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Clarke Schmidt

Clarke Schmidt

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 200 | Age: 24
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 1, #16, New York Yankees) - South Carolina
Acworth, GA USA
MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 0 2.37 3 3 0 19.0 19 0.79
Career Minors 6 8 3.39 27 25 0 114.0 132 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 2-0 2.37 19.0 19 0.79
Career Minors 27 6-8 3.39 114.0 132 1.13

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 3 Teams Minors 0 3 3.09 8 7 0 23.1 16 9 8 1 6 30 0.94
2018 GCL Yankees East GCL ROK 0 2 7.04 3 2 0 7.2 8 7 6 1 2 12 1.30
2018 Staten Island Yankees NYP A(Short) 0 1 1.08 2 2 0 8.1 4 1 1 0 2 10 0.72
2018 GCL Yankees West GCL ROK 0 0 1.23 3 3 0 7.1 4 1 1 0 2 8 0.82
2019 3 Teams Minors 6 5 3.47 19 18 0 90.2 79 43 35 4 28 102 1.18
2019 GCL Yankees East GCL ROK 0 0 3.24 3 3 0 8.1 6 3 3 1 3 14 1.08
2019 Tampa Tarpons FSL A(Adv) 4 5 3.84 13 12 0 63.1 59 35 27 2 24 69 1.31
2019 Trenton Thunder EAS AA 2 0 2.37 3 3 0 19.0 14 5 5 1 1 19 0.79

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

One of the best pitchers in the best conference in college baseball (Southeastern) as a sophomore and junior, Schmidt went 16th overall in the 2017 Draft despite having Tommy John surgery a month earlier. The Yankees knew he wouldn't have lasted until their next choice, so they took him early, signed him for a below-slot $2,184,300 and used the savings to afford second-rounder Matt Sauer. Schmidt returned to the mound last June and showed the potential for four solid or better pitches.

Schmidt pitches off of a 92-94 mph fastball that peaks at 96 and generates ground balls with heavy sink. While both his low-80s curveball and mid-80s slider can be plus pitches at times, they sometimes lack consistency and he has shelved the slider to focus on improving his curve. There are days when his tumbling changeup is his best secondary offering, though his breaking balls are generally more reliable.

Schmidt has a history of throwing strikes but can get knocked around when he doesn't keep his pitches down in the strike zone. His 6-foot-1 frame doesn't create a lot of downhill plane on his pitches, and his size and less-than-smooth delivery created concerns about his durability even before he blew out his elbow. He has the best four-pitch mix among Yankees pitching prospects, so they will continue to develop him as a starter.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
02/03/2020 New York Yankees invited non-roster RHP Clarke Schmidt to spring training.
08/15/2019 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to Trenton Thunder from Tampa Tarpons.
07/11/2019 Tampa Tarpons activated RHP Clarke Schmidt from the 7-day injured list.
06/27/2019 Tampa Tarpons sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
05/29/2019 Tampa Tarpons placed RHP Clarke Schmidt on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 27, 2019.
05/14/2019 Tampa Tarpons activated RHP Clarke Schmidt from the 7-day injured list.
05/06/2019 Tampa Tarpons placed RHP Clarke Schmidt on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 3, 2019.
04/02/2019 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to Tampa Tarpons from Staten Island Yankees.
07/30/2018 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to Staten Island Yankees from GCL Yankees West.
07/25/2018 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to GCL Yankees West from GCL Yankees East.
07/24/2018 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to GCL Yankees East from Tampa Tarpons.
07/16/2018 Tampa Tarpons sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
07/09/2018 Tampa Tarpons sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees West.
07/05/2018 Tampa Tarpons sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
06/28/2018 GCL Yankees East sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees West.
06/22/2018 Tampa Tarpons sent RHP Clarke Schmidt on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees East.
04/05/2018 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to Tampa Tarpons from GCL Yankees West.
09/18/2017 GCL Yankees West activated RHP Clarke Schmidt from the 60-day disabled list.
07/12/2017 RHP Clarke Schmidt assigned to GCL Yankees West.
06/24/2017 New York Yankees signed RHP Clarke Schmidt.