Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
San Francisco Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Shaw in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Designated for assignment
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
November 20, 2020
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Shaw has essentially mastered Triple-A at this point, but the Giants seem to think he is a Quadruple-A hitter, as he has never been given much of a chance at the big-league level. He will offer organizational depth going forward if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+61%
OPS vs LHP
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2019
 
 
+801%
OPS vs LHP
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+14%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .697 11 0 0 0 1 .222 .364 .333
Since 2018vs Right .432 71 2 1 7 0 .143 .225 .206
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2019vs Right .111 18 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
2018vs Left .619 9 0 0 0 1 .143 .333 .286
2018vs Right .541 53 2 1 7 0 .191 .264 .277
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+233%
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+32%
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+313%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .194 32 0 0 2 0 .069 .125 .069
Since 2018Away .646 50 2 1 5 1 .209 .320 .326
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home .167 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2019Away .220 14 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077
2018Home .199 26 0 0 2 0 .083 .115 .083
2018Away .822 36 2 1 5 1 .267 .389 .433
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Shaw is still young enough to see how this story plays out. He has one excellent tool -- raw power. Scouts slap a 70/80 grade on it, and they don't give those out liberally. The issue is everything else at the plate lags behind that raw power, which makes it less usable in-game. He hit 24 homers in the Pacific Coast League last year, which if you know anything about the PCL, is nothing terribly special. He struck out 34% of the time against a 5% walk rate while in Triple-A, furthering concerns about whether he will ever make enough contact. Through nearly 800 plate appearances in Triple-A, Shaw has struck out one-third of the time, and that rate was even higher in his medium cup of coffee in the big leagues last year. The rebuilding Giants will give him another look, but this story -- big power with even bigger holes in the swing -- typically has a predictable conclusion.
Shaw entered pro ball as a first baseman, but made the transition to left field last season in order to expedite the process of getting his monster raw power to San Francisco. After all, the Giants return one (!) hitter (Brandon Belt) who topped 15 home runs last season, and he plays first base. He made quick work of the Eastern League (146 wRC+, 26:18 K:BB in 154 plate appearances), but dealt with more resistance at Triple-A. His strikeout rate spiked to 29.4 percent and his walk rate shrank to 5.6 percent, but he was still able to up his ISO to .241 while cranking out 18 home runs in 360 plate appearances. He will head back to Sacramento with the goal of improving his plate discipline and defense in left field, but the Giants will likely be tempted early in the season to get his bat into the middle of the big-league lineup. The home park won’t help matters, but he has enough power to hit 20-plus homers in less than a full season.
Shaw began his first full season with the Giants at High-A San Jose. He raked in 72 games before getting promoted to Double-A Richmond. The success didn't carry over to the next level. While his production dropped with the promotion, he slightly lowered his strikeout rate from 23.0 percent to 21.5 percent. Though it wasn't a huge reduction, the fact that his strikeouts didn't increase at the next level has to be considered a positive. It would be surprising if the Giants promoted him above the Double-A level to start the 2017 season, but at age 23, the club will be looking for him to make quick progress as a hitter. The fact that he plays first base provides a problem, as the Giants recently re-signed Brandon Belt to a long-term deal. There is an outside chance that Shaw or Belt could be moved to left field, which would accelerate his track to the majors. The team could also opt to use the slugger as a trade piece at the deadline.
Shaw was selected by the Giants 31st overall in the 2015 draft in order to address the significant lack of power in their farm system. In his first season with short-season Salem-Keizer, he showed that power potential by slugging .551 with 12 homers in just 200 plate appearances. The Giants are in desperate need of a left-handed power bat, so they may accelerate Shaw through the minors. He is definitely worth monitoring in dynasty leagues given his ability to hit the long ball and the likelihood of a quick promotion.
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Added to 60-man pool
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 25, 2020
Shaw joined the Giants' 60-man player pool, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Optioned to minors
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
March 6, 2020
Shaw was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Serves as DH
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 18, 2019
Shaw went 0-for-3 as a designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Red Sox.
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Recalled by Giants
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
September 1, 2019
Shaw was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
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Putting up strong numbers in minors
1BSan Francisco Giants  AAA
July 16, 2019
Shaw has hit for a combined 18 homers and 62 RBI across two levels in the minors this season.
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