Seth J. Schwindenhammer
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.
- High School Limestone Community High School
Seth Schwindenhammer was a minor league outfielder.
Schwindenhammer hit .434 with 15 homers as a high school senior. The Boston Red Sox, behind scout Chris Mears, took him in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft. He hit .194/.252/.274 for the 2009 GCL Red Sox, with 41 strikeouts in 124 AB; in 2010, he batted .192/.292/.250 with one homer and 48 strikeouts in 104 at-bats for the Lowell Spinners. With Lowell in 2011, he had an all-or-nothing season; 9 homers (a franchise record for a lefty) but 106 strikeouts in 207 at-bats. He hit .213/.271/.401. He tied Travis Taijeron for third in the New York-Penn League in home runs behind Jeff Malm and Zach Wilson, but led in strikeouts by 26. He won the Moniker Madness contest that year; he had lost in 2010 to Rowdy Hardy. Had he made the majors, his 15 letters would have passed Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the longest name in MLB history. In 2012, he was awful for Lowell (3 for 41, 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 24 K). Let go by Lowell, he hit .208/.294/.335 for the Joliet Slammers, fanning in 71 of 173 AB.
Source: 2012 Red Sox Media Guide