Mike Shawaryn Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 














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Age: 22
Born: September 17, 1994
Gloucester, NJ
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2016; 32nd round, 2013 by KC
How Acquired: Draft
College: Maryland
High School: Gloucester Catholic (NJ)

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Physical Description: Sturdy, filled-out pitchers frame. Looks listed height and weight. Doesn’t have much projection left. Solid lower half that looks like it could withstand a starter’s workload.

Mechanics: Throws from a low-three quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the rubber. Significant amount of effort in his delivery. Loud pre-pitch with pitching 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 the elbows of his pitching arm and lead arm 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. 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 plus offering, especially in a bullpen role where fastball velocity could tick up in shorter outings.

Slider: 79-82 mph. Slurvy pitch with 10-to-4 break. Shape varies at times, but usually horizontal and lacks tilt. Tough pitch to throw given his arm slot. Doesn’t consistently snap off, easy to get on the side of the pitch. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 82-85 mph. Late fade, throws with deceptive arm speed. Has shown the ability to turn the pitch over. Will be a key pitch for development going forward to get left-handed hitters out. Potential average offering.

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, a significant amount for the fifth round. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. Nicknamed “The Unicorn” in college.

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. Has the potential for three at least average pitches with fastball and slider showing more 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     stats                            
   
  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 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): 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
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 1-7, 2017)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)

 

  

 
 

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