Another player from the Regensburg baseball academy has signed with a Major League organization. 17-year-old outfielder Pascal Amon is signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The German U18 National Team players used an off day at the European Championship in Ostrava to travel to Regensburg to receive a Dodgers jersey from Bob Engle, LA Dodgers Vice President of International Scouting.
Amon started his baseball career with the third-division club Ingolstadt Schanzer in 2003 and joined the Regensburg academy in September 2012. He twice won German Junior National Championships with Regensburg and established himself this year as regular player with the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. Through 21 games so far he is batting .342 with two home runs, 18 runs and 16 RBI.
Amon is the 11th athlete from the Regensburg academy to get signed by a MLB club. However he is the first Bavarian player. With the Dodgers he will join former teammate Sven Schueller. It’s expected that he will make his professional baseball debut next March. With Donald Lutz and Max Kepler there are two players, which went through the Regensburg academy, to reach the big leagues are shortly ahead of a call-up.
The video below is a short clip by Legionaere TV: “One day at the Regensburg academy with Pascal Amon”
Photo by Walter Keller, www.catchthefever.de