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Richie Shaffer | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Rays prospect 3B Richie Shaffer went 1-for-4 with his 16th home run of the season on Wednesday for Triple-A Durham.
Shaffer has been a beast since moving up to Durham in late May, batting .309/.400/.557 with nine home runs, six doubles and 18 RBI in 23 games for the Bulls. The 24-year-old corner infielder opened the season at Double-A Montgomery, where he posted a .262/.362/.470 batting line with seven home runs and 10 doubles in 39 games. Between both levels, the 2012 first-rounder is batting a robust .278/.375/.557 with 16 home runs, 16 doubles and 45 RBI in 62 games. It goes without saying that Shaffer is having a breakout year after batting just .222/.318/.440 in 119 games for Montgomery last season. While he lacks a clear path to playing time in the major leagues at the hot corner, the Rays conceivably could try to get Shaffer’s bat in the lineup at first base. Jun 25 - 3:06 PM

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3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Drew Smyly
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8Burch Smith
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3Jeff Beliveau
4Steve Geltz
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