Starting Pitcher | Retired or Inactive Players
He's a good late inning man, which is when being a pitcher really counts. He struggles with his command at times and is still learning to mix his pitches and set up hitters. His fastball gets into the high 80s, but it's the sink that makes the pitch effective. Schmiege also has a decent changeup. He's almost as effective against lefthanders as he is versus righthanders.
Defense & Hitting
His pickoff move is only fair. He isn't especially quick off the mound but generally fields his position adequately. Schmiege is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Schmiege has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Schmiege as a pinch-runner on occasion.
If Schmiege doesn't perform, the Retired or Inactive Players won't hesitate to send him down to the minors. I just don't know if The Retired or Inactive Players are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Moostard Nyman