Somewhere in New Port Richey, Florida, Patrick Schuster is getting laid.
The high school lefty just pitched his 4th consecutive no-hitter (yes, you read that right), a Florida state record. According to reports there were more than a dozen scouts in attendance, including Florida Gator’s head coach Kevin O’Sullivan. Before the game was started, it was already dubbed “Patrick Schuster Day.” Talk about pressure.
Schuster struck out 17 in the performance, walking two.
According to my 2008 Baseball America Prospect Handbook, Schuster is ranked #42 of the top 100 high school prospects. After this development, I’d certainly look for him to make quite a jump. If he pitches #5 in a week, we might be talking about a phenomenon here.
Still, according to scouts, Schuster is a middle-ground pitcher who should go somewhere if the fourth round if he joins the major league draft. For that reason, I’d expect Schuster to join the University of Florida and let his stock rise. Before we know it, he’ll be a Scott Boras client. Here’s his scouting report for shits and giggles:
Fastball: Touches 90, grades as average.
Curveball: 74-77, also average right now.
Changeup: 78-80 mph.