• Full name Michael Thomas Shawaryn
  • Born 09/17/1994 in Carneys Point, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Maryland
  • Debut 06/07/2019
  • Drafted in the 5th round (148th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2016 (signed for $637,500).
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    Nicknamed "The Unicorn," Shawaryn was once an elusive recruit but has since become the cornerstone of the best era in Maryland baseball. Shawaryn is the Terrapins' all-time wins leader and strikeouts leader and has been a rotation stalwart since he stepped onto campus. However, Shawaryn finally showed a human side early this spring, starting with a rough outing on a cold day on March 4 against Tennessee, when Shawaryn's fastball velocity dipped into the mid- to -high 80s and he coughed up six runs. Confidence shaken, Shawaryn's struggles snowballed to the point that he was moved from Friday starter to Sunday. But eventually he rebounded, working 90-94 mph late in the spring and holding that velocity. The slider, his main strikeout pitch, has remained somewhat inconsistent; he's still trying to regain confidence in it and his release point. His changeup also has been an asset for him and is at least solid-average. But Shawaryn has been an elite performer for most of his college career, and his work ethic and makeup give him the chance to start at the next level.

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