Making the Most of His Call to the Majors, Jaime Schultz Joins BBS
Jaime Schultz is in the sweet spot of his career. 27-years old, proven at every level of the minor leagues and now getting the chance to show how dominant his stuff can be on a major league mound.
In Schultz's MLB debut, the Maple Hill grad struck out all three batters he faced. The next day, he was sent back to AAA Durham. What gives? The 25-man roster is always a numbers game and it isn't easy to stick right away after that first call up. Now that Schultz is back in a Rays uniform, he's getting an extended shot to prove he belongs and he can fill a few different roles i.e. short burst of power out of the bullpen, long reliever or starter.
In his three appearances out of Tampa Bay's bullpen, Schultz has six strikeouts with an arsenal of pitches that include a fastball into the high 90s as well as a knee-buckling curveball.
Jaime joined Big Board Sports on Friday morning to talk about his path to the majors and the early success he's enjoying: