Date of Birth: 10/30/1990
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190 lbs
Resides: Holiday, FL
The 2018 season marks Schuster's 10th season in professional baseball.
Schuster was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of J W Mitchell HS in Florida, where he set a Florida high school state record by throwing four consecutive no-hitters. Schuster made his major league debut on July 5, 2016, pitching for the Oakland Athletics. He would appear in 5 games for the A’s before being claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies, where he would finish the 2016 season, pitching in 6 games for the big league Phillies. Last season, Schuster split time between the Triple-A affiliates for the A’s and the L.A. Dodgers, combining for a 4-2 record in 44 games.
Schuster began his career in the Diamondbacks organization and was used mostly as a starter before transitioning to a reliever in 2013 where he owned an impressive 1.83 ERA in 55 games out of the bullpen for the Advanced-A Visalia Rawhide. The lefty continued to impress out of the bullpen, being promoted to the Triple-A Reno Aces in the 2014 season. Schuster’s best season came in 2016 pitching for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds where he owned an impressive 1.16 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched, earning 7 saves. For his efforts, Schuster was named a 2016 PCL All-Star. Schuster owns a career 3.53 ERA over 505 innings pitched in the minors, as well as 11 big league games with the A’s and Phillies.