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September 28, 2020 11:08 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Charged with loss in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Marlins.

Schmidt was making his first major-league start in Sunday's regular-season finale, and he gave up three runs in the second frame while only lasting four innings overall. He was charged with the loss as the Marlins' pitching staff tossed a shutout in the contest. The highly touted prospect had mixed results in his first three big-league appearances in 2020, and it's unclear whether he'll play a role for the Yankees during the postseason.

September 27, 2020 12:24 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Recalled for first big-league start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt was recalled from the alternate training site to start Sunday's game against the Marlins.

The 24-year-old made his major-league debut with two appearances out of the bullpen in early September, but he'll make the first start of his career in the regular-season finale. Schmidt had a brief showing at Double-A Trenton last season and had a 2.37 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 19:1 K:BB over 19 innings. A strong performance Sunday would be a convincing audition for a roster spot in the playoffs.

September 26, 2020 11:08 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Making first start Sunday
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Schmidt will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Schmidt was believed to be a candidate to start Sunday's regular-season finale, and the team officially named him the starter. He'll make his first major-league start as he competes for a spot on the roster if the Yankees make a run in the playoffs. In his first two major-league appearances in 2020, Schmidt allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.1 innings.

September 24, 2020 10:56 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Likely to start Sunday
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Schmidt will likely be called up to start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

This would essentially be an audition for Schmidt to make the roster for the AL Division Series, as he would not be available for the initial best-of-three series. He has not been used as a traditional starter in his two big-league appearances thus far this season, but Schmidt still has a very high ceiling and floor long term and could emerge as an unlikely weapon for the Yankees this October.

September 14, 2020 06:24 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Gets demoted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Sunday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Schmidt made just two relief appearances during his time on the major-league roster. He had a rough showing in his debut but settled down in his second outing. The right-hander hadn't pitched in nearly a week, so he'll presumably get more consistent time to develop at alternate camp. It's unclear whether the 24-year-old prospect will return to the Yankees' pitching staff over the final two weeks of the regular season.

September 5, 2020 02:32 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Unsteady in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt pitched 1.1 relief innings in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one. He did not factor in the decision.

Schmidt was called upon to protect a one-run lead with a pair of runners on base and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Things did not go well for the rookie as he gave up three straight hits and allowed four runs to cross the plate -- two of which were charged to starter Deivi Garcia -- before recording the first out of his career. Schmidt returned to the mound in the sixth frame and fared better, holding Baltimore scoreless in spite of a walk and a hit batsman. It remains to be seen how the Yankees will deploy their top pitching prospect moving forward -- he was primarily a starter in the minors, coming out of the bullpen for only two of 27 appearances.

September 4, 2020 09:04 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Joins 40-man roster ahead of Game 2
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Schmidt's contract was selected by the Yankees prior to Game 2 against the Orioles on Friday, Marly Rivera of reports.

Schmidt was on the taxi squad for the Yankees' weekend series, and he'll join the 40-man roster for Friday's nightcap. The 24-year-old logged a 2.37 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over 19 innings during three starts at the Double-A level last season and will now be available to make his major-league debut.

September 4, 2020 02:48 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Joining taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt was added to the Yankees' taxi squad Friday and could have his contract purchased as soon as Saturday, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN reports.

Schmidt has yet to reach Triple-A and has made just three starts at the Double-A level, but he's a talented pitcher who could make an impact for the Yankees down the stretch. The 24-year-old has thrown just 114 total professional innings, but his 3.39 ERA and 28.3 percent strikeout rate serve as good indicators of his potential.

August 28, 2020 02:08 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Unlikely to debut this weekend
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone indicated Thursday that he "wouldn't expect" Schmidt to be called up this weekend despite the team playing five games in three days, Bryan Hoch of reports.

If ever there was a time for the Yankees to summon their top pitching prospect this season it would appear to be now, with the team playing doubleheaders against the Mets on Friday and Sunday. However, Boone's comments suggest that the organization is committed to keeping Schmidt off the big-league roster, a decision likely centered around his lack of experience beyond the Double-A level and current absence from the 40-man roster. Assuming Schmidt or another starter isn't summoned from the team's alternate training site, New York is likely to rely upon a bullpen game for at least one half of both of this weekend's twin bills.

August 22, 2020 02:08 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Callup complicated by roster space
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Schmidt has been impressive at the team's alternate training site, but his current absence from the 40-man roster could impact the decision to call him up to the majors, Bryan Hoch of reports.

With James Paxton (forearm) and Luis Avilan (shoulder) placed on the injured list Friday, the Yankees have a sudden need for both a starting pitcher and a reliever to fill their spots. However, Boone mentioned Michael King, Nick Nelson and Jonathan Loaisiga as potential replacements for Paxton while suggesting that Schmidt's path could be complicated by a corresponding 40-man roster move that would need to be made if the prized prospect is called up. Schmidt has pitched only three games above Class A ball, but he has recently been getting stretched out to a starter's workload at the Yankees' alternate training site.

August 12, 2020 01:00 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: To throw five innings Wednesday
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Schmidt will build up to five innings Wednesday at the Yankees' alternate site, Brendan Kuty of reports.

We know that he remains an option to join the big-league rotation sometime this summer, and the knowledge that he will throw five innings Wednesday would seemingly rule him out as an option to replace J.A. Happ in the rotation this weekend. He lines up to potentially step into the big-league rotation as early as Monday or Saturday of next week. Those are Jordan Montgomery's scheduled starts, so if Montgomery has another rough outing Tuesday against the Braves, perhaps it would be he whom Schmidt replaces in the rotation and not Happ.

August 9, 2020 03:56 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Could be called upon this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Schmidt "could certainly factor in" with the Yankees' plans at some point this season, but he won't pitch this weekend, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Yankees starters not named Gerrit Cole have been mostly unimpressive this season, but the organization has thus far resisted the temptation to promote its top pitching prospect. Schmidt impressed in spring training and summer camp, so service-time considerations could be a factor in the team's decision to keep him off the active roster. Still, the right-hander could certainly make his major-league debut at some point during the campaign, especially if starters Jordan Montgomery, James Paxton and J.A. Happ continue to struggle.

July 21, 2020 04:32 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Sent to alternate training site
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Schmidt was sent to the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Schmidt received glowing reviews from the pitching staff during his camp, but he won't begin the season on the major-league roster. Manager Aaron Boone said, "He has delivered in every way," when describing Schmidt's performance during camp. Given the team's belief in his potential, the 24-year-old could make his major-league debut at some point during the abbreviated 2020 season.

July 7, 2020 01:12 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Impresses during intrasquad outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt surrendered one hit and one walk while striking out three across two scoreless innings during the Yankees' intrasquad game Monday.

Schmidt faced a stacked Yankees lineup during Monday's intrasquad game, striking out both Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela to conclude the first two innings. The 24-year-old looked sharp when spring training halted in March and continues to push for an opportunity to see MLB action early this season. Schmidt has been expressing his confidence off the field as well, saying "I think that I can produce at this level, I hold myself to a high regard, I always have", Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

July 6, 2020 04:40 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Praised by manager
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Manager Aaron Boone was effusive in his praise for Schmidt on Monday, Bryan Hoch of reports. "His pitch repertoire is excellent. His athleticism on the mound allows him to have a real clean delivery. There's an absolute presence to him, like he believes he belongs here," Boone said.

It's not unusual for a manager to praise a top prospect, but it's nonetheless comforting to know that Boone is a big fan of Schmidt. Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) may miss the start of the season, so it's conceivable Schmidt could see MLB action early and often, although Jonathan Loaisiga seems like the leading candidate to fill the fifth starter's spot if Tanaka opens the year on the injured list. Schmidt has three plus pitches and is set to start Monday night's intrasquad game opposite J.A. Happ.

July 1, 2020 07:48 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Included on 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt will take part in the Yankees' summer camp as part of their 60-man player pool.

The designation comes as no surprise given Schmidt's status as one of the organization's top prospects. The right-hander had yet to be optioned to the minors when spring training was suspended, due in part to a strong showing in Grapefruit League play. While he's unlikely to begin the 2020 campaign on the active big-league roster, it's feasible Schmidt could be called upon if a need for a starter arises. The possibility also exists that Schmidt could be given a chance to contribute as a reliever at some point during the campaign.

May 21, 2020 05:40 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Candidate for taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt could be given a spot on the Yankees' taxi squad if the 2020 season is able to be played, Peter Gammons of The Athletic reports.

Many questions remain about how a potential 2020 MLB season would play out, but the proposal of a 20-man taxi squad would enable prospects such as Schmidt to gain some experience during the campaign in the likely absence of a minor-league season. Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake specified Schmidt as a player who could earn a taxi-squad role out of a restarted camp, though such a designation would not guarantee that the 24-year-old would actually garner big-league playing time during the season.

April 8, 2020 01:04 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Throwing bullpens during hiatus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt has been throwing bullpen sessions and working on his mechanics at his home in Georgia during MLB's hiatus, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

"I'm trying to throw as many bullpens as I can, work on as much stuff as I can mechanically (and) pitch design, and stuff like that," Schmidt said Monday. The 24-year-old also noted that he has yet to be told where he will open the 2020 campaign. Although Schmidt was considered a longshot to make the Opening Day roster prior to the suspension of play, he performed well in Grapefruit League action and has an outside chance of breaking camp with the Yankees, especially if rosters are expanded as is widely expected.

March 31, 2020 03:00 PM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Showed promise this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt gave up two earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out eight in seven innings during big-league spring training.

He gave up two unearned runs and allowed too many baserunners, but his strikeout total was impressive in this tiny sample. While Deivi Garcia and Michael King have already been optioned to the minors, Schmidt has not been jettisoned from major-league camp -- not that camp is still in progress. It seems possible that James Paxton (back) could be ready when the season begins, so the Yankees may not need to dig into the farm system to fill the No. 5 starter role after all.

February 3, 2020 11:52 AM
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Invited to major-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schmidt was invited to the Yankees' major-league spring training Monday.

Schmidt advanced to the Double-A level in 2019, posting a 2.37 ERA with a 0.79 WHIP over 19.0 innings. In total, the right-hander recorded a 3.47 ERA with a 102:28 K:BB over 90.2 innings in the minors last year. The 23-year-old will likely begin the 2020 season with Double-A Trenton, but he'll get the chance to work with the big-league coaching staff during spring training.

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