Niklas Rimmel

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Niklas Sean Rimmel

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Niklas Rimmel has pitched in Germany and the US.

Rimmel was 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA for Germany in the 2014 U15 Baseball World Cup. He tied for 3rd in the event in wins. [1] He struggled in the 2015 U18 European Championship, with 7 hits, 5 walks and 4 runs (3 earned) in 4 innings, though he fanned five. His three appearances tied 11` other pitchers for the tournament lead. [2] He debuted in the Bundesliga-1 in 2016, going 1-0 for the Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg with 3 runs (1 earned) in six innings. [3] In the 2016 European Champions Cup, he was 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA, being outdueled by Heidenheim Heideköpfe's Wes Roemer. [4] In the 2016 European U18 Championship, he was 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA in two starts, beating France in one. He was 4th in ERA, 3rd in opponent average (.179) and tied for 6th with 11 K. [5]

The right-hander was part of the MLB World Select team in Florida in early 2017. [6] He was 1-0 with a 5.68 ERA in the 2017 European U23 Championship, again beating France in an international competition. [7] In the '17 Bundesliga-1, he was 1-2 with a save and a 3.96 ERA. Minnesota Twins scout Glenn Godwin signed him in September. He was the 5th German player to sign with the Twins, following Tim Henkenjohann, Rodney Gessmann, major league-bound Max Kepler and Markus Solbach. [8]

Rimmel was 4-2 with 3 saves and a 3.15 ERA for Regensburg in 2018. He tied Artur Strzalka for 9th in the Bundesliga-1 south in wins and was 3rd in saves (one behind Lukas Steinlein and Strzalka). [9] He also pitched 8 games for the GCL Twins, going 0-1 with a save and a 3.86 ERA. He threw two shutout frames against the GCL Rays in his debut. [10]

He debuted for his senior national team in the 2018 Super6. He got Germany's first win in the inaugural Super6, after their 0-4 start. He relieved Daniel Thieben with a 4-3 lead in the 8th, a man on third and one out. He allowed a sacrifice fly to Petr Čech, scoring Matěj Hejma, then got Martin Mužík to ground out. After Germany scored in the bottom of the 8th, he retired Daniel Vavruša on a grounder to open the 9th and struck out Petr Zýma. Martin Červinka singled but Rimmel recovered to whiff Přemek Chroust to end it. [11]