ASU: Good speed and size... prototypical outfielder with strong arm... played football in 2000 for ASU on special teams and as a wide receiver... is also a potential pitcher for the Sun Devils this year.
2001 (Junior): Played in 30 games and made three starts... hit .261 with six hits, eight runs scored and three RBI... best game was a 3-for-4 performance vs. Washington State (4/14)... was 3-for-3 in stolen bases... played over the summer with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaskan League... played with ASU teammates Rod Allen, Sergio Garcia and Doug Schutt and helped lead team to the NBC National Championship.
Junior College: Attended South Mountain CC in Phoenix, Ariz...named all-region team in 2000... coached by George Lopez.
High School: A 1998 graduate of Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz.... Earned three letters each in football and baseball... coached by Mike Theil in baseball and Bernie Busken in football... captain of the baseball team in 1997 and 1998... hit .415 as a junior and .406 as a senior... best game came against Brophy Prep in which he went 5-for-6 with two home runs a double, triple and eight RBI... Mountain View won state championships in baseball and football his senior year.
MLB Draft: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 29th round of the 1999 MLB draft.
Personal: Majoring in Psychology... parents are Carnell and Elizabeth Sheaffer of Mesa, Ariz... two sisters, Nicole (15) and Tinia (26)... played as a wide receiver/special teams player on the Sun Devil football squad in 2000playing in seven games and made four tackles... enjoys watching comedy, playing video games on Playstation and watching the Cartoon Network... born February 8, 1980 in Chicago, Ill... full name is Jonathan Paul Sheaffer.
Career statistics for Jon Sheaffer:
Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2001................ .261 30-3 23 8 6 0 0 0 3 5 10 3-3 TOTAL............... .261 30-3 23 8 6 0 0 0 3 5 10 3-3