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Richie Shaffer

25-Year-Old First Baseman – Seattle Mariners

2016 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

1

RBI

4

R

5

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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: Majors   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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Richie Shaffer Contract Information:

Signed with the Rays in July of 2012.

November 18, 2016  –  Richie Shaffer News

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Shaffer was traded to the Mariners in a five player deal Friday night, Greg Johns of MLB.com 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 119 496 428 49 97 38 27 0 11 48 4 1 65 135 0 2 1 .227 .329 .367 .696
2016 25 MAJ TB 20 54 48 5 12 7 6 0 1 4 0 1 5 18 0 1 0 .250 .315 .438 .753
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3-Year Averages     25 70 61 8 13 6 4 0 2 5 0 1 7 25 0 1 1 .213 .300 .377 .677
Career  (View All)     51 142 122 16 26 14 9 0 5 10 0 2 15 50 0 2 3 .213 .310 .410 .720

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Richie Shaffer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 Oak 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .315 .438 .753
Oct. 1 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .286 .409 .695
Sep. 30 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 29 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Hou 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .292 .419 .711
Sep. 27 @Hou 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .289 .400 .689
Sep. 26 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .244 .306 .550
Sep. 24 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 21 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .235 .323 .558
Sep. 20 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .267 .370 .637
Sep. 19 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 18 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .296 .417 .713
Sep. 17 Hou 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .476 .809
Sep. 16 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .444 .744
Sep. 14 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 13 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 12 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .308 .641
Sep. 11 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 8 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .417 .400 .817
Sep. 7 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
Sep. 5 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 4 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 3 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 2 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Tex Did not play.
Last 7 Games 12 3 6 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .538 .833 1.371
Last 14 Games 25 3 7 4 0 0 1 1 11 0 1 0 1 1 .280 .296 .440 .736
Last 30 Games 37 4 10 5 0 1 4 3 14 0 1 0 1 1 .270 .317 .486 .803

Richie Shaffer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 11 4 2 2 5
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
2016141010.286.429.782
2015513130.137.235.521

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016344130.235.441.738
2015238330.304.7391.099

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016161010.063.063.220
2015265230.269.577.964

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016324130.344.6251.025
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 496 428 13.1% 27.2% 0.48 68% .305 .140
2016 25 MAJ TB 54 48 9.3% 33.3% 0.28 63% .379 .188
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3-Year Averages     70 61 10% 35.7% 0.28 59% .324 .164
Career     142 122 10.6% 35.2% 0.30 59% .313 .197

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2016 Stat Review for Richie Shaffer    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.379 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.438 SLG
GOOD
.188 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
9.3% BB Rate
GOOD
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.753 OPS
AVERAGE
.315 OBP
WEAK

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

Shaffer went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in Sunday's season-ending 6-4 victory over the Rangers.

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Shaffer went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Orioles.

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Shaffer will start as the designated hitter for Monday's contest with the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer was demoted back to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday's game, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

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Shaffer was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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

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Shaffer was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Markc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.