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Bryan Shaw

#29 | RHP
Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies
Bryan Shaw
Name: Bryan Anthony Shaw
Born: Nov 8, 1987 in Livermore, Calif. USA
High School: Livermore (Calif.) HS
College: Long Beach State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 232 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (73rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 (signed for $553,000)
Long Beach State righted itself after a rough midseason patch, and Shaw had been key to the turnaround as the team's power closer. He's from Livermore, Calif., which seems to churn out hard throwers. It's the hometown of Randy Johnson and Giants reliever Erick Threets. While both of those hard-throwing lefties have touched 100 mph in their careers, Shaw touches 95-96 mph and sits in the 92-94 range. His slider can be a real power breaking ball when he's going well, sitting in the low to mid-80s. While he's just 6-foot-1, he does a good job of missing down and keeping the ball in the ballpark. Shaw also has excellent control for a power pitcher. His stuff might be short to be a big league closer, but he should move quickly into a setup role.
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