Was born in San Diego, Calif., known as the “Birthplace of California” after being the site of the first European settlement on the West Coast. The city was the hometown of Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Is also ranked the Giants’ third-best prospect according to Baseball America and fourth-best according to MLB.com. Attended Eastlake High School in Chula Vista and was rated as the third-best outfielder and 45th player overall in California as a senior in 2017. Schmitt led Eastlake High to the CIF championship game in both 2016 and 2017. Enters the season having the best infield arm and bring named the best defensive infielder in the Giants system for the second consecutive year according to Baseball America. Schimtt was named a 2022 MiLB Gold Glove winner after committing 10 errors across three levels (High-A Eugene, Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento) (169 total chances). Giants legend Will Clark had this to say about Schmitt last season. “He is a Gold Glove third baseman right now, without a shadow of a doubt. This boy can flat-out pick it, and he’s starting to come around as far as offensively.” Schmitt says he modeled part of his game after former Giants IF Evan Longoria.
Began the year with High-A Eugene and hit .273 with 14 doubles, 17 homers and 59 RBI in 93 games with the Emeralds... His 17 homers were tied for third-most in the Northwest League while his slugging percentage (.272) and OPS (.837) both ranked second... Earned a mid-season promotion to Double-A Richmond on Aug. 10 and appeared in 29 games for the Flying Squirrels, hitting .342 with 10 doubles, three homers and 16 RBI... Was promoted to a Triple-A after Richmond’s season ended and went 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer and three RBI in four games with the River Cats... Stood out for his impressive arm and was named 2022 MiLB Gold Glove winner after committing 10 errors across all levels (169 total chances)... According to Baseball America, Schmitt has the best infield arm and is the best defensive infielder in the Giants system for the second consecutive year.