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Sascha Lutz

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 198 lb.

Sascha Lutz is an outfielder with the Mainz Athletics and German national team. His younger brother Donald Lutz signed a minor league contract in 2007. The Lutzes are dual citizens of the USA and Germany; their father is American and their mother is German.

Sascha Lutz hit .456/.556/.595 for the 2007 Mainz Athletics, helping them win the Bundesliga pennant. He was second to Simon Gühring in OBP, beating out former minor leaguer Ben Himes, and he finished 4th in average. He joined the German national team that year. In the 2007 European Championship, Lutz hit .419/.486/.548 with 7 runs and 3 steals in 8 games for the 4th-place German entry. He joined US minor leaguers Roger Bernadina and Danny Figueroa on the tournament All-Star team. He was less successful in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, batting .160/.214/.200 with 8 strikeouts in 25 at-bats. He scored a run against the mighty Cuban national team, drove in an insurance run in Germany's win over Thailand and was 2 for 5 with a double in a close 4-2 loss to Australia.

Lutz batted .269/.345/.423 as Germany's top hitter in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament and was caught stealing in one of three attempts. He played flawless defense in center field, with 17 putouts and one assist. He provided the only run in Germany's 1-0 win over the Spanish national team with a solo homer off of Yoel Hernandez.

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