Last year in the third round of the amateur draft the Braves selected Jordan Schafer, an outfielder out of Winter Haven, Florida. Many teams liked Schafer as a pitcher, but the Braves saw a young hitter in the six-foot-one, 190-pounder. They compared him to Oakland outfieler Mark Kotsay.
Click here to listen to Bill Shanks interview Schafer, currently in Rome's outfield. The podcast is titled, "Jared Schafer Interview," and was published April 23rd.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional front office philosophies. Email Bill at email@example.com.