Zach Schreiber

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Zach Schreiber
Born: (1982-06-24) June 24, 1982 (age 35)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zachary J. Schreiber (born June 24, 1982 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a former baseball pitcher.

Schreiber attended Duke University and played baseball there for 4 years. Following his senior season, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round (491st overall) in the 2004 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

He began his professional career for the Gulf Coast Braves in 2004, pitching in 3 games, but did not factor into a decision through the three games in his first professional season. In 2005, he went 1-3 with a 2.94 ERA through 27 games for Rome and had a 0-2 record with a 2.84 ERA through 15 games for Myrtle Beach. His 2005 combined record was 1-5 with a 2.89 ERA.

In 2006, he led all Mississippi Braves' pitchers with 21 saves and led all relievers by holding opponents to a .187 average after his promotion to AA Mississippi from High-A Myrtle Beach on May 7. Schreiber was 20-22 in save opportunities on the season and he recorded a save in 11 of his last 14 outings and in 13 of the last 17 trips to the hill. He was named to the 2006 Southern League midseason All-Star team.

He pitched in 34 games for AAA Richmond earning a 2.97 ERA with 6 saves. On November 20, 2007, the Braves added Schreiber to the 40 man roster, protecting him from the Rule 5 Draft.[2] In April 2008, he was designated for assignment.[3] In 2008, he pitched for Richmond. He was released from the Braves organization in late March 2009[4] and signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in mid April 2009.[5] He made his debut in the Dodgers organization with the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino in July and quickly was promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts. He became a free agent after the 2009 season.


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