Atlanta’s Jordan Schafer, a two-time member of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects (25 in 2008, 42 in 2009), made his major league debut for the Braves tonight, batting eighth in the team’s season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Schafer kicked his career off in style, homering off Brett Myers in his first at-bat. He is the third Brave to do so (Chuck Tanner and Jermaine Dye are the others).
He followed the round-tripper with a single and an intentional walk, so it’s been a solid debut thus far for the former Bus Leaguer, who should have at least one at-bat left before the night is through. Regardless of the outcome, however, I’d say he’s made the first “Now Batting For” of the 2009 season a memorable one.