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 …

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And another Dutchie promoted to AAA

Recently it is raining promotions to AAA for players of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the previous days, Eugene Helder and John Polonius were promoted, yesterday it was Jiandido Tromp's turn to have a shot at the highest minor league level. Where the previous two promotions of Helder and Polonius can likely be explained as …

John Polonius promoted to AAA

After Eugene Helder was promoted from the DSL Mariners to AAA Tacoma the other day, the same somewhat mind-boggling move was made by the San Francisco Giants organization as they promoted John Polonius to AAA Sacramento RiverCats from extended spring training. At the start of the 2017 season, John was placed on the roster of …

Dutchies around the world, part 2

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world,  we are paying attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, John Polonius, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters, Wladimir Balentien and Mike Bolsenbroek. Kenley Jansen So far, Kenley had four save opportunities and he did convert them all. Next to these four games, Kenley appeared in two games in a …

“New” Dutchies in the Minors

This blog post is about players from Curacao that have made  steps at Advanced Rookie League or higher. I lost track of some of them, so it is time to place them in the limelight. After a long period on the inactive list, John Polonius is finally playing again. After a rehab stint with the …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

After an absence of a few days, here is a summary of what happened with the Dutchies in the various play off games of the last days. A Advanced After falling behind 2-1 vs the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the High Desert Mavericks won game four, forcing a decisive game five. In game four the Mavs …

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 …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: San Francisco Giants

Today another MLB organization that has only one Dutchie in it's ranks:       Number of Dutchies: 1 John Polonius: The 24-year old John Polonius broke into the pro leagues in 2012 when he played 32 games for the AZL GIants. In that short number of games he collected 36 hits in 120 at …

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 …

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, 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 …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Thursday April 16

For most of the Dutchies in the minors it was a bad day. Many of them didn't see the ball well. AAA The Tacoma Rainiers needed eleven innings to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1. Roger Bernadina went 0 for 2 but did draw two walks. AA Randolph Oduber got a pinch hit appearance for the …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Saturday April 11

Several Dutches played again yesterday. Here is an overview of those who saw action. AAA Roger Bernadina is still without a basehit. Yesterday he got a pinch hit appearance in the Isotopes 7-3 loss vs the Aces. Roger grounded out in a kind of curious play: 3-4-3-4. AA The Bowie BaySox won a close one …

Roster spots of Dutchies in US baseball: AA, A Advanced, A Full Season

After a bit of puzzling and research, I could trace the teams where other Dutchies in the minors will play. Still there will be some updates later this week. AA Christopher Garia Chris played all of the 2014 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, then A advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Near the end …

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 US part 3

For most of the minor leagues the regular season is over. A few Dutchies will advance with their teams to the play offs in the various leagues but the most can prepare for the 2015 season. Some players will join the Dutch national team for the upcoming European Cup.A AdvancedLars Huijer:  After his promotion to …