Christopher Scott Dohmann is a professional baseball player from the USA who plays as a pitcher. Dohmann began playing at the St. Thomas More High School in Los Angeles, where he became a part of the two-time district champions, helping them on the way to the title with some stellar performances.
Upon graduating from high school, Dohmann went on to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He went on to play in the 2000 College World Series following which, he declared for the 2000 MLB Amateur Draft where he was picked at 167th overall, by the Colorado Rockies. He began playing for the Rockies organization in the Low A-Division.
He started playing for the Portland Rockies before moving up to the A-League in the same year. In 2001, Dohmann began with the Asheville Tourists, picking up an 11-13 record at an ERA of 4.32 for the season. 2002 saw Dohmann get promoted to the Advanced A-League, joining up with the Salem Avalanche. A breakout season for Dohmann saw him get noticed by the big teams, pitching at a 4.23 ERA with a 13-5 record.
Although his strikeout count dropped from 154 to 131, Dohmann was still considered worthy of a stint at the AA-League, with the Tulsa Drillers. Pitching 93.2 innings in about 50 games, Dohmann had 102 strikeouts at an ERA of 4.13 with a 9-4 record.
In 2004, Dohmann reached the highest level amongst the minor league affiliates, playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. After just 18 games with the Sky Sox, Dohmann was called up to the Majors to make his debut against the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2004 itself, Dohmann became a regular part of the starting rotation, pitching in 41 games at an ERA of 4.11 with a 0-3 record.
He began 2005 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox but moved up for his second year in the MLB 34 games into the AAA-League season. After 32 games for the Rockies, Dohmann was forced out of action due to an injury, bringing his season to a premature halt.
In 2006, he began his rehab from injury in the Advanced A-League, playing thrice for the Modesto Nuts. He followed it up with 10 appearances at the AAA-League with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox before moving back to the MLB roster for the remainder of the season.
27 games into the 2006 MLB season, the Kansas City Royals decided to sign Dohmann in exchange for Jeremy Affedlt and Denny Bautista. Ryan Shealy was also part of the trade, and went to the Royals. Dohmann had a poor 21 games with the Royals, pitching in 23.2 innings and conceding 21 runs and 33 hits at an ERA of 7.99.
The Royals decided to offload the out-of-form Dohmann to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the start of the 2007 season. First at the AAA-League with the Durham Bulls, Dohmann impressed with a 4-1 record in the AAA-League, moving up to the Devil Rays after 37 games with the Bulls. Dohmann had a great end to the year, pitching 31.2 innings at 3.31 with a 3-0 record.
2008 again began with the Durham Bulls although after promotion to the Devil Rays, Dohmann was unable to reproduce the form of the past. Despite a 6.14 ERA in 14.2 innings, he had a 2-0 record but the Devil Rays still decided to release Dohmann in October, making him a free agent. Dohmann decided to move to Japan, signing with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
He returned the following year, signing up with the Arizona Cardinals who assigned him to the AAA-League with the Reno Aces. Dohmann left the Diamondbacks to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2010, on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.