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Birth Date3-15-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 4 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 TBA 24 31 88 14 3 0 4 10 32 3 0 1 .189 .307 .392 90 -0.7 -0.4 -0.3 0.0
2016 TBA 25 20 54 12 6 0 1 5 18 0 0 1 .250 .315 .438 75 -1.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2
Career51142269051550302.213.310.41085-2.2-0.8-0.5-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 HUD A- NYP 33 138 .247 .318 .350 .386 94 12.6 3.8 -0.3 153 0 -1.9 0.3 6.7 0.9
2012 PDD Wnt AFL 15 61 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PCH A+ FSL 122 519 .252 .320 .367 .299 98 -2.1 15.1 0.7 97 0 1.5 -2.5 -11.1 0.4
2014 MNT AA SOU 119 491 .253 .323 .380 .261 102 3.1 13.5 1 97 0 -3.1 -0.5 -9.1 0.2
2015 TBA MLB AL 31 88 .257 .317 .405 .256 108 0.2 2.4 -1 90 15 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 0.0
2015 MNT AA SOU 39 175 .256 .325 .374 .340 101 6.9 4.7 0.2 137 0 -5.6 -2.5 3.6 0.0
2015 DUR AAA INT 69 282 .256 .320 .377 .303 98 19 7.8 -1.3 145 0 -3.9 -1.3 8.8 1.0
2016 TBA MLB AL 20 54 .241 .309 .393 .367 106 0.7 1.5 -0.8 75 18 -0.2 -0.4 -1.5 -0.2
2016 DUR AAA INT 119 496 .255 .319 .384 .303 108 -7.8 13.9 -2.1 101 0 -1.6 -1.3 -4.9 0.4
2017 COH AAA INT 131 546 .259 .328 .396 .302 107 4 16.2 -5.3 111 0 3.4 2.9 6.7 2.4
2018 BLX AA SOU 15 59 .250 .314 .386 .286 94 0.9 1.7 -0.9 77 0 -1.4 -1.1 -1.2 -0.3
2018 COH AAA INT 32 125 .252 .325 .385 .214 98 -7.7 3.7 -1.5 38 0 0.8 -0.8 -7.5 -0.5
2018 CSP AAA PCL 19 58 .258 .334 .401 .231 111 -1.2 1.7 -0.9 66 0 -0.6 -0.5 -2.2 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 HUD A- NYP 138 117 25 36 5 2 4 57 26 16 31 0 0 .308 .406 .487 .179 1 0
2012 PDD Wnt AFL 61 54 10 14 4 1 0 20 2 6 19 0 0 .259 .344 .370 .111 0 0
2013 PCH A+ FSL 519 469 55 119 33 1 11 187 73 35 106 6 0 .254 .308 .399 .145 9 0
2014 MNT AA SOU 491 427 58 95 28 4 19 188 64 56 119 4 0 .222 .318 .440 .218 2
2015 MNT AA SOU 175 149 22 39 10 0 7 70 27 23 49 3 0 .262 .362 .470 .208 1 1
2015 TBA MLB AL 88 74 11 14 3 0 4 29 6 10 32 0 1 .189 .307 .392 .203 1 0
2015 DUR AAA INT 282 244 42 66 17 1 19 142 45 31 74 1 1 .270 .355 .582 .311 4 0
2016 TBA MLB AL 54 48 5 12 6 0 1 21 4 5 18 0 1 .250 .315 .438 .188 1 0
2016 DUR AAA INT 496 428 49 97 27 0 11 157 48 65 135 4 1 .227 .329 .367 .140 2 0
2017 COH AAA INT 546 463 69 105 18 1 30 215 89 67 188 4 0 .227 .338 .464 .238 3 1
2018 BLX AA SOU 59 55 5 12 3 1 4 29 7 3 23 0 0 .218 .271 .527 .309 0 0
2018 COH AAA INT 125 116 9 19 5 0 4 36 13 8 43 0 0 .164 .216 .310 .147 1 0
2018 CSP AAA PCL 58 48 9 8 3 0 2 17 6 10 20 0 0 .167 .310 .354 .188 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 363 0.4298 0.3994 0.5793 0.5769 0.2657 0.6889 0.4000 0.4207 0.0025
2016 188 0.5053 0.5106 0.5729 0.6211 0.3978 0.7458 0.2973 0.4271 0.0000
Career5510.45560.43730.57710.59200.31080.70830.36500.42290.0017

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 TBA $
2015 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 103 dISE Baseball2018

Details
  • 2018. Released by Cleveland 6/1/18.
  • 2017. Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 12/23/16 after being DFA by Philadelphia 12/20/16. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Cincinnati 1/25/17. DFA by Cleveland 1/30/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/18/16. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 12/14/16 after being DFA by San Francisco 12/7/16.
  • 1 year (2015) Contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/3/15.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2012 (1-25) (Clemson). $1.71 signing bonus ($1.725M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 380 46 72 16 1 15 48 45 123 1 0 .220 .324 .413 93 7.7 0.6
80o 361 42 65 14 1 14 44 41 120 1 0 .208 .307 .393 85 3.0 0.1
70o 347 39 60 13 1 13 41 38 117 1 0 .199 .297 .377 80 -0.2 -0.2
60o 336 37 57 13 1 12 39 35 115 1 0 .194 .287 .367 76 -2.7 -0.5
50o 325 35 53 12 1 11 36 33 112 1 0 .186 .278 .351 71 -4.9 -0.7
40o 314 33 51 11 1 11 34 31 110 1 0 .184 .274 .350 67 -6.9 -0.9
30o 303 31 47 10 1 10 32 29 107 1 0 .175 .264 .332 62 -8.9 -1.1
20o 289 28 42 9 0 9 30 27 104 1 0 .163 .249 .304 57 -11.0 -1.4
10o 270 25 37 8 0 8 26 23 99 0 0 .153 .233 .285 49 -13.6 -1.6
Weighted Mean328365512112373411310.191.284.36573-4.2-0.6

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cardinals decided to upgrade at 3B, who would be reasonably available?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
This is a good question. If we're talking about "upgrade" as in over Jhonny Peralta–who had a couple of performance issues last year, and really isn't optimized as a 3B–you probably don't want to look on the FA market. I mean, Trevor Plouffe is out there and might come cheaply, but I bet you're looking for a more exciting answer. I think the Cards could make a compelling trade offer for Todd Frazier, who looks good in red. Otherwise, I'm not sure. Maybe it's worth taking a flyer on the recently-released Richie Shaffer? The best bet might be going after someone to handle 1B, and keeping Carpenter at third. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Richie Shaffer?
(Dante from Ohio)
Not someone I spend a ton of time thinking about. He's young enough where teams will continue to give him auditions, but really struggled last year in the majors. (George Bissell)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Are you bullish on Richie Shaffer?
(Eddy from Tennessee)
Not very. I'm not a scout myself, but I tracked 200+ prospects with regards to their rankings across as many sources as I could find and trust, and Shaffer didn't appear on any of those lists. He could hit some bombs in TB should a perfect storm of injuries hit the Rays, but that's a long shot. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Richie Shaffer have any impact in 2016 and beyond?
(Donny from Philly)
I think he should be there right now, and I'm honestly a little bit confused why he's not. I like his offensive upside quite a bit. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under for Steve Pearce at bats in TB? He should play every game against lefties, but with so many left handed bats on the roster, will he get any starts against righties?
(RH from East Coast Bias)
300? Short-side 1B platoon, plus some utility work? I never got why the Rays devoted so much money (comparatively speaking) to Pearce and LoMo. Just give Richie Shaffer the ball already. (Michael Baumann)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does Richie Shaffer stick?
(JM from CT)
If he hits, yes. Logan Morrison and James Loney shouldn't be viewed as big time obstacles at first. (Mike Gianella)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of production would you expect out of Richie Shaffer if he had regular ABs?
(B from Minnesota)
The raw power is immense and he did make some adjustments last year that led to a .270 average in AAA, his best in the upper levels. I think he'd hit some tape measure shots from time to time but major league pitchers would probably chew him up. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-11-16 16:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Richie Shaffer?
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
I think he is terrific and look forward to watching him play next season. (Jonathan Judge)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Richie Shaffer's changes at the plate having a positive effect, how do you grade his bat and game power for the future? Can he be a starting 1B for TB for the next few years?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena)
I haven't seen him this year other than T.V., but my take on him off numerous viewings in past years was that it's a long swing with below average bat speed and a lot of swing and miss. I think it's a 3 or 4 hit tool, but the power is very legit. Useful big league piece for me, but he's not a good fit as a 1B on a playoff team. Tampa Bay has (wisely) shown a preference for better defense at 1B, too. Shaffer big and kind of stiff actions in the field. Fine at 1B, but overall package kind of underwhelms me for a 1B. The threshold to be good there is just so high in the big leagues. Liked Shaffer entering this year and pushed for him on our lists, fwiw. I don't think he's terribly different profile from their 1st rounder last year Gillaspie. (Al Skorupa)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Richie Shaffer(TB) have a chance to be a regular 1B/OF type?
(Chris from Texas)
I have a hard time getting there with Shaffer. I think he's going to struggle to hit, which will limit the in-game power production. If he doesn't have that, he doesn't fit that role very well from an offensive standpoint. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark, Here's one right down the middle for you... What is your biggest surprise performance from the AFL so far?
(captnamerca from sinkhole city, FL)
It's hard to say anything is that surpring in the AFL, because strange things happen out there, but if I had to pick one big performance that has surprised me the most, I'd say Richie Shaffer...and that's not a good thing. For a big, strong guy like him, his complete in ability to hit for power in that offensive environment borders on alarming. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Richie Shaffer, what's holding him back?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Shaffer needs to provide more punch at the plate. If he wants profile as an everyday regular Shaffer is going to need to hit for the power that Third Base requires. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)What does Richie Shaffer have to do or prove to you that he deserves to be on the BP101?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Have a better overall profile and continue to rake. If the bat continues, he will be a top 101 guy. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)


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