Travis Shaw, Infielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Date of Birth: 4/16/1990
Birthplace: Washington Court House, Ohio
College: Kent State University
Travis Shaw, infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2011. He played in their minor league system from 2011 through 2014. During that time, he had 423 hits, 108 doubles, 64 home runs, 250 RBIs, and 378 strikeouts to 250 walks in 444 games. Defensively, as a first baseman, he made 221 assists, 279 double plays, 2,830 putouts, and 27 errors in 341 games.
Shaw played in 65 games with the Red Sox in 2015. He finished the season with 62 hits, 13 home runs, 36 RBIs, and a .274 batting average. Defensively, as a first baseman in 55 games, he made 36 assists, 50 double plays, 419 putouts, and 3 errors and he had a .993 fielding percentage.
Shaw had his first full season in the major leagues in 2016, playing in 145 games with the Red Sox. He finished the season with 116 hits, 34 doubles, 16 home runs, 71 RBIs, and a .242 batting average. Defensively, as a third baseman in 105 games, he made 197 assists, 20 double plays, 76 putouts, and 16 errors. He also played 50 games at first base and one game in left field. In the postseason, he had one hit in two at-bats in one game.
Shaw was traded to the Brewers on December 6, 2016.
Shaw's father, Jeff Shaw, was a successful relief pitcher/closer in the major leagues from 1990 through 2001. He finished his career with a 3.54 ERA, a 34-54 record, and 203 saves in 633 games.