Germany’s Markus Solbach, who had a stellar season with the Adelaide Bite, was named ABL Pitcher of the Year by the Brut Australian Baseball League. Already named the players choice best pitcher, he also picked up the league award. He had an ERA of 1.10 with 74 strikeouts in 65 innings during the 2018/2019 season for the Bite. His performance earned him a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Already his third contract with a different MLB organization besides the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent the entire 2018 season with the Bonn Capitals, which he helped winning the German Championship for the first time in team history.
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