- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
Justin Schumer has pitched in the minors.
Schumer hit .356 as a college freshman, then .326 with a team-high 50 RBI as a sophomore and .277 with a team-best 31 RBI as a junior. As a senior, he pitched, going 2-6 with a 4.40 ERA. Undrafted, he signed with the San Francisco Giants as a free agent. In the summer of 2010, he did very well with the AZL Giants (1-0, 0 R in 5 2/3 IP) and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (1-0, 1.27). In 2011, he was with the Augusta Greenjackets (5-5, 5.24) and Richmond Flying Squirrels (1-0, 1.29 in 5 G). He spent all of 2012 with the San Jose Giants, posting a 7-4, 4.87 record with only 36 walks in 140 1/3 IP. He did hit 16 batters, most in the California League.
The Texan next pitched for the Israeli national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He started their second game, against Spain. Facing Richard Salazar, the two had a fine pitching duel for five innings. After a two-run homer by Nate Freiman in the 6th, Schumer tired in the bottom of the inning, allowing hits to Paco Figueroa and Rafael Alvarez and a walk to Adrian Nieto while a Ben Guez error helped Spain score one run. David Kopp relieved with two outs and escaped the jam; Schumer wound up the winning hurler. Unfortunately for Israel, they lost their rematch with Spain as their pitching was not as sharp (Eric Berger and six relievers combined to allow 9 runs, with Josh Zeid taking the loss).