Padres send lefty prospect Schmidt to Rockies

Padres send lefty prospect Schmidt to Rockies

Padres send lefty prospect Schmidt to Rockies
The Rockies and Padres achieved some resolution on Friday, when San Diego sent pitching prospect Nick Schmidt to Colorado as the player to be named in the Huston Street trade. Schmidt, a former first-round draftee, has gone 16-24 with a 4.61 ERA in his Minor League career.

The 26-year-old left-hander was the 23rd overall selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, and he's slowly moved up the organization's ladder. Schmidt split last season between Class A Lake Elsinore and an injury-rehab assignment with the Rookie League Arizona Padres.

Schmidt went 3-5 with a 3.84 ERA in 12 starts with Lake Elsinore, and he's managed an 11-22 record with a 5.00 ERA in 47 starts in three seasons in the Class A California League. The southpaw missed the 2008 season due to recovery from ligament replacement surgery on his elbow.

Schmidt experienced some shoulder trouble in 2011 and didn't make his season debut until July. He capped off his year by pitching in the Arizona Fall League after the regular season ended. He logged a 1-0 record and a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances against advanced competition in the AFL.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.