Mike Shawaryn Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 














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Age: 24
Born: September 17, 1994
Carneys Point, NJ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 239
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2016; 32nd round, 2013 by KC
How Acquired: Draft
College: Maryland
High School: Gloucester Catholic (NJ)
ETA: Mid 2019

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Physical Description: Sturdy, filled-out pitcher’s frame. Doesn’t have any projection left. Has filled out considerably in his upper body since he signed. Solid lower half that looks like it could withstand a starter’s workload.

Mechanics: Throws from a low-three quarters arm slot, starting in the middle of the rubber. Significant amount of effort in his delivery. Loud pre-pitch with right hand constantly moving by his side as he gets the sign. Brings glove up high to his face then down and back up without using a full wind-up. Effort starts when he brings his arm back and raises his elbows high, then drops and drives, slinging the ball from a low arm slot. Delivery puts a significant amount of stress on his arm and shoulder. Delivery is tough on right-handed hitters due to low arm slot and position on rubber.

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Velocity tails off after the fourth inning down to 89-90 mph. Pitch has late arm-side run and sink. When he keeps the pitch down in the zone, leads to a lot of weak contact on the ground. Solid control. Still working on being able to consistently command the pitch. Potential average offering in a starting role. In a bullpen role could play up as his velocity could tick up in shorter outings. Has reportedly worked on elevating a four-seam fastball to change hitters’ eye levels.

Slider: 84-87 mph. Was once a slower, slurvy pitch with 10-to-4 break, but has evolved into a harder, sweepy breaking ball. Pitch lacks tilt, but has late bite. Has shown bat missing potential against upper level hitters. Has strong feel and confidence in the pitch. Willing to throw the pitch to both left and right-handed hitters. Potential plus offering.

Changeup: 85-87 mph. Inconsistent at present and doesn’t use consistently in games. At its best will show late fade and thrown with deceptive arm speed. Other times is on the firm side and looks like a fastball he took something off. Will be a key pitch for development going forward to get left-handed hitters out. Potential fringe-average offering with refinement.

Career Notes: Was seen as a potential first-round pick after a strong sophomore season, but struggled with injuries during his junior year and saw his draft stock take a hit. Signed for $262,000 over slot. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. Nicknamed “The Unicorn” in college. In 2017, ranked 9th in the minors in strikeouts and 11th in strikeouts per 9 innings.

Summation: Profiles best in a bullpen role. Could be valuable as a swingman, long relief-type capable of coming in the fifth or sixth inning and throwing two to three innings should he end up in the bullpen. Ceiling of a back-end starter if he can develop his changeup or another third offering. If his changeup takes a step forward, has the potential for three average-or-better pitches with fastball and slider showing the most potential. Strong makeup and work ethic. Combination of effort in delivery and arm slot point towards long-term bullpen role, but will be developed as a starter. Changeup development will be key to sticking as a starter as a pitch best suited to get out left-handed hitters.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 19 11 0.733 3.12 16 16 0 92.1 89 34 32 5 24 72 1.22 3.00 7.02
  2015 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 20 13 2 0.867 1.71 17 17 0 116.0 85 28 22 4 29 138 0.98 4.76 10.71
  2016 Maryland NCAA Coll --- 21 6 4 0.600 3.18 15 15 0 99.0 69 41 35 2 26 97 0.96 3.73 8.82
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 1 0.000 2.87 6 6 0 15.2 15 6 5 0 7 22 1.40 3.14 12.64
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 3 2 0.600 3.88 10 10 0 53.1 44 25 23 5 13 78 1.07 6.00 13.16
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 5 5 0.500 3.76 16 16 0 81.1 71 38 34 10 35 91 1.30 2.60 10.07
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 23 6 8 0.429 3.28 19 19 0 112.2 100 45 41 7 27 99 1.13 3.67 7.91
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 3 2 0.600 3.93 7 6 0 36.2 30 16 16 6 11 33 1.12 3.00 8.20
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 15, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $637,500
MiLB Debut: august 6, 2016 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2014 Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American
2014 Perfect Game Second Team Freshman All-America
2015 Baseball America Second Team All-American
2015 Perfect Game First Team All-American
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 1-7, 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 26-July 2, 2017)
2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 7-13, 2018)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 20-26, 2018)
2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star

 

  

 
 

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