5 Matt Schmidt
5 Matt Schmidt
Birth Date: 12/03/1989
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Grayslake, Ill.
High School: Grayslake Central
Position: IF
2009: Played in 30 games, including 28 starts...Emerged as the Bulldogs' starting shortstop and one of the premiere defensive players in the Ivy League...Hit .238 with nine doubles and 11 runs batted in...Stole five bases on five attempts...Got his first career hit, an RBI single, on March 9 at Maryland-Baltimore County...Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the March 21 win at Holy Cross...Went 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and two stolen bases in a twin bill against Columbia on April 4...Hit .375 with seven RBI during a seven-game hitting streak to start the month of April.

Stuper Says: "Matt is just outstanding defensively. He can make all the plays at short and has a very strong arm, along with great hands and feet. He is a contact hitter who runs well and could find himself in the lineup right away."

Getting to Know Matt

Parents' Names: Kurt and Kelly Schmidt
Major: Economics
Favorite MLB Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite MLB Player: Mark Teixeira
Favorite Quote: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog."
Biggest Inspiration: My dad
Pregame Superstition: I have to listen to my music
One word to describe yourself as a person: Determined
One word to describe yourself as a player: Effective
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Gant Elmore because he is very knowledgeable of the game and he is easy to talk to.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2009....  .238  30-28    84   15   20   9   0   0   11   29  .345  11   1  10   2  .330   1   3   5-5     39  83   7  .946
TOTAL...  .238  30-28    84   15   20   9   0   0   11   29  .345  11   1  10   2  .330   1   3   5-5     39  83   7  .946