The Rays selected infielder Richie Shaffer in the 2012 Draft. Shaffer, the 25th pick of the draft, led the Clemson Tigers this year with a .336 BA/10 HR/.480 OBP/63 BB.
Rated by several experts as the top third base prospect in the draft, Shaffer could be a possible replacement for Evan Longoria when his contract is up in 2014. But that’s neither here nor now. Besides, many see Shaffer eventually playing first base or in the outfield. So it would ultimately be too early to call Shaffer a replacement.
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