It's hard to believe we are just over one month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. While we are usually focused on the Mets and Yankees, we also have a keen eye on several Section II products who are in affiliated baseball.

And a big step forward for Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz.

Schultz has been invited to major league spring training after a stellar season at AA with the Montgomery Biscuits.

He went 9-5 this season with a 3.67 ERA in 27 starts. He was also named to the Southern League all-star game. He had an unbelievable strikeout rate in AA, registering 168 punchouts in 135 innings.

His lone detriment has been some spotty control. He also had 90 walks in those 135 innings. His potential and velocity are undeniable. His fastball is anywhere between 93 and 97 MPH. He also has a devastating curveball.

Schultz led the Southern League in strikeouts this past season. The next closest had 140.


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