Pascal Amon

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Pascal Rene Amon

  • Bats Left, Throws Left (BR lists throws right, but the European Baseball and Softball Confederation repeatedly lists him as L/L as do German sites)
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 183 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pascal Amon has played in Germany's Bundesliga-1 and the US minors, and for the German national team.

Amon hit .333/.455/.556 with 7 runs in 7 games for Germany in the 2012 U-15 Baseball World Cup. [1] He attended the MLB European Academy in 2013-2014. [2] He hit .329/.387/.553 for the 2015 Buchbinder Legionäre. [3] He was Germany's offensive star in the 2015 European Junior Championship - .429/.458/.857, 6 R, 7 RBI, 2 SB, 2 HR in 5 G. He was 10th in the event in average, 3rd in slugging (after Roibert Decena and Julian Rip), tied for 9th in RBI, tied for 2nd in homers (one behind Decena) and 3rd with 18 total bases (after Decena and Rip). [4]

In the middle of the 2015 European Junior Championship, he was signed by Los Angeles Dodgers scout Doug Skiles. [5] He was the first Bavarian native to sign with a MLB team out of the Regensburg baseball academy. [6] He made his minor league debut with the 2016 DSL Dodgers 1, hitting .199/.333/.283 with 31 walks and 31 runs in 55 games. He had 7 outfield assists and only one error. For the '17 AZL Dodgers, he bounced between 1B, LF and CF, batting .230/.304/.372 in his US debut.

He only played four games for the 2018 Ogden Raptors (4 for 15, 2 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI; 1 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 R) before getting released. He returned to Regensburg to hit .176/.176/.412 in four games for the Buchbinder Legionäre. [7] He hit .280/.421/.610 with 9 homers, 30 runs and 39 RBI in 25 games in 2019, but league leaders are unfortunately unavailable (as of 12/3/2020). [8]

In the 2019 European U-23 Championship, he hit .400/.444/1.133 with 3 homers and 9 RBI in five games as Germany finished second. He led the event in slugging (.054 ahead of Jonathan DuForest and Martin Zelenka), RBI (2 ahead of anyone else) and homers (one ahead of Zelenka, DuForest and Andrija Tomić). [9] He then made Germany's team for the 2019 European Championship. In their opener, against Sweden, he started in right field and batted fifth. His first at-bat, he doubled off Jesper Svedhem to score Donald Lutz. He homered in the third off Svedhem as well. Later in the event, he added homers off Czechia's Daniel Padyšák and Italy's Alessandro Maestri. He finished at .286/.333/.643 with 6 RBI in 7 games and half of Germany's six homers. He had 13 putouts and no errors. He tied for 5th in the Euros in dingers but his nine whiffs also tied Bastien Dagneau for 2nd (2 behind Martin Schneider. [10]

He was slated to be on Germany's team for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but that was one of the first baseball events cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. [11] He batted .268/.369/.679 with 7 homers in 56 at-bats in 2020, when the season was shortened by the pandemic. He was 10th in the Bundesliga-1 in average, tied Max Boldt for second in home runs (one behind William Germaine), was 5th in total bases, ranked 6th in RBI and was 10th in slugging for those with 50+ plate appearances. [12]