Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:53:45 -0700
Minnesota Twins OFs Aaron Hicks, Jordan Schafer, Eddie Rosario and Shane Robinson are essentially all battling for the starting center field job in spring training, according to manager Paul Molitor. Molitor said the competition remains wide open, but Hicks is believed to be the favorite for the job and has hit .300/.400/.500 with two triples and two RBI in eight games. Rosario has also turned heads, but he's not on the current active roster and hasn't played above Class AA. Molitor thinks Hicks needs to win the job to make the roster, too, because the team wants him to play every day to further his development.
Fantasy Tip: With Hicks being the favorite for the job, he has to carry the most fantasy value, albeit limited. Hicks could also end up in a platoon in center, which makes his path to consistent at-bats shaky. None of these options should be drafted in standard leagues, and even Hicks is only worth a low investment in AL-only formats.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:51:37 -0800
Minnesota Twins OFs Jordan Schafer and Aaron Hicks will be in the running for the starting center field job in 2015, with Schafer potentially being the most major league-ready option for the club. Schafer has had the better career to date, and he played better in 2014, too. Schafer has underperformed in his career, and he's cited a lack of consistent playing time as a result. He hit .285/.345/.362 after joining the Twins last year in less than 150 plate appearances. Schafer provides quickness in the outfield and on the bases, and he's excelled at hitting righties. Hicks, on the other hand, has hit lefties much better in his young career, so the two could make an interesting combination in a platoon in center field.
Fantasy Tip: At first glance and based off their splits, Schafer and Hicks figure to enter the season in a platoon role in center if the Twins plan on keeping Danny Santana at shortstop. Because of that, neither is an attractive option in mixed leagues. Schafer may have the slight edge in AL-only formats, but you have to consider that Byron Buxton may eventually enter the picture at some point this year, which would further complicate matters.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:39:39 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer agreed to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the team Friday, Jan. 23, and will avoid arbitration.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:05:29 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer is asking for $1.7 million in arbitration, while the Twins offered $1.4 million.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:51:29 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks and OF Jordan Schafer may split time at center field this season.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:23:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer (elbow) has a nerve issue in his elbow, and he is having trouble swinging the bat. Schafer is considered day-to-day and may not start again this season, but he is available to pinch-run.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:00 -0700
Minnesota Twins OFs Danny Santana (back) and Jordan Schafer (ribs) returned to the lineup Thursday, Sept. 11.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:11:33 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer (ribs) is expected to be available as a pinch hitter Sunday, Sept. 7.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07:14:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer (ribs) had to leave the game Friday, Sept. 5, after he injured his ribs while colliding with the wall. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:27:54 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer is batting .333 (29-for-87) with five doubles, 10 RBIs, a .402 on-base percentage and 11 steals in 12 attempts in 27 games with the team.