2009: Led Aggies in batting (.338), runs (31), stolen bases (7) and on-base average (.411)... Started 38 of 41 games... Mostly split his starts at second (19) or third (15)... Hit 50-for-148 for the season, striking out just 13 times... Improved to 33-for-87 (.379) with .517 slugging in Big West Conference games... Broke out of slow start with 4-for-4 game at San Diego State (4/4)... Enjoyed a consecutive-game hitting streak of 10 games soon after (4/10-4/24), batting 14-for-39 (.359)... Later hit safely in 12 straight contests in a 22-for-49 (.449) tear, mostly against conference opponents... Finished with 17 multi-hit games... Launched first collegiate home run in 2nd inning vs. Pacific (3/28).
2008: Played 12 games before season ended due to injury... Granted clock extension by NCAA due to medical hardship... Made six starts at third base... Batted .217 (5-for-23) with 4 runs scored and 3 doubles... Went 3-for-6 with two doubles in first two games of the season vs. Fresno State (2/22-2/23).
2007: Started 34 of 40 games played as a true freshman, mostly at shortstop... One of six Aggies to hit better than .300 (.301, 37-for-123)... Added 12 walks and 5 HBP to vault on-base average to .383... Hit 2-for-4 vs. Pepperdine in collegiate debut (2/9), then was 2-for-3 with 2 runs the following day... Had 10 multi-hit games... Batted 3-for-3 wth a double vs. Portland (3/3)... Hit 3-for-5 vs. Loyola Marymount later in the month (3/25)... Drove in 2 RBIs in 2-for-3 game vs. San Francisco (4/24).
5-13-09 from: - www.losgatosobserver.com/2009/05/13/where_are ... - With a Los Gatos contingent of at least 50 fans rooting him on, Los Gatos High School graduate Justin Schafer smashed three hits, including two doubles, Tuesday night as his UC Davis Aggies beat Santa Clara 9-1 at the Bronco’s Stephen Schott Stadium. Schafer, a redshirt sophomore, upped his team-leading batting average to .345 and team-leading on-base percentage to .415. He is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak, with multiple hits in six of those games.The infielder is coming off a medical-redshirt year and Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He got off to a sluggish start this season while still getting back to full strength, but has been one of the conference’s hottest hitters the past four weeks. As a freshman, Schafer started 34 of 40 games, mostly at shortstop. He was one of six Aggies to hit better than .300 (.301 with 37 hits), with 10 multi-hit games. Schafer hopes to return to shortstop next season after playing mostly second and third base this year.
7-7-10 – Stock Up – Schafer is one of a handful of 2010 draft picks that are making some noise for K-Port. His stats for the short season so far are very impressive: .366/.409/.512/.921, 41-AB, .146-ISOP, .441-BABIP
8-5-10: - 2B Justin Schafer (.333/.393/.444.837 in 126-AB)has been transferred from Kingsport to Brooklyn. - this is a well earned promotion for the draft pick out of UC Davis. It should be interesting to see who gets time at second, Schafer or J.B. Brown, who is currently hitting a decent .287 for the Cyclones.
8-9-10: - stock up – Schafer was recently promoted to Brooklyn after going .333/.393/.444/.837 for Kingsport in 1256-AB. He led off yesterday for the Clones, playing shortstop, going 3-5, with two runs batted in. Just what the Cyclones needed was another bat.
9-29-10: - 2011 forecast: - Schafer had a wonderful 2010 season in Kingsport and got a taste of Brooklyn near the end of the season, going .227 in 44 at bats. There are a lot of second basemen ahead of him, including the Cyclones full time guy this past season, J.B. Brown, who hit .308. Schafer also plays SS, but Rylan Sandoval is ahead of him there. My guess is he will return to Brooklyn for a starting position in 2011.