• Full name Travis R. Shaw
  • Born 04/16/1990 in Washington Court House, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Kent State
  • Debut 05/08/2015
  • Drafted in the 9th round (292nd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $110,000).
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    Travis Shaw has the size (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) and lefthanded power that scouts want in a third baseman, plus good bloodlines. His father Jeff made two all-star teams and saved 203 games in a 12-year major league career. He gets pull-happy and doesn't always catch up to quality fastballs, so how much he'll hit in pro ball remains in question. To his credit, he batted a solid .260/.378/.402 in the Cape Cod League last summer. Though Shaw has the hands and arm strength for the hot corner, he lacks quickness and agility, so he'll probably have to move to first base as a pro.

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  • Rated Best Defensive 1B in the Carolina League in 2012

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