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Jordan Schafer | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Schafer went 0-for-2 on Saturday to end the spring with a .245 average in 53 at-bats.
Schafer didn't win the starting job in center as much as he fell into it, courtesy of the Twins' unceasing disappointment in Aaron Hicks. He'll be a big source of steals from the bottom of the Twins' order, but it's the only category in which he'll contribute. Apr 4 - 3:40 PM

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Twins and OF Jordan Schafer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.

It's right at the midpoint between figures that were exchanged last week. Schafer played well for the Twins down the stretch last season, batting .285/.345/.362 with a homer, 13 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 130 at-bats. He'll be a backup but could still carve out some fantasy value in deep formats due to his speed.
Jan 23 - 3:37 PM

Jordan Schafer requested $1.7 million and was offered $1.4 million from the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old outfielder enjoyed a rebirth after joining the Twins midseason in 2014, slashing .285/.345/.362 with a homer, 13 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 130 at-bats. If he can find his way into the lineup regularly in 2015 he represents a very intriguing source of speed for fantasy purposes.
Jan 16 - 8:48 PM

Jordan Schafer was available only to pinch-run Thursday due to a nerve issue in left elbow.

It's actually been an issue for him for about 10 days. Schafer likely won't start any over the weekend.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Jordan Schafer showed off all his attributes Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and two steals against the White Sox.

Schafer hit the two-run shot in the fourth inning, his first home run of the season. Schafer also stole two bases, giving him 29 on the year, 14 of which have come since joining the Twins. The outfielder is hitting .308 in the American League and has enjoyed a bit of a career revival in Minnesota.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Jordan Schafer is not in the Twins starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Twins have been cautious with the speedy outfielder after his collision with an outfield wall last week. Aaron Hicks will once again start in his place.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Jordan Schafer returned to the Twins' lineup Tuesday.

Schafer missed the previous two games with bruised ribs. He's provided the Twins with an element of speed, swiping 11 bases while hitting .322 in 29 games.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Jordan Schafer is out of the Twins' lineup Saturday versus the Angels due to soreness in his ribs.

Schafer collided with the wall in Friday night's game against the Angels. He is considered day-to-day.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Jordan Schafer went 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-inning victory against the Royals.

Schafer singled in a run in the fourth inning, doubled in a run in the sixth, and knocked in two insurance runs with a 10th-inning single. He has performed well since joining the Twins on a waiver claim, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 10 stolen bases since August 5. Schafer is on an eight-game hitting streak as well.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Jordan Schafer doubled twice, walked and stole a base against the A's on Saturday.

Schafer isn't much of a hitter, but he has taken to attempting steals pretty much every time he's on first base, which could make him a really nice piece in AL-only leagues. He's 18-for-20 stealing bases this year, even though he has a total of 11 singles and 11 walks in 92 at-bats.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:57:00 AM

Twins claimed OF Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Braves.

Schafer has hit only .163/.256/.213 this season, but he has speed and gives the Twins a backup center fielder (as well as a backup in left and right). Minnesota has yet to make a corresponding move.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Braves designated OF Jordan Schafer for assignment.

Schafer has batted an ugly .163/.256/.213 this season and is no longer needed following the addition of Emilio Bonifacio. He does have some speed and can play center field, so it's possible the 27-year-old will draw some interest on waivers.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 02:46:00 PM's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are expected to designate Jordan Schafer for assignment.

The Braves need to clear roster space for the arrival of new acquisitions Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. Schafer sports a hideous .163/.256/.213 batting line this season and has started just two games over the last month, so the move comes as no surprise.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Jordan Schafer was a menace on the basepaths in Friday's loss to the Cubs, swiping three bases and scoring a run.

He finished the afternoon 0-for-1, with a pair of walks and a sacrifice. While he plays a tremendous center field and runs exceptionally well, he's hitting a troublesome .176/.253/.235 on the season to go along with his 14 stolen bases.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Jordan Schafer went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk versus the Nationals on Saturday.

While the Braves are certainly hoping B.J. Upton bounces back this year, they do have Schafer available as a decent fallback, assuming he can stay healthy. He hit .247/.331/.346 and stole 22 bases in 231 at-bats after rejoining the team last year.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 05:33:00 PM

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C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar