Clarke Schmidt was the 16th overall choice in the 2017 amateur draft by the New York Yankees.
He threw three seasons at the University of South Carolina, but his junior season was cut short after nine starts due to Tommy John surgery, making his selection by the Yankees rather unexpected.
When he finally recovered from the surgery in 2018, he started his professional career but was only able to play in 8 games and 23 1/3 innings.
Clarke threw for three different teams, including the two Gulf Coast League affiliates of the New York Yankees.
His actual first taste of competition came in 2019 when he pitched in 19 games and had a combined record of 6-5, 3.47 over 90 2/3 innings.
He did not throw a full season for the second time, since he missed some time early in the season, but he did make three starts for the GCL Yankees East in late June and early July before returning to the Tampa Tarpons of the Florida State League.
After going 4-5, 3.84 for Tampa, he was promoted to the AA Trenton Thunder in mid-August. He pitched his finest ball with Trenton, finishing 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in three Eastern League outings.
Clarke Schmidt Contract
The New York Yankees and Clarke Schmidt agreed to a one-year, $712,500 deal, including a $712,500 guarantee.
Clarke Schmidt Salary
The average amount of money that Clarke Schmidt earns each year is$712,500
Clarke Schmidt Net Worth
Clarke Schmidt has a net worth of $500,000