Became a Cardinal
Selected in the fifth round (164th overall) of the June, 2001 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $155,000 signing bonus.
Played in 137 games, starting 118; 123 at second base and 12 in right field. Led MLB second basemen with 3.19 assists per game. Fell off to a .265 batting average after hitting .300 each of the prior three seasons.
Despite the outfielder never having played second base before, the surprise release of Adam Kennedy opened the job. Schumaker reported to spring training and focused on learning his new position. Through it all, he registered his third consecutive .300 season with the bat from the leadoff position.
Schumaker made it very difficult for Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to keep him out of the lineup. He played in 153 games (120 starts), hitting .302 with eight home runs and 46 RBIs, batting often in the leadoff spot. He played above average defense (based on fielding percentage) in all three outfield positions, playing in CF (79 games), LF (56 games) and RF (33 games).
A fan favorite who didn't do anything to disappoint in 2008.
Schumaker split playing time between Triple-A Memphis and St. Louis, hitting .333/.358/.458 with two home runs and 19 RBI for St. Louis in 88 games.
Schumaker hit .306/.348/.382 in 95 games for Triple-A Memphis. In two stints in the majors, he hit .185 in 28 games. In August, Schumaker was named to the U.S. Olympic Qualifying Team. He finished the tournament hitting .405 (15-for-37) with six walks and 15 runs scored.
Schumaker was limited to just 91 games in 2003 due to a right wrist injury and a stress fracture in his right fibula. He made his major league debut on June 8, 2005, and had three stints with the major league club that season. Following the 2005 season, on Oct. 21, he had minor surgery on his right knee to repair a bursa sac. Given name is Jared Michael.
Darryl Kile Award: 2009
Scout.com Cardinals Top 40 Prospect 2007: #38
Scout.com Cardinals Top 40 Propsect 2006: #22