Shawn Pleffner

#28 SHAWN PLEFFNER – 1B

Height: 6-5        Weight: 225

Bats: Left          Throws: Right

Born: Washington, District of Columbia

Resides: Kissimmee, Florida

High School: Arundel (Gambrills, Maryland)

College: University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida – “Spartans”)

Draft: 26th – WAS – 2011

Born: 8/17/89    Opening Night Age: 27

Classification: LS-4

 

Career Highlights: Sixth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by Goldeyes on 4/10/17…career .288 hitter with 15 home runs and 220 RBI in 473 games played…215 career runs scored with 104 doubles, eight triples, 29 stolen bases, and 190 walks…career .362 on-base percentage…appeared in Major League spring training games for the Washington Nationals in 2015 and 2016…lifetime .324 batting average against left-handed pitching (410 AB)…career .305 hitter with runners in scoring position (505 AB) and .332 hitter with two outs and runners in scoring position (226 AB)…ranked in his league’s top-10 for batting average three consecutive years from 2012-14…career .989 fielding percentage in 397 games at first base…2014 High-A Carolina League All-Star…2012 Short Season-A New York-Penn League All-Star…drafted by the Nationals in the 26th round in 2011…played college baseball at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida…hit .366 with four home runs and 39 RBI in 47 games during junior season in 2011…majored in Allied Health…also played at Tallahassee Community College from 2008-09, hitting a combined .397 for the Eagles with 19 home runs and 111 RBI in just 94 games…also pitched at Tallahassee Community College, posting a 4.93 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 42.0 innings from 2008-09…played at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland

 

2016

Harrisburg (Eastern/AA/Washington): Hit .262 with three home runs and 34 RBI for the Senators in 100 games…scored 42 runs with 14 doubles, two triples, one stolen base, and 32 walks…finished with a .332 on-base percentage…hit safely in 55 of 100 games…had 21 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 on 4/8 at Altoona…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run scored on 5/17 at Erie…had four RBI while going 2-for-3 with a run scored and home run on 5/24 vs. Portland…had 8-game hitting streak from 6/9-6/22 (13-for-27, .481)…3-for-4 with two runs, triple, and two RBI on 6/12 vs. Akron…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 on 6/22 at Portland…3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles on 6/28 vs. Bowie…had 8-game hitting streak from 7/3-7/18 (10-for-21, .476)…2-for-3 with two runs, home run, and two RBI on 7/15 at Altoona in the second game of a double header…2-for-4 with run scored, two doubles, and RBI on 9/1 at Bowie

 

2015

Harrisburg (Eastern/AA/Washington): Hit .269 with three home runs and 47 RBI for the Senators in 117 games…36 runs scored with 21 doubles, two triples, two stolen bases, and 41 walks…had a .342 on-base percentage…hit safely in 76 of 117 games…had 25 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with run scored and double on 5/17 at Trenton…3-for-4 with run scored and double on 5/31 at Bowie…had 7-game hitting streak from 7/1-7/8 (7-for-28, .250)…scored three runs while going 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, and three walks on 7/22 vs. New Hampshire…had 7-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/7 (14-for-32, .438)…3-for-5 with double and two RBI on 7/31 at Portland…had three RBI while going 3-for-6 with two runs, double, and home run on 8/2 at Portland…3-for-4 with run scored, double, and two RBI on 8/4 vs. Akron

 

2014

Potomac (Carolina/A+/Washington): Hit .298 for the Nationals in 95 games with two home runs and 44 RBI…scored 45 runs with 26 doubles, one triple, nine stolen bases, and 35 walks…posted a .361 on-base percentage…hit safely in 64 of 95 games…had 35 multi-hit games, including seven 3-hit games…Carolina League All-Star…finished third in the Carolina League in batting average…had three RBI while going 3-for-4 with a run and double on 5/10 vs. Myrtle Beach…3-for-4 with two runs, double, and two RBI on 5/14 at Frederick…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/20-5/25 (12-for-23, .522)…3-for-3 on 5/23 at Salem…3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, home run, and RBI on 6/4 at Wilmington…had 8-game hitting streak from 6/27-7/10 (11-for-30, .367)…had three RBI while going 2-for-3 with two runs scored on 8/3 at Carolina in the second game of a double header…3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on 8/20 at Lynchburg in the second game of a double header…helped Nationals win Carolina League championship…10-for-23 (.435) with two RBI in six postseason games…2-for-4 with RBI in title-clinching Game Four of the Carolina League Championship Series on 9/10 vs. Myrtle Beach

 

2013

Hagerstown (South Atlantic/A/Washington): Hit .288 for the Suns in 101 games with four home runs and 52 RBI…scored 55 runs with 24 doubles, two triples, 11 stolen bases, and 59 walks…had a .386 on-base percentage…hit safely in 65 of 101 games…had 31 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…finished tied for eighth in the South Atlantic League in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and first in fielding percentage among first basemen (.986)…3-for-5 with two runs and RBI on 4/20 at West Virginia…3-for-5 with two runs and two doubles on 5/21 vs. Greensboro…had 7-game hitting streak from 6/12-6/21 (12-for-28, .429)…4-for-5 with two runs and two doubles on 7/1 vs. West Virginia…2-for-5 with two runs, two doubles, and RBI on 8/5 vs. Lakewood…drove in three runs while going 1-for-4 with a run scored on 8/13 at Delmarva…helped Suns reach South Atlantic League Championship Series…2-for-5 with two RBI in decisive Game Three of the South Atlantic League Semi Finals on 9/7 vs. West Virginia…win advanced Hagerstown to the South Atlantic League Championship Series

 

Nationals (Gulf Coast/R/Washington): Appeared in five games for the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, going 7-for-14 (.500) with nine RBI…scored three runs with two doubles and one walk…hit safely in four of five games…had three multi-hit games…had three RBI while going 1-for-1 with a double on 7/17 vs. the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI on 7/23 vs. the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…helped Nationals win Gulf Coast League championship

 

2012

Auburn (New York-Penn/A-/Washington): Hit .329 with three home runs and 34 RBI for the Doubledays in 55 games during rookie professional season…scored 34 runs with 17 doubles, one triple, six stolen bases, and 22 walks…had a .394 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging percentage…hit safely in 41 of 55 games…had 20 multi-hit games, including eight 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…New York-Penn League All-Star…finished second in the New York-Penn League in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging percentage…started professional career with a 9-game hitting streak from 6/18-6/28 (13-for-34, .382)…made professional debut and picked up first career hit on 6/18 at Batavia, going 1-for-4…picked up first career RBI on 6/20 at Batavia while going 2-for-3…3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI on 6/28 vs. Williamsport…hit first career home run on 6/30 vs. Williamsport while going 1-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI…3-for-5 with run scored, double, and two RBI on 7/4 vs. Lowell…4-for-6 with double and three RBI on 8/16 at Mahoning Valley…drove in a run in six consecutive games from 8/26-8/31 (six total RBI)…3-for-5 with two runs, home run, and RBI on 8/27 at State College…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with double and RBI on 8/28 at State College…helped Doubledays reach New York-Penn League playoffs…4-for-12 (.333) in three playoff games

 

Rick Forney on Shawn Pleffner: I’m very glad to add both Shawn and Conor (Sullivan) to the club.  We were looking for some left-handed bats to balance out the roster.  Shawn has Double-A experience, and will be counted on to drive in runs.