Mike Shawaryn Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher


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Age: 23
Born: September 17, 1994
Carneys Point, NJ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 239
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2016; 32nd round, 2013 by KC
How Acquired: Draft
College: Maryland
High School: Gloucester Catholic (NJ)
ETA: Mid 2019

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Physical Description: Sturdy, filled-out pitcher’s frame. Looks listed height and weight. Doesn’t have much projection left. Solid lower half that looks like it could withstand a starter’s workload.

Mechanics: Throws from a low-three quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the rubber. Significant amount of effort in his delivery. Loud pre-pitch with right hand constantly moving by his side as he gets the sign. Brings glove up high to his face then down and back up without using a full wind-up. Effort starts when he brings his arm back and raises his elbows high, then drops and drives, slinging the ball from a low arm slot. Delivery puts a significant amount of stress on his arm and shoulder. Delivery is tough on right-handed hitters due to low arm slot and position on rubber.

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Pitch has late arm-side run and sink. When he keeps the pitch down in the zone, leads to a lot of weak contact on the ground. Solid control. Still working on being able to consistently command the pitch. Potential plus offering, especially in a bullpen role in which fastball velocity could tick up in shorter outings. Has reportedly worked on elevating a four-seam fastball to change hitters’ eye levels.

Slider: 79-82 mph, can sometimes sit in the mid 80s. Slurvy pitch with 10-to-4 break. Shape varies at times, but usually horizontal and lacks tilt. Tough pitch to throw given his arm slot. Doesn’t consistently snap off; can get on the side of the pitch. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 82-85 mph. Late fade, throws with deceptive arm speed. Has shown the ability to turn the pitch over. Will be a key pitch for development going forward to get left-handed hitters out. Potential average offering.

Career Notes: Was seen as a potential first-round pick after a strong sophomore season, but struggled with injuries during his junior year and saw his draft stock take a hit. Signed for $262,000 over slot. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. Nicknamed “The Unicorn” in college. In 2017, ranked 9th in the minors in strikeouts and 11th in strikeouts per 9 innings.

Summation: Profiles best in a bullpen role. Could be valuable as a swingman, long relief-type capable of coming in the fifth or sixth inning and throwing two to three innings should he end up in the bullpen. Ceiling of a back-end starter if he can develop his changeup or another third offering. Has the potential for three average-or-better pitches with fastball and slider showing more potential. Strong makeup and work ethic. Combination of effort in delivery and arm slot point towards long-term bullpen role, but will be developed as a starter. Changeup development will be key to sticking as a starter as a pitch best suited to get out left-handed hitters.

  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 19 11 0.733 3.12 16 16 0 92.1 89 34 32 5 24 72 1.22 3.00 7.02
  2015 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 20 13 2 0.867 1.71 17 17 0 116.0 85 28 22 4 29 138 0.98 4.76 10.71
  2016 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 21 6 4 0.600 3.18 15 15 0 99.0 69 41 35 2 26 97 0.96 3.73 8.82
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 1 0.000 2.87 6 6 0 15.2 15 6 5 0 7 22 1.40 3.14 12.64
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 3 2 0.600 3.88 10 10 0 53.1 44 25 23 5 13 78 1.07 6.00 13.16
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 5 5 0.500 3.76 16 16 0 81.1 71 38 34 10 35 91 1.30 2.60 10.07
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 23     stats                            
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 15, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $637,500
MiLB Debut: august 6, 2016 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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2014 Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American
2014 Perfect Game Second Team Freshman All-America
2015 Baseball America Second Team All-American
2015 Perfect Game First Team All-American
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)
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SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 1-7, 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 26-July 2, 2017)
2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 7-13, 2018)






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