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Chris Shaw

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Chris Shaw
Name: Christopher James Shaw
Born: Oct 20, 1993 in Lexington, MA
High School: Boston College
College: Boston College
High School: Lexington (Mass.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 226 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (31st overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 (signed for $1,400,000)
A good summer in the Cape Cod League can do wonders for a player's draft stock. Shaw entered last summer as a known commodity, as he had already begun to tap into his elite offensive potential with a strong sophomore year at Boston College. On the Cape, Shaw showed off his most impressive tool, his plus-plus lefthanded power, leading the league with eight homers. Shaw home runs became legendary, with reports of 450-foot bombs to dead center. Still, Shaw entered the spring with significant question marks on how much his hit tool would allow his power to play. He started to answer those questions this spring, leading some evaluators to give him average grades for his bat. Shaw then broke his hamate bone in his right hand in April. He returned quickly and had yet to show the same power he had pre-injury. Defensively, Shaw plays right field for the Eagles, but many scouts project him to move to first base at the pro level. Shaw does have enough arm strength to handle left field, but the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder's slow feet have scouts pessimistic about his ability to handle the outfield. The team who takes Shaw will likely be a team that was convicted about his bat prior to his hamate injury.
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