Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:25:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays INF Richie Shaffer was recalled from Class AAA Durham Monday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:23:23 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned 1B Richie Shaffer to Class AAA Durham Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 06:09:07 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Class AAA Durham.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:37:59 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned 1B Richie Shaffer to Class AAA Durham Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:04:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays INF Richie Shaffer could find himself in danger of not making the 25-man roster, with Steve Pearce, Logan Morrison and James Loney expected to share time at first base and designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: The soon-to-be 25-year-old Shaffer batted just .189 last season but showed a promising amount of power, with three doubles and four home runs in 74 at-bats. Pearce and Morrison are expected to get the lion's share of the playing time and Loney could have all or part of the $8 million remaining on his contract eaten so that he can be moved to another team.
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:17:01 -0700
Tampa Bay C John Jaso and OF Grady Sizemore are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP David Price Saturday, Sept. 26. 3B Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter for the Rays. OF Brandon Guyer will start in left field and is batting first in the lineup. 3B Richie Shaffer will start at first base and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) and Sizemore ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) are sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Guyer ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) and Shaffer ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) have posted decent numbers this month but neither player is a must-start option for owners.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:32:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 24. 3B Richie Shaffer is starting at first base and batting eighth against Boston Red Sox SP Wade Miley Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has played primarily against southpaws (50 of 71 plate appearances), but he owns a lowly .551 OPS against them. FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a desperation flier Thursday.
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:44:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria will bat third and serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen Saturday, Sept. 19. INF Richie Shaffer will play third base and bat second.
Fantasy Tip: Longoria ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is 2-for-27 over the past week, while Shaffer ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is just 4-for-28 at the plate this month. Neither player makes a great FantasyScore option today.
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:21:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is starting in left field and batting eighth against Detroit Tigers SP Kyle Lobstein Wednesday, Sept. 9. OFs Kevin Kiermaier and Grady Sizemore are not in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid both Kiermaier ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) and Sizemore ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday, and it is worth noting Sizemore rarely plays against southpaws. Shaffer ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been much better against righties this season, and at his cap hit, you should be able to do better at FantasyScore Wednesday. He is just 2-for-19 against lefties.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:34:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is not in the lineup against Detroit Tigers left-handed SP Matt Boyd Tuesday, Sept. 8. 3B Richie Shaffer is starting at first base and is hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) slugged 26 home runs and drove in 72 runs in the minors this year, so his power can be useful on FantasyScore in a matchup like this against a weak left-handed arm. Consider him a sleeper pick tonight.