Schlei also has a decent changeup. No one questions this kid's heart. They do question why he just can't get it done late in the game. He's almost as effective against lefthanders as he is versus righthanders.
Defense & Hitting
He's average in terms of controlling the running game. He tends to fall off slightly to the first-base side of the mound, making him vulnerable to bunts toward third base. He makes up for that minor flaw by being aggressive in fielding his position. Schlei is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Schlei has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Schlei as a pinch-runner on occasion.
Schlei has below average skills, even for the low minors. One has to expect the Retired or Inactive Players will give him his walking papers before the end of the season. I just don't know if The Retired or Inactive Players are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Ska Nyman, A-Ball Scout