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. https://twitter.com/trompicalstorm/status/1288220511277727744 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 …

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. …

Chadwick Tromp promoted to AAA

In a move to fill a void on the Louisville Bats' roster, the Cincinnati Reds have promoted Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp to their International League affiliate. The Reds made plenty of roster moves the other day, a string of catcher promotions as a part of it. Cassidy Brown was promoted from the Daytona Tortugas (A …

Dutchies around the World 2018, part 2

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the World 2018, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Chadwick Tromp, Tom de Blok, Eugene Helder and Rick van den Hurk.  MLB Before getting on the 10-day DL, Xander Bogaerts was red hot. In nine games he hit a whopping .368 with seven doubles and two home runs. …

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 …

Tromp drives in walk-off run

He may not be known by many Cincinnati Reds fans, but Aruban Chadwick Tromp drove in the winning (walk off) run for the Reds vs the Chicago White Sox in yesterday's Cactus League game. The (almost) 23-year old Aruban, is in his fifth professional season. Last year he was promoted to AA Pensacola, where he spent …

Chadwick Tromp gets invitation for MLB Spring Training camp

Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp has received an invitation to the MLB Spring Training camp of the Cincinnati Reds in 2018. In his fifth year with the Reds organization, Chadwick has worked his way up to AA (Southern League) Pensacola Blue Wahoos. This invitation is a reward for his hard work both at bat and behind …

Dutchies around the world, part 12

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Spencer Kieboom, Juremi Profar, Chadwick Tromp, Eugene Helder, Hendrik Clemencia, Rick van den Hurk and Dashenko Ricardo. Xander Bogaerts Despite having a good season so far, Xander did not make the final cut in the voting of the All-Star game as …

Chadwick Tromp added to Daytona Tortugas roster

Finally, after an extended Spring Training, Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp has been added to the roster of the Daytona Tortugas (A-Advanced affiliated of the Cincinnati Reds in the Florida State League). Another player from the Dutch Kingdom, Calten Daal from Curacao was also placed on the roster of the Tortugas According to his player page, …

First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised …

European Championship: Sweden gives Kingdom of the Netherlands a hard time

  Kingdom of the Netherlands  8  -  3  Sweden   In the final game of today, Sweden took on Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was not a good game: slow and plenty of errors (four on both sides). The Swedish manager brought pitcher Michael Fasth to the mound to start the game. But his pitching …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Russia

Today, Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted Russia. So far Russia is one of the weakest teams in this championship. So could we expect an easy victory? Well, not quite.  The Russian team played some unexpected good baseball. Before the game five former Dutch internationals were laureled:  Michael Duursma, Shaldimar Daantji, David Bergman, Danny Rombley and …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

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 …

Debut of Chadwick Tromp at AAA very satisfactory

Chadwick Tromp had a tremendous debut at AAA level last night. WIth the Louisville Bats, the 20-year old catcher batted last in the lineup and went 2 for 4 with a double and a two out RBI. His good performance at bat wasn't of much help for the Bats as they lost 4-3 vs the …

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