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B I O

Righthander who was a weekend starter most of the 2013 season and a long reliever and weekday starter in 2014 and 2015 ... was primarily a weekend starter in 2016 ... in 259.1 innings pitched over 72 appearances (40 starts) and four seasons, he had an 18-19 record and a 4.62 ERA while allowing 307 hits (.298 opponents’ batting average) and 98 walks with 178 strikeouts ... drafted three times in his career.

2016: Drafted in the 20th round (No. 595 overall pick) by the Detroit Tigers and signed in June ... had an 8-5 record and a 4.83 ERA in 18 appearances (15 starts) ... in 85.2 innings pitched, he allowed 105 hits (.307 opponents’ batting average) and 21 walks with 68 strikeouts ... had two pickoffs ... allowed only eight walks with 34 strikeouts in 47.0 innings pitched over nine appearances (eight starts) in ACC regular-season games ... allowed only nine runs (2.56 ERA) and six walks with 27 strikeouts in 31.2 innings pitched before the third inning ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one walk with five strikeouts to earn the win against Maine on Feb. 20 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win against James Madison on Feb. 27 ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit and no runs with six strikeouts to earn the win against No. 18 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 5 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, two runs and two walks with 11 strikeouts to earn the win against No. 22 Boston College on March 18 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing no walks with five strikeouts to earn the win against Pittsburgh on April 1 ... pitched 7.0 innings in relief, allowing three runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Georgia Tech on April 24 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one earned run and one walk with six strikeouts against College of Charleston on May 11 ... pitched 2.0 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against Charleston Southern on May 17 ... pitched 8.1 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, one run and no walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at Notre Dame on May 20; retired the first 16 batters ... pitched 8.2 innings in a starting role, allowing eight hits, two earned runs and one walk with six strikeouts to earn the win against No. 3 Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 27; earned All-ACC Tournament honors ... No. 243 college prospect for the 2016 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball ... one of nine recipients of the Pete Frates/Tom Walter Award on Jan. 8; it recognizes baseball players who have been an inspiration; he recovered from cancer in 2015.

2015: Drafted in the 32nd round (No. 951 overall pick) by the Boston Red Sox ... had a 2-3 record and 4.67 ERA in 18 appearances (six starts) ... in 52.0 innings pitched, he allowed 55 hits (.276 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 32 strikeouts ... Clemson had a 5-1 record in his six starts ... struck out all three batters he faced in relief against West Virginia on Feb. 13 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and two walks with one strikeout against Furman on March 31 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and two walks with three strikeouts against Charleston Southern on April 8 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win against Gardner-Webb on April 15 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and one run with one strikeout at Georgia on April 21 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts at Georgia Tech on April 25 ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against No. 18 College of Charleston on May 6.

2014: Had a 5-7 record and 3.68 ERA in 20 appearances (eight starts) ... in 66.0 innings pitched, he allowed 65 hits (.260 opponents’ batting average), one homer and 28 walks with 53 strikeouts ... had a team-tying-high three pickoffs ... had 90 groundball outs compared to only 39 flyball outs ... had a 3-3 record, 2.93 ERA and .242 opponents’ batting average in 43.0 innings pitched over eight starts ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Maine on Feb. 22 ... pitched 4.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with one strikeout to earn the win against Presbyterian College on Feb. 25 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing one run and no walks with two strikeouts to earn the win against Virginia Tech on March 9 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia on March 25 ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Winthrop on April 2 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win against High Point on May 7 ... pitched 8.1 innings in a starting role, allowing eight hits, two runs and one walk with six strikeouts against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 23.

2013: Had a 3-4 record and 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; 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; 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 No. 7 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 2; received 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 No. 8 NC State on March 9 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits and two runs to earn the win at Boston College on April 6 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout at No. 8 Florida State on May 17 ... No. 5 freshman in the nation in the preseason by College Sports Madness ... No. 19 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 24 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... preseason ACC freshman-of-the-year by College Sports Madness ... No. 4 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 2 prospect in the ACC for the 2015 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he pitched 8.2 innings over three appearances (two starts).

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 36th round (No. 1,114 overall pick) by the Detroit Tigers ... No. 31 player and No. 10 righthander in the nation and No. 4 player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... No. 171 prospect in the nation and No. 14 prospect in Georgia by Baseball America ... East Coast Pro Showcase ... All-American by Perfect Game ... USA 18U National Team 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: Diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May 2015; drafted by the Red Sox on June 10, 2015, the same day he began chemotherapy; became cancer free during late summer 2015 ... his father, Marine Col. Dwight Schmidt, has flown F-18 fighter jets for over 20 years, including an extended tour in Iraq and Afghanistan; he is now a pilot with Delta ... his brother, Clarke, was a sophomore righthander at South Carolina in 2016 ... graduated May 7, 2016 with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Clate Connor Schmidt on Dec. 10, 1993 in Beaufort, S.C.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2013....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      5  14   1  .950
2014....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      2  24   2  .929
2015....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      7  10   1  .944
TOTAL...  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0     14  48   4  .939

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2013....  5.34   3-4    16  11   0   0/1     0   55.2   82   39   33   26   25  17   1   2   278   .343   4   7   1   1  5
2014....  3.68   5-7    20   8   0   0/1     0   66.0   65   34   27   28   53   8   1   1   303   .260   9  12   1   0 13
2015....  4.67   2-3    18   6   0   0/0     0   52.0   55   32   27   23   32   4   0   6   233   .276   7   4   0   2  5
2016....  6.11   0-0    21   3   0   0/2     0   28.0   38   26   19   13   19   6   0   1   144   .317   3   7   1   2  2
TOTAL...  7.08   2-0    32   3   0   0/2     1   48.1   59   47   38   28   33  10   0   7   248   .294   3  13   1   3  3


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