Schafer playing with the Houston Astros.
|Atlanta Braves – No. 17|
September 4, 1986 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|April 5, 2009 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||65|
Schafer was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. In April of 2008 he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after being accused of HGH use.
Schafer was named the Braves' starting center fielder for the 2009 season on April 5, 2009, despite never having played at a higher level than Double-A. He made his major league debut on April 5, 2009, becoming the 99th player in Major League Baseball history to hit his first career home run in his first major league at bat, off Brett Myers of the Philadelphia Phillies. He finished the game 2 for 3, with the home run, a single, an intentional walk, and a strikeout.
Second stint with Braves
On November 1, 2012, the Atlanta Braves reacquired Jordan Schafer from the Houston Astros on waivers. Schafer was placed on the disabled list on July 4, 2013 with a stress fracture in his ankle.
- 2005 MLB draft selections: Day 1
- Braves prospect Schafer suspended 50 games for HGH use
- Braves Make Final Cuts
- Schafer homers in first career at-bat
- Boxscore: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia - April 5, 2009 | MLB.com: News
- Braves send struggling Schafer to Minors
- Bowman, Mark (July 31, 2011). "Braves fill leadoff void, acquire Astros' Bourn". MLB.com. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
- "Ejection 014: Marvin Hudson (1)". Close Call Sports. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- O'Brien, David (November 1, 2012). "Schafer is back, but not to replace Bourn". Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)