Former Boston College and San Francisco Giants slugger Chris Shaw was reportedly claimed by the Baltimore Orioles today. He was released by the Giants earlier this week.
Shaw had extensive success in the minors, though he is starting to get up there in age (27). In 2019 he hit 28 homers as he bounced between the AA and AA squads. With that kind of power it seems likely that another team might take a chance on the first baseman, and see if they can help build him up to a serviceable major league player.
During his time in Chestnut Hill, Shaw was an incredible power threat. During his junior season heed the Eagles in batting average (.319), slugging percentage (.611), RBIs (43), home runs (11) and 12 multiple-RBI game. He also tied for seventh in the ACC for home run total in 2015. He earned Perfect Game USA All-America Third-Team, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast First-Team, All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second-Team and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) First-Team honors.
He was drafted in 31st overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft. He was the fifth BC player in school history drafted in the top 50.
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