1B/3B Travis Shaw has been called up to AA Portland according to his Facebook page.
In 99 games and 354 at bats for the Salem Red Sox, Shaw hit .305/.411/.545 with 16 home runs, 31 doubles, and 3 triples. He drove in 73 runs and stole 11 bases in 13 tries.
I interviewed him after he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB draft. Since then he’s done nothing but impress. In time split between Lowell, Greenville, and Salem, Shaw has hit .292/.398/.511 with 24 home runs, 45 doubles, and 3 triples in 157 games and 562 at bats.
It’ll be interesting to see how he does in Portland. Some scouts have concerns that he’ll struggle to adjust to AA pitching, but with the way he’s hammered the ball so far in professional ball, signs point to Shaw hitting well in AA. He has an advanced approach at the plate which bodes well for him.