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Saints Sign Three Relievers, Including Two Former South Saint Paul High Standouts

ST. PAUL, MN April 9, 2018

The St. Paul Saints added some youth to their pitching staff on Wednesday including two local products.  Manager George Tsamis, who often finds solid local talent, signed two South Saint Paul high standouts, left-handed pitcher Ryan Boelter and right-handed pitcher Ryan Schlosser.  The Saints also signed right-hander Tyler Warmoth.


          The 24-year-old Boelter spent the majority of last season in the Rookie Pioneer League with the Chicago White Sox organization in Great Falls.  He was 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 17 relief appearances.  In 31.0 innings pitched he walked 16 and struck out 28 while opponents hit just .232 against him.  Boelter went seven consecutive relief appearances, 12.2 innings, without allowing a run from July 26-August 25.  Overall, he didn’t allow a run in 11 of 17 appearances and went 2.0 innings or more seven times.  Boelter also pitched three games at Single-A Kannapolis going 0-0 with a 7.11 ERA in three relief appearances.  He allowed just one run in his first 5.1 innings with the Intimidators, but was touched up for four runs in 1.0 inning of relief in his final appearance on July 10 before being re-assigned to Great Falls.


          Boelter was a 33rd round draft pick by the White Sox in 2016 out of Gardner-Webb and spent the entire season in the Arizona League where he went 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 relief appearances.  In 19.2 innings pitched he walked five and struck out 23 while opponents hit .275 against him.  He didn’t allow a run in his first five professional appearances, 5.0 innings pitched, and didn’t allow an earned run in nine of 14 appearances.


          During his senior season at Gardner-Webb Boelter went 4-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 19 games (six starts).  In 63.2 innings pitched he walked 32 and struck out 67.


          Boelter is a graduate of South Saint Paul High School where he played baseball and football.


          The 22-year-old Schlosser spent last season in the Atlanta Braves organization and split time between the Rookie Level with Danville, in the Appalachian League, and Low-A Rome.  Between the two stops he was 2-8 with a 5.91 ERA and one save in 20 relief appearances.  In 35.0 innings pitched he walked nine and struck out 20 while opponents hit .329 against him.  He began the season in Danville and didn’t allow a run over his final four appearances, 6.0 innings pitched, before being promoted to Rome on July 14.


          Schlosser was a 32nd round draft pick by the Braves in 2016 out of Century College and was assigned to the Danville Braves.  After two games he was assigned to the Arizona League Braves where he went 1-2 with a 1.04 ERA and six saves in 17 relief appearances.  In 17.1 innings pitched he walked just one, struck out 12 and opponents hit a miniscule .206 against him.  He didn’t allow an earned run in his first five appearances, 3.2 innings, and then went 10 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run, 11.1 innings pitched, from July 23-August 25.  Overall, he didn’t allow an earned run in 15 of 17 appearances.  Schlosser finished tied for second in the league in games finished and helped guide his team to the playoffs.  The Braves would lose in the semi-finals to the GCL Phillies. 


          During his senior season at Century College he helped pitch his team into the NJCAA World Series and was 6-5 with a 2.25 ERA.  In 68.0 innings pitched he struck out 90.


          Schlosser also graduated from South Saint Paul High where he played baseball and basketball.


          The 25-year-old Warmoth spent last season primarily at Double-A Mobile in the Angels organization.  He had a solid season with the BayBears going 1-2 with a 3.44 ERA and one save in 33 games (one start).  In 49.2 innings pitched he walked 18 and struck out 49 while opponents hit .240 against him, and a solid 1.20 WHIP.  He began the season at High-A Inland Empire and went 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA in four relief appearances.  He didn’t allow a run in his first three appearances and was promoted to Triple-A for one game on April 22.  He pitched out of relief for the Salt Lake Bees and pitched 2.2 hitless, shutout innings of relief before being assigned to Mobile.  With the BayBears he pitched 2.0 or more innings nine times and didn’t allow a run in six of those appearances.


          Warmoth was a non-drafted free agent signee by the Angels out of Florida State in 2016, but began his college career at Stetson, the same University as Saints manager George Tsamis.  Upon being signed, Warmoth began the season in the Arizona League and made quick work of his time there tossing 6.0 shutout innings in three relief appearances, earning a save in two of the three outings.  He was promoted to Inland Empire where he allowed one run in 3.0 innings across two relief appearances before being assigned to the Rookie Level Orem Owlz.  With the Owlz, Warmoth was 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA and three saves in 15 relief appearances.  In 27.0 innings pitched he walked 11 and struck out 31 while opponents hit a microscopic .185 against him and an incredible 1.04 WHIP.  He didn’t allow an earned run in eight straight appearances, 14.0 innings pitched, from July 15-August 7.  He also didn’t allow a hit or run over his final four appearances, spanning 6.0 innings.  He went 2.0 or more innings nine times and didn’t allow an earned run in 12 of 15 appearances.


          Warmoth was an Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman at Stetson.  Prior to his senior season at Florida State the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him to their Stopper of the Year Watch List. 


          His brother Logan was a first round draft pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017.


          The Saints have now signed 17 players this off-season.



LHP – Ryan Boelter

RHP – Mike Devine

LHP – Ken Frosch

RHP – Eddie Medina

RHP – Vinny Nittoli

RHP – Ryan Schlosser

RHP – John Straka

RHP – Tyler Warmoth

RHP – Beck Wheeler

OF - Kes Carter

OF - Max Murphy

OF - Jordan Smith

INF – Josh Allen

INF – Dante Bichette Jr.

INF/OF – Jayce Boyd

INF – Noah Perio

INF Brady Shoemaker

The Saints had signed infielder Jake Hager, but he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers organization on February 20.


          The Saints begin the 2018 season on the road against the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Friday, May 18.  The Saints first game at home is on Monday, May 21 against the newest member of the American Association, the Chicago Dogs, at 3:05 p.m.