We are taking a look back at the 2011 season in the Minor Leagues for our European prospects.
Birth Date: 08/26/1991 in Dormagen, Germany
Organization: Minnesota Twins
2011 Season: After signing with the Minnesota Twins last offseason, while pitching in Australia, the 20-year-old Markus Solbach made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. He pitched in 15 games as a reliever, going 3-for-3 with a save and an ERA of 1.91. He struck out 17 batters in 28 1/3 innings, while walking eight. After the IBAF Baseball World Cup (4.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) in Panama, Solbach was supposed to go back to Australia. Being assigned to the Sydney Blue Sox he hasn’t appeared in a game in the Australian Baseball League so far.
Career Stats: W-L 3-3, ERA 1.91, WHIP 1.20, 15 GP, 28.1 IP, 17 SO, 8 BB
Highest Level: Rookie (2011)
Link to Baseball-Reference
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Rodney Daal (San Diego Padres)
Ruben Rijkhof (Atlanta Braves)
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