Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:38:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer was optioned to Class AAA Durham Monday, Aug. 17, and RP Enny Romero was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) had played sparingly since his call-up earlier this month, and he had five hits in 19 at-bats, including two home runs and two RBI. Shaffer had 23 home runs and 59 RBI in 334 at-bats in two minor league stops, so he has intriguing power and could help those in deep leagues next month when rosters expand.
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:35:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is batting second as the designated hitter against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Friday, Aug. 14. C John Jaso is not in the starting lineup Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is 0-for-5 against lefties to start his career, but he still holds the handedness advantage Friday. He checks out as viable value play at FantasyScore. Jaso ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is usually the designated hitter and leads off against right-handed hurlers.
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:07:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer went 3-for-3 with a tiebreaking, solo home run and three runs scored in a 4-3 win over the New York Mets Sunday, Aug. 9.
Fantasy Tip: The sample size is small, but Shaffer ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting .400 with two homers in four games since being called up. He is worth taking a chance on if you are looking for cap relief at FantasyScore.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:43:42 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Aug. 3B Richie Shaffer is starting at first base and batting sixth against Chicago SP Jose Quintana Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Loney ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. After posting a .299 and .290 batting average the past two seasons, Loney is hitting just .263 this season, and if he isn't posting a plus-average, his fantasy stock isn't worth a roster spot in the majority of leagues. Shaffer is a player to monitor in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, as he posted a .595 slugging percentage with Class AAA Dunham this year.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is playing first base and batting sixth against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer will be making his big league debut Monday. Over 217 plate appearances with Class AAA Dunham, he had a .265/.359/.595 slash line with 30 runs, 16 home runs and 32 RBI. He is likely a wait-and-see type for daily contests, but those in need of pop in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats could take a speculative leap of faith with Shaffer.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:26:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore was optioned to Class AAA Durham Monday, Aug. 3. The team also recalled 3B Richie Shaffer from Class AAA Durham.
Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has struggled since returning from his injury, so he will look to work on things in the minors. He could return when the rosters expand in September. Shaffer should see some playing time and could be an option in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:28:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is expected to be called up from Class AAA Durham Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer brings plenty of power potential with him, and he is worth grabbing in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:47:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer could be nearing his major league debut soon, but the team isn't ready to start his service time clock.
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer has a .270-22-54 line across two levels and has hit even better with a .278-15-27 line at Triple-A. He needs to be owned in AL-only formats and kept on your watch list in mixed leagues.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:07:22 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays signed first-round pick 3B Richie Shaffer to a deal with a $1,712,500 bonus.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:40:55 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays are close to an agreement with first-round draft choice 3B Richie Shaffer.