WATCH: Shaffer has huge game against Charlotte


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Pos: 3B/1B   Height: 6-3   Weight: 205   Hometown: Charlotte, NC (Providence HS HS)  
Years Played: 2010 - 2012

Former Clemson standout Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
3rd Base (2010 - 2012)
#8 6-3, 205
Charlotte, NC

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went 4-4 with two home runs in Durham's 10-8 win over Charlotte on Thursday night.

The two homers total 21 for Shaffer on the season which is third in the entire minor leagues (Brett Walker and A.J. Reed). In 77 games this season, he has .272 average with 21 home runs and 51 RBI's. He will represent the Rays' organization at the Futures game this season.

"I felt like I had a good day," Shaffer told MiLB.com. "I just saw some good pitches to hit and didn't miss them."

Shaffer has very high expectations for himself and his baseball play.

"No one has higher expectations for me than me," Shaffer told MiLB.com. "I always expect to go out there and produce at a high level because of the work I put in. I think people tend to develop at their own pace. I made some adjustments when I needed to make them."

He led all Tampa Bay Rays prospects with 19 dingers in 2014.

The former Clemson product was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

Official Clemson Bio - Team co-captain in 2012...corner infielder who has tremendous power...one of the best defensive first-basemen in Clemson history...started most of his games at first base in 2010 and 2011, but is slated to make the move to third base in 2012...a career .318 hitter with a .555 slugging percentage and .426 on-base percentage in 111 games (107 starts) over two seasons...has 26 doubles, two triples, 20 homers, 91 RBIs, 107 runs, 62 walks, 14 hit-by-pitches, and 10 steals...has committed only three errors in his career (.996 fielding percentage)...two-time All-ACC Academic selection...preseason second-team All-American by Perfect Game...preseason first-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com...#12 player in the nation in the preseason by College Baseball Daily...#13 prospect in the nation for the 2012 draft in the preseason by Baseball America...#13 junior in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America.


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