Jaime Matthew Schultz…played three years at High Point University, going a combined 10-9 with a 3.90 ERA in 57 games (14 starts)…named to the All-Big South Second-Team as a freshman and was 10th in the conference with 68 strikeouts in 2010…missed the 2011 season with Tommy John surgery.
Had two stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers and compiled a 7.20 ERA and .316 opponents batting average in four relief appearances…was recalled for the first time on April 11 and did not allow a run in three outings (3.0 ip) before he was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City April 14…opponents went 1-for-9 (.111) with two walks…returned for a second time July 27 and allowed four runs on five hits and a walk in 2.0 innings the next day at Washington before he was sent back to Oklahoma City following the game…spent the balance of the season at Triple-A where he compiled a 2-3 record, a career-high four saves and a 5.85 ERA in a career-high 47 appearances, including one start…struck out 62 batters in 47.2 innings, an average of 11.71 strikeouts per nine innings…however, issued 27 walks (5.10 per nine innings)…surrendered just three home runs…allowed a .274 opponents batting average, which broke down to .242 (15-for-62) against left-handed hitters compared to .289 (37-for-128) against right-handers…opponents hit .209 when leading off an inning but he walked eight for a .333 on-base percentage…was 2-0 with a 4.03 ERA in 22 games on the road, 0-3 with a 7.46 ERA in 25 outings at home…tossed one inning or fewer in 39 of his 47 appearances.
OKLAHOMA CITY: Began the season at Oklahoma City and made one appearance on April 6 against San Antonio (1.1 ip, 1 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 3 so) before he was recalled by the Dodgers April 11…was optioned back to Triple-A April 15…walked a season-high three batters and allowed three runs in 0.2 innings April 19 against Iowa (also Aug. 30 vs. New Orleans)…finished April with a 6.00 ERA and .111 opponents batting average in six appearances…walked six in 6.0 innings… then logged a 9.31 ERA and three of his four saves in 10 games in May…allowed a season-high six runs on a season-high five hits in 1.1 innings May 2 against Round Rock…yielded three runs without retiring a batter in his next appearance, giving him a 14.73 ERA over his first eight games with Oklahoma City…did not allow a run in nine of his next 11 games from May 7 to June 6 (1.54 ERA)…tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings May 7 against Nashville, his first of five outings
of 2.0 innings…was credited with his fourth and final save of the season May 30 at Memphis… yielded eight runs over a six-game stretch from June 8-22 for an 8.31 ERA and .409 opponents batting average…then had a nine-game, 9.2-inning scoreless streak from June 26 to July 17…held the opposition to a .152 average over that span and struck out 15…struck out a season-high four batters in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief July 3 at Nashville…made his lone start of the season July 21 against San Antonio (1.0 ip, 2 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 2 so)…surrendered his first home run of the season that day, snapping a season-opening 34-game, 33.0-inning, 151-batter faced homerless
streak…had a 5.66 ERA in 36 games when he was recalled by Los Angeles a second time July 27… was sent back to Oklahoma City the next day…had a seven-game, 8.1-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 4 to 19…matched his season-high with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings Aug. 17 at Round Rock…was placed on the injured list Aug. 20 with a right cheekbone contusion…was reinstated Aug. 27 and allowed nine runs on eight hits and four walks in 2.2 innings over his final three appearances… posted a 6.94 ERA in 10 appearances in August.
Split the season between Triple-A Durham and the Tampa Bay Rays, going a combined 4-3 with a 5.70 ERA (42 ER/66.1 IP) in 54 games…he struck out 92 batters in 66.1 innings ... Went 2-1 with a 5.75 ERA 32 games (one start) with Durham…fanned 58 batters in 36.0 innings, finishing tied for eighth on the team in that category ... Made his Major League debut on May 29 against Oakland, striking out all three batters he faced on 14 pitches ... Was recalled on three separate occasions, going 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA in 22 games for Tampa Bay ... Designated for assignment on January 4, 2019 ... Traded to the Dodgers for RHP Caleb Sampen from Tampa Bay.
Limited to 13 apps with Triple-A Durham after suffering a right groin injury in his first outing of the season…made 3 rehab apps (1 start) with the GCL Rays and was reinstated from the disabled list on July 18…made 3 apps for Class-A Charlotte before being transferred back to Durham... Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for Durham, his first relief apps since 2013 with Short-A Hudson Valley... Also made 2 apps for Durham in the International League playoffs... Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 28 prospect in the Rays system following the season… the publication also tabbed him as having the Best Slider in the organization for a second consecutive year... Made 9 apps for the Rays in spring training, going 0-1 with a 1.84 ERA (14.2-IP, 3-ER) and 22 SO.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Durham, making 27 starts…had 163 SO, leading Triple-A pitchers and ranking 3rd in the minors behind Brandon Woodruff (173) and Josh Staumont (167)…led Rays minor leaguers for a second straight season...Became the first Rays farmhand to lead the system in strikeouts in consecutive seasons since Matt Moore did it in three straight years from 2009-11...In addition to leading the International League in strikeouts, ranked 7th with a 3.58 ERA and tied for 3rd in starts…his 68 BB were 3rd most in the league...Reached double-digit strikeouts in 4 starts… had a career-high-tying 12 SO in 5 IP on April 24 vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)...Took a perfect game into the 7th inning on June 6 at Norfolk (Orioles)…retired his first 20 BF before Mike Yastrzemski double…Mike is the grandson of Carl Yastrzemski and went one pick after Schultz in the 14th round of the 2013 June Draft..Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 12 prospect in the Rays organization following the season, up from No. 23 the year prior…also tabbed by the publication as having the Best Slider in the system.