Tim Fischer has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the second German to sign a contract with an MLB organization this year and the third European to ink a contract with the Dodgers in the same period.
The 17-year-old RHP Fischer, a product of the Guggenberger Legionäre Regensburg academy, has made one appearance for Regensburg in the German Bundesliga this season, striking out two while allowing one run in 1.2 innings. The bulk of his innings in 2022 have been thrown in the second division, where he has allowed just 15 hits and struck out 55 batters, while walking 20, in 29.2 innings.
He helped Germany claim the bronze medal at last year’s U18 European Championship, collecting the W over Austria in group play after striking out three batters and allowing one run in 2.1 innings. Fischer made two additional appearances in the outfield in the tournament, going a combined 0-for-3 at the plate.
He becomes the fifth European talent to sign a professional contract with a Major League organization this year, joining his compatriot Lou Helmig (Philadelphia Phillies), Russia’s Enrike Sevilya (Los Angeles Dodgers), Spain’s Peter Bonilla (Los Angeles Dodgers), and Bulgaria’s Yoanis Aleksandrov (Chicago Cubs).