Richie Shaffer
Richie Shaffer
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Richie Shaffer in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers in July of 2018.
Signs minors deal with Brewers
OFMilwaukee Brewers  
July 20, 2018
Shaffer signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Thursday, Jim Goulart of Brewerfan.net reports.
ANALYSIS
Shaffer was released by the Indians in early July after posting a .164/.216/.310 slash line in 32 games with Triple-A Columbus. The 27-year-old will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs to bolster the team's outfield depth, as Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips are still currently with the Brewers.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
+6%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .782 17 1 0 1 0 .286 .353 .429
Since 2016vs Right .738 37 4 1 3 0 .235 .297 .441
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .782 17 1 0 1 0 .286 .353 .429
2016vs Right .738 37 4 1 3 0 .235 .297 .441
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+366%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
+366%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .220 19 1 0 1 0 .063 .158 .063
Since 2016Away 1.025 35 4 1 3 0 .344 .400 .625
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .220 19 1 0 1 0 .063 .158 .063
2016Away 1.025 35 4 1 3 0 .344 .400 .625
More Splits View More Split Stats
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Richie Shaffer
Farm Futures: International League Roundup
May 4, 2017
James Anderson pays a visit to the International League and is encouraged by the improvements Clint Frazier has made with his plate discipline.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
September 11, 2016
Erik Siegrist reviews this week's available free agents in the American League, with Jordan Zimmermann leading a wave of veteran arms coming off the DL.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
August 7, 2016
Erik Siegrist considers the post-trade deadline fallout in the American League and finds three new closers but only one established premium bat added to the Junior Circuit's player pool.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 15, 2016
Clay Link looks at likely American League waiver-wire options, including a pair of widely available starters in Kansas City.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Shaffer saw a slight downturn in his power numbers in 2016 but was a much better hitter overall as compared to his 31-game stint in 2015. His .250 average represented a 61-point improvement over the previous season's .189 figure, and seven of his 12 hits impressively went for extra bases. Shaffer has the ability to play both corner infield spots, but his contact rate remains a major concern. He's posted a strikeout rate well over 30 percent in both of his Rays stints, along with respective contact rates of 57 and 63 percent. Significant improvement in this area would enable Shaffer to flash more of the power he's already demonstrated at the minor league level, where he's tallied double-digit homers in four different stops. After he was traded to Seattle in November, Shaffer bounced around the league before being claimed by Cleveland in January. If he happens to earn a role for the Indians, he could go off in his new home park. But he's still just a speculation for deep fantasy rosters.
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 Durham, where he added another 19 homers. The Rays finally called him up in the second half but gave him inconsistent playing time. When it was all said and done, Shaffer had 30 homers across three levels, but there are flaws to his game. He does draw walks but that power swing has holes in it and he’s not even a league-average contact batter. The other issue is there’s not a clear fit on the depth chart, at press time, to project a full-time job for him in 2016. Stay tuned.
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.
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Cut loose by Indians
OFFree Agent  
June 6, 2018
Shaffer was released by the Indians on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Player of the Week in Triple-A
OFCleveland Indians  
June 12, 2017
Shaffer was named International League Player of the Week on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Finding power stroke at Triple-A
OFCleveland Indians  
June 6, 2017
Shaffer went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, bumping his team-high RBI total to 43, in Triple-A Columbus' victory on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Reassigned to minor-league camp
OFCleveland Indians  
March 27, 2017
Shaffer was reassigned to the Indians' minor-league camp Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
In battle for third base job
OFCleveland Indians  
March 25, 2017
Shaffer is competing for an Opening Day roster spot at third base, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.