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Top 10 Profiles of 2022: No. 10 Xander Schmitt

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

Today we’ll begin our ‘End of the Year’ countdown, highlighting the most viewed player profiles in Missouri from this year. We’ll be working our way to the top spot, starting with No. 10 and releasing the most viewed name on New Year’s Eve.

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C Xander Schmitt (Lafayette, 2024) kicks us off as the Kansas commit’s profile earned the 10th most views this year. Schmitt started his summer off on an emphatic note at the St. Louis Top Prospect Games, earning an invite to the PBR Future Games as a result. Our scouts had this to say about his memorable workout:

“…displayed explosive athleticism and wiry strength in multiple areas of his game, emerging Tuesday as arguably the day’s biggest winner. At 5-foot-11, 173-pounds, Schmitt ran one of the day’s fastest 60-yard dash times (6.68), which is especially impressive given his position. He blasted the day’s hardest (101.5 mph) and furthest (386 ft.) balls in BP, respectively, averaging 90.8 mph off the barrel with repeated juice to the pull-side. His loud tools translated to the field, where Schmitt exploded out of the crouch for 1.86-to-1.94 pops and an 80 mph high to the bag. Schmitt’s an arrow-up prospect in Missouri’s incoming junior class that’ll certainly generate buzz throughout the summer.”

Schmitt carried that momentum to LakePoint in early August and built off it. He became the first Missouri player ever to win the Future Games’ MVP award after going 7-for-7 with four doubles, two walks, and five steals across three games. Schmitt did all of that at the plate while providing quality contributions defensively as well. It was at this event, on the brightest stage nationally, that Schmitt cemented himself as a top prospect in Missouri’s 2024 group. He committed to Kansas shortly after the event’s conclusion.

Perhaps one of the biggest arrow-up names in the state, Schmitt enters an integral off-season as his junior year awaits. He’ll look to make some noise for the Lancers this spring and we’re eager to see the improvements he’s made after the winter.

Xander Schmitt

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lafayette
    State: MO
  • Summer Team: Wow Factor
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R