Danville Braves to Change Moniker: Organize Name the Team Contest

With the Appalachian League becoming a collegiate wood bat league all of its teams that were named after their parent club announced to change their moniker. The Danville Braves are the first to take action on this. The Appalachian League was kicked out of minor league baseball by MLB to keep the costs of developing …

Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

Origin of Minor League Team names, a Reprise: D

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. This time the letter: D Danville Braves: …

Danville Braves unveil new logos

A year before the club may be contracted, the Danville Braves unveiled a new main logo and new cap logos. Amidst the hullabaloo of MLB's plan to contract 42 minor league clubs, the Atlanta Braves' affiliate presented a couple of new logos. The new main logo is a roundel with the text Danville Baseball. In …

Update on Dutchie prospects in top 50 lists

A few days ago the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted an overview of players of the Dutch Kingdom who were ranked in the top 50 prospect lists of the organization they are playing for. Here is an update on that list. Isranel (Izzy) Wilson This 19-year old talent from St. Maarten (St. Martin) is playing in the …

Ozzie Albies to make his debut tonight

The Atlanta Braves tweeted tonight that Ozainho Albies will make his debut with the team tonight after being called up today. With Dansby Swanson sent down to AAA Gwinnett, it was a matter of time before Ozzie would get the call.  Wearing uniform number 1, Ozzie will be the youngest player in the Majors at …

“New” Dutchies in the Minors

This blog post is about players from Curacao that have made  steps at Advanced Rookie League or higher. I lost track of some of them, so it is time to place them in the limelight. After a long period on the inactive list, John Polonius is finally playing again. After a rehab stint with the …

Ozhaino Albies promoted to Gwinnett

With the numbers that he put up with the Mississippi Braves at AA, it could not take long before Ozhaino Albies would get a promotion to AAA. Well, today this happened. Several posts on his Facebook page congratulated with his promotion to Gwinnett. Even though his player page at milb.com doesn't show it yet, his name …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Ozhaino Albies

With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season. Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of …

Appalachian League eyes possible expansion for 2016

The Appalachian League (Rookie), where Dutch (Antillian) players Gianfranco Wawoe, Ozaino Albies and Danny Arribas have played in 2014, may expand despite messages of a few years ago that the league would contract. A new trend is dawning: MLB teams are looking to add more rookie league teams. The Appalachian League could be a perfect …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars got their revenge for the loss of the previous day. Yesterday they beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-0. Both Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia didn't play.A Full SeasonThe Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-2 and advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series. Spencer Kieboom drove in two runs for Hagerstown, one …

Origin of Minor League team names: D

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Most Minor Leagues have started their playoffs. Here is an overview of the Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players that are participating in the several playoffs.A AdvancedIn game one of the Carolina League's playoffs, the Potomac Nationals (Nationals organization) took on the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves). Potomac's Randolph Oduber hit a solo shot in the sixth inning …

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