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 5

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Jair Jurrjens, Spencer Kieboom, Gianfranco Wawoe, Tom de Blok and Mike Bolsenbroek. Andrelton Simmons After a good start, Andrelton Simmons' batting average dropped to .246, 14 points lower than his career average. In the month of April, Andrelton was hitting very …

Dutchies around the world

Another overview of the performances of players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands in the various baseball leagues on this planet. This time WITH Andrelton Simmons and with some nice performance of Carter Kieboom. Andrelton Simmons is having a good start of the 2017 season. The shortstop of the Anaheim Angels is hitting a solid .391. In …

WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

After yesterday's defeat of team Kingdom fo the Netherlands by Puerto Rico, I am still having a huge hangover. I keep thinking what if... what if... Once again we had to face an unbeaten team in the semi-final but this time we had a good chance to beat them. Four years ago, the Dominican Republic scored …

WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

I wasn't meant to be but what a game!In a slow but nerve wrecking matchup between the two best offenses of this year's World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Puerto Rico hit .330 as a team in the previous two rounds as the Kingdom of the Netherlands hit .324. …

Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo …

WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel's fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started …

WBC 2017: Dutch go down in eleven vs Japan

In another promotion for the WBC, Japan bested the Kingdom of the Netherlands in dramatic fashion as Rick van den Hurk could not keep the Japanese All-Star lineup on a leash like he has been doing in the past two seasons in the NPB. After Van den Hurk was replaced, the bullpen kept the Dutch …

Dutchies at MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday's games. First of al,l there were the debuts of Ray-Patrick Didder and Juremi Profar. The Aruban and Curacao kids debuted for the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers respectively. The weird thing …

Spring Training appearances of Dutchies

With Spring Training started, it is time to have a look at Dutchies again. The Major League players will get their shot for sure, but what about the minor league players? Here is an overview of both the MLB and MiLB players of Aruban, Curacao and Dutch descent. In yesterday's game between the Washington Nationals and …

Korean manager on his guard for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Manager of the Korean national team, Kim-In Sik says that he fears team Kingdom of the Netherlands most. The team will be the toughest test for the Koreans, with its infield stacked with MLB players. Kim-In Sik claims that the primary goal for Korea is to survive round one. Kim-In Sik claims that the Dutch …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Hensley Meulens can add 2 MLB players to roster of Kingdom of the Netherlands

A few minutes ago, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) released a statement in which was announced that two more MLB players will be added to the Dutch roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Next to Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Schoop and Rick van den Hurk, Jurickson Profar and Didi Gregorius …

Kenley Jansen to skip World Baseball Classic

Many hoped that the Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen would join team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic but according to Dodger Beat writer Bill Plunkett and several sources, the pitcher from Curacao will not participate in the World Baseball Classic. After several players from Curacao and Aruba (Andrelton Simmons, Xander Bogaerts and …

2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

With the Spring Training well on its way, the best baseball players of the world will take on each other in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will be in group A together with host Korea, Chinese Taipei and Israel. What are the odds for the Dutch to reach the next …

Rangers do not oppose Profar’s WBC participation

According to the Duch American sports magazine Sport America, the Texas Rangers are opposed to the participation in the World Baseball Classic of four of their star players. The Arlington based club will send an appeal to Major League Baseball. The Rangers had to deal with the invitation of eight of their players by their national …