Current Roster

Duke von Schamann
#0

Position: P
Height: 6' 4"   Weight: 190 lbs
College Experience: Texas Tech University
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:

2018
Re-signed with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League on May 9
Went 4-1 with a career-best 2.70 ERA and 1.2 BB9 (walks per nine innings) in eight starts with the Frontier League Champion Joliet Slammers
Named the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career after throwing a complete game shutout (9 IP, 0 R/0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K) against the now defunct Traverse City Beach Bums on 8/27

2017
Signed his first Frontier League contract with Joliet before the start of the season
Went 5-8 with a career-best two complete games (one shutout) and a 4.06 ERA in 19 starts
Recorded the win in his Frontier League debut on 5/20 vs. the Schaumburg Boomers (7 IP, 1 R/0 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K)

2016
Signed his first Independent Professional Baseball (IPBF) contract and first American Association contract with the Winnipeg Goldeyes on April 12
Went 8-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 22 games (20 starts) with the American Association Champion Winnipeg Goldeyes
Recorded a no-decision in his IPBF debut on 5/20 against the now defunct Joplin Blasters (5.1 IP, 3 R/3 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K)
Recorded his first IPBF win in his third start on 6/1 vs. Sioux Falls (6.1 IP, 2 R/2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K)
Finished without a record and 9.64 ERA in two relief appearances during the postseason (4.2 IP, 5 R/5 ER, 13 H, 1 BB, 4 K)

2015
Returned to the Akron RubberDucks of the Eastern League (Double-A Affiliate) for the second straight season
Went 1-3 with a 7.92 ERA in five starts (26 IP, 22 R/22 ER, 36 H, 9 BB, 19 K)

2014
Opened the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League (Double-A, Affiliate) and recorded the win in his only start  with seven scoreless innings (7 IP, 0 R/0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K) against the Jackson Generals before getting traded to the Cleveland Indians on 4/6 in exchange for LHP Colt Hynes
Finished 10-8 with one save and a 4.15 ERA in 27 games (23 starts) between Chattanooga, Akron and the Columbus Clippers of the International League (Triple-A affiliate)
Posted a career-high three games finished, one save, 151.2 innings pitched and 12 hit batsmen and 633 batters faced between the three affiliates)
Went 8-8 with his only career save and a 4.20 ERA in 24 games (20 starts) with Akron before getting promoted to Columbus on June 4
Named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career for the week ending on Aug.11 after going 2-0 in two starts against the now defunct New Britain Rock Cats and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (14 IP, 4 R/4 ER, 11 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 5 K)
Went 1-0 with a 6.52 ERA in two starts with Columbus (9.2 IP, 7 R/7 ER, 12 H, 2 BB, 2 K)

2013
Opened the season with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League (Class-A, Advanced) and went 8-2 with a 4.34 ERA in 11 starts before getting promoted to Chattanooga on June 7
Finished 11-7 with a 4.67 ERA in 27 games (23 starts) between Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga
Posted a career-high 11 wins, 100 strikeouts and 6.9 SO9 (strikeouts per nine innings) between Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga
Won a career-high seven consecutive starts between starts between April and May 26
Went 3-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 16 games (12 starts) with Chattanooga
Named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career for the week ending on June 17 after going 2-0 in two starts against the Jackson Generals and the now defunct Huntsville Stars (12 IP, 1 R/1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 14 K)
Struck out a career-high 10 batters in the win on 6/10 against Jackson (6 IP, 1 R/1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB)

2012
Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the MLB Draft out of Texas Tech University as a redshirt-sophomore
Began his professional baseball career with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League (Rookie Affiliate) and went 1-0 without allowing a run  in two relief appearances before getting promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League (Class-A Affiliate) on June 27
Finished 6-4 with one complete game and a 3.00 ERA in 15 games (13 starts) between Ogden, Great Lakes and Chattanooga in his first season of professional baseball
Posted a career-best .226 opponents batting average, 1.08 WHIP, 7.6 H9 (hits per nine innings) and 0.4 HR9 (home runs per nine innings) between Ogden, Great Lakes and Chattanooga
Didn’t allow a run in the first seven innings (three appearances) of his pro career
Went 4-4 with a complete game and a 3.90 ERA in 12 starts with Great Lakes before getting promoted to Chattanooga on Aug. 29
Recorded the win in his only start with Chattanooga on 8/31 against the Birmingham Barons (5 IP, 1 R/1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 0 K)

Personal
Named All-State and the Edmond Player of the Year as a senior at Edmond Santa Fe High School in 2009
Attended Texas Tech University from 2010-2012
Underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2010 and received a medical redshirt
Named to the College Baseball Daily Big 12 All-Freshman Team and the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll as a redshirt-freshman in 2011 after going 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA in 13 games (Seven starts)
Named to the National Pitcher of the Year Watch List, the Nation’s Top Pitcher Award List and the All-Big 12 Coaches All-Conference Honorable Mention Team as a redshirt-sophomore in 2012 after going 6-4 with three complete games and a 2.08 ERA in 12 starts
Finished with a team-best six wins, 2.08 ERA, 12 starts, 86.2 innings pitched, 60 strikeouts, .212 opponents batting average and 0.90 WHIP in 2012
Son of Patrick and Kristy Brown and Uwe von Schamann; has a sister, Madeline;, and a brother, Chase
Father, Uwe, was a kicker at Oklahoma University from 1975-78 and played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins for six seasons (1979-84)
Uwe won a National Championship at Oklahoma in 1975, was voted the all-time All-Big 8 Kicker, named the All-Century Oklahoma Kicker in 1999, drafted by the Dolphins in 7th round (189th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft and set an NFL record for most extra points attempted in a single-season in 1984 before New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski broke it in 2007)

Catchers

# Name POS
16 Wilfredo Gimenez C

Infielders

# Name POS
0 Josh Anthony IF
0 Gavin Blodgett IF
0 Steven Figueroa IF
0 Thomas Walraven IF
5 Andy DeJesus IF
17 Randy Santiesteban IF
18 Will Savage IF
34 Alex Crosby IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
0 Alex Boxwell OF
0 Edgar Corcino OF
4 John Price Jr. OF
21 Colin Willis OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
0 Jumpei Akanuma P
0 Felix Carvallo P
0 Christian DeLeon P
0 Matt Kostalos P
0 Trevor Lubking P
0 Chris Pennell P
0 Sean Watkins P
0 Duke von Schamann P
0 Jordan Cummings P
22 Lars Liguori P
25 Justin Sinibaldi P
54 Mario Samuel P

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