Sr, Tulane University
Jeremy Schaffer hit for a park and schedule adjusted wOBA of .441 and a 1.009 OPS. Additionally, with 41 walks and 32 strikeouts, it is obvious Schaffer has good plate discipline and knows how to get on base. He played catcher for his college career and is listed at first base, so will start his pro career there.
For the past three days, Tulane senior Jeremy Schaffer has virtually been tied to his computer, following the Major League Baseball draft. He got a phone call during the 17th round from the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals telling him they were thinking of taking him with their 18th-round pick. After agreeing on loose contract terms, Schaffer waited for his name to be called.
He never heard it.
“My computer cut out right as their pick was happening,” Schaffer said via cellphone. “So after the last two days, I didn’t even hear it.”
On top of being a standout in the classroom, Schaffer was a mainstay behind the plate for the Olive and Blue over the past four seasons. In four years he started 217 games – eighth most in school history – and set career-highs in seven offensive categories during his senior season. Schaffer ranks eighth in career home runs (41) and RBI (194) in the Tulane charts, while ranking among the top-20 in Conference USA history on both lists. His 59 doubles are ninth all-time at Tulane and he stands among the top-25 on seven other major offensive scales.
Here’s a “getting to know you video about Schaffer: