Date of Birth: 05/05/1989
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 205 lbs
College Experience: Savannah College of Arts and Designs
Resides: Louisville, KY
Shackleford was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 35th round of the 2010 MLB draft out of Savannah College of Arts and Design (Savannah, GA). Shackleford spent two seasons in the Giants organization accumulating 82 strikeouts in 80 innings before spending his next three seasons in the Seattle Mariners organization, reaching as high as Double-A posting a 2.93 ERA. The Louisville, KY native had his best season in professional baseball in 2015 pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies Double-A affiliate Reading Fightin Phils. Shackleford served as their closer and broke the Reading team record converting 30 saves, which was also by far the most in the entire Eastern League that season. For his efforts, the righty was named an Eastern League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star. Shackleford spent last season in independent ball splitting time between the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League and the Lincoln Saltdogs.