Lineup of Curaçao Baseball Week presented

The organization of the Curaçao Baseball Week has announced the lineup of the 2017 event. Quite some Major League Players will show up again this year. Next to MLB players from Curaçao, there will be players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and two non-Curaçaoan MLB players. The players from the Dutch hoofdklasse are Diegomar Markwell and …

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WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

In the weeks before the start of the tournament, the star-studded infield of the Dutch was laureled over and over again. The experts claimed that the pitching would be the Achilles heel. But the pitching did a lot better than many expected.  The Kingdom of the Netherlands has reached the semi-finals of the World Baseball …

WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel's fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started …

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. …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Lack of pitching depth cost Dutch the game

In the second game vs Samurai Japan (Japan's fourth game in as many days), the Kingdom of the Netherlands played a good game once again. The Dutch started well as they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Eventually the Dutch blew an 8-2 lead as their pitching collapsed in the top of the …

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 …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran sent down to AA

The organization of the St. Louis Cardinals has sent Juan Carlos Sulbaran down to AA Springfield (Texas League) from AAA Memphis. The 26-year old right hander from Curacao had a dream start at AAA with Memphis as he won his first two games with a low ERA. But from that point he started to struggle …

Good outing but no-decision for Sulbaran

After two mediocre outings, Juan Carlos Sulbaran pitched a stellar performance last night for the Memphis Redbirds. In the first inning he had a bit of a rigid start as he gave up a lead off single to Tyler Ladendorf of the Nashville Sounds, who advanced to second on a 5-6-3 attempt for a double …

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 …

Mixed results for Dutchy pitchers in MiLB

Today two Dutchies had their season debut at AAA level. Loek van Mil appeared in one game of a double header for the Rochester RedWings (Minnesota Twins) vs the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees), in an International League matchup. In a Pacific Coast League matchup, Juan Carlos Sulbaran took the mound as a starter for …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran in Redbirds rotation

Curacao born Juan Carlos Sulbaran comes off his best Spring Training ever. In three game appearances, Sulbaran retired three of the twelve batters he faced during his tenure at the MLB Spring Training Camp. This resulted in a spot in the rotation of the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals' AAA farm team. The 26-year old signed …

How are the Dutchies doing at ST camp so far?

In a period in which the MLB Spring Training rosters are trimmed, several Dutchie non roster invitees are still with the big guys. Time for a second look to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands are doing. Ozhaino Albies: Where top prospects like Jorge Mateo and Aaron Judge (both of the …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Juan Carlos Sulbaran

With Spring Training in full swing it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous …

How are the Dutchies doing during Spring Training?

With Sprng Training almost a week old, several players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands have played their Spring Training games. How did they do so far? In general we can say that the regular roster players aren't doing so well yet. Some have played more game than others. Andrelton Simmons appeared in just two …

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 …