Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Friday March 13

The Yankees left almost all big leaguers in Tampa when they headed to JetBlue Park to take on the Red Sox. The Sox on their turn started most of the Major Leaguers. Xander Bogaerts went 0 for 1, left a runner on base but drew a walk for the Sox. He grounded into an innning …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Thursday March 12

In a close game between the Yankees and the Braves, two Dutchies contributed to the score of their team. Andrelton SImmons went 1 for 3. He recorded the first two outs of the Yankees. Simmons himself grounded out to Didi Gregorius in his first at bat. In his first at bat (bottom 3rd), Gregorius belted …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training, Sunday March 8

Adam Warren gave up a homerun to the first batter that he faced, Michael Taylor of the Nationals. The Yankees tied it in the third when Bret Gardner drove in Jose Pirela with a single. Pirela on his turn drove in Brian McCann in the fourth to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. After the …

Yankees and Dutchies in Spring Training: Friday March 6

The Yankees beat the Phillies 4-1, but the thing far more important to me was that Didi Gregorius got his first basehit as a Yankee. Didi went 1 for 3 with an RBI double and struck out once. He also left two runners on base. Once again he showed some nice defense, with a similar …

Dutchies in the US: Where will they start the 2015 season?

With spring training around the corner, I thought it would be nice to give an overview of Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players who play in the US at various levels. I will drag those players into the spotlight that play on MLB, AAA, AA, A Advanced, A Full Season, A Short Season and Rookie (Appalachian …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues: Wednesday September 17, 2014

It appears that the Dodgers don't want to win the NL West pennant. Last night they lost again vs the Rockies: 16-2. Roger Bernadina got a pinch hit appearance but grounded out 3-1. The Giants inched a bit closer with their 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Boston lost with big numbers as well. The Pirates …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues: Sunday September 14, 2014

It looks like the Braves have lost it completely. Last night they lost from the team with the worst W-L record in MLB, the Texas Ranger: 3-10.  Andrelton Simmons went 1 for 4 and left two runners on base. On the defensive side, Simmons was the initiator of two 6-4-3 double plays. Kenley Jansen clinched …

Dutchies in the Major Leagues: Saturday September 13, 2014

Now the season of the Minor Leagues is over, except for the Pacific Coast League, I'll switch to players from the Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles in the Major Leagues. Never were there so many players from my home country/Netherlands Antilles playing in the Bigs: Xander Bogaerts, Andrelton Simmons, Didi Gregorius, Roger Bernadina, Kenley Jansen, Jonathan …

European Cup 2014: Dutch play their short game vs Croatia

In today's second game in Ostrava (Czech Republic), the Dutch took on Croatia. Ostrava was lucky since Regensburg in Germany was bothered by the rain and the first game there was rained out. The Dutch were the road team and started the game at bat. Hainley Statia led off but grounded out to first base …

Dutchies in the US part 4

I am a keen follower of Dutch players and players from the Netherlands Antilles who chase their big league dreams in the USA. Somehow the Dutch are stockpiling infielders: Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius and Xander Bogaerts. This time an overview of players who play at MLB, AAA and AA level. MLB Roger Bernadina …