The Cincinnati Reds have acquired leftt handed pitcher Patrick Schuster from the Arizona Diamondbacks and assigned him to Double-A Pensacola. To make room on the roster the Reds released catcher Lou Marson.

Schuster was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round of the 2009 draft out of high school. That season he grabbed national attention after throwing four consecutive no hitters in his high school season – appearing all over ESPN. He was signed for 3rd-4th round money despite being drafted in the 13th round and was ranked as the Diamondbacks 21st best prospect after the 2009 season.

The left hander worked as a starting pitcher in 2010 and part of 2011, but he’s spent the rest of his career working out of the bullpen. In 2014 he saw time in both Double-A and Triple-A, but was pitching in Double-A for all of 2015.

While he is a lefty reliever, over the last three seasons his splits aren’t too large and he’s had plenty of success against both lefties and righties. Let’s take a quick look at how he’s performed against hitters from both sides of the plate since 2013 began:

Split PA BB K AVG OBP SLG
vsLHB 223 23 59 .195 .291 .308
vsRHB 244 32 45 .231 .331 .313

He’s been better against lefties, and that walk-to-strikeout ratio against right handers is something that will likely need to improve moving forward.

It’s been tough to track down how hard he’s throwing these days, but he’s been anywhere from 87-89 to 90-92 at different times in the past. He’s also mixing in a slider. He’s got a low 3/4 arm angle and some deception with his mechanics.

Career Stats

Year Age Lev W L ERA IP H HR BB K
2009 18 Rk 0 0 3.60 5.0 4 0 4 6
2010 19 Rk 5 4 3.76 76.2 76 3 34 60
2011 20 A 7 4 3.33 119.0 106 7 41 84
2012 21 A+ 4 5 4.90 64.1 56 5 32 67
2013 22 A+ 0 1 1.83 44.1 30 3 18 45
2014 23 AA 3 2 2.02 26.2 12 2 15 19
2014 23 AAA 0 0 4.50 18.0 21 2 10 20
2015 24 AA 0 1 3.24 25.0 23 0 12 20
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