Fayetteville A-Advanced team unveils its colours

The A-Advanced team of the Houston Astros that was moved from Bakersfield in California two years ago and then temporarily operated as the Buies Creek Astros in the Carolina League in the past two years, has presented its new look. The team will now be known as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. During a name-the-team contest, about …

2018 Minor League Champions overview

The minor league season came to an end yesterday as the Bowling Green HotRods beat the Peoria Chiefs in the fourth game of the Midwest League championship series. Here is an overview of the winners of each affiliated minor league. AAA Both in the International League and the Pacific Coast League last year's champions repeated. …

Buies Creek Astros say goodbye with Carolina League championship

Due to the hurricane Florence that is heading to the Carolinas, the Carolina League (A Advanced) decided to reduce the five-game championship series to a winner take all championship game. The Buies Creek Astros took on the Potomac Nationals and beat them 2-1 in eleven innings. Yesterday's championship game ended a two-year arrangement that brought …

Astros affiliate will get its stadium

The A Advanced affiliated of the Houston Astros, now playing in Buies Creek, will get its new stadium in Fayetteville. Today the groundbreaking will take place at 11.00 AM local time. While the rest of the state of North Carolina is waiting for the solar eclipse, people in Fayetteville have more important things to do. …

Stijn van der Meer released by Astros

Through his Instagram account, Dutch shortstop Stijn van der Meer announced he was realeased by the Houston Astros. Van der Meer was drafted by Houston in the 34th round of last year's amateur draft. Stijn was sent to the Gulf Coast League where he tore apart the opponent's pitching with an aversge of .667 in …

Dutchies around the world: the minor leagues

Yesterday it was opening day in the minor leagues (AAA, AA, A-Advanced and A Full Season). Quite some players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have made their first strides in the 2017 season. Here is an overview of those who played yesterday. Ozhaino Albies batted leadoff for the Gwinnett Braves vs the Durham Bulls. Unfortunately, his season …

A Advanced Astros to play in temporary home

The A Advanced affiliation of the Houston Astros in the Carolina League will play in a temporary home for the 2017 and 2018 season. Only after the 2018 season the team will move to a projected facility in Fayetteville. The team will move to Jim Perry Stadium of the Campbell University Campus, home of the …

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