Jaime and his wife, Alyssa, were married on Jan 6 in Raleigh, N.C. …it was the first wedding held at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, which opened in late-July 2017…the two honeymooned in Turks and Caicos... He has worked an eclectic mix of offseason jobs…previous jobs included valet parking in two states, working for yoga retailer Lululemon, collecting trash and working on boats... Jaime joined N.C. Development Baseball as a coach this offseason…the organization is chaired by former Rays infielder Elliot Johnson…Jaime worked with pitchers ages 9-16... He won the Rays annual spring training karaoke competition last season with his renditions of "Like a Prayer" by Madonna and "Roses" by Outkast... Jaime played soccer, basketball and baseball in high school, and can still dunk.
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.