August C. Schlosser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 225 lb.
- School Florida Southern College
- High School Lakewood Ranch High School
- Debut March 31, 2014
- Final Game September 25, 2014
- Born October 20, 1988 in Sarasota, FL USA
Gus Schlosser made his major league debut in 2014.
Schlosser was 7-1 with a 2.90 ERA as a college senior and was second-team All-Sunshine State Conference. The Atlanta Braves took him in the 17th round of the 2011 amateur draft; the scout was Buddy Hernandez. Despite his low draft rank, he was the first Braves draftee from 2011 to make the majors.
Gus split the summer of 2011 between the Danville Braves (1 H, 0 R in 5 IP) and Rome Braves (2-0, 8 Sv, 1.82, 34 K in 29 2/3 IP). He was 13-7 with a 3.37 ERA and 139 K to 33 BB in 165 1/3 IP for the 2012 Lynchburg Hillcats. He was third in the Carolina League in ERA (behind Kyle Hendricks and Stephen McCray), led in wins (one over Cody Martin) and was second in strikeouts (21 shy of leader Aaron Northcraft). Among Braves farmhands, he led in wins (one over J.R. Graham and Martin) and was second to Northcraft in Ks. He was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Year.
He remained sharp with the 2013 Mississippi Braves (7-6, 2.39). He was third in the Southern League in ERA, behind Hendricks and Archie Bradley. Hendricks won the SL's All-Star RHP award. After a 2.03 ERA in spring training, he made the cut to join the Braves for Opening Day in 2014. He made his debut in the opener, relieving fellow rookie Ian Thomas with one on, one out and a 2-0 deficit in the 7th against the Milwaukee Brewers. He got Rickie Weeks to hit into a double play. In the 8th, he struck out Carlos Gomez then got Jean Segura on a grounder and Ryan Braun on a liner. He made 15 appearances as a reliever for the Braves, with his only decision a loss and a 7.64 ERA in 17 2/3 innings. He spent the bulk of the season in AAA with the Gwinnett Braves, where he was 7-6, 4.18 in 25 games, including 15 starts.
Primary Source: 2014 Braves Media Guide