Brian Schlitter

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Brian Patrick Schlitter

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Biographical information[edit]

Brian Schlitter was originally drafted in the 34th round of the 2005 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, however he refused to sign. He was next drafted in the 16th round of the 2007 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, signing. The scout was Roy Tanner.

He began his professional career in 2007, splitting the season between the Williamsport Crosscutters (one game) and Lakewood Blue Claws (16 games). That season he went a combined 0-1 with a 3.51 ERA in 17 relief appearances. In 2008, Schlitter pitched for the Clearwater Threshers in the Phillies organization, going 4-3 with a 2.22 ERA in 34 relief appearances with them. On August 7, he was traded to the Cubs for pitcher Scott Eyre. He finished the season with the Daytona Cubs, going 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in seven relief appearances. Overall, he went 4-4 with a 2.21 ERA in 41 relief appearances, striking out 67 batters in 57 innings. Schlitter spent all of 2009 with the Tennessee Smokies, going 1-7 with a 4.38 ERA in 59 relief appearances. He began 2010 with the Iowa Cubs, with whom he went 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 27 relief appearances prior to his call up to the major leagues.

On June 28, 2010, he made his major league debut. He pitched 2/3 of an inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out both batters he faced. Two days later, he pitched two scoreless innings against the same Pirates.

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