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Clarke Schmidt

Clarke Schmidt

Age
23
Birthday
February 20, 1996
Height
6'1"
Weight
205
Bat
R
Throw
R
Class
2017 Draft
Acquired
Draft
Signing Date
6/24/2017
Rule 5 Year
2020
Free Agent Yr
2024
MLB 40 Man
No
Nationality
usa United States
Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
ETA
2020

He has the upside of a number two or three starter on a championship caliber club. His fastball sits 92-94 miles per hour and can reach up to 96. Due to the amount of sink on the pitch it can be graded as plus to plus-plus. His slider and curveball are both graded as above-major league average offerings according to MLB.com. His change up is the worst pitch in his arsenal, and grades as a 50.

“Everyone always likes to give me the [comparison] to Zack Greinke,” Schmidt told MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch on June 13. “He’s a strike-thrower, he’s a competitive guy. That’s something I pride myself on, competitiveness. I like to pitch with a chip on my shoulder.”