A lot of transfers for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Once again, L&D Amsterdam saw several players go and added a lot of new players to its roster. Three of those players come from their farm team and one was playing for them last year more or less. Of the players that turned their back on the club, the name of Kevin Heijstek is the …

DSS acquires Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who played partially for Silicon Storks in 2018 has jumped ships and moved to DSS from Haarlem. Thanks to the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen, the Curaçaoan pitcher was able to make the move to Haarlem. Last season, Sulbaran joined Silicon Storks from The Hague after the …

Hoofdklasse promotion/relegation series 2018: game 1

In a battle of provincial capitals between Silicon Storks (The Hague) and Kinheim (Haarlem), the runs did not come cheap until the eighth inning. Storks needed one big inning to strike first in this series for promotion/relegation. Former hoofdklasse pitcher Glenn Wassink and Storks starter Juan Carlos Sulbaran performed well in a real pitching duel. …

JC Sulbaran released, heading to the Netherlands

A couple of days ago, the Winnipeg Goldeyes announced through their website the release of Curaçao native Juan Carlos Sulbaran. Today, Sulbaran placed a photo on Instagram, showing his passport and a ticket to Amsterdam airport. After a long absence due to an car accident shortly after the 2017 World Baseball Classic, in which he …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran back in pro ball

After an absence of more than a year, Juan Carlos Sulbaran has made a return to professional baseball. The last game as a pro was at AA level with the Springfield Cardinals RedBirds. Yesterday he returned to pro ball with the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association.   Last Thursday in the hoofdklasse report …

Silicon Storks makes surprising move

With the European Champions Cup going on, the news about Dutch hoofdklasse club Silicon Storks slipped through. Thanks to several injuries, the pitching staff of the club lacked players. To deal with this shortage, the club has signed former minor league pitcher Juan Carlos Sulbaran. Sulbaran worked his way through all levels of minor league …

Lineup of Curaçao Baseball Week presented

The organization of the Curaçao Baseball Week has announced the lineup of the 2017 event. Quite some Major League Players will show up again this year. Next to MLB players from Curaçao, there will be players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and two non-Curaçaoan MLB players. The players from the Dutch hoofdklasse are Diegomar Markwell and …

WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

In the weeks before the start of the tournament, the star-studded infield of the Dutch was laureled over and over again. The experts claimed that the pitching would be the Achilles heel. But the pitching did a lot better than many expected.  The Kingdom of the Netherlands has reached the semi-finals of the World Baseball …

WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel's fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well

Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed. …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Lack of pitching depth cost Dutch the game

In the second game vs Samurai Japan (Japan's fourth game in as many days), the Kingdom of the Netherlands played a good game once again. The Dutch started well as they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Eventually the Dutch blew an 8-2 lead as their pitching collapsed in the top of the …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

For most of the Minor Leagues, the regular season is over and are the clubs shifting to play off mode. Only the Pioneer League is still in its regular season, which will end coming Thursday. This year there are several Dutchies whose teams have reached the play offs. Let's start with AAA level. Aruban catcher …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran sent down to AA

The organization of the St. Louis Cardinals has sent Juan Carlos Sulbaran down to AA Springfield (Texas League) from AAA Memphis. The 26-year old right hander from Curacao had a dream start at AAA with Memphis as he won his first two games with a low ERA. But from that point he started to struggle …

Good outing but no-decision for Sulbaran

After two mediocre outings, Juan Carlos Sulbaran pitched a stellar performance last night for the Memphis Redbirds. In the first inning he had a bit of a rigid start as he gave up a lead off single to Tyler Ladendorf of the Nashville Sounds, who advanced to second on a 5-6-3 attempt for a double …

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 …

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