#31 - Shawn Sanford
2013 Season
B
R
T
R
HT
6'0"
WT
200
BIRTHDATE
8/28/1988
LAST TEAM
Washington ('13)
RESIDES
Tampa, Fla.
STATUS
Experienced

The Boomers acquired RHP Shawn Sanford in a trade with the Washington Wild Things on August 19, 2013 in exchange for a player to be named later.

The Boomers were in need of another starting pitcher for the stretch run following the injury to Cody Griebling and the 6-foot Sanford was fourth in the league in strikeouts (88) and innings pitched (113.1) at the time of his acquisition.

Sanford, 24, is in his fifth season of professional baseball after four campaigns as a San Francisco Giants farmhand and the first part of 2013 with the Washington Wild Things. Prior to joining the Boomers, the New Jersey native boasted a 28-30 record and a 3.40 ERA in 465.2 professional innings. The 200-pound right-hander has also racked up 341 strikeouts against just 128 walks and 435 hits allowed.

Originally selected in the 43rd round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Cinnaminson High School in New Jersey, Sanford elected to attend the University of South Florida. Sanford improved his draft status after three stellar years at USF, which included a 4.26 ERA in 195.1 innings as a member of the Bulls baseball team, and the Giants drafted Sanford in the 13th round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft.