Dutchie baseball news: Shawn Zarraga non roster invitee

Yesterday it was announced that Aruban Catcher, Shawn Zarraga, got an invitation for the Dodgers' Spring Training camp at the Camelback Ranch in Arizona. Zarraga split the 2015 season between AA Tulsa and AAA Oklahoma City. In the 2014-2015 off season he was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers, where he played most of the time …

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Carlton Daal gets invitation to Spring Training

Carlton Daal, the 22-year old shortstop from Curacao has been invited to the 2016 Spring Training in the Cactus League, by the Cincinnati Reds The shortstop of team Kingdom of the Netherlands earned an award for being the best shortstop at the recent Premier 12 tournament. So far Daal wasn't known for his defense but merely …

Curacao Baseball Week started

Yesterday the third Curacao Baseball Week started with a press conference. Attendants were (amongst others) initiators Blue Bay Resort Curacao, Hensley Meulens, Ben Thijssen and Jair Jurrjens. During the first two days, clinics will be organized for local coaches. Next to Hensley Meulens, Steve Janssen (KNBSB), Ron Wotus (San Francisco Giants), Martijn Nijhoff (KNBSB) and …

Premier 12: Awards for Carlton Daal and Randolph Oduber

After the final out of today's final of the Premier 12 tournament, the All World team was selected. Two players of the Kingdom of the Netherlands were selected. Carlton Daal, the young shortstop of the Cincinnati Reds organization, was chosen as the best shortstop of the tournament. The organisation of the tournament looked at the …

Premier 12: Crazy game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico  7  -  11  Kingdom  o.t. Netherlands   In the fourth round of the Premier 12, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Puerto Rico. The Dutch started with Shawn Zarraga in the lineup. The catcher, playing in the Dodgers’ organization was hit on the hand in the previous game and was pulled. …

Premier 12: Kingdom of the Netherlands A lot – Italy 1

In today's game between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy, the Southern Europeans were no match for the Northern Europeans. Where Rob Cordemans got the nod of Hensley Meulens, I had my doubts because he was hit rather hard in his last two Hoofdklasse starts. And in the bottom of the first inning the …

Premier 12: Cuba gets revenge vs Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Cuban national team beat the Kingdom of the Netherlands by a narrow margin: 6 - 5 After taking an early 1-0 lead, Cuban pitcher Frank Montieth could not hold the Dutch bats at bay. In the bottom of the third inning, the Dutch scored two runs as Kalian Sams and Sharlon Schoop were the …

Dutch deal blow to Chinese Taipei

In the pandemonium in Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung team Kingdom of the Netherlands kept their cool and stayed at the right side of the score as they beat Chinese Taipei 7-4. The Dutch win didn't come easy but they delivered at the right times in the game. In the top of the first inning the Dutch …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Third Curacao Baseball Week will be a terrific event again

From November 27 through December 4, the third Curacao Baseball Week will be held. This year's event will start on November 27. On that day all participating players will arrive and later that day a press conference will be held.  On November 28 with a fund raising diner and an auction of collector items of …

Dutchies on play off course?

After the post about the Montgomery Biscuits being on play off course, I wondered if any of the Dutchies playing in US baseball is on play off course as well. I will only write about the teams in contention. A team like Roger Bernadina's Albuquerque Isotopes is going nowhere this season, so it doesn't really …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Cincinnati Reds

In the series “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization” it is time to pay attention to the:     Number of Dutchies: 5 Carlton Daal: The highest ranked Dutchie in the Reds' organization is Carlton Daal. The 22-year old shortstop from Curacao was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He started his career …

Rodney Daal released by Evansville Otters

Yesterday Dutch catcher Rodney Daal was released by the Evansville Otters. Daal, Amsterdam native signed a deal with the Otters in February, hardly played for the club from the independent Frontier League. After spring training he was placed on the DL and it took him until June 11 to get back on the roster. He only …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, May 11

AAA The Albuquerque Isotopes fell 4-5 to the Sacramento RiverCats. Batting leadoff, Roger Bernadina went 0 for 4 with three strikouts. He also drew a walk. Matt den Dekker also hit leadoff in the Syracuse Chiefs' 5-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves. The right fielder went 3 for 5 with a double, a strikout and …

Dutchies in the Minors, May 4

At AAA level no Dutchies saw action. The game in Albuquerque between the Isotopes and the Las Vegas 51s was postponed. Sharlon Schoop hasn't played a game with the Norfolk Tides since April 30. Also at AA level no Dutchies. Some just didn't play, others are on the DL (Shawn Zarraga and Randolph Oduber). A …

Dutchies in the minor leagues: Saturday, May 2

AA At AAA level two of the three Dutchies were on the DL (Roger Bernadina and Jair Jurrjens), but Roger Bernadina played his first game since his stay on the DL yesterday. Roger Bernadina went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout. So he contributed in a big …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Sunday April 19

AAA Roger Bernadina was only used as an offensive substitution for pitcher Jorge Rondon in the eighth inning. He grounded out to first base but drove in Tim Wheeler from third base. The Isotopes eventually lost 5-4 from the Reno Aces. AA The Bowie BaySox beat the Erie SeaWolves 10-8. Sharlon Schoop saw the ball …

Dutchies in Minor League Baseball, Saturday April 18

AAA For the first time this season, Roger Bernadina reached .200 for a batting average. In yesterday's game he went 2 for 5 with a double, a walk, two strikeouts and two runs scored. The Isotopes won the game in Reno 9-4. AA In the Texas League the Frisco RoughRIders fell to the Arkansas Travelers …