Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: R

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: R Rancho …

Braves are high on Ray Patrick-Didder

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves played their last exhibition game before Opening Day. In a nine-inning event, they took on their most promising minor league players. One of those future stars, as the team was called in the box score, was Aruba born Ray Patrick-Didder. This spring training Ray-Patrick had six at-bats with the MLB squad. Unfortunately, he …

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 …

Dutchies around the world, part 6

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Shairon Martis, Spencer Kieboom, Danny Arribas, Kevin Josephina and Wladimir Balentien. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban shortstop of the Boston Red Sox is having a good season at bat again. In 34 games and 131 at-bats, Xander collected 44 hits, resulting …

Dutchies in the minor league play offs

In the mean time the minor league play offs are on their way. In many leagues, the championship series are about to start or have started already. AAA Shawn Zarraga and the Oklahoma City Dodgers have made it to the championship series of the Pacific Coast League. The team beat the Nashville Sounds in five games. …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

Albies appointed to Rome again

Despite his great performance during MLB Spring Training camp, the Braves have sent Ozhaino Albies to their A Full Season affiliate once agian. Albies spent the entire season with the Rome Braves where he played 98 games and collected 122hits at bats in 394 at bats (.310), 21 doubles and 8 triples. Ozhaino committed 17 errors …

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 …

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 …

Ozhaino Albies and Max Kepler selected for World Team in Futures game

Curacao native Ozhaino Albies has received an invitation for the Futures Game, the yearly event that precedes the All Star Game and features the most talented players from the Minor Leagues. It is the first time that a player from Curacao receives an invitation for the Futures Game since Jurickson Profar played in the game. …

Dutchies in All Star Games: South Atlantic League ASG

Yesterday also the Sally League (South Atlantic League) had it's yearly fan fest, this time in Asheville, NC. One Dutchie received an invitation: Ozhaino Albies of the Rome Braves. Albies played for the South Division All Stars and entered the game in the top of the sixth inning as a defensive substitution at shortstop. By …

Dutchies in the minor leagues: Saturday, May 2

AA At AAA level two of the three Dutchies were on the DL (Roger Bernadina and Jair Jurrjens), but Roger Bernadina played his first game since his stay on the DL yesterday. Roger Bernadina went 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a strikeout. So he contributed in a big …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Thursday April 16

For most of the Dutchies in the minors it was a bad day. Many of them didn't see the ball well. AAA The Tacoma Rainiers needed eleven innings to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-1. Roger Bernadina went 0 for 2 but did draw two walks. AA Randolph Oduber got a pinch hit appearance for the …

Origin of Minor League team names: R

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 …

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