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Aaron Shafer

RHP
Aaron Shafer
Name: Aaron Robert Shafer
Born: Dec 2, 1986 in St. Louis, Mo. USA
High School: Troy Buchanan HS, Moscow Mills, Mo.
College: Wichita State
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (65th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2008 (signed for $625,000)
Shafer had established himself as one of the premier pitching prospects for the 2008 draft midway through the 2007 season. Then he strained his elbow, which didn't require surgery but sidelined him for a month. His fastball hasn't been the same since. Shafer used to work from 91-94 mph with his fastball and now ranges from 88-91 mph. The diminished velocity hasn't made him less effective, however. His effortless delivery allows his heater to get on hitters quickly, and it enables him to live in the bottom of the strike zone. He has above-average command of his fastball, 12-to-6 curveball and changeup. Shafer has a solid 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame and his arm has been healthy since tweaking his elbow. He's no longer a candidate for the first round, but he could go in the second or third.
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