Gianfranco Wawoe wins with North All Stars

One of the Dutchies that was selected for a minor-league All-Star Game, Gianfranco Wawoe played with the North Division All-Stars. Gianfranco entered the game as a defensive substitution in the sixth inning. This year's California League All-Star Game was played at Recreation Park, home of the Visalia Rawhide. At the time Gianfranco entered the game in …

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 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: 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 …

Gianfranco Wawoe added to Mariners roster

Curacao infielder Gianfranco Wawoe has been added to the spring training roster of the Seattle Mariners. But even though the M's fielded split squad teams, Gianfranco did not make his seasonal debut. Yesterday, the Seattle Mariners announced on their transaction page that Gianfranco was assigned to the team. It isn't the first time that Gianfranco …

First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well

Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed. …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

For most of the Minor Leagues, the regular season is over and are the clubs shifting to play off mode. Only the Pioneer League is still in its regular season, which will end coming Thursday. This year there are several Dutchies whose teams have reached the play offs. Let's start with AAA level. Aruban catcher …

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 …

How did the Dutchies do on MiLB Opening Day

Yesterday it was Opening Day in most of the Minor Leagues. Only at A Short Season level and at Rookie level the season will start later. How did the Dutchies do yesterday? Here is an overview. AAA Jurickson Profar played with the Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers affliate) @ the Iowa Cubs. The Express won …

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 …

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 …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Seattle Mariners

Today in "Summing up the Dutchies" an organization that has had many Dutchies through the years; players like Kalian Sams, Greg Halman, Wladimir Balentien and Lars Huijer to name a few.  It is time to shed some light on:         Number of Dutchies: 2 Gianfranco Wawoe: Gianfranco Wawoe is a 21-year old shortstop …

Gianfranco Wawoe promoted to AA

Curacaoan infielder Gianfranco Wawoe has been promoted by the Seattle Mariners. I realize that this is a bit old news, but since I focused on the European Cup, I have totally missed this news. Wawoe, who played a variable season at A Full Season level with the Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League, has been promoted …

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 …