It’s 10:20 p.m. and Jordan Schafer is 10 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues. Expect that to change sometime in the very, very near future.
Tonight, the Brave’s top prospect homered in his first at bat, singled in his second, intentionally walked in his third, and struck out swinging in his fourth. Schafer looked good in his first three at bats but was clearly overmatched against Brad Lidge’s slider in the eighth. His first three at bats came against Brett Myers so he wasn’t facing any ole’ slouch. As I stated in my synopsis of Schafer in my post titled “Who I’m giving blowies to,” he’s a streaky hitter so now’s probably the time to strike and pick him up if you’ve got the room.
For at least one night, the Brave’s confidence in their young players paid off. Only time will tell if Schafer develops into the player many think he will.