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Jordan Schafer

#21 | OF
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Jordan Schafer
Name: Jordan James Schafer
Born: Sep 4, 1986 in Hammond, Ind. USA
High School: Winter Haven (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (107th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2005 (signed for $320,000)
Back in 2000, BA rated Schafer as the nation's top 13 year-old after he had a stellar summer and started at first base for his high school team as a seventh-grader. He was known mostly as a pitcher back then, though scouts are intrigued with both his ability on the mound and in the outfield. He looked good at showcases last summer and fall, but lacked some of the looseness in both his swing and arm stroke this spring, becoming mechanical and stiff. His tools rate average to slightly below across the board, but he's described as a baseball rat who dives for balls in batting practice and takes swings after most of his teammates have left the park. "Out of all the kids in the area, this guy is going to die before he doesn't make the big leagues," a scout said. He's a tireless worker in the weight room and has a defined, mature frame. He pitched in the high-80s this spring with an average breaking ball. His future is probably in the outfield, where his advanced instincts aid his average speed. Some scouts say he could develop into a player in the mold of Mark Kotsay if he maximizes his tools.
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