Bryan Shaw

Age 32 RP
  • Born 11/08/1987
  • Bats S
  • Team: Colorado Rockies
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
7.2% Thrown 84.0 MPH 36.5 CSW%
Cutter
75.4% Thrown 92.5 MPH 23.4 CSW%
Slider
17.4% Thrown 82.1 MPH 31.9 CSW%

Averaging 84 mph, Shaw’s changeup obtained a 36.4% GB%. With good depth and arm side run, Shaw was able to get hitters to chase 28.6% of the time. In 2019, Shaw only threw his changeup 7.15% of the time, but received decent results with a 33.3% K rate. Look for him to increase his usage in 2020.

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Shaw throws his cut fastball over 75% of the time and generates good glove side movement which often jams left-handed hitters. The pitch has a velocity of 92-93 mph and has an xMov of 2.4 inches. Even with the high usage, the pitch was average in 2019 as it generated a 52.3% GB% but hitters slashed .245/.347/.428 for a wRC+ of 107.

GIF made by Austin Bristow II. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

Used as his main secondary pitch, Shaw threw his slider over 17% of the time with good horizontal and downward movement. The pitch averages 82 mph with an xMov of 5.6 inches and a zMov of 5 inches. Despite throwing the pitch over 200 times in 2019, Shaw didn’t surrender any walks on his slider and got hitters to chase 42.4% of the time. The pitch also resulted in a K% of 40.8%, which amounts to 20 SOs over 49 ABs.

GIF made by Austin Bristow II. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren
2018
2019
Cutter
84.7% Thrown 93.5 MPH
Slider
15.4% Thrown 83.2 MPH

Opponents’ BABIP against Shaw’s cutter jumped over 100 points in 2018, to .386. The result was a .326 average and .511 slugging percentage against the pitch despite a 49.7% ground-ball rate.

Despite his move to Coors, Shaw saw his slider picked up some drop in 2018. It produced an elite 22.9% whiff rate and equally impressive 45.4% chase rate. Hitters crushed it when they did make contact, though, posting a .513 slugging against the pitch.

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