Saturday, April 28, 2012
Prospect Plus: Richie Shaffer
Clemson third basemen Richie Shaffer is expected to be one of the first college bats off the board during the upcoming MLB Draft. The OTWT Scouting Department took in his performance against Georgia Tech on Friday night on TV, as part of our ongoing Prospects Plus series. Here are our thoughts.
Stats against Georgia Tech on Friday night: 1 for 6 with 3 strikeouts
Positive: Team co-captain in 2012...corner infielder who has tremendous power...one of the best defensive first-basemen in Clemson history. Can either play first base or third base. Did show great patients waiting back on a change up and getting a hit on a 0-2 count, it was a nice piece of hitting. Should be a mid-first round pick.
Negatives: has a big swing and struggled with the off speed pitch during the game against Georgia Tech on Friday night. I know he is a power hitter but striking out three times is not good. Looked over match on some offspeed pitches thrown by Georgia Tech pitcher Buck Farmer.