Travis Shaw Pawtucket Red Sox  |  First Base

     
 

Age: 24
Born: April 16, 1990
Washington Court House, OH
Height: 6-4
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2011;
32nd round, 2008 by Boston
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kent State
High School: Washington Court House (OH)

Photo Kelly O'Connor


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Physical Description: Tall, strong, muscular build. Filled out frame throughout.

Hit: Good plate discipline and advanced approach. Sweet spot for pitches down and in due to upward swing path. Fringe-average bat speed, struggles against high velocity fastballs. Needs improvement covering outer third. Can be long with his swing, but stays back to hit inside of the ball. Middle-to-opposite field approach. Future fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Strength for power, but not with current approach. At his best focusing middle-opposite field but will get out in front and run into a pitch every now and then. Average power potential.

Arm: Can make the throws to all bases. Average-to-better arm strength.

Field: Lack of lower half quickness and lateral movements best suited for first base. Has played some third base in the past. Solid instincts. Big target at first. Solid-average defensive profile at first base, but below-average at third base.

Run: Below-average runner. Not part of his game.

Career Notes: Father, Jeff Shaw, played 12 years in the big leagues as a relief pitcher. Played third base in college, had limited experience playing first base prior to signing. Was also drafted by the Red Sox out of high school.

Summation: Potential fringe-average, second-division regular. Lacks the raw power desired from a corner infielder. He does have a strong arm and soft hands, but his lateral range is his limiting factor defensively. Could be potential valuable role player off the bench. Excellent work ethic and makeup. Student of the game.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2011 Kent State NCAA Coll --- 21 62 244 48 74 14 2 14 51 135 40 40 --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 57 202 33 53 13 0 8 36 90 34 47 3 0 0.262 0.371 0.446 0.816
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 2 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.333 0.400 0.444 0.844
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 22 99 354 69 108 31 3 16 73 193 59 81 11 2 0.305 0.411 0.545 0.957
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 22 31 110 13 25 13 0 3 12 47 21 34 1 1 0.227 0.353 0.427 0.781
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 23 127 444 57 98 21 4 16 50 175 78 117 7 3 0.221 0.342 0.394 0.736
  2013 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 23 17 61 18 22 6 0 5 19 43 10 14 0 0 0.361 0.452 0.705 1.157
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 24 47 177 35 54 8 1 11 37 97 29 23 5 3 0.305 0.406 0.548 0.954
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 81 313 43 82 21 1 10 41 135 28 76 2 0 0.262 0.321 0.431 0.752
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 13, 2011 by Jon Adkins
Signing Bonus: $110,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2011 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): Split MLB/MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Carolina League Player of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2012)
2012 Carolina League All-Star
2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 11-17, 2012)
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 24-30, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 19-25, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 21-27, 2014)
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star

 

  

 
 

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