Righthander who was a weekend starter most of the season.
2013: Had a 3-4 record and a 5.34 ERA in 16 appearances (11 starts) ... in 55.2 innings pitched, he allowed 82 hits and 26 walks with 25 strikeouts ... held opponents to 1-for-9 (.111) with one strikeout against no walks with the bases loaded ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with three strikeouts against William & Mary on Feb. 16; it was his first career appearance ... pitched 4.0 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and one walk with two strikeouts to earn his first career win in the second game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23; it was his first career start ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, two runs, and three walks with five strikeouts to earn the win against #7 South Carolina at Greenville, SC on Mar. 2; he earned the Bob Bradley Award, becoming the first freshman to win the award since 2007 and the first pitcher to win the award since 2006 ... pitched 3.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts at #8 N.C. State on Mar. 9 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits and two runs to earn the win at Boston College on Apr. 6 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs, and no walks with one strikeout at #8 Florida State on May 17 ... #5 freshman in the nation in the preseason by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... #19 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #24 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... preseason ACC freshman-of-the-year by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... #4 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America ... #2 prospect in the ACC for the 2015 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 36th round (#1114 overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2012 ... #31 player and #10 righthander in the nation and #4 player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... #171 prospect in the nation and #14 prospect in Georgia by Baseball America ... East Coast Pro Showcase ... All-American by Perfect Game ... Under-18 Team USA member ... all-state selection as a senior ... Cobb County Pitcher-of-the-Year as a senior ... All-Cobb County selection as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior ... lettered four times in baseball and three times in basketball ... coached by Keith Hansen at Allatoona High School.
Personal: His father, retired Marine Colonel Dwight Schmidt, flew F-18 fighter jets for 20 years, including an extended tour over Iraq, before retiring to become a pilot with Delta ... majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Clate Connor Schmidt on Dec. 10, 1993 in Beaufort, SC.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide