Former Eastlake star Casey Schmitt was selected in the second round of the MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Schmitt is likely to play both pitcher and third base in the pros. He hit .315 with five home runs, 36 RBIs, and an .865 OPS in 2019. He also went 3-3 with a 3.77 ERA.
Learn more about Schmitt below:
What they’re saying:
“MLB.com lists Schmitt at #76 in their 2020 draft prospect rankings, while College Baseball Daily puts Schmitt at #92 on their top 100 countdown. Schmitt has been displaying an alluring and legitimate hitting and pitching combo since high school, doing both right-handed. He’s considered the top two-way college player in the nation, tackling both third base and the closer role.” –Brad Kyle of The Runner Sports.
Kyle adds that Schmitt’s arsenal is built around a 94-MPH four-seam fastball and an off-speed splitter. He also mentions that Schmitt’s strongest attribute as a prospect may be his arm strength in the field from third base.