Making the Case for Travis Shaw Over Hanley Ramirez at First Base

You could count the things that went right for the Boston Red Sox on one hand last season, and Travis Shaw was one of them. The 25-year-old Shaw got the call in May and was gradually phased into the Red Sox lineup, filling in at several positions. A series of injuries landed Shaw with full-time duties at first base, and he was far from a disappointment. Shaw clobbered seven home...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: The Early Triumphs of Travis Shaw

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! Over the next four months, we’ll be breaking down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Primed To Become Bigger Version Of Brock Holt For Red Sox?

Travis Shaw has been taking notes. With Brock Holt successfully playing all over the field, the Boston Red Sox have been open-minded about placing other players outside their comfort zones in an effort to enhance their versatility. Shaw is one player willing to experiment, even though his size and skill set might paint a different picture. “A 6-foot-4, 235-pound utility (player...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Suffers Shoulder Impingement, To Miss Winter Ball

Boston Red Sox first/third baseman Travis Shaw lasted one game of Puerto Rican winter ball, as he will miss the rest of winter ball with a shoulder impingement, according to President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. 
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox First Baseman Travis Shaw Injures Shoulder, Ending Winter Ball

The Boston Red Sox sent first baseman Travis Shaw to play in the Puerto Rican winter league in hopes of getting the 25-year-old more reps at third base. That hope was squashed after just one game, according to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who told reporters at the annual General Managers Meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., that Shaw complained of discomfort...
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome To The Shaw: Where To Put Hanley?

Following the unexpected emergence of Travis Shaw, the plan to move Hanley Ramirez from LF to 1B becomes a much more complicated issue in Boston.Shaw effortlessly replaced Mike Napoli, demonstrating a professional approach and a powerful swing. He consistently looked comfortable on defense while his patient eye and clutch bat protected David Ortiz.The StartThe Red Sox signed Hanley...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw and the Red Sox- Hard-Hitting Combination Inbox x

Travis Shaw is one more young player who has helped make the Red Sox a hard-hitting squad. Since August 15, they have raised their average from .257 to .268. They have also won 6 of 10 and outscored the opposition  192 to 164. Shaw is a 6’4″ first baseman who also has played third base and the outfield. He is the son of major league all-star reliever Jeff Shaw. He opened...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Provides Spark With Bat For Red Sox In Victory (Video)

Travis Shaw made sure the Boston Red Sox left Chicago with a series win over the White Sox on Wednesday. The first baseman hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, which was more than enough offense for Boston in a 3-0 win at U.S. Cellular Field. “It was a fastball in,” Shaw said on “Red Sox Final” after Wednesday’s game. “I was actually looking, and they’ve...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Lyons: Travis Shaw’s Swing Helps Him Be Successful With Red Sox (Video)

Travis Shaw has been a pleasant surprise for the Boston Red Sox since his recent call-up to the big leagues. Shaw is hitting .382 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 75 plate appearances spanning 24 games this season. How has he been so successful? NESN’s Tom Caron and Steve Lyons examined that very question during “Red Sox First Pitch” on Friday. “He gets his leg kick up, he...
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Travis Shaw

Last season in Portland, Travis Shaw had what some may consider a down year, but it was certainly a productive year for him nonetheless. He may not have batted over .300 like he did in Salem in 2012, and he may have batted .221, but there are some positives that can be taken away from his season. The power was still there for Shaw who managed to hit 16 homeruns, only a slight drop...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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