Schmidt was last year's SEC pitcher of the year, which is a pretty big honor given the conference he pitches in, not to mention he was a sophomore. He enjoyed success immediately upon stepping onto Arkansas' campus, being named a freshman All-American. Schmidt has stuff and size for a lefty that you just don't find very often, unless you're looking at some of the other talented southpaws available for the 2007 draft. He pitches comfortably in the 88-92 range and also mixes in a solid slider and changeup, giving him a proven, three-pitch repertoire. He has the size to sustain long innings while maintaining his velocity, and the natural pitching moxie to get batters out when he doesn't have his best stuff. A strikeout lefty with his stature and stuff won't last very long on draft day '07.
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