Patrick Bowen Schultz...Wife's name is Neha...Has twin boys; Huck and Nate (12/14/16)...Graduated cum laude from Highland Park (TX) High School, where he played four years of baseball and three of football...Is a 2008 graduate of Northwestern University, where he was named an Academic AllBig Ten selection as a senior.
Spent entire season on Toronto disabled list, recovering from "Tommy John" surgery performed on 3/29.
Had five seperate stints with the Major League club...Was recalled from Buffalo (AAA) on Sept. 6 once Major League rosters expanded…In 26 games with the Bisons recorded a 3.74 ERA (14ER/33.2 IP)…LHB hit just .211 off of him this season...Made his season debut with the Blue Jays on June 26 at CWS...Despite striking out the side in that appearance, surrendered a HR to J. Shuck in the 8th inning...Began the Major League season on the disabled list after recovering from hip surgery...Was removed from the DL on May 21...Once he was reinstated from the DL was optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
Began the season with Buffalo (Triple-A) of the International League serving as the closer for the Bisons... In 16 games posted a 1.69 ERA with seven saves. Was recalled on May 29 and spent the balance of the season in Toronto. 12 of his 25 outings were for 2.0 IP or more…Had a 2.19 ERA in those outings (6ER/24.2IP). Eight of his first nine relief appearances were scoreless, including seven consecutive and 13.1 scoreless innings from June 12-July 2. Allowed 12-ER over his last 17.1 IP, allowing 4-HR in those outings. July 23 at OAK earned his 1st career SV in just his 2nd career opportunity. Held LH hitters to a .148 average (9-61).
Made 4 relief appearances in his first Major League season with Arizona...Made first Opening Day roster, appearing in one game of the Opening Series in Sydney, Australia (0 ER in 1.0 IP)...Was recalled three times over the course of the season...Registered his first strikeout on July 29 @ Reds (Mike Leake)...Led the Reno Aces in starts (23), wins (10) and innings (135.1).
Combined to go 5-6 with 1 save and a 3.35 ERA (39 ER in 104.2 IP) in 37 games (16 starts) with Triple-A Reno and Double-A Mobile... Was 4-4 with a 2.96 ERA (27 ER in 82.0 IP) as a starter and 1-2 with a 4.38 ERA (12 ER in 24.2 IP) in relief… opponents hit .208 (60-for-289) as a starter... Went 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA (1 ER in 13.2 IP) in 2 playoff starts with the BayBears... Played with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and went 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA (11 ER in 32.0 IP) in 7 starts.
Combined to go 6-5 with 11 saves and a 3.58 ERA (22
ER in 55.1 IP) in 46 games with Single-A Visalia and
Double-A Mobile...Signed by the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on
March 8 and began the season with the Rawhide, going
4-2 with 11 saves and a 4.50 ERA (17 ER in 34.0 IP)...Went 2-1 with 3 saves and a 0.75 ERA (1 ER in 12.0 IP)
in his final 12 games before his promotion to Mobile on
July 10...Appeared in 17 games with the BayBears, going 2-3 with
a 2.11 ERA (5 ER in 21.1 IP)...limited right-handers to a
.171 average (7-for-41)...Made 4 scoreless appearances (3.1 IP) with 1 save in 4
playoffs games with Mobile, the Southern League champions.
Spent the majority of the season with Grand Prairie of the independent American Association, going 4-3 and 2 saves with a 5.03 ERA (44 ER in 78.2 IP) in 37 appearances (4 starts)…also pitched 7 games with Single-A Stockton and posted a 14.85 ERA (11 ER in 6.2 IP)... Began the season with Stockton and was released on April 26.
Was 6-1 with a 2.87 ERA (24 ER in 75.1 IP) in 41 relief appearances with Single-A Kane County... Limited opponents to a .208 average (57-for-274), including a .173 mark (27-for-156) vs. right-handers.
Spent the entire season with Short-Season A Vancouver and went 2-3 with a 2.66 ERA (13 ER in 44.0 IP) and 48 strikeouts... Named Northwest League Player of the Week from Aug. 31-Sept. 8.
Made his professional debut with Rookie AZL A's and was 4-3 with a 5.24 ERA (26 ER in 44.2 IP).