Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

Yesterday a couple of Dutchies got playing time in a spring training game. Ray-Patrick Didder got an at bat for the Braves and Spencer Kieboom sat behind the dish for the Nationals. The Atlanta Braves took on the Philadelphia Phillies and won 3-2. In the top of the seventh inning, Ray-Patrick replaced right fielder Nick …

Spencer Kieboom placed on Nats’ AAA roster

A few days ago, the Washington Nationals announced they had signed Joe Blanton. To make room on the roster, the Nats designated Spencer Kieboom for assignment. Today the Nats announced that they have sent Spencer outright to Syracuse. The move to designate Spencer for assignment was a surprise to put it mildly, as he was …

Spencer Kieboom designated for assignment

The Washington Nationals signed free agent RHP Joe Blanton today. To make room for him on the roster, the team designated catcher Spencer Kieboom for assignment in a surprising move. It remains to be seen if the Dutchie can prepare himself for the upcoming season with the Nats. 2017 would be the sixth season in …

Dutchies in MLB Spring Training

The spring training exhibition games are well underway. How do the players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands perform? Here is an overview of yesterday’s games. Due to the absence of MLB players from Curacao and Aruba because of their participation in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, another short episode. For the change, Spencer Kieboom participated …

Spring Training appearances of Dutchies

With Spring Training started, it is time to have a look at Dutchies again. The Major League players will get their shot for sure, but what about the minor league players? Here is an overview of both the MLB and MiLB players of Aruban, Curacao and Dutch descent. In yesterday's game between the Washington Nationals and …

Preliminary roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands revealed

Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) revealed the big names on the preliminary roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. As expected the big names of MLB players are on the list. The big names on this list are: Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Didi Gregorius (New York Yankees), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles …

Spencer Kieboom called up to Nats

Through his Facebook page, the dad of Spencer Kieboom announced that his son has been called up to the Bigs. Spencer will wear the Nationals' uniform tonight during an official MLB game for the first time in his career. Last night Wilson Ramos left the game with a knee injury and Spencer is called up …

Carter Kieboom signs with Nats

Just a few days after he was drafted by the Wasthington Nationals, Carter Kieboom signed a contract with the Nationals. Kieboom (pronounce boam, not boom) was the Nationals' first round pick as he was drafted as 28th overall pick. According to a source, Kieboom took his physical on Monday and will head to the team's Spring Training …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Spencer Kieboom

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 …

Spencer Kieboom added to Nats 40-man roster

Spencer Kieboom, the US born catcher with a Dutch father has been added to the 40-man roster of the Washington Nationals. This will prevent him from being drafted in the rule 5 draft. As a result of this, he will receive an invitation to the Nats' Spring Training camp next year. Throughout his short career, …

Two Dutchies scheduled to play in Arizona Fall League

Tomorrow the yearly Arizona Fall League will start again.  Just like last year, there are two Dutchies scheduled to see action during this year's edition. One of them has an encore. Catcher Spencer Kieboom will be playing for the second season in a row. After a good AFL last year, in which he hit a …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Washington Nationals

Today in "Summing up the Dutchies " the organization that used to be known as Montreal Expos. Since 2005 they are know as:       Number of Dutchies:  3 Matt den Dekker: Matt den Dekker was born in the USA, but there are close ties with Dutch ancestors. Matt was drafted by the New York …

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 …