Generally, short-season players have a very difficult time being recognized as a player or pitcher of the month. Yet the results delivered by the Batavia Muckdogs’ Scott Schneider are so impressive that he has moved to the head of the line as our Scout.com Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July. Schneider has won the Cardinals organization July award, as well.
The 21-year-old righty posted a 1-0 record and added a save in 21 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs. He fanned 27 opposing hitters while walking six. In fact, he held his opponents scoreless in five of his six July outings, including a five-inning shutout stint on July 24 against Jamestown during which he fanned eight Jammers.
The Cardinals' 2009 20th round pick from St. Mary’s in California leads the team in ERA on the season at 0.63 and in strikeouts with 33 in 28 2/3 professional innings. With just five more mound innings, Schneider would qualify as the New York-Penn League ERA leader as well.
Congratulations to Scott Schneider, our Scout.com Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July.
Note: Scout.com subscribers can learn more about Schneider through his recent interview with Dustin Mattison here.
Previous 2009 Scout.com Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month winners:
April: Casey Mulligan
May: Lance Lynn
June: Trey Hearne
Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month: July: Allen Craig
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