Braves Designate Jordan Schafer For Assignment

The Braves have designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman (via Twitter). He was expected to be a roster casualty after the team picked up Emilio Bonifacio yesterday via trade.

Schafer, 27, has struggled to a .163/.256/.213 line in 93 plate appearances this year for Atlanta, though he has racked up 15 stolen bases in that time. He was a valuable contributor last year, slashing .247/.331/.346 with 22 swipes. The Braves claimed him from the Astros in the fall of 2012 after originally shipping him to Houston in the Michael Bourn deal.


11 Responses to Braves Designate Jordan Schafer For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. lementaco 11 months ago

    Giants….!!!!!!!

  2. Beatofficer 11 months ago

    I’d be ok with the Giants taking a flyer on this guy, has to work out better than what they currently have on their outfield bench.

  3. coreybishop 11 months ago

    Maybe a Jordan Schafer for Dan Uggla deal is in the mix.

  4. aneternalenigma 11 months ago

    Schafer was awesome in 2013 and was doing everything he could to take the CF job away from B.J. Upton. He hit about .300 until an ankle injury derailed his season. He barely got any chance to play this year since B.J. is doing better (yes, .220 is considered better).

    • Eric Mack 11 months ago

      I think he should have had more of a chance to play more. I always liked him better than BJ, and he’s cheaper.

      • bravo88 11 months ago

        He’s had chances, and hasn’t earned a deeper look at all with his 2014 performance. Like Enigma says, his average is making BJ look like a world beater.

    • Brian Baker 11 months ago

      Ankle injury? More like that inflated BAPIP finally dropped to his career norms

      April-June 25: .317/.406/.475 with a .422 BAPIP
      June 26-October: .171/.246/.207 with a .267 BAPIP

      This guy had two decent seasons, when he roided up in A+ ball in 2007 and 2008. Never had an OPS above .695 at any other level any other year.

  5. coreybishop 11 months ago

    I think Ramiro Pena would have been the better option to drop here instead of Schafer. At least Schafer can produce some speed when you need a fast runner in the 9th.

  6. Lennie Briscoe 11 months ago

    Good riddance as far as I’m concerned. Schafer has been a below level replacement guy pretty much his entire career and Wren should have never picked him back up after Houston told him to take a hike. The only decent numbers he’s put up as a professional on any level was the season and a half that center around a PED suspension back in 07/08.

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