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Richie Shaffer

24-Year-Old Third Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

2

RBI

2

R

5

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ha...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/15/1991   BORN: Flemington, NJ   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Richie Shaffer Contract Information:

Signed with the Rays in July of 2012.

August 17, 2015  –  Richie Shaffer News

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Shaffer was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune 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 67 274 236 41 64 37 17 1 19 43 1 1 31 72 0 4 3 .271 .358 .593 .951
2015 24 MAJ TB 8 23 19 5 5 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 10 0 0 1 .263 .391 .579 .970

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Richie Shaffer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 29 KC Did not play.
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Aug. 16 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .391 .579 .970
Aug. 15 @Tex 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .409 .611 1.020
Aug. 14 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .625 1.025
Aug. 12 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .833 1.333
Aug. 11 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 9 NYM 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .571 1.000 1.571
Aug. 8 NYM Did not play.
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Aug. 5 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .455 .571 1.026
Aug. 4 @CWS 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .444 .667 1.111
Aug. 3 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Aug. 2 @Bos Did not play.
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Jul. 31 @Bos Did not play.
Jul. 29 Det Did not play.
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Jul. 26 Bal Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 30 Days 19 5 5 0 0 2 2 3 10 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .391 .579 .970

Richie Shaffer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 1 2 2 4

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Richie Shaffer: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 15 75 1

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Richie Shaffer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015110000.091.091.377

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201585220.5001.2501.806

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201553110.6001.2001.800

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015142110.143.357.690
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 274 236 11.3% 26.3% 0.43 69% .310 .322
2015 24 MAJ TB 23 19 13% 43.5% 0.30 47% .429 .316

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2015 Stat Review for Richie Shaffer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.263 AVG
WEAK
47% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.429 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.579 SLG
ELITE
.316 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
13.0% BB Rate
ELITE
43.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.970 OPS
ELITE
.391 OBP
ELITE

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

Shaffer went 3-for-3 with a solo homer Sunday against the Mets.

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Shaffer will start at first base and bat sixth in his MLB debut Monday against the White Sox, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Shaffer was officially called up to the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer will be called up by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer, 24, is batting .273/.363/.987 with 15 home runs and 27 RBI in 44 games since being promoted to Triple-A Durham.

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Shaffer homered three times in Triple-A Durham's win over Louisville on Friday night.

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Shaffer, 24, is 6-for-17 (.353) with three home runs and five RBI in six games since being promoted to Triple-A Durham.

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Shaffer, 24, is batting .262/.370/.488 with five home runs and 12 RBI through 22 games for Double-A Montgomery.

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Shaffer, 23, is batting .232/.309/.528 with seven home runs and 20 RBI through 33 games for Double-A Montgomery.

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Shaffer, 23, is batting .225/.296/.506 with four home runs and 14 RBI through 24 games for Double-A Montgomery.

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Shaffer, 23, is batting .256/.370/.538 with two home runs and six RBI through 11 games for Double-A Montgomery.

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Shaffer hit .254/.308/.399 with 11 home runs and 73 RBI in 122 games with High-A Charlotte this season.

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Shaffer is hitting .253/.293/.396 with four homers and two steals over his first 35 games at High-A Charlotte.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.