Travis Shaw   Infield

       
 
Born: April 16, 1990
Birthplace: Washington Court House, OH
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 9th round, 2011 by BOS;
32nd round, 2008 by BOS
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from Milwaukee (Aug. 2021)
College: Kent State
High School: Washington Court House (OH)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Travis Shaw photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciaton: -
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2011 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Jon Adkins
Signing Bonus: $110,000
   
Pro Debut: June 18, 2011 (Lowell)
MLB Debut: May 5, 2015 (BOS)
   
Twitter: @travis_shaw21
Instagram: @travisshaw21


Outrighted and elected free agency (May 2022)
 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, strong, muscular build. Filled out frame throughout.

Hit: Good plate discipline and advanced approach. Sweet spot for pitches down and in due to upward swing path. Average bat speed, struggles against high velocity fastballs. Needs improvement covering outer third. Can be long with his swing, but stays back to hit inside of the ball. Middle-to-opposite field approach. Future average hit tool.

Power: Strength for power, shows loft in swing and ability to drive the bal with back spin. At his best focusing middle-opposite field, but will get out in front and run into a pitch every now and then. Average-to-better power potential.

Arm: Can make the throws to all bases. Average-to-better arm strength.

Field: Lower half quickness and lateral movements have improved as he's progressed up the ladder. Solid instincts and footwork. Surprsing range for someone his size. Soft hands. Big target at first. Solid-average defensive profile at both first base and third base. Can play second base in a pinch.

Run: Below-average runner. Not part of his game.



  Career Notes: Father, Jeff Shaw, played 12 years in the big leagues as a relief pitcher. Played third base in college, had limited experience playing first base prior to signing. Was also drafted by the Red Sox out of high school. Traded to Milwaukee in Tyler Thornburg deal in 2016. Had a dominant stretch with Milwaukee in 2017-2018 but came back down to earth in 2019. Returned to Boston organization in 2021 after being claimed off waivers from Milwaukee. Re-signed a minor league deal after becoming a free agent and made the Red Sox Opening Day roster.

Summation: Potential second dvision regular. Lacks the raw power desired from a first division corner infielder, but versitality and greatly improved defense at third base make him a valuable player especially in a platoon or bench role. Excellent work ethic and makeup. Student of the game.

Links
Q&A with Travis Shaw (7.21.11)
2012 Prospect Preview

2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Pitchers impress early (4.17.13)
Scouting Scratch: Portland notebook (7.31.13)
Offseason adjustment leads Shaw to PawSox... (5.30.14)
The Write-Up: Notes from McCoy (6.25.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review
The Write-Up: More from the Fort (3.23.15)
The Write-Up: Travis Shaw, Jackie Bradley Jr... (6.18.15)
2015 Graduates in Review
Trade Analysis: Scouting the prospects... (12.8.16)
 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2011 Kent State NCAA Coll --- 21 62 244 48 74 14 2 14 51 135 40 40 0 1 0.307 0.401 0.553 0.954
  2011 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 57 202 33 53 13 0 8 36 90 34 47 3 0 0.262 0.371 0.446 0.816
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 2 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.333 0.400 0.444 0.844
  2012 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 99 354 69 108 31 3 16 73 193 59 81 11 2 0.305 0.411 0.545 0.957
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 22 31 110 13 25 13 0 3 12 47 21 34 1 1 0.227 0.353 0.427 0.781
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 23 127 444 57 98 21 4 16 50 175 78 117 7 3 0.221 0.342 0.394 0.736
  2013 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 23 17 61 18 22 6 0 5 19 43 10 14 0 0 0.361 0.452 0.705 1.157
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 24 47 177 35 54 8 1 11 37 97 29 23 5 3 0.305 0.406 0.548 0.954
2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 81 313 43 82 21 1 10 41 135 28 76 2 0 0.262 0.321 0.431 0.752
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 77 289 29 72 12 2 5 30 103 26 54 0 1 0.249 0.318 0.356 0.674
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 65 226 31 61 10 0 13 36 110 18 57 0 1 0.270 0.327 0.487 0.813
  2015 Santurce LBPRC Wint Bos 25 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 145 480 63 116 34 2 16 71 202 43 133 5 1 0.242 0.306 0.421 0.727
  2017 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 27 144 538 84 147 34 1 31 101 276 60 138 10 0 0.273 0.349 0.513 0.862
  2018 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 28 152 498 73 120 23 0 32 86 239 78 108 5 2 0.241 0.345 0.480 0.825
  2019 San Antonio PCL AAA Mil 29 42 133 27 38 4 0 12 33 78 36 37 3 1 0.286 0.437 0.586 1.023
  2019 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 29 86 230 22 36 5 0 7 16 62 36 89 0 0 0.157 0.281 0.270 0.551
  2020 Toronto AL MLB Tor 30 50 163 17 39 10 0 6 17 67 16 50 0 0 0.239 0.306 0.411 0.717
2021 Nashville TAE AAA Mil 31 11 33 6 9 1 0 2 8 16 7 8 0 0 0.273 0.415 0.485 0.899
  2021 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 31 56 178 14 34 8 0 6 28 60 19 51 0 0 0.191 0.279 0.337 0.616
  2021 Boston AL MLB Bos 31 28 42 6 10 3 0 3 11 22 5 17 0 0 0.238 0.319 0.524 0.843
  2022 Boston AL MLB Bos 32 7 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Carolina League Player of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2012)
2012 Carolina League All-Star
2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
Arizona Fall League Player of the Week (Nov. 6-12, 2013)
2017 Brewers MVP
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 11-17, 2012)
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 24-30, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 19-25, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 21-27, 2014)
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star
 
   

   
     
 
 
 
     
 
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