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51 Justin Shafer RP

Cincinnati Reds

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
39.22113.863925
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018TOR003.246000008.16431172
2019TOR213.86340001139.2411917612539

Player Updates

March 22, 2020 11:04 PM
Reds' Justin Shafer: Flexor mass irritation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was dealing with a flexor mass irritation during spring training and pitched in only one game in February, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Shafer was a long shot to make the Reds' Opening Day roster, having been acquired for cash considerations from the Jays after they had already designated him off their 40-man roster. The arm injury further limits his chances, though the delay to the start of the regular season could help Shafer log more exhibition appearances before Opening Day.

November 25, 2019 07:20 PM
Reds' Justin Shafer: Traded to Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was traded from Toronto to Cincinnati in exchange for cash considerations Monday, source reports.

Shafer's 3.86 ERA in 39.2 innings of relief last season looks good on the surface, but it came with a 5.18 FIP. He struck out a respectable 21.4 percent of opposing batters but walked 13.7 percent.

November 20, 2019 06:24 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Cast off 40-man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was designated for assignment Wednesday.

The Blue Jays needed to clear a couple roster spots to protect players from the Rule 5 draft and Shafer was a casualty. He had a 3.86 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 39:25 K:BB in 39.2 innings last season. His 5.18 FIP was a better indicator of how well he pitched.

September 5, 2019 03:40 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Shafer has made 26 appearances for the Blue Jays this season, posting a 3.19 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 29:22 K:BB across 31 innings. The right-hander figures to fill a middle-relief role for the rest of the season.

August 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

Shafer has struggled of late, giving up six runs with a 6:7 K:BB over his last 7.1 innings, so he'll make his way to Buffalo. The 26-year-old has been mostly solid for the Blue Jays with a 3.19 ERA over 31 innings this season, so he should rejoin the team after rosters expand in September.

August 4, 2019 11:52 AM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Shakes off illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer (illness) worked around a hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless seventh inning in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.

Shafer was unavailable in Friday's series opener after falling ill shortly after the game began, but he apparently recovered from the ailment overnight and re-entered the Toronto bullpen. In his prior appearance before the illness, Shafer secured his first career save, but he's expected to work in a setup capacity moving forward with closer Ken Giles (elbow) likely to return to action Sunday.

August 3, 2019 02:28 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Unavailable due to illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer got sick mid-game Friday night and was unavailable to pitch, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.CA reports.

As a result, Derek Law pitched the last two innings to get the save against the Orioles. Shafer's hold on the closer job, such as it is while Ken Giles (elbow) is out, is pretty tenuous to begin with. As soon as Shafer's available again he'll be an option in the ninth, as will Law and Tim Mayza.

August 1, 2019 12:32 AM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Grabs first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday versus the Royals.

Closer Ken Giles (elbow) is still recovering from a cortisone shot, providing Shafer the chance to earn his first career save. The 26-year-old has a 2.37 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 20:13 K:BB through 19 innings this season, and he should see a higher-leverage role for the remainder of the season following the trade departures of David Phelps, Daniel Hudson, Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez.

July 23, 2019 03:28 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Throws on field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer (elbow) threw on the field prior to Tuesday's game against Cleveland, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer left Monday's game with right elbow discomfort, but the fact that he's throwing again just one day later seems to be encouraging. He was watched by his pitching coach and a team trainer. If he winds up requiring a trip to the injured list, that news should come relatively soon.

July 22, 2019 09:32 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Nursing elbow discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer left Monday's game against Cleveland due to right elbow discomfort, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Shafer will head for further evaluation after being pulled from his outing. The extent of his elbow injury is not yet known.

July 22, 2019 09:12 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Exits with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer left Monday's game against the Indians with an apparent injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer looked to suffer the injury while throwing a pitch during the sixth inning, and he would leave with the team trainer shortly after. He'll be considered day-to-day until the details surrounding his injury are revealed.

July 17, 2019 09:00 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Records first big-league win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer (1-1) picked up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Red Sox, giving up a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning of relief while striking out one.

The Jays took the lead for good in the top of the sixth inning, making the rookie right-hander the pitcher of record after he replaced Jacob Waguespack to close out the fifth. Shafer's 2.13 ERA through 12.2 innings looks pretty, but his 12:9 K:BB isn't making a strong case for higher-leverage work.

July 7, 2019 12:04 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Moves up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays recalled Shafer from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

He'll provide Toronto with a fresh arm out of the bullpen for the series finale with the Orioles after long relievers Sam Gaviglio covered three innings and Nick Kingham covered 2.2 innings in games Friday and Saturday, respectively. The Blue Jays optioned outfielder Jonathan Davis to Triple-A to clear room on the active roster for Shafer.

June 20, 2019 04:36 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer made one appearance during his most recent stint with the Blue Jays, allowing one hit while striking out two batters in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. Ken Giles (elbow) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

June 18, 2019 03:44 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Receives promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer has posted a 3.86 ERA over seven innings this season with the Blue Jays, but he's struggled with his command at times (7:8 K:BB). Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was moved to the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

June 18, 2019 11:44 AM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for David Phelps (elbow), who was activated from the injured list Monday. The right-hander made two appearances during his most recent stint with the Blue Jays, allowing one run across 3.1 innings while posting a 5:3 K:BB.

June 13, 2019 04:04 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

Shafer will replace Elvis Luciano (elbow), who was sent to the injured list Thursday, on the roster and in the bullpen. In a brief stint with the Blue Jays earlier in the season, Shafer made three relief appearances and posted a 4.91 ERA, 3.00 WHIP and 2:5 K:BB in 3.2 innings.

June 3, 2019 01:08 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Heading back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Shafer spent less than a week on the big-league roster. He allowed two runs and posted a 2:5 K:BB in 3.2 innings of work.

May 28, 2019 06:24 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Contract purchased by Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer's contract was purchased by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Shafer recorded a 3.24 ERA in 8.1 innings in his debut season for the Blue Jays last year, but that figure obscures a 2:7 K:BB and a 7.12 FIP. In 18.2 frames for Triple-A Buffalo this year, he owns an excellent 0.96 ERA. Zac Rosscup was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

February 28, 2019 05:24 PM
Blue Jays' Justin Shafer: Available in relief Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shafer (elbow) is listed among the Blue Jays' available bullpen arms for Thursday's Grapefruit League game versus the Phillies, John Lott of The Athletic reports.

Shafer made his first appearance of the spring in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Yankees, giving up two hits in a scoreless inning of relief. It marked the 26-year-old's first competitive outing since Sept. 14, as the Blue Jays shuttered Shafer for the rest of the season following that appearance while he managed a Grade 1 flexor strain. Shafer entered spring training at full health and will get the chance to compete for a job in the Blue Jays' Opening Day bullpen, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot hurts his chances.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Tampa Bay 7.101 1.23066
vs LHB 17.000 3.7101519
vs RHB 22.200 3.9701020
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/10BOS1001.10003
9/12BOS0001.02000
9/14NYY0001.14400
9/17@BAL0000.22110
9/19@BAL0001.00002
9/23BAL0001.01101
9/24BAL0001.10022
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CIN00---00000000000000
2019TOR213.86340001139.7411917612539
2018TOR003.246000008.36431172
Total213.7500001148.0472320723241
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CIN000---00000------0---
2019TOR430460.7000001.2651.66418215.20
2018TOR012111.1000000.1941.5603915.12
Total442570.7020001.2531.64622115.19
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014ASX-Vancouver Canadians 22.21120131237265.271.486
2015AFX-Lansing Lugnuts 73.016707404222612.961.137
2015AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 22.112501521110348.141.991
2016AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays115.12320046062421295.241.486
2017AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays 9.150000013270.000.989
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons 4.02000004132.251.000
2017AA-New Hampshire Fisher 58.037005214826453.411.224
2018AAX-New Hampshire Fisher 17.11300221175120.530.994
2018AAA-Buffalo Bisons 38.1340033153216271.421.129
2019AAA-Buffalo Bisons 30.22400027358293.581.225
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/195
Birthdate:
9/18/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Lake Wales, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:
Florida
MLB Experience:
2