JORDAN

SCHAFER#1

CENTER FIELD
Hammond, Indiana
AB
69
AVG
.217
HR
0
RBI
5
SLG
.261
OPS
.511
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
205 lbs
AGE
31
BATS
LEFT
DRAFTED
2005: R3
YEARS PRO
9
11d | RotoWire

News

Schafer (forearm) said Sunday that he's made a full recovery from surgery last spring to repair a torn ligament, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Impact

It was initially feared that Schafer, who transitioned to relief pitching in 2016 after performing poorly at the plate during his five seasons as a major-league outfielder, would require Tommy John surgery after suffering from forearm issues last spring, but the damage didn't prove to be as severe as expected. The procedure to repair a ligament still ended up sidelining Schafer for much of the 2017 campaign, though the 31-year-old returned late in the season to play DH and outfield in a handful of games for two of the Cardinals' minor-league affiliates. Schafer resumed mound work about a month after the season concluded and shouldn't face many restrictions in the spring in his quest to win a spot in the big-league bullpen as a non-roster invitee. Though his hitting has left much to be desired throughout his career, Schafer's excellent speed has always made him a serviceable pinch runner and outfield defender. Having that skill might give him an edge over some of the pitchers he'll be competing with for bullpen jobs if all other things are relatively equal.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
05/10 at CLE L 2-8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .217 .250 .261
05/09 at CLE W 7-4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227 .261 .273
05/08 at CLE W 9-3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .226 .262 .274
05/07 vs OAK W 6-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .274 .288
05/05 vs OAK L 1-2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .237 .274 .288
Totals: 13 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .229 .264 .277
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2009 ATL 50 167 18 34 8 0 2 8 27 63 2 .204 .313 .287 -1.4
2011 ATL 52 196 32 47 6 3 1 7 18 42 15 .240 .307 .316 0.2
-- HOU 30 106 14 26 4 0 1 6 10 28 7 .245 .314 .311 -0.3
2012 HOU 106 313 40 66 10 2 4 23 36 106 27 .211 .297 .294 -0.7
2013 ATL 94 231 32 57 8 3 3 21 29 73 22 .247 .331 .346 1.2
2014 ATL 63 80 9 13 4 0 0 2 10 20 15 .163 .256 .213 0.0
-- MIN 41 130 17 37 5 1 1 13 12 28 15 .285 .345 .362 0.6
2015 MIN 27 69 9 15 3 0 0 5 3 23 0 .217 .250 .261 -0.9
Totals: 463 1292 171 295 48 9 12 85 145 383 103 .228 .308 .307
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2013-14 ATL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Totals: 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 an an an