In “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization this time the:
Number of Dutchies: 2
Roger signed a deal with the predecessor of the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos in 2002. The (now) 31-year old outfielder from Curacao made his first steps in pro ball with the GCL Expos in 2002. In the next three years he spent the season with the A Full Season Savannah SandGnats of the South Atlantic League. In 2006 he spent the season with the Potomac Nationals (A Advanced) to move to the Harrisburg Senators at the start of the 2007 season and to be promoted to AAA Columbus on July 12. Roger started the 2008 season with AA Harrisburg again before being called up to the bigs on June 29. He would finish the year with the Nats, but not before he was sent back to Columbus and called up again.
During his time with the Nationals, Roger hit .211 with a double, a triple, 2 RBI and four stolen bases out of seven attempts. After splitting time at AAA and MLB in the following years, Roger’s break through year came in 2012 when he played 129 games and hit .291 with eleven doubles, five homeruns and twenty-five RBI. He stole fifteen bases in eighteen attempts. Somehow he never would reach that numbers again in the years after that. Eventually Roger ended up with the Rockies who placed him at AAA Albuquerque in 2015. So far Roger’s batting average goes up and down. recently he is hitting well again as his BA stands at .266. Recently Roger hit a walk off homerun in the tenth inning vs the El Paso Chihuahas.
Currently Roger is not on the 40-man roster, but regarding his speed on the bases he could be considered a call up as soon as the rosters can be expanded.
Jair broke into the Majors in 2007 with the Detroit Tigers. His first steps in professional baseball were with the GCL Tigers though in 2003. After stays at A Short Season, A Full Season, A Advanced and AA, he jumped to the MLB from AA Erie in 2007. On October 29, 2007, Jurrjens and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez were traded to the Atlanta Braves for shortstop Edgar Rentería. Jurrjens was listed as the Braves’ 3rd-best prospect entering the 2008 season. In 2008 and 2009 Jurrjens had similar seasons, victory wise: 13-10 and 14-10 records. His best season in the Majors was in 2011 when he posted a 13-6 record with a 2.96 ERA. After struggles in the 2012 season, he was demoted to AAA to overcome his difficulties. After he was called up in June he finished the season with a 3-4 record and a 6.89 ERA. At the end of the season Jurrjens became a non tendered free agent.
In 2013 he agreed on a deal with the Orioles but after reviewing his medical information they signed him to a minor league contract. He pitched two games in the Bigs that season going 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA.
In 2014 Jurrjens signed with the Reds before being traded to Colorado. After being called up to Denver he pitched 4.2 innings before he was hospitalized with breathing problems. At the end of the season he was designated for assignment but he signed a new minor league contract with the team.
This season he is playing for the Rockies AAA farm team in Albuquerque. So far he has appeared in fifteen games (fourteen starts). Lately he is struggling again. Where his ERA was at 2.31 on June 20, it has moved up to 7.09 ever since.
His opponents are hitting .345 with him on the mound.