Hey guys. I'm not sure if you follow the Brewers minor leaguers but Logan Schafer is having a career worst year in Triple A in my opinion. He is posting a career high with 9 home runs, but he's drawing less walks and striking out more than he had in any other year by a noticable amount. He went from an average slash line of about .300/.370/.440 to ..270/.330/.430.
Now, the reason for this could be that he is having trouble adjusting to a full season in Triple A, but I think maybe he's frustrated from doing good and not getting called up to the big leagues, so he could possibly be trying to do too much (like hitting more home runs) rather than sticking to his game of putting the ball in play and getting on base. To my understanding this is a common occurrance for players who perform well and don't get a shot at a big league job. I also noticed it from fellow prospect Caleb Gindl, who is also repeating Triple A. Aside from those two explanations the only other thing I can think of is he may just be having an off year.
This is my best guess to what's wrong with Schafer because the jump from Double A to Triple A isn't big enough in my opinion to effect his numbers that drastically. He showed the ability to consistently hit .300 from high A to Double A and about 200 AB's in Triple A last year. Now 200 AB's is a pretty good sample size in my opinion, proving that he could hit Triple A pitching, so I think it's safe to remove the jump in level as an explanation. With that being said that leaves two reasons:
1. He is simply having an off year or
2. He is trying to do too much in hopes of getting a chance at the big league level.
These are the reasons I could think of for the drop off. Keep in mind that I don't watch him play on a regular basis. I am only going by the numbers, so if you can think of a better reason I would be more than happy to hear it.