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Jordan Schafer

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2015 Stats

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.217

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5

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9

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Schafer revived his career after joining the Twins on a waiver claim in August and figures to contend for the starting center field job this spring. He wasn't used much in a reserve role with the Brav...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 9/4/1986
BORN: Hammond, IN   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jordan Schafer Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Twins in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

June 18, 2015  –  Jordan Schafer News

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Jordan Schafer 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
2006 19 A A 114 416 388 49 93 30 15 7 8 60 15 9 28 95 0 0 0 .240 .293 .376 .669
2007 20 A MYR 106 476 436 70 128 52 34 8 10 43 19 11 40 95 0 0 0 .294 .354 .477 .831
2007 20 A ROM 30 145 129 16 48 22 15 2 5 20 4 4 16 31 0 0 0 .372 .441 .636 1.077
2008 21 AA MIS 84 349 297 46 80 34 18 6 10 51 12 5 49 88 0 0 3 .269 .378 .471 .849
2009 22 AAA GWI 9 38 35 6 8 2 0 0 2 3 3 1 2 10 0 1 0 .229 .263 .400 .663
2009 22 MAJ ATL 50 195 167 18 34 10 8 0 2 8 2 1 27 63 0 1 0 .204 .313 .287 .600
2010 23 A ROM 6 26 22 4 6 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 4 5 0 0 0 .273 .385 .364 .749
2010 23 AA MIS 18 72 63 7 11 3 3 0 0 5 1 1 8 12 0 1 0 .175 .264 .222 .486
2010 23 AAA GWI 52 209 190 16 38 7 5 1 1 8 9 8 14 47 4 1 0 .200 .254 .253 .507
2011 24 AAA OKL 5 22 20 4 10 2 2 0 0 3 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 .500 .545 .600 1.145
2011 24 AAA GWI 42 187 165 21 42 9 8 0 1 21 6 3 14 28 5 3 0 .255 .308 .321 .629
2011 24 MAJ ATL 52 219 196 32 47 10 6 3 1 7 15 4 18 42 4 0 1 .240 .307 .316 .623
2011 24 MAJ HOU 30 118 106 14 26 5 4 0 1 6 7 0 10 28 0 1 1 .245 .314 .311 .625
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ ATL/HOU 82 337 302 46 73 15 10 3 2 13 22 4 28 70 4 1 2 .242 .309 .315 .624
2012 25 R GUL 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2012 25 AAA OKL 4 15 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
2012 25 MAJ HOU 106 359 313 40 66 16 10 2 4 23 27 9 36 106 6 1 3 .211 .297 .294 .591
2013 26 AAA GWI 8 33 32 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .063 .091 .125 .216
2013 26 MAJ ATL 94 265 231 32 57 14 8 3 3 21 22 6 29 73 5 0 0 .247 .331 .346 .677
2014 27 MAJ ATL 63 93 80 9 13 4 4 0 0 2 15 2 10 20 3 0 0 .163 .256 .213 .469
2014 27 MAJ MIN 41 147 130 17 37 7 5 1 1 13 15 5 12 28 5 0 0 .285 .345 .362 .707
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/MIN 104 240 210 26 50 11 9 1 1 15 30 7 22 48 8 0 0 .238 .310 .305 .615
2015 28 MAJ MIN 27 74 69 9 15 3 3 0 0 5 0 3 3 23 2 0 0 .217 .250 .261 .511
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3-Year Averages     101 287 251 32 57 13 9 2 2 19 26 7 29 75 6 0 1 .227 .310 .303 .612
Career  (View All)     463 1,470 1,292 171 295 69 48 9 12 85 103 30 145 383 25 3 5 .228 .308 .307 .615

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Jordan Schafer: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 27 1 26
2014 71 49 20 6 1
2013 68 15 30 29
2012 87 87
2011 79 79
2009 50 50

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Jordan Schafer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015162010.313.375.688
2014497051.143.163.400
2013313014.129.129.285

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015537040.189.226.459
20141611911029.267.348.681
20132002932018.265.380.735

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015308020.300.367.730
201410810057.231.287.595
20131011401217.238.257.621

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015391030.154.179.333
20141021611023.245.324.636
201313018395.254.415.718
Jordan Schafer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 416 388 6.7% 22.8% 0.29 76% .298 .136
2007 20 A MYR 476 436 8.4% 20% 0.42 78% .356 .183
2007 20 A ROM 145 129 11% 21.4% 0.52 76% .462 .264
2008 21 AA MIS 349 297 14% 25.2% 0.56 70% .352 .202
2009 22 AAA GWI 38 35 5.3% 26.3% 0.20 71% .261 .171
2009 22 MAJ ATL 195 167 13.8% 32.3% 0.43 62% .314 .083
2010 23 A ROM 26 22 15.4% 19.2% 0.80 77% .353 .091
2010 23 AA MIS 72 63 11.1% 16.7% 0.67 81% .216 .047
2010 23 AAA GWI 209 190 6.7% 22.5% 0.30 75% .261 .053
2011 24 AAA OKL 22 20 9.1% 22.7% 0.40 75% .667 .100
2011 24 AAA GWI 187 165 7.5% 15% 0.50 83% .301 .066
2011 24 MAJ ATL 219 196 8.2% 19.2% 0.43 79% .301 .076
2011 24 MAJ HOU 118 106 8.5% 23.7% 0.36 74% .325 .066
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ ATL/HOU 337 302 8.3% 20.8% 0.40 77% .309 .073
2012 25 R GUL 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2012 25 AAA OKL 15 13 13.3% 6.7% 2.00 92% .167 .000
2012 25 MAJ HOU 359 313 10% 29.5% 0.34 66% .305 .083
2013 26 AAA GWI 33 32 3% 12.1% 0.25 88% .071 .062
2013 26 MAJ ATL 265 231 10.9% 27.5% 0.40 68% .348 .099
2014 27 MAJ ATL 93 80 10.8% 21.5% 0.50 75% .217 .050
2014 27 MAJ MIN 147 130 8.2% 19% 0.43 78% .356 .077
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/MIN 240 210 9.2% 20% 0.46 77% .304 .067
2015 28 MAJ MIN 74 69 4.1% 31.1% 0.13 67% .326 .044
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3-Year Averages     287 251 10.1% 26.1% 0.39 70% .316 .076
Career     1,470 1,292 9.9% 26.1% 0.38 70% .315 .079

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

Contact

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.217 AVG
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67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.326 BABIP
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Power

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.261 SLG
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.044 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.13 BB/K
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4.1% BB Rate
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31.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.511 OPS
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.250 OBP
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Jordan Schafer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Schafer (knee) caught some flyballs this weekend, but is still a ways away from returning, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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Schafer indicated Monday that his right MCL strain hasn't improved much, and he's still resting without a timetable to resume baseball activities, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Schafer got a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews that confirms he doesn't need surgery on the injured MCL in his knee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Schafer was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a right knee sprain, FOX Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

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Schafer is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Schafer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Schafer is out of the lineup Thursday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

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Schafer is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, Brandon Warne of 105 The Ticket reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

A waiver claim brought Schafer back to the Braves, the team that drafted him in the third round in 2005, and he opened the year in a reserve role, working mainly as a pinch-runner and as a defensive replacement. More playing time opened up when Jason Heyward hit the DL, and as B.J. Upton continued to struggle, but an ankle injury interrupted his season. Despite having just average on-base skills (.311 career OBP), Schafer saw time atop the batting order for Atlanta at various times throughout the year, but as the team's outfield healed up, he was slowly squeezed out of the starting mix. As usual, Schafer's biggest contribution came on the basepaths, as he successfully stole 22 bags in 28 attempts, despite seeing just 231 at-bats, and he also put up a career-best .346 slugging percentage. With Jason Heyward presumably moving back to right field, Schafer could potentially be in line for increased at-bats, especially if B.J. Upton's 2013 struggles persist.

2013

Schafer looked pretty good coming out of spring training, posting solid stats in April, but he saw his batting average drop in each successive month thereafter, culminating with an 0-for-15 skid to end the year. He has excellent speed and uses it wisely, he just needs to find a more reliable way to get on base. Schafer never appeared to be the long-term option for the Astros in center field, and after being waived in October, he finds himself back in Atlanta where it all began. Following the addition of B.J. Upton in free agency, Schafer will compete for a reserve role with the Braves in spring training.

2012

In his first major league action since 2009, Schafer looked kind of like the same disappointment he was to fantasy owners two years ago. He hit from the leadoff spot a lot, but his .309 OBP did not do his fantasy owners, or the Astros, any favors. There was a time when Schafer was considered one of the top prospects in the Braves' system. Critics noted that Schafer changed his swing mechanics when he first got called up, attempting to become a power hitter when speed and defense was his calling card. Schafer has refocused himself on his core capabilities, but has yet to string it all together. He figures to be in the mix for outfield at-bats in 2012. If you're looking for cheap speed and can handle the expected batting average hit, Schafer is someone to consider in the endgame.

2011

Schafer's career has spiraled downward since he hurt his wrist shortly after he was named Atlanta's Opening Day center fielder in 2009. Schafer hit just .201/.268/.255 between three levels last season and was demoted from Triple-A to Double-A at one point as the wrist continued to be an issue. When healthy, his power/speed potential and an ability to draw walks made him a top prospect. While he won't need additional surgery on his wrist, his health remains uncertain heading into 2011. Still, Atlanta GM Frank Wren said Schafer will be given a chance to win the backup center field job this spring.

2010

Schafer entered 2009 as Atlanta's top hitting prospect and won the starting center field job out of spring training. However, he struggled by hitting just .204 and was sent to Triple-A in June. It was later revealed he was playing with a bone bruise in his wrist that eventually required surgery to remove a bone spur. His wrist injury and the acquisition of Nate McLouth means he'll need to prove himself in the minors before being considered for an everyday job in the majors again. But his uncertain 2010 outlook could make him a nice value due to his power/speed potential and he did show an ability to draw walks in the majors despite his struggles.

2009

Schafer entered 2008 as the center fielder of the future for the Braves and there was talk he could be a starter in the majors. But that talk came to a screeching halt after a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's substance-abuse policy for using human growth hormone. When he returned, he started slow at Double-A Mississippi before catching fire in the second half, hitting .323/.412/.636 in August. His power/speed potential and excellent defense remain very intriguing, with his main flaw at this point being a high strikeout rate. The suspension didn't seem to have any lingering effects or hurt Atlanta's confidence in him. A strong start at Triple-A could see him called up to the majors and he could be a regular for the Braves before season's end.

2008

Schafer is being called Atlanta's center fielder of the future after impressive 2007 season. He hit .312/.374/.513 with 15 home runs between Low-A and High-A and then drew raves as one of the youngest players in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .324/.395/.429. He's seen as a premium defender with a strong arm and good range, but needs to work on reducing strikeouts at the plate. The Braves have said he could contend for a big league job this spring, but he'll likely start at Double-A with a late-season call-up to the majors possible. He's a player to grab in keeper leagues.