Patrick Bowen Schultz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.
- School Northwestern University
- High School Highland Park High School (Dallas)
- Debut March 23, 2014
Pitcher Bo Schultz made his major league debut in 2014.
Schultz did not play his first two years in college. He was 0-2 with a 8.82 ERA and a WHIP over 2 as a junior. His senior year, he was 3-8 with a 9.23 ERA and more walks than strikeouts. He led the Big Ten Conference in losses. Despite his poor collegiate record, he was able to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland A's.
He was 4-3 with a 5.24 ERA the summer of 2008 with the AZL Athletics. With the 2009 Vancouver Canadians, he had a 2-3, 2.66 record in 26 games, striking out 48 in 44 IP and holding opponents to a .185 average. He tied for fourth in the Northwest League in losses. In 2010, he was 6-1 with a 2.87 ERA in 41 outings for the Kane County Cougars, allowing a .208 average (.173 against righties). His 10 hit batsmen were tied for 9th in the Midwest League. During 2011, he struggled with the Stockton Ports (14 R in 6 2/3 IP, 1 Sv) and was let go by Oakland. Signed by the independent Grand Prairie AirHogs, he was 4-3 with a save and a 4.12 ERA in 37 games.
The Arizona Diamondbacks decided to give the right-hander another shot in the affiliated minors. He split 2012 between the Visalia Oaks (4-2, 11 Sv, 4.50 in 29 G) and Mobile Bay Bears (2-3, 2.11 in 17 G). He was third among Diamondbacks farmhands in saves, behind Jonathan Albaladejo and Evan Marshall. He added one save and pitched four shutout innings in the playoffs. In 2013, he was with Mobile (5-4, 1 Sv, 2.86 in 20 G) and the AAA Reno Aces (0-2, 5.49 in 17 G). His 14 wild pitches were 4th-most in the Arizona farm system. He had a 3-0, 3.09 record in the Arizona Fall League. He tied Grayson Garvin, Sam Gaviglio, Matt Purke and Miguel Pena for third in the AFL in wins, behind only Sammy Solis and Dallas Beeler.
He made his big league debut in Australia, pitching for the Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 23, 2014. He pitched a scoreless inning in relief in the 7-5 loss, giving up a hit. He entered with a 7-0 lead and allowed a single to Hanley Ramirez but then retired Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis in order. Tuffy Gosewisch batted for him in the bottom of the inning. When the D-Backs returned to the U.S. and had to cut a couple of players from their roster, he was sent back to AAA, however.
- Patrick Sauer: "Bo Schultz's long road from Williamsburg bar softball to the American League East", Vice Sports, February 18, 2015.