Selected in the second round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants out of San Diego State University... signed with the Giants on July 3, 2023 and received a $1,147,500 signing bonus, under the slot value of $1,507,600... was born in San Diego, which is also the hometown of Hall of Famer Ted Williams... ranked the Giants’ No. 3 prospect according to Baseball America and No. 4 according to MLB.com as of 2023... attended Eastlake High School in Chula Vista and was rated as the third-best outfielder and 45th player overall in California as a senior in 2017... Schmitt led Eastlake High to the CIF championship game in both 2016 and 2017... enters the 2023 season having the best infield arm and bring named the best defensive infielder in the Giants system for the second consecutive year according to Baseball America... Schmitt was named a 2022 MiLB Gold Glove winner after committing 10 errors across three levels (High-A Eugene, Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento) (169 total chances).... Schmitt says he modeled part of his game after former Giants IF Evan Longoria.
Made his Major League debut with the Giants on May 9, 2023 and homered in his second at-bat.. the 24-year-old Schmitt became the youngest Giant to homer in his Major League debut since Will Clark accomplished the feat as a 22-year-old rookie on April 8, 1986... the Giants replayed Schmitt’s blast on the scoreboard when he returned to the field to play defense in the top of the fifth, resulting in a standing ovation from the fans in attendance... began the season with Triple-A Sacramento and hit .313 with a homer and 22 RBIs in 134 at-bats across 32 games before joining San Francisco.
Began the year with High-A Eugene and hit .273 with 14 doubles, 17 homers and 59 RBI in 93 games with the Emeralds... His 17 homers were tied for third-most in the Northwest League while his slugging percentage (.272) and OPS (.837) both ranked second... Earned a mid-season promotion to Double-A Richmond on Aug. 10 and appeared in 29 games for the Flying Squirrels, hitting .342 with 10 doubles, three homers and 16 RBI... Was promoted to a Triple-A after Richmond’s season ended and went 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer and three RBI in four games with the River Cats... Stood out for his impressive arm and was named 2022 MiLB Gold Glove winner after committing 10 errors across all levels (169 total chances)... According to Baseball America, Schmitt has the best infield arm and is the best defensive infielder in the Giants system for the second consecutive year... Giants legend Will Clark had this to say about Schmitt last season: “He is a Gold Glove third baseman right now, without a shadow of a doubt. This boy can flat-out pick it, and he’s starting to come around as far as offensively.” ... voted a Northwest League postseason All-Star
Made his Giants debut and appeared in 64 games with the San Jose Giants, hitting .247 with 8 homers and 29 RBIs in 251 at-bats in the California League... was named the league's Player of the Week on June 13.