Friday, March 10, 2017

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Clarke Schmidt

Clarke Schmidt, RHP, College(South Carolina). 6'1", 200 lbs. 

2016:  9-5, 3.40, 111.1 IP, 27 BB, 129 K.
2017:  2-1, 0.48, 18.2 IP, 10 BB, 19 K.

Clarke Schmidt was a skinny 170 lbs coming out of HS with a FB that sat 89-90 MPH.  He's filled out, especially in the lower half, and now pumps heat at 92-96 MPH with what one scout described as "hard sink".  He adds a slider that he uses as a putaway pitch as well as a curveball and changeup.  Keith Law thinks he's a reliever in the pros, but if the changeup develops, he could be a workhorse starter.  I would put him at the head of a deep second tier of college pitchers who could sneak into the bottom of the first round.


DrB's Updated 2017 Draft Board:

1.  Jordan Adell, OF, HS.
2.  Mark Vientos, SS, HS.
3.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS.
4.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida).
5.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, College(North Carolina).
6.  Brendan McKay, LHP/1B, College(Louisville)
7.  Seth Romero, LHP, College(Houston).
8.  Brady McConnell, SS, HS.
9.  Royce Lewis, SS/OF, HS.
10.  Trevor Rogers, LHP, HS.
11.  Alex Lange, RHP, College(LSU).
12.  Kyle Wright, RHP, College(Vanderbilt).
13.  Jeren Kendall, OF, College(Vanderbilt).
14.  Tanner Houck, RHP, College(Missouri).
15.  Brendon Little, LHP, JC(State College of Florida).
16.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS.
17.  Hans Crouse, RHP, HS.
18.  DL Hall, LHP, HS.
19.  Jacob Heatherly, LHP, HS.
20.  Calvin Mitchell, OF, HS.
21.  Conor Uselton, OF, HS.
22.  Garrett Mitchell, OF, HS.
24.  Michael Gigliotti, OF, College(Lipscomb).
25.  Pavin Smith, 1B, College(Virginia).
26.  Jake Burger, 2B, College(Missouri St).
27.  Cole Brannen, OF, HS.
28.  Evan Skoug, C, College(TCU).
29.  Colton Hock, RHP, College(Stanford).
30.  Mackenzie Gore, LHP, HS.
31.  Nick Allen, SS, HS.
32.  Blayne Enlow, RHP, HS.
33.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS.
34.  Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS.
35.  Quentin Holmes, OF, HS.
36.  Corbin Martin, RHP, College(Texas A&M).
37.  JJ Schwarz, C, College(Florida).
38.  Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford).

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