Ademar Rifaela not to Nettuno

As soon as the news came out that Nettuno Baseball had acquired Ademar Rifaela, the discussion broke loose in a Dutch baseball group on Twitter. Was this allowed or not? The manager of Curaçao Neptunus stated it wasn't and eventually he was right. Ademar Rifaela is blocked from going to Nettuno Baseball in the Italian …

Ademar Rifaela joins Nettuno Baseball

Like last year, Nettuno Baseball has signed another player from the Dutch Kingdom. After Oliver van det Wijst Nettuno has acquired Ademar Rifaela. Ademar Rifaela The 26-year old Curaçao born outfielder spent 7 years in the farm system of the Baltimore Orioles but was not re-signed due to corona. As a result, Rifaela joined Quick …

MLB allows top minor leaguers to participate in Olympic Qualifiers

With the American Olympic Qualifier and the final Olympic Qualifier coming up, there was some great news regarding the use of Minor League Players. MLB announced that top Minor Leaguers who are on the 40-man roster but are not on the 25-man roster will be allowed to participate in the OQs and the Olympics itself. …

O’s sign another Curaçao talent

The Baltimore Orioles have signed another international prospect form the Isle of Curaçao. J'Rudjeanon Isenia was signed to a $125,000 contract. The contract was agreed on earlier this year but the O's only announced this Tuesday. "Isenia is a right-handed-hitting outfielder with above-average tools and a good swing," said director of player development and interim GM Brian …

Dutch roster for Super 6 revealed

Today manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen announced the names of the players that will be on the roster of the Dutch squad that will participate in the Super 6 tournament that will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) from September 18 through September 23. The team contains players from US/Canadian …

Dutchies Around the World

In this episode of Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Ademar Rifaela, Ray-Patrick Didder, Kirvin Moesquit, Wladimir Balentien and Kevin Kelly. MLB Andrelton Simmons is still one of the best shortstops in the game. He is capable of the most amazing plays. In the past few years, his fielding percentage was in …

Dutchies on Minor League Opening Day rosters

You may have noticed that the Minor League season started yesterday. I have been roaming the internet to find out where players of the Dutch kingdom would be placed. Here is an overview of those players. A lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom, are playing in the Minor Leagues. Some did not get playing time …

Ademar Rifaela promoted to AA

Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela will start the season with the AA Bowie BaySox of the Eastern League. The 23-year old outfielder spent all of the 2017 season with the Frederick Keys of the A-Advanced Carolina League. Ademar had a good season with the Orioles' A-Advanced affiliate last year. He played 126 of the 140 regular …

Ademar Rifaela named Carolina League’s MVP

The A Advanced Carolina League announced yesterday that Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela has been named MVP of 2017. But it wasn't the only way Rifaela was laureled. He was also added to the Carolina League Postseason All-Star Team, together with another player from the Dutch Caribbean (the island of Aruba in this case), Sicnarf Loopstok. In …

Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

Ademar Rifaela earns player of the week honor

The Frederick Keys announced Curaçaoan outfielder Ademar Rifaela has been named player of the week of the Carolina League for July 3-9.  Ademar is the sixth Keys player in eight weeks to earn the player of the week honors. In the week of July 3rd - July 9th, Ademar went 12-for-19 with a home run, …

Dutchies around the world, part 8

After some absence here is part eight of Dutchies around the World. This time we are paying attention to Didi Gregorius, Ozzie Albies, Jiandido Tromp, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela and Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius Didi is having a fantastic season so far. He is hitting well above .300 and has committed only one error so …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Dutchies around the world

Another overview of the performances of players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands in the various baseball leagues on this planet. This time WITH Andrelton Simmons and with some nice performance of Carter Kieboom. Andrelton Simmons is having a good start of the 2017 season. The shortstop of the Anaheim Angels is hitting a solid .391. In …

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 …

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