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Player Profile: Jordan Schafer

Posted by m1fournier on May 15, 2009

amd_schaferBorn in Hammond, Indiana on September 4, 1986, the newest Braves prospect to join the team is outfielder Jordan Schafer. The 23 year old youngster made his major league debut this year with Braves. Scahfer who according to Baseball America is the Braves 3rd best prospect.

Schafer was drafted by the Braves in 3rd round of the 2005 Major League draft, straight out of high school. In 2008 he was suspended for 50 games for ALLEGED HGH use, but he never tested positive. After the suspension was over Schafer was eventually name the Braves starting center fielder at the start of the 2009 season. In his first major league at bat Schafer belted a home run off  Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Brett Myers, becoming the 99th player in MLB history to accomplish this feat. Scahfer is a good combination of speed and power, and has very good defensive skills as well.

So far this season Schafer is batting 220, with 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, but he leading the league in strikeoutjordanschafers with 43 already. Schafer has looked good in the field, and the Braves are just waiting for his bat to come around to complete the package. This young player will be seeing consistent time, so look out for him as he improves at the plate.


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