Future Watch: Chris Shaw Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants

Future Watch: Chris Shaw Rookie Baseball Cards, GiantsFuture Watch: Chris Shaw Rookie Baseball Cards, GiantsChris Shaw was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. He was previously drafted by the Mets in 2012 but decided to attend Boston College instead.

The 6-3, 226-pound outfielder hit .319 at BC in his final season there. He had 11 home runs, 43 RBI and 12 multi-RBI games. He earned (NEIBA) First-Team honors.

Shaw has great power. In 2015, he hit 12 homers in 46 games for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Low-A.

In 2016, he was in A-ball and ended up with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels. It was a combined season and he had 16 homers, 55 RBI with 22 doubles and a solid .285 batting average.

The 2017 season saw him starting in Double-A and he ended up in Triple-A with the Sacramento River Cats in the Pacific Coast League. His combined numbers were 24 home runs and 79 RBI. He hit .292 with 35 doubles.

In 2018, he started again in Triple-A and he delivered with 24 homers and 65 RBI in 101 games. He added 21 doubles and two triples.

Shaw got some time with the Giants in a late season call-up. In 22 games he had one home run and seven RBI. He had two doubles and a steal. He now had a measuring stick to know what he’d have to do to stay in the majors in the future.

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

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. ETA 2019.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Priority Baseball.

At 25, he’s close to breaking through. This isn’t uncommon and he will get another shot with the Giants this year. He started off Triple-A with seven homers and 23 RBI in his first 38 games. Always collect power hitters just in case.

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Future Watch: Chris Shaw Rookie Baseball Cards, Giants – Stats

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 21 0.0 Salem-Keizer NORW A- SFG 46 200 178 22 51 11 0 12 30 0 0 19 41 .287 .360 .551 .911 98 7 2 0 1 0
2016 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA SFG 132 561 502 73 134 38 4 21 85 0 0 48 125 .267 .335 .484 .819 243 15 6 0 5 3
2016 22 -2.4 Richmond EL AA SFG 60 256 232 26 57 16 4 5 30 0 0 20 55 .246 .309 .414 .722 96 9 2 0 2 0
2016 22 -0.5 San Jose CALL A+ SFG 72 305 270 47 77 22 0 16 55 0 0 28 70 .285 .357 .544 .902 147 6 4 0 3 3
2017 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SFG 125 514 469 58 137 35 1 24 79 0 0 38 132 .292 .346 .525 .871 246 10 3 0 4 2
2017 23 -3.4 Sacramento PCL AAA SFG 88 360 336 42 97 25 1 18 50 0 0 20 106 .289 .328 .530 .858 178 5 1 0 3 0
2017 23 -1.2 Richmond EL AA SFG 37 154 133 16 40 10 0 6 29 0 0 18 26 .301 .390 .511 .901 68 5 2 0 1 2
2017 23 0.5 Scottsdale AZFL Fal 5 22 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .158 .273 .158 .431 3 0 0 0 0 0
2018 24 -4.0 SFG NL MLB SFG 22 62 54 2 10 2 0 1 7 1 0 7 23 .185 .274 .278 .552 15 0 0 0 1 0
2018 24 -2.5 Sacramento PCL AAA SFG 101 422 394 55 102 21 2 24 65 0 0 21 144 .259 .308 .505 .813 199 9 7 0 0 0
2019 25 0.8 Richmond EL AA SFG 38 149 132 21 36 7 2 7 23 0 1 15 25 .273 .356 .515 .871 68 1 2 0 0 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 442 1846 1675 229 460 112 9 88 282 0 1 141 467 .275 .336 .510 .846 854 42 20 0 10 5
All Levels (5 Seasons) 469 1930 1748 232 473 114 9 89 289 1 1 151 492 .271 .334 .499 .833 872 42 20 0 11 5
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 189 782 730 97 199 46 3 42 115 0 0 41 250 .273 .317 .516 .834 377 14 8 0 3 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 135 559 497 63 133 33 6 18 82 0 1 53 106 .268 .343 .467 .810 232 15 6 0 3 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/23/2019.

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