Today yet another German prospect was signed by an MLB team.
Sven Schüller, who hails from the western part of Germany, is a right-hand pitcher and started out with his hometown Wuppertal Stingrays, then moved to the Solingen Alligators (Kai Gronauer’s former team) and then joined the baseball academy at Regensburg, which already produced the liked of Donald Lutz, Max Kepler and Julsan Kamara. He’s 17 years old, already appeared in games for the German national team and was/is pitching for Regensburg Legionäre’s second string team. Here are his numbers for this season so far:
4G, 3-1, 21.2 IP, 9H, 4ER, 4 BB, 12 K, 1.25 ERA, 0.69 WHIP
So now he signed with Dodgers, which brings the number of German players in America to nine. According to the press release (German) by Regensburg he will join the Dodgers organization after he graduates from high school in May next year. There had been talk about him joining the Dodgers a couple of weeks ago, so congratulations to him on making his dream come true. Yet another name to add to my watchlist.
Talk about a grand entrance, the official press release picture even shows him with a Dodgers jersey.