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.
Lars Huijer: After his promotion to A Advanced, Lars had a tough time adapting. In some games he pitched well but lacked run support, in other games he was hit hard. But in his last game of the season, last Sunday, he earned the win (W 2-4). In five innings he allowed two runs on five hits. He walked two and fanned five. His season ERA is rather high with 6.54, but you have to consider that this was his first (not even full) season in a hitters league (California League). Next year he must learn to adapt.
Randolph Oduber: Even though he hit quite well at the beginning of the season, Randolph got stuck in a slump in the final weeks of the season. His BA dropped from .273 to .264. In the final game of the season he managed to lift his average a bit when he went 2 for 4 and ended with a .266 BA. During the season he hit six dingers, five triples and 26 doubles. He also batted in 51 runs. His overall fielding percentage (LF, OF and RF) is a decent .979.
A Full Season
The following players ended the season at the Disabled List. For a couple of them it is unknown what the injury is about: Roderick Bernadina (he has been out for the entire season), Carlton Daal (since July 27) and John Polonius (since June 20 with a broken finger).
Spencer ended the season with a very decent batting average of .309 and an on-base-percentage of .362. In 132 games he hit 137 basehits (including 9 homeruns, 4 triples and 34 doubles). He had 82 RBI and was given a free pass 42 times. On the defensive side he did well too. He threw out 40% of the potential base stealers and he had a fielding percentage of .997. In his last game he went 2 for 3 with two solo homeruns. Looking at his final game, you can only wonder why he wasn’t called up for the Dutch national team.
Sicnarf Loopstok: SIcnarf was promoted to the Lake County Captains, half-way August. In that short period he did very well. After his last game but one he still had a .303 batting average. But because he went 0 for 3 in his final game of the season, his BA slipped below .300. On the defensive side he played ten games as a catcher, in which he committed only one error. He threw out only 13% of the potential base stealers, so there is room for improvement there.
Chadwick Tromp: Chadwick was promoted to A Full Season half-way August too. In his first two games he looked promising at bat; in seven at bats he collected three base hits. But after that, he didn’t collect a hit anymore. He ended the Midwest League season with a .231 BA. In the few games that he played (5) he proved to be a great defender. He committed no error and he threw out 75% of the potential base stealers.
Nick Urbanus: Nick had a rough season. He was plagued by small injuries and he never figured it quite out at bat. Of course he had a few multi hit games but eventually he ended the season with the Hickory Crawdads with a .212 BA. He played every infield position and his overall fielding percentage was .968.
A Short Season
After Adaric was demoted to the Vancouver Canadians, he didn’t let his emotions get the best of him. On the contrary. In total he pitched eleven ininings in which he allowed two runs on ten hits. He fanned ten batters and walked five. He ended his regular season with the Canadians with an ERA of 1.64. His opponents hit .238 against him. Aradic’s season will last a bit longer, since the Canadians have clinched a play off spot.
Juremi Profar: Juremi had a bizarre season. He dangled between A Full Season, AAA and A Short Season. He ended his regular season with the Spokane Indians. The Indians used him as a utility player. At bat he sported a .247 average and a .305 on-base-percentage. It may be understandable that his fielding percentage wasn’t very high (.958) because he played so many positions.
Denzel Richardson: Despite the fact that he collected quite some hits in his final ten games, Denzel ended the season with a .200 batting average and a .273 on-base-percentage. In 18 games and 60 at bats he collected 12 hits, including 4 doubles and a homerun. He had a perfect score at every outfield position.
Darren Seferina: The season is far from over for Darren. His team, the State College Spikes, will head to the play offs in the New York – Penn League. Darren had a terrific season. His batting average hovered above .300 for a long time but in his few final games he slipped just below .300 (.294). Next to being a dangerous hitter, he was also dangerous on the base paths with twenty stolen bases. His defense was decent. In 48 games (one of them as shortstop) he committed 8 errors, so he ended with a fielding percentage of .961.
Jiandido Tromp: Jiandido ended the season with a .266 BA and a .325 on-base-percentage. In 69 games he stole 19 bases. He had a decent season on the defensive side (.974 fielding percentage). Apparently the Williamsport CrossCutters were impressed with his performance, because they crowned him as their MVP.
Rodney Daal: After serving a 50 game suspension, the Padres wanted to prepare Daal in a quiet way for next season. They see him as one of their prospects. So he started his season at the Arizona League. But his numbers there were so impressive that he earned a promotion in the final week of the Northwest League’s season. In three games as a DH, he collected one hit in eleven at bats.
Ozhaino Albies: The season of Ozhaino will continue for a while. This week the play offs in the Appalachian League have started. The Danville Braves swept the Princeton Rays in a best of three series to advance the the Appalachian League’s championship series, in which they will face the Johnson City Cardinals. In two play off games vs Pulaski, Ozhaino got three hits in seven at bats. He ended the regualr season with an average of .356. In 38 games he stole 15 bases, quite an indication that he is a speedy guy. On the defensive side there is room for improvement. In 37 games he committed 7 errors.
Danny played a decent season for the Bristol Pirates. At bat he finished with a .281 BA and his on-base-percentage was .368. His defense was rather solid too. At first base he had a fielding percentage of .987 and behind the plate one of .977. He needs to work on throwing out baserunners. Only 19% of the potential base stealers were thrown out by him. Danny received the honor of being elected in the Appalachian League’s All Star Team.
Gianfranco Wawoe: At bat Gianfranco did well. In 56 games he collected 55 hits (including 9 doubles and a homerun) in 200 at bats. He drove in 19 runs. On the defensive side he had a shaky season. He played at three infield positions. At short he committed 9 errors in 28 games. At second base he played 20 games in which he made four errors. At third he played only four games, but at that position he had a perfect score.