This morning, the Twins snagged Jordan Schafer on waivers. I wanted to find out a bit about him so I could perhaps give some sort of yea or nay verdict on the acquisition (The team gave up nothing for him, so there is really no reason not to take a chance). Basically, all he is there for is for his speed. He has 88 stolen bases in 395 career games. He also has a .222 average and is generally terrible at hitting. He’s not an exceptional fielder either. Basically, he is around because they can’t have a shortstop playing center field every day, and they can’t have Kennys Vargas running the bases… ever.
So, I was looking for Schafer, and I wanted to look at FanGraphs for my stats, but I accidentally clicked over to “images”. This is what I got (Enlarge with a click):
That’s tremendous. Schafer’s time in Minnesota won’t be long, I imagine, but for the brief time he is around, he could be a lot of fun (though maybe not in a good way). I don’t even understand what the peanut butter cup is all about!
Oh, and that’s not even the best Jordan Schafer in a sombrero image on the internet. That belongs to this:
I mean, what the hell?! Welcome to Minnesota, you strike out prone buffoon!