Bryan Shaw, Relief Pitcher, Cleveland Indians, #27


Date of Birth: 11/8/1987
Birthplace: Livermore, California
College: California State University, Long Beach
Current Salary: $4,600,000

Brian Shaw, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted in 2008 by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched in the Diamondbacks' minor league system from 2008 through 2010.

Shaw split his time in 2011 between the Diamondbacks and the minors. In 33 games with Arizona, he had a career low ERA of 2.54 in 28.1 innings. He also pitched 38.1 innings in 31 games in the minors. He had his first full season in the majors in 2012, when he pitched in 64 games with the Diamondbacks. He finished the season with 1 win and 6 losses, 2 saves, 41 strikeouts to 24 walks, and a 3.49 ERA in 59.1 innings.

Shaw was traded to the Indians on December 11, 2012. In 2013, he had 7 wins to 3 losses, 1 save, a career high 73 strikeouts (to 28 walks), and a 3.24 ERA in 75.0 innings in 70 games. The following season, he pitched 76.1 innings in a career high 80 games and he had a 2.59 ERA. He had similar numbers in 2015, when he finished with a 2.95 ERA in 64.0 innings in 74 games.

Shaw pitched in 75 games in 2016. He finished the season with 2 wins to 5 losses, 1 save, 69 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 3.24 ERA in 66.2 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 10.1 innings in 11 games and he gave up 14 hits, including 1 home run, and 5 earned runs. He struck out 12 batters and walked 5 and he had a 4.35 ERA.

Career pitching statistics for Shaw through 2016 include:

  • 396 games played
  • 369.2 innings pitched
  • 19-22 win-loss record
  • 8 saves
  • 325 strikeouts to 129 walks
  • 3.04 ERA

Sources for Information
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