KBO announces 2017 WBC schedule

The (South) Korean baseball organisation, KBO, has announced the schedule of group D of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The games of group D will be played at the Gecheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Group D contains Korea, Chinese Taipei, Israel and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the 2013 version of the WBC, the Dutch …

Jurickson Profar joins Kingdom of the Netherlands in friendly matches vs Samurai Japan

Today the Dutch baseball federation came with a press release in which the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands was revealed. This team will face team Samurai Japan in a set of friendly matches. Biggest surprise is name of Jurickson Profar, the infielder from Curacao who is currently used as utility man by the …

Rangers and Indians extend PDC

The Texas Rangers and the Spokane Indians (A Short Season, Northwest League) have extended their player development contract with two more years through the 2018 season. The cooperation between the two clubs started in 2003. Since the two clubs became partners the Indians have won three Northwest League titles. One in the inaugural year of …

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 …

Dutchie baseball news: Zarraga and Profar sent to MiLB camp

As expected Shawn Zarraga was sent to Minor League camp by the Dodgers on Monday. Despite a good Spring Training in which he was mainly used as DH. But using a DH in the National League is like using skates on water. The Aruban catcher collected ten hits in ten games and nineteen at bats (.526). He served …

How are the Dutchies doing at ST camp so far?

In a period in which the MLB Spring Training rosters are trimmed, several Dutchie non roster invitees are still with the big guys. Time for a second look to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands are doing. Ozhaino Albies: Where top prospects like Jorge Mateo and Aaron Judge (both of the …

How are the Dutchies doing during Spring Training?

With Sprng Training almost a week old, several players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands have played their Spring Training games. How did they do so far? In general we can say that the regular roster players aren't doing so well yet. Some have played more game than others. Andrelton Simmons appeared in just two …

What to expect from the Dutchies this year? Jurickson Profar

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 …

Dutchie baseball news:Rangers sign Profar to one-year extension

The Texas Rangers have avoided arbitration with Curacao native Jurickson Profar by signing him to a one-year contract extension. In the upcoming season, Profar will earn $605,000 in the upcoming season even though he is still recovering from an injury. Jurickson has missed almost two seasons due to a shoulder injury which eventually resulted in …

Curacao Baseball Week started

Yesterday the third Curacao Baseball Week started with a press conference. Attendants were (amongst others) initiators Blue Bay Resort Curacao, Hensley Meulens, Ben Thijssen and Jair Jurrjens. During the first two days, clinics will be organized for local coaches. Next to Hensley Meulens, Steve Janssen (KNBSB), Ron Wotus (San Francisco Giants), Martijn Nijhoff (KNBSB) and …

Two Dutchies scheduled to play in Arizona Fall League

Tomorrow the yearly Arizona Fall League will start again.  Just like last year, there are two Dutchies scheduled to see action during this year's edition. One of them has an encore. Catcher Spencer Kieboom will be playing for the second season in a row. After a good AFL last year, in which he hit a …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Texas Rangers

In today's episode of "Summing up the Dutchies" a team with a fair number of Dutchies in its organization:      Number of Dutchies: 4 Jurickson Profar: Jurickson Profar was signed by the Texas Rangers on July 2, 2009. The Curacao native made his first steps as a professional with the Spokane Indians where he played …

Jurickson Profar makes first step in return to the Bigs.

Jurickson Profar has returned to organized baseball. Last night he played his first rehab game with the Hickory Crawdads and joined his younger brother Juremi who is playing third base for the Rangers' Full A affiliate. Jurickson will play with the team in the coming weeks as DH to get in a flow again and …

Roster spots of Dutchies in US baseball

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players and where I expected them to start the season. Now is the time to come to see whether is was right or not. In case of leagues lower than AAA, the rosters will be revealed on Monday or Tuesday. So …

Dutchies in US baseball: Another setback for Jurickson Profar

Jurrickson Profar,who was out all 2014 season due to a muscular injury, is facing another setback. He needs another surgery to his right shoulder. Last year he got injured and was scheduled to get back mid-season, but then he had a setback as well. The Rangers wanted to take it easy with him and thought …

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