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Richie Shaffer

24-Year-Old Third Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

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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: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT:    DOB: 3/15/1991   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Rays in July of 2012.

May 3, 2015  –  Richie Shaffer News

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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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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 2 8 7 4 4 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .571 .500 1.571 2.071

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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 8 7 0% 12.5% 0.00 86% .500 1.000

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

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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Shaffer will play in the Arizona Fall League this year which starts in October, Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Shaffer signed with the Rays on Friday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Shaffer was drafted 25th overall by the Rays in Monday's first-year player draft.

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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.