• Full name Jeffrey James Schwarz
  • Born 03/28/1996 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 8th round (233rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2018 (signed for $140,000).
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    Schwarz has been a prominent player dating back to his high school days, when he played on USA Baseball's gold-medal winning 18U national team in 2013. He was an All-American as a freshman at Florida in 2015, when he hit .332/.398/.629 with 18 home runs. He didn't reach those statistical heights again until this spring, but he's been a constant presence in the heart of Florida's lineup for the last four seasons. Schwarz, a righthanded hitter, has above-average power. That comes with a fair amount of swing and miss and there are questions about just how much he'll hit in pro ball. Schwarz has a lot of experience handling elite pitching at Florida and he's improved defensively in the last year. But his lack of athleticism behind the plate makes him a fringy defender and many scouts believe he's better suited for first base, where he largely played last year. Regardless of where he ends up defensively, most of Schwarz's value is tied to his bat.

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Career Transactions

  • Midland RockHounds placed C JJ Schwarz on the 7-day injured list.
  • C JJ Schwarz roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
  • C JJ Schwarz roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.

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