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Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 226 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 1, #31, San Francisco Giants) - Boston College
Stoneham, MA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 62 54 2 10 1 7 1 .185 .274 .278 .552
1 Season 62 54 2 10 1 7 1 .185 .274 .278 .552
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .185 1 7 1 .552
1 Season .185 1 7 1 .552

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 SF NL 22 62 54 2 10 2 0 1 7 7 23 1 0 0 .185 .274 .278 .552
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2018 SF NL 62 15 19 0 1 .290 3 0 5 224 3.61 .371 .016 .304 .093 .093 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 55 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Field: 40 | Overall: 45

After leading the Cape Cod League with eight homers the summer before, Shaw established himself as the best college power hitter in the 2015 Draft. He has lived up to his reputation since signing for $1.5 million as the 31st overall choice, topping the short-season Northwest League with 12 homers in his pro debut and the entire organization (Majors and Minors) with 24 blasts in 2017 and 25 last season. His first big league homer traveled 468 feet off Seung Hwan Oh in September.

Shaw has plenty of strength and leverage in his massive 6-foot-3 frame, giving him huge natural power to all fields. He could hit home runs without trying but sells out too much for power, letting his left-handed swing get too long and chasing pitches out of the strike zone. His whiff rate has jumped from 20 percent in Double-A to 32 percent in Triple-A to 37 percent in his first taste of the Majors, and he's unlikely to hit for much of an average unless he forces pitchers to challenge him more.

Mostly a right fielder at Boston College, Shaw broke into pro ball as a first baseman and made himself into an average defender. With Brandon Belt ensconced there in San Francisco, the Giants shifted Shaw to left field in early 2017. His lack of speed limits his range but he does own solid arm strength.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 224 32 2 6.3 87.8 12.3 .157 .264 .250 .233 .300 37.5 37.1 11.3
ALL 224 32 2 6.3 87.8 12.3 .157 .264 .250 .233 .300 37.5 37.1 11.3
MLB 35629 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
05/30/2019 LF Chris Shaw assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Richmond Flying Squirrels.
03/29/2019 LF Chris Shaw assigned to Richmond Flying Squirrels from Sacramento River Cats.
03/11/2019 San Francisco Giants optioned LF Chris Shaw to Sacramento River Cats.
08/31/2018 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of Chris Shaw from Sacramento River Cats.
08/22/2018 Sacramento River Cats activated LF Chris Shaw from the 7-day disabled list.
08/17/2018 Sacramento River Cats placed LF Chris Shaw on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 15, 2018.
06/06/2018 Sacramento River Cats activated LF Chris Shaw from the 7-day disabled list.
05/18/2018 Sacramento River Cats placed LF Chris Shaw on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 16, 2018.
01/25/2018 San Francisco Giants invited non-roster LF Chris Shaw to spring training.
10/10/2017 LF Chris Shaw assigned to Scottsdale Scorpions.
05/24/2017 LF Chris Shaw assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Richmond Flying Squirrels.
04/07/2017 OF Chris Shaw assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
06/30/2016 1B Chris Shaw assigned to Richmond Flying Squirrels from San Jose Giants.
04/01/2016 1B Chris Shaw assigned to San Jose Giants from Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
03/29/2016 1B Christopher Shaw assigned to San Francisco Giants.
06/26/2015 San Francisco Giants signed OF Christopher Shaw.
06/26/2015 1B Christopher Shaw assigned to Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.