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Richie Shaffer RFRays

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date3-15-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
0.12015
0.12016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 TBA 24 31 88 74 11 14 3 0 4 29 10 32 3 1 0 6 0 1 .189 .307 .392 .266 1.5 -0.2 0.1
Career3188741114304291032310601.189.307.392.2661.5-0.20.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 HUD A- 33 138 .348 .247 .318 .350 .000 .386 95 12.5 3.8 -0.3 -1.9 0.3 16.3 1.5 16.3 1.5
2012 PDD Wnt 15 61 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PCH A+ 122 519 .258 .252 .320 .367 .000 .299 97 -1.2 15.1 0.7 1.5 -2.5 12.0 1.4 12.0 1.4
2014 MNT AA 119 491 .267 .253 .323 .380 .000 .261 102 3.5 13.5 1 -2.7 -0.5 17.5 1.6 17.5 1.6
2015 TBA MLB 31 88 .266 .257 .317 .405 .000 .256 103 0.5 2.4 -1 -0.2 -0.4 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2015 MNT AA 39 175 .305 .256 .325 .374 .000 .340 97 8 4.7 0.2 -5.6 -2.5 10.4 0.5 10.4 0.5
2015 DUR AAA 69 282 .324 .256 .320 .377 .000 .303 99 18.8 7.8 -1.3 -4.0 -1.3 24.0 2.0 24.0 2.0
2016 DUR AAA 94 389 .260 .257 .320 .385 .256 .311 99 -0.2 10.8 -2 1.6 -1.7 6.9 0.9 6.9 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 PDD Wnt 61 10 14 4 1 0 2 6 19 0 0 .259 .344 .370 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HUD A- 138 25 36 5 2 4 26 16 31 0 0 .308 .406 .487 .179 .348 16.3 -1.9 1.5
2013 PCH A+ 519 55 119 33 1 11 73 35 106 6 0 .254 .308 .399 .145 .258 12.0 1.5 1.4
2014 MNT AA 491 58 95 28 4 19 64 56 119 4 0 .222 .318 .440 .218 .267 17.5 -2.7 1.6
2015 TBA MLB 88 11 14 3 0 4 6 10 32 0 1 .189 .307 .392 .203 .266 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2015 MNT AA 175 22 39 10 0 7 27 23 49 3 0 .262 .362 .470 .208 .305 10.4 -5.6 0.5
2015 DUR AAA 282 42 66 17 1 19 45 31 74 1 1 .270 .355 .582 .311 .324 24.0 -4.0 2.0
2016 DUR AAA 389 39 79 19 0 8 38 51 101 3 1 .235 .337 .363 .128 .260 6.9 1.6 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 363 0.4408 0.3994 0.5793 0.5813 0.2562 0.7097 0.3462 0.4207 176 0.002529
Career3630.44080.39940.57930.58130.25620.70970.34620.42071760.0025

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TBA $
2015 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 62 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16.
  • 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).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .137 .286 .235 .207
11 vs R (Multi) .304 .360 .739 .413
18 Split (Multi) .167 .074 .504 .206
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .137 .286 .235 .207
31 vs R (2015) .304 .360 .739 .413
38 Split (2015) .167 .074 .504 .206
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

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BP Articles

Richie Shaffer is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Ninth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fifth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-05
Youth Movement: Baseball PROSPECT-us MailbagMark Anderson2016-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: Third Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: International LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Second Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: First Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third Base ProspectsBen Carsley2016-02-04
State of the Position: Third BaseMike Gianella2016-02-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean FloorWilson Karaman2016-01-21
Transaction Analysis: Murphy's LawBret Sayre2015-12-28
Transaction Analysis: Murphy's LawBryan Grosnick2015-12-28
Transaction Analysis: Murphy's LawR.J. Anderson2015-12-28
2016 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-10
2016 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2015Ian Frazer2015-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 21-23, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18Keith Cromer2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18J.J. Jansons2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 5, 2015Chris Mosch2015-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 3, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-08-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 15th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 22ndJeff Moore2015-07-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: World TeamChristopher Crawford2015-07-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessGoing Yard: Futures Game: USA BatsRyan Parker2015-07-01
Expert FAAB Review: Week 13Mike Gianella2015-06-30
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Futures Game Preview: The US RosterBP Prospect Staff2015-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-06-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third-Base ProspectsBen Carsley2015-01-27
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenBen Murphy2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-02-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third BasemenJared Weiss2014-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Arizona Fall League PreviewBP Prospect Staff2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Arizona Fall League PreviewJason Parks2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 22Zach Mortimer2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14Zach Mortimer2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 15Zach Mortimer2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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