Ray-Patrick Didder signs with Angels

No, Ray-Patrick Didder is not ascending to higher atmospheres. He was signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Angels. In seven seasons in affiliated ball, Didder's numbers never really panned out. One exception: his 2018 stint with the Mississippi Braves, the Atlanta Braves' AA franchise. In 46 games, Ray-Patrick batted .275 but …

Origins of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: M

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. We continue with the letter M …

Padres sign Dutchie

The San Diego Padres have signed Aruban infielder Ray-Patrick Didder to a minor league contract. He is not the first player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will play for the Padres. Kalian Sams preceded him and also Jurickson Profar has joined the Padres recently after he was traded by the A's.   After …

Major overhaul in minor league landscape may be at hand

According to http://www.kake.com, the city of Wichita may have reached a deal with a Pacific Coast League club to move to that city. A part of the deal is that the owners of the AAA team will buy a Southern League team and move it to their current market. The current ballpark in Wichita, Lawerence-Dumont …

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 …

What does Brandon Phillips trade mean for Ozzie Albies?

After long rumors, the trade of 2B Brandon Phillips to the Braves was confirmed by the Cincinnati Reds. After Sean Rodriguez was injured in a traffic accident, the Braves were in serious need for a second baseman. Phillips is in the final year of a six-year, $72.5 million, so his stay with the Braves will …

Ozhaino Albies gets invitation for Spring Training

Ozzie Albies, the talented infielder from Curacao, who just turned 20,  has received an invitation for Spring Training Camp as a non-roster invitee by the Atlanta Braves. Ozzie has to report at the Braves Spring Training complex at ESPN Wide World of Sport complex on February 18. This will be the third time that Albies will …

Ozzie Albies placed on DL, may miss play offs

The Mississippi Braves have placed Curacao born infielder Ozhaino Albies on the 7-Day disabled list. In a game that went all but well for the M-Braves, Albies left after apparently injuring his right forearm after a swing. In the sixth inning of the Mississippi Braves' playoff game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Ozzie took a swing …

Ozhaino Albies wins Southern League’s batting title

Atlanta Braves prospect, Ozhaino Albies, who plays for the Mississippi Braves has won the Southern League batting title. But a certain rule was needed to make him win.  The talented kid from Curacao hit .321 but because he played a couple of weeks at AAA level with the Gwinnett Braves, he would not have had …

Promotion of Swanson an omen for Albies?

The Atlanta Braves have traded shortstop Eric Aybar to the Detroit Tigers and promoted their top prospect Dansby Swanson to the Bigs. With this move Swanson leapfrogs AAA. At AA Swanson wasn't hitting very well as he hit a modest .261. His defense was decent with a fielding percentage of .980 (eight errors in eighty-three games). …

Misja Harcksen: So far, so good

The other week, Dutch pitcher Misja Harcksen was promoted to the Ogden Raptors (High Rookie, Pioneer League) again. Just like last year he spent most of the time at Arizona League Level and was promoted early August. As reported earlier, Misja was hit hard in his first appearance of the AZL season which made his …

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 …

Correction on previous blog posts about Ozhaino Albies and Calten Daal

Yesterday I wrote about two players from Curacao that would start the season at the same level as last year. Well, this appears to be wrong. I was contacted by someone from Curacao who told me that he has spoken to both players and that both confirmed to be playing at AA instead of A …

Ozhaino Albies sent to minor league camp

When Ozhaino Albies received a Spring Training invitiation, no one knew how long he would stay in the Major League camp. Yesterday it was announced that the Braves have sent him down to the Minor League spring training camp. Nothing to be ashamed about after the successful Spring Training that he had so far. In …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

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 …

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