One of the most surprising moves to me this past spring was the roster spot that the Milwaukee Brewers gave to Logan Schafer coming out of camp. Though players like Matt Clark and Jason Rogers had stellar springs, Schafer “earned,” the final spot out of camp. Coming off another season where he didn’t really have a regular outfield spot, here is a look at Schafer’s year in review.
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Like many other Brewers, Schafer greatly struggled to begin the year. After batting just .188 through the first month of the year, he was sent down to AAA Colorado Springs. Playing 72 games there, he batted .258 with a .635 OPS. After the deadline moves that saw two starting outfielders depart, he was finally promoted again as July came to a close.
In August Schafer did nearly nothing offensively, batting just .185 with a .456 OPS, but he was finally able to put it together to close out the year in September as he batted .262 in the final month to raise his end of season average to .221.
While he does play good defense in the outfield, there is a good chance that Brewers fans have seen the last of Schafer in Milwaukee. Throughout his time in the majors he has done little at the plate as evidenced with his .212 career batting average and .605 OPS. With other options available and a huge group of outfielders coming in the next few seasons from the minors, the defensive specialist Schafer doesn’t seem to have much of a future in Milwaukee, especially considering that he is out of minor league options.
Final Grade: D