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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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3/27/12: Perfect Game All-American right handed pitcher Clate Schmidt is a great example of how players develop their tools and skills at different rates. The Georgia native first appeared at a PG event as a rising sophomore at the 2009 WWBA 16U National Championships playing for Team Elite. He was a primary shortstop at that point and the notes on his defense and hitting were pretty positive, although one PG scout did note “arm is a bit short right now.” Schmidt did pitch at that event, topping out at 82 mph, but struggled with his pitching mechanics and command. When Schmidt played at the 2010 WWBA 16U National Championships a year later, he didn’t pitch at all. But when he went to Jupiter in October of 2010 with Team Elite, it was a different story. Schmidt sat at 91 mph, topping out at 92, with a nasty curveball and good command. He’d clearly made the move to being an elite pitching prospect and went on to lead all of Cobb County (one of the most talented baseball counties in the country) in strikeouts in the spring of 2011 with 97 while compiling a 1.09 ERA. Schmidt then took another step forward at the 2011 Perfect Game National Showcase in June. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound right hander sat at 94-95 mph for three innings while showing one of the best curveballs in the country. He did play some shortstop at the showcase, running a 6.68 60 and playing defense with pro level tools and skills as well, although his bat didn’t quite grade out at that level. He later duplicated that performance at the 2011 East Coast Professional Showcase, topping out at 96 mph with the same dominating low-80s curveball. Schmidt’s raw stuff is first round material. He throws from a full back turn delivery with a big hip turn and an extended three-quarters arm slot with some effort on release that will cause him to spin off occasionally. Schmidt’s athleticism enables him to repeat his delivery well considering all the movement and energy spent and he hasn’t shown any significant command problems either during the summer/fall or pitching in high school ball during the spring. His release point provides very good angle against right handed hitters, especially with his breaking ball. Schmidt’s plus fastball velocity is a constant and he maintains 93-plus mph over extended innings and from the stretch with little variance. He also gets very good running and sinking life on the pitch when he’s down in the zone, and maintaining consistency with this movement and location will be one of the most important aspects of his future development. While many have called Schmidt’s 80-83 mph breaking ball a slider due to its velocity, the pitch is a true curveball that Schmidt comes off the top of (as opposed to releasing it off his finger tips as one would a slider) and generates very hard spin and deep 11-to-5 shape. It’s a plus pitch regardless of what you label it as. Schmidt has thrown a changeup occasionally but hasn't needed it as much up to this point in his career, and is something that will be developed at the next level. Schmidt’s best comparison in the 2012 draft class is Lance McCullers. McCullers is a more physical, stronger athlete right now but the two have similar deliveries and similar raw stuff. McCullers generates a bit more velocity on his fastball and his curveball is a bit tighter when thrown in the strike zone, but Schmidt has the edge in pitchability and command at present. The fact that the two top prospects pitching prospects also have high level shortstop tools completes the comparison well. No profile on Schmidt would be complete without mentioning his father, retired Marine Colonel Dwight Schmidt. Col. Schmidt flew F-15s for 20 years, including an extended tour over Iraq, before retiring to become a pilot with Delta. When son Clate was named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic team last summer, Col. Schmidt arranged for the players to have a full tour of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego, an experience many are unlikely to forget as they continue their baseball careers.




Jun 29, 2012 - Jul 06, 2012   Team Elite 18U  12
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011   Team Elite  23
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 180   S/R

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Aug 14, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011   East  
PETCO Park - San Diego, CA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011     
Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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Jul 09, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011   Team Elite 17U White  49
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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Jul 02, 2011 - Jul 08, 2011   Team Elite 17U White  49
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 175   S/R

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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   2-Gold  9
City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-1 175   S/R

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Clate Schmidt is a 2012 RHP/SS with a 6-2 175 lb. frame from Acworth, GA who attends Allatoona HS. Slender athletic frame, young look, room to get stronger. Back turn delivery, 3/4's arm slot, works from the stretch, some effort at release but stays directional well, very fast arm. Consistent 93-95 mph fastball, hard boring action at times. Low 80's curveball, nasty knee buckling bite at times, hard and sharp. Raw stuff/delivery similar to Lance McCullers minus a few mph's. 6.68 runner, nice infield actions, light on his feet, good footwork, hands work well at the ball, throws easy, has the actions/athleticism. Tall stance hitting, hands back, line drive swing plane, hits to all fields, good barrel. Pitching is his future. Good student, verbal commitment to Clemson. Named to the Perfect Game All American Classic team.
PG Grade 10.0




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Oct 21, 2010 - Oct 25, 2010   Team Elite  70
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-2 165   S/R

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Jul 13, 2010 - Jul 19, 2010   Team Elite Black  88
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-1 170   S/R

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Jul 14, 2009 - Jul 20, 2009   Georgia Sox  12
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Clate Schmidt
RHP SS 6-0 135   S/R

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