, Darren Seferina, Eugene Helder and Hendrick Clementina. Jonathan Schoop Even though the Baltimore Orioles are just hovering around .500 recently, Jonathan Schoop is having a good season. The 25-year old shortstop from Willemstad Curaçao is hitting a respectable .292, well above hit …

Four Dutchies invited for MiLB All-Star Games

Several players from the Dutch Kingdom are playing such good seasons, they have received an invitation for the various minor league All-Star Games.  Gianfranco Wawoe, Sicnarf Loopstok, Darren Seferina and Carter Kieboom are the ones who received invitations. Three of the four players will appear in A-Advanced All-Star Games: Darren Seferina, Sicnarf Loopstok and Gianfranco …

Dutchies around the world, part 8

After some absence here is part eight of Dutchies around the World. This time we are paying attention to Didi Gregorius, Ozzie Albies, Jiandido Tromp, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela and Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius Didi is having a fantastic season so far. He is hitting well above .300 and has committed only one error so …

And another Dutchie promoted to AAA

Recently it is raining promotions to AAA for players of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the previous days, Eugene Helder and John Polonius were promoted, yesterday it was Jiandido Tromp's turn to have a shot at the highest minor league level. Where the previous two promotions of Helder and Polonius can likely be explained as …

John Polonius promoted to AAA

After Eugene Helder was promoted from the DSL Mariners to AAA Tacoma the other day, the same somewhat mind-boggling move was made by the San Francisco Giants organization as they promoted John Polonius to AAA Sacramento RiverCats from extended spring training. At the start of the 2017 season, John was placed on the roster of …

Eugene Helder promoted to AAA out of the blue

So far the professional career of Aruban infielder Eugene Helder never got any further than Summer League baseball. But now all of a sudden, Eugene was called up to AAA Tacoma and played a game with the Rainiers. In 2014 Eugene played in the VSL, and in 2015 and 2016 he played in the DSL. …

Dutchies around the world, part 7

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, Sharlon Schoop, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters and Roger Bernadina.  Kenley Jansen The stud closer from Curaçao is having a helluva season. So far his ERA is the lowest of his career but one as it stands at 1.50. …

Dutchies around the world, part 6

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Shairon Martis, Spencer Kieboom, Danny Arribas, Kevin Josephina and Wladimir Balentien. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban shortstop of the Boston Red Sox is having a good season at bat again. In 34 games and 131 at-bats, Xander collected 44 hits, resulting …

Dutchies around the world, part 4

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Jurickson Profar, Jiandido Tromp, Darren Seferina, Carter Kieboom and Roger Bernadina. Didi Gregorius Last Friday, Didi made his return on the MLB diamonds. And what a return it was. In his first game after coming off the DL, Didi went 2 …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Dutchies around the world, part 2

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world,  we are paying attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, John Polonius, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters, Wladimir Balentien and Mike Bolsenbroek. Kenley Jansen So far, Kenley had four save opportunities and he did convert them all. Next to these four games, Kenley appeared in two games in a …