Rowan Kyle Ebersohn
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 195 lb.
Rowan Ebersohn has played in the minors.
Ebersohn attended the MLB South African Elite Camp in 2013. Minnesota Twins scout Glenn Godwin signed him in July 2014. He made his pro debut with the 2015 GCL Twins, hitting .193/.218/.241 in 27 games; he had 30 putouts and no errors in the outfield. In the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers played in February 2016, the Benoni native was the youngest player on the South African national team, 8 months younger than Garth Cahill. Despite his youth, the 20-year-old started the opener in left field and hitting 6th. He grounded out against Scott Cone in his first at-bat for the national team and finished the day 0 for 3 with a walk, hit-by-pitch and a run. He was one of four present minor leaguers on the team alongside fellow Twins farmhand Callan Pearce as well as Dylan Unsworth and Gift Ngoepe. He hit .154/.353/.231 in the event with two runs and a RBI in four games. Ebersohn was let go by the Twins that June without appearing in another minor league game.
He signed with France's Rouen Huskies for 2019. He took a hiatus from the team to help South Africa win the 2019 Africa Cup Baseball Championship, hitting a 3-run homer off Uganda's Allan Kabenge in the 1st inning of their opener for their first runs of the tournament; the team would score 95 in their five-game sweep of the field. He added two homers against Burkina Faso. While Ebersohn had several big hits, teammate Kyle Botha won MVP and Darren Boltman best hitter. Ebersohn hit .667/.733/1.583 with 3 home runs, 9 runs, 8 RBI and 3 HBP in 4 games. He finished 2nd in average (.102 behind Boltman), tied Paul Wafula and Jonathan Phillips for 3rd in runs, tied Phillips and Bernard Okello for 6th in hits (8), led in homers (one ahead of Botha and Shepherd Sibanda), was 2nd in total bases (19, 2 behind Sibanda), led in slugging (.270 ahead of Sibanda), tied Sibanda for 3rd in RBI, led in times plunked, tied Dayle Feldtman for 3rd in OBP and led in OPS (323 ahead of Boltman). He did not wind up playing for Rouen that summer.
Ebersohn was 1 for 14 in the 2019 Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier, moving between LF, 1B and DH.
- 2015 Twins Media Guide
- World Baseball Classic
- World Baseball and Softball Confederation
- Extra Innings