Travis Shaw

Travis Shaw

1B,3B,2B - MIL
Age: 29College: Kent StateBats: LThrows: R

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After batting .163/.266/.281 through 40 games, Shaw went on the IL with a hand injury. He didn't fare any better when returning, batting .167 in 17 games. Finally fed up with his struggles, the Brewers demoted him for top prospect Keston Hiura, who excelled in his first call-up. This is a maddening fall from grace for Shaw, who topped 30 homers and 3.0 fWAR in each of the last two seasons, so gamers at least need to monitor his status now that the Brewers are bringing him back. He could be in line for playing time at first base.

Shaw could potentially be a worthwhile addition at some point later in the year, but for now, he has lost his job to Hiura and should be released in every format.

Shaw is having a nightmare 2019 season, and with how often he is fanning, it's hard to say he's been unlucky. It's well established that he has 30-HR power, but he won't get anywhere close to that mark if he can't make contact. In fact, he may not be able to maintain regular playing time if he continues to struggle this badly.