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Matt Shaw launches four home runs in big week – MLB News

16 seconds agoThe Chicago Cubs selected second baseman Matt Shaw with the 13th pick in the first round of last summer’s draft. The talented infielder has an advanced approach and a high baseball IQ at the plate, demonstrating a rare blend of both aggressiveness and discipline. He provides hard contact, hits to all parts of the field and has even exceeded power expectations so far this year. He’s also walking at a decent clip and has kept his strikeout rate in a reasonable range. Defensively, he has a reliable glove, so while he isn’t super ranked, he should stay at second or third base long term. Shaw put on a show last week, going 9-for-21 with four home runs, nine RBI, five walks and five strikeouts. He also stole a base. His best performance during that stretch came on Sunday when he hit two home runs in one game. The 22-year-old has been playing professional baseball for less than a year, but he is already pushing for a promotion to Triple-A.Andersen Pickard-RotoBaller
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