Curt Smith earns postseason All-Star team honors

Curaçao born Curt Smith has been named postseason All-Star in the American Association. The 31-year old DH/1B has spent his sixth season in the independent league. Smith had another stellar season as he hit above .300 (.315) and was tied for fourth place with five triples. With seventeen dingers Smith was tied for seventh place …

JC Sulbaran released, heading to the Netherlands

A couple of days ago, the Winnipeg Goldeyes announced through their website the release of Curaçao native Juan Carlos Sulbaran. Today, Sulbaran placed a photo on Instagram, showing his passport and a ticket to Amsterdam airport. After a long absence due to an car accident shortly after the 2017 World Baseball Classic, in which he …

Dashenko Ricardo on Saltdog’s disabled list

The Lincoln Saltdogs of the independent American Association has placed their catcher Dashenko Ricard on the disabled list, retroactive to August 13. The Curaçao native and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands injured his foot last Sunday as he fouled off a pitch in the first at-bat of the third inning. After being examined by …

Jonathan Schoop traded to Brewers

This week, Jonathan Schoop was named the player of the week for the American League. He could not enjoy very long as the Orioles traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League.   Mark Feinsand was the first on Twitter to confirm the news. Several sports websites also vented the news. The Orioles …

Third Dutchie added to the Québec Capitales’ roster

After Kalian Sams and Phildrick Llewellyn, the Québec Capitales of the CanAm League has added another player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Right-handed pitcher Wendell Floranus is the third Dutchie on the roster of the Canadian club. The 23-year old Curaçao born player played in the Empire Professional Baseball League for the Puerto Rico Islanders. …

Phildrick Llewellyn on roster of the Quebec Capitales

The Québec Capitales have placed a second player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands on their roster. Next to Kalian Sams, Phildrick Llewellyn now has joined the club from the capital of the Canadian province with the same name.   The 25-year old catcher from Curaçao joined A.S.D. Rimini from Italy at the start of …

Two Storks players go college

When the Dutch hoofdklasse will continue on July 26, Silicon Storks will have to do without two players. Local newspaper Algemeen Dagblad released an article about these two, Kendrick Delima and Aaron de Groot, who will move to the USA to play college ball. Delima will head to Trenton, Missouri to attend North Central Missouri College. …

Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran back in pro ball

After an absence of more than a year, Juan Carlos Sulbaran has made a return to professional baseball. The last game as a pro was at AA level with the Springfield Cardinals RedBirds. Yesterday he returned to pro ball with the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association.   Last Thursday in the hoofdklasse report …

Dutchies around the World 2018

In this episode of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Darren Seferina, Kevin Josephina, Gianfranco Wawoe and Phildrick Llewellyn. MLB It is not clear if he is influenced by the poor performance of the Baltimore Orioles, who currently own the worst record in all of MLB, but Jonathan Schoop is struggling at …

Silicon Storks makes surprising move

With the European Champions Cup going on, the news about Dutch hoofdklasse club Silicon Storks slipped through. Thanks to several injuries, the pitching staff of the club lacked players. To deal with this shortage, the club has signed former minor league pitcher Juan Carlos Sulbaran. Sulbaran worked his way through all levels of minor league …

Dutchies Around the World 2018

In this edition of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Juremi Profar, Chris Pieters, Isranel Wilson, Kalian Sams, Rick van den Hurk, and Gilmer Lampe. After a hot start in which Didi Gregorius hit well above .300 his numbers have declined significantly. In his last 22 games, he hit a sub-par …

Roger Bernadina on disabled list

If you follow Korean baseball, you might have noticed that Roger Bernadina hasn't been in the lineups of the Kia Tigers lately. The 33-year old Curaçao born outfielder has been placed on the disabled list by his club.   Since May 15, Roger did not appear on any Kia Tigers lineup card since he has …

Spencer Kieboom gets his first MLB hit

In his first start behind the dish, Spencer Kieboom collected his first MLB hit. The 27-year old catcher was called up last week but saw action for the first time today.  Spencer caught the first game of a doubleheader vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the bottom of the third inning, Spencer got his first …

Kenley Jansen helps out MS patient

A 25-year old MS patient from Rijswijk (near The Hague) in the Netherlands was in desperate need of funds to pay for a stem cell treatment. But this treatment is not available in the Netherlands, so he has to go to Russia, which makes it very expensive. Too much for him to pay. But he got …

Darren Seferina released but picked up by Brewers

Curaçao native Darren Seferina was released by the St. Louis Cardinals last Saturday. But the infielder found a new club in no time. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers picked him up and sent him to AA Biloxi Shuckers of the Southern League.  After a successful season with the Springfield Cardinals, in which he hit .277, the …

Kevin Moesquit to Fortitudo Bologna

Fortitudo Bologna announced the acquisition of Kevin Moesquit. The Curaçao born middle infielder will join the Italian powerhouse on May 20, in time for the European Champions Cup. Apparently, it is never enough for Italian teams. Quite often, Italian teams make moves like Bologna does now by acquiring a hired gun to reinforce themselves just in …

Dutchies Around the World

In this episode of Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Ademar Rifaela, Ray-Patrick Didder, Kirvin Moesquit, Wladimir Balentien and Kevin Kelly. MLB Andrelton Simmons is still one of the best shortstops in the game. He is capable of the most amazing plays. In the past few years, his fielding percentage was in …