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Top 10 Profiles of 2022: No. 2 Noah Schultz

By: Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Taking over the No. 2 position in our countdown is LHP Noah Scultz (Oswego East, 2022). Schultz was part of one, if not the most memorable high school draft class to come out of Illinois in recent memory. Missing most of the spring season due to illness, Schultz’s return towards the end of the year was among one of the more anticipated around the scouting community. His return was worth the wait, as 50+ scouts from around the country gathered to see Schultz throw against crosstown rival Oswego, creating one of the more electric environments our staff has ever been a part of. He would go on to be selected No. 26th overall by the Chicago White Sox and later go on to sign with them, choosing to pass on his commitment to Vanderbilt. 

To say there are few pitchers in the country like Schultz would be an understatement. Standing at an eye-popping 6-foot-9, 225-pounds, the southpaw was drawing comparisons to none other than fellow left-hander Randy Johnson. The size isn’t the only thing about Schultz that stands out, as he spins the ball about as good as anyone in the high school ranks. With spin rates over 3,000 RPM on his slider, it was identified as perhaps the singular best pitch in the 2022 class according to some evaluators. His arm slot creates headaches for hitters, hiding the ball well and releasing it from a low ¾ window. If all of that isn’t enough, he also has 96 mph in his back pocket with tremendous run and sinking action.

Schultz will be exceptionally fun to follow in the coming years as he looks to climb the ranks within the White Sox organization. 

No. 2 Noah Schultz 

Noah Schultz

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Oswego East
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Cangelosi Sparks Black
  • Height: 6-9
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Scouting Report


+ A first-round prospect, LHP Noah Schultz (Oswego East HS, IL) made just his second appearance of the season after missing time due to an illness. Though it was just an inning, he showed no ill effects. The Vanderbilt recruit was 93-96 with his fastball, which had heavy sinking action. The long limbs on his 6-foot-9, 225-pound frame create elite extension. His slider is also elite, spinning at more than 3000 rpm and biting extremely late on a 2/8 plane. 



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