• Full name Jared Craig Shuster
  • Born 08/03/1998 in New Bedford, MA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Wake Forest
  • Debut 04/02/2023
  • Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2020 (signed for $2,197,500).
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    Shuster is one of the bigger rising pitchers in the 2020 class, and his ascension started with a strong summer in the Cape Cod League. The first thing to improve was his control. After walking more than five batters per nine innings over his first two seasons, Shuster showed dramatically better strike-throwing ability with Orleans, walking just five batters in 32 innings—a 1.41 per nine rate. Next came the fastball velocity. After mostly sitting in the 88-92 mph range, Shuster came out this spring with a fastball that got up to the 96-97 mph range from the left side. The dramatic improvement in both those areas vaulted him up into the second-to-third-round range and it wouldn’t be shocking for some scouts to have first-round grades on him. Lefties who throw 96-97 mph are rare enough, but Shuster has impressive starter traits to go along with that velocity, especially with his improved control. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Wake Forest product has a plus changeup and a developing slider that could become an average pitch as well. The shortened season hurt Shuster’s ascension up draft boards, but after striking out 43 batters in 26.1 innings with just four walks and a 3.76 ERA, he likely already showed enough teams that his improvement was legit.

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  • Chicago White Sox recalled LHP Jared Shuster from Charlotte Knights.
  • Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Jared Shuster from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Jared Shuster from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Jared Shuster to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Jared Shuster from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Jared Shuster to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves selected the contract of LHP Jared Shuster from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves invited non-roster LHP Jared Shuster to spring training.
  • LHP Jared Shuster roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.

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