Born: April 16, 1990
Washington Court House, OH
Drafted: 9th round, 2011;
32nd round, 2008 by Boston
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kent State
High School: Washington Court House (OH)
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2012 Prospect Preview
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Traded to Milwaukee with
and a PTBNL/cash for Tyler Thornburg (December 2016)
Description: Tall, strong, muscular build. Filled out frame
Hit: Good plate discipline and
advanced approach. Sweet spot for pitches down and in due to upward swing
path. 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 average hit tool.
for power, shows loft in swing and ability to drive the bal with back
spin. At his best focusing
middle-opposite field, but will get out in front and run into a pitch every
now and then. Average-to-better power potential.
make the throws to all bases. Average-to-better arm strength.
Field: Lower half quickness and lateral movements have
improved as he's progressed up the ladder. Solid instincts and footwork.
Surprsing range for someone his size. Soft hands. Big target at first.
Solid-average defensive profile at both first base and third base.
Below-average runner. Not part of his game.
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 second dvision regular. Lacks the raw power desired from a
first division corner infielder, but versitality and greatly improved
defense at third base make him a valuable player especially in a platoon
or bench role.
Excellent work ethic and makeup. Student of the game.