A 6’1” 195 lb catcher from Palm Desert, California, Schuknecht was a 12th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2011. He presently attends Riverside City College (RCC), in California where he is under the guidance of HarbourCats head coach Dennis Rogers. In his senior year at Palm Desert High School, Schuknecht hit .411 with 12 doubles, five triples and three home runs, scoring 29 runs, collecting 25 RBIs and stealing nine bases (in 10 attempts). He led his team to a second straight appearance in CIF Southern Section Division IV championship game and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section second team and the All-Desert Valley first team. Initially attending the University of Arizona, Schuknecht transferred to RCC after an injury cut short his freshman season. Now fully recovered, Schuknecht is projected to be a potential first round pick when he re-enters the MLB draft following his college career.