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 …

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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 …

Dutchies on Minor League Opening Day rosters

You may have noticed that the Minor League season started yesterday. I have been roaming the internet to find out where players of the Dutch kingdom would be placed. Here is an overview of those players. A lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom, are playing in the Minor Leagues. Some did not get playing time …

Overview Dutchie top fifty prospects

In the previous article, you could read about Tom de Blok and his entrance in the Tigers' prospect top 50. But there are more players from the Dutch kingdom who are in the top fifty of their club's prospect list. An overview.  Zander Wiel Zander Wiel, son of  Randy Wiel, former assistant coach of the Los …

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 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: the minor leagues

Yesterday it was opening day in the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A-Advanced and A Full Season). Quite some players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have made their first strides in the 2017 season. Here is an overview of those who played yesterday. Ozhaino Albies batted leadoff for the Gwinnett Braves vs the Durham Bulls. Unfortunately, his season …

Dutchies in the minors so far in the 2016 season

There are a lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom active in the Minor Leagues. The biggest chunk of them comes from Curacao and Aruba. Here is an overview of those players playing in AAA, AA, A Advanced and A Full Season.  AAA Roger Bernadina is having a good season so far. At bat he …

Dutchies in the minors. Where will they start?

By far not every minor league roster has been revealed but on several websites of minor league clubs you can see the name of players that has been placed their by the Major League parent club. Here is provisional overview. Not everything is clear yet, so updates will follow. Chadwick Tromp: The 21-year old Aruban catcher …

Dutchie baseball news: Bogaerts, Smith, Sulbaran and Seferina

A lot of news about players from Curacao and Aruba came out today. First of all Xander Bogaerts received the MVP trophy of the Boston Red Sox. To me it doesn't come as a surprise after I wrote about the possibility of Bogaerts being the AL MVP. The BWAA writers of the Boston region voted for …

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 …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a few Dutchies saw action in the various play off series. AAA The Norfolk Tides forced a decisive fifth game vs the Columbus Clippers. In Columbus the Tides beat the Clippers 6-5. Sharlon Schoop had a big share in the victory of his team. In the first three innings it looked like Columbus …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

The number of Dutchies in the Minor League play offs is getting smaller. Yesterday a limited number was active. AAA Sharlon Schoop was responsible for all runs of the Norfolk Tides. In the top of the eight, with runners on first and second, Sharlon hit a line drive for a double to center field, that …

Dutchies in Minor League play offs

Yesterday another bunch of play off games was played by clubs that have Dutchies on their roster. AAA Game nr. 2 between the Columbus Clippers and the Norfolk Tides was suspended after two full innings due to rainfall. Sharlon Schoop didn't have his at bat yet. The score was 0-0 and both teams got one basehit. The …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: St. Louis Cardinals

In today's edition of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization" I will turn to: Number of Dutchies: 1 Darren Seferina: Darren Seferina is the sole Dutchie in the organization of the Cardinals. The 21-year old shortstop from Curacao signed a deal with the Cards in 2014 after he was drafted as 165th player. Apparently …

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 …