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Richie Shaffer

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

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Shaffer bounced back from a disappointing 2014 season in Double-A in a big way. He was sent back to Montgomery to begin the season and hit seven homers in 39 games to earn a promotion to Triple-A Durh...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/15/1991   BORN: Flemington, NJ   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Rays in July of 2012.

June 23, 2016  –  Richie Shaffer News

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Shaffer (neck) is back in the lineup for Triple-A Durham on Thursday, play-by-play announcer Patrick Kinas reports.

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Richie Shaffer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 21 A HUD 33 138 117 25 36 11 5 2 4 26 0 0 16 31 0 1 4 .308 .406 .487 .893
2013 22 A+ CHA 122 519 469 55 119 45 33 1 11 73 6 0 35 106 0 9 6 .254 .308 .399 .707
2014 23 AA MON 119 491 427 58 95 51 28 4 19 64 4 0 56 119 1 2 5 .222 .318 .440 .758
2015 24 AA MON 39 175 149 22 39 17 10 0 7 27 3 0 23 49 1 1 1 .262 .362 .470 .832
2015 24 AAA DUR 69 282 244 42 66 37 17 1 19 45 1 1 31 74 0 4 3 .270 .355 .582 .937
2015 24 MAJ TB 31 88 74 11 14 7 3 0 4 6 0 1 10 32 0 1 3 .189 .307 .392 .699
2016 25 AAA DUR 72 298 261 28 65 19 14 0 5 30 2 0 36 77 0 1 0 .249 .339 .360 .699
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3-Year Averages     31 88 74 11 14 7 3 0 4 6 0 1 10 32 0 1 3 .189 .307 .392 .699
Career  (View All)     31 88 74 11 14 7 3 0 4 6 0 1 10 32 0 1 3 .189 .307 .392 .699

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Richie Shaffer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Jun. 27 Bos Did not play.
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Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Richie Shaffer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 8 3 1 2 8

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Richie Shaffer: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 19 76 3

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Richie Shaffer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015513130.137.235.521

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015238330.304.7391.099

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015265230.269.577.964

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015486230.146.292.555
Richie Shaffer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 21 A HUD 138 117 11.6% 22.5% 0.52 74% .390 .179
2013 22 A+ CHA 519 469 6.7% 20.4% 0.33 77% .307 .145
2014 23 AA MON 491 427 11.4% 24.2% 0.47 72% .263 .218
2015 24 AA MON 175 149 13.1% 28% 0.47 67% .344 .208
2015 24 AAA DUR 282 244 11% 26.2% 0.42 70% .311 .312
2015 24 MAJ TB 88 74 11.4% 36.4% 0.31 57% .263 .203
2016 25 AAA DUR 298 261 12.1% 25.8% 0.47 70% .335 .111
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3-Year Averages     88 74 11.4% 36.4% 0.31 57% .263 .203
Career     88 74 11.4% 36.4% 0.31 57% .263 .203

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Richie Shaffer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shaffer is day-to-day with a neck strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer is not an option for the Rays' depleted outfield at the moment due to his own mediocre performance at the Triple-A level, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Thursday's 6-1 spring victory over the Phillies.

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Shaffer is in the lineup at first base Sunday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It marks his fourth start in six games.

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Shaffer will see playing time against left-handed starters and is likely to be used more at the corner infield positions and DH, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer will be called up when rosters expand Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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2015

Shaffer, Tampa Bay’s first-round pick in 2012, has slowly climbed his way up the organizational ladder. Statistically, he has backslid at each level, as the bat that he showed at Clemson University has to translate. He has some pop, but there are holes in his swing that persist. Shaffer has played third base exclusively in the minors, so he has the arm strength to play other spots. One scout recently wondered if Shaffer could ultimately move to the mound given the direction his career was going at the plate. Until that settles out, you can avoid rostering him in dynasty formats.

2014

Shaffer continued to plug along in 2013, spending the season with High-A Charlotte. He hit .254/.308/.399 with 11 home runs and 73 RBI in 122 games, mostly playing at third base. He showed again that he has promising power and can put the ball out of the park to all fields. Despite being a college draft selection, he may not rise as quickly as expected with Evan Longoria blocking his path to the majors. He did have a bit of a problem with strikeouts, totaling 106 in 469 at-bats. He could eventually see a position switch to first base or a corner outfield spot if he continues to hit with power and the Rays decide to make room for him somewhere. He will likely move up to Double-A Montgomery in 2014 and keep working on his swing.

2013

Shaffer, the Rays' 2012 first-round pick at No. 25 overall, started strong in his professional debut at Low-A Hudson Valley. In 33 games, he hit .308 with an .893 OPS, and slugged four home runs with 26 RBI. He was known for his power and strong arm in college and projects to move through the system as quickly as his bat carries him. He can play both corner infield spots and may eventually shift to first base. He will likely begin the season at High-A Port Charlotte after being a participant in the Arizona Fall League in the offseason. He still is a ways from being in the major leagues but very well could eventually find himself in the middle of the order in the future.