Curaçao Neptunus Acquires Jiandido Tromp

In a press release, multiple Dutch champions, Curaçao Neptunus announced that it reinforced its ranks with outfielder Jiandido Tromp. The 28-year old Aruban will replace Shaldimar Daantji, who hung up his spikes after the 2021 season. Tromp will leave San Marino, with whom he won the Italian championship in the past season. He was one …

Dutch Don’t Stand a Chance vs Venezuela

With a team of independent minor leaguers, pitchers from the Dutch hoofdklasse and several players that hadn't played a game in a year, the Dutch took on Venezuela in the second game of the Final Olympic Qualifier. It didn't pan out well as the Dutch fell to the Venezuelans 9-3. Since players from the Caribbean, …

Jiandido Tromp Joins T&A San Marino of Italian Serie A

After a minor league career with the Phillies organization and one year in Indy ball, Aruban outfielder Jiandido Tromp will head to Europe, Italy to be exact, where he will continue his baseball career. Jiandido joined the Phillies organization in 2012 when he debuted in the Gulf Coast League before he was promoted to the …

Ray-Patrick Didder signs with Angels

No, Ray-Patrick Didder is not ascending to higher atmospheres. He was signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Angels. In seven seasons in affiliated ball, Didder's numbers never really panned out. One exception: his 2018 stint with the Mississippi Braves, the Atlanta Braves' AA franchise. In 46 games, Ray-Patrick batted .275 but …

Chadwick Tromp called up to Giants

Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp has been called up by the San Francisco Giants today. The backstop confirmed this on his Twitter account. After MLB restarted "Spring Training", Tromp made a strong cause for a roster spot but was sent to the alternate training site. But now the he has been added to the Giants' …

Chadwick Tromp doesn’t make the Giants’ Opening Day roster

For a long time, Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp was in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster of the San Francisco Giants but tonight, the club presented its Opening Day roster and the name of Chadwick wasn't on it. In fact, it was already clear on July 19 when Chadwick was appointed …

Ray-Patrick Didder joins Fortitudo Bologna

Just before the start of the 2020 Serie A1 season, Fortitudo Bologna has signed Aruban shortstop Ray-Patrick Didder who will replace Nico Giarratano who hung up his spikes for personal reasons. After spending seven years in the Braves' minor league system, Didder became a free agent at the end of the 2019 season. He signed …

Dutchies on 60-man rosters

Most MLB clubs have announced their 60-man rosters. A change compared to last year as the clubs had 40-man rosters. But due to the coronavirus, everything is different. Besides the known names, several Dutchies have made the 60-man rosters. Here is an overview of the rosters that are known now. The 60-man player pool will …

Padres sign Dutchie

The San Diego Padres have signed Aruban infielder Ray-Patrick Didder to a minor league contract. He is not the first player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will play for the Padres. Kalian Sams preceded him and also Jurickson Profar has joined the Padres recently after he was traded by the A's.   After …

2019 Premier 12: Dutch go 0-3, eliminated

Last night, the Kingdom of the Netherlands faced Mexico in its final game of the tournament. As Mexico beat the USA on Sunday, the Dutch were eliminated already. Vs Mexico, the Dutch didn't fare much better as they lost 10-2. Manager Hensley Meulens started Tom Stuifbergen, who normally is a reliever. As Stuifbergen announced he …

2019 Premier 12: Another bitter loss for Dutch

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the Dominican Republic. Both teams started a pitcher with MLB experience. Ervin Santana for the Dominicans, Jair Jurrjens for the Dutch. What appeared to become a great game for the Dutch ended as a major disappointment as they were beaten 14-4 in seven innings. Jair Jurrjens didn't pitch …

Two Arubans added to Dutch Premier12 roster

According to 297 Sports, Braves farmhand, Ray-Patrick Didder and Cincinnati Reds farmhand Chadwick Tromp have been added to the Premier12 roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by manager Hensley Meulens. Ray-Patrick Didder is coming off a sub-par season with the Mississippi Braves. In his second season with the M-Braves, he batted .203 and committed …

Xander Bogaerts gets 1000th MLB hit

The Boston Red Sox' Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts became the third Red Sox player to get 1000 base hits before the age of 27. Only Tris Speaker and Bobby Doerr preceded him. Unfortunately, Bogaerts' hit wasn't of any value for the Red Sox as he didn't drive in a run or scored himself after it. …

Dutchies all over the world

It has been a while since the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted about players of the Dutch Kingdom that play around the globe in other countries than their home countries. In this first episode, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Eugene Helder, and Jonathan Willems. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban born shortstop is …

Baseball Academy coming to Aruba

It won't be the first since there are a few already but two Americans with ties to the Isle of Aruba are working on a plan to start a baseball academy on the Caribbean island. The academy is named 297 Baseball Academy. The name 297 Baseball Academy refers to the area code of Aruba. The two …

Dutchies in the minors

Yesterday the Minor League season has started. This is an overview of players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the various Minor League levels from AAA to A Full Season. AAA Zander Wiel The son of a Curaçao born basketball coach who was assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will start the season …

Red Sox sign Bogaerts to contract extension

The Boston Red Sox wanted to keep one of the corner stones of their 2018 championship team with them. According, the club and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have signed a seven-year, $132MM contract extension.   The Aruban born shortstop has been a valued part of the team since he joined the Red Sox in 2013. …

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