Born in Mukilteo, Wash. ... son of Bodil Schmidt ... older brother, Dan, played baseball a Bellevue College and now plays at Ohio University ... undecided on a major.
2013: Started 11 games, all at third base, in his first season as a Husky before missing the remainder of the season due to injury ... started all four games of the UC Davis series at third base ... 1-for-4 in UW debut Feb. 15 at UCD ... started one game (the third) in the series at Lamar ... appeared as a pinch hitter in the March 2 game vs. Cal Poly ... appeared as a pinch hitter in the second game of the Cal Poly series ... walked and scored (0-for-1) in the March 5 win over SeattleU, starting at third base ... had two pinch-hit appearances in the LSU series and one at UCLA ... had a pinch-hit single March 19 vs. Portland ... hit a two-run double in the ninth inning as a pinch hitter on March 22 vs. USC ... started March 23 vs. USC, going 0-for-1 with two walks ... last appearance was in a start April 8 at Cal State Northridge.
WESTERN NEVADA COLLEGE
Played one season at Western Nevada (Carson City, Nev.), where he played for coach D.J. Whittemore ... helped led the Wildcats to the JUCO World Series, where they finished sixth ... drove in the game-winning run in the game that put the team into the World Series ... helped team to 48-17 overall record and a 31-8 conference mark ...
KAMIAK HIGH SCHOOL
Played three seasons on the varsity, playing for coach Steve Merkley ... teammate of fellow Husky Josh Latta at Kamiak ... earned first-team All-WesCo and second-team Everett Herald all-area as a senior, when he was a team captain.
GETTING TO KNOW ALEX SCHMIDT
Possible career outside of baseball:
Favorite baseball player:
Robinson Cano, one of the best left-handed hitters in the game and stays humble about it.
Best player I’ve played against:
Bryce Harper, because he’s my age and already living the dream.
Family members who played college sports or pro:My dad played professional soccer in Denmark.