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Bryan Shaw (baseball)

Bryan Anthony Shaw (born November 8, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft and has also played for the Cleveland Indians.

Bryan Shaw
Bryan Shaw in 2017.jpg
Shaw with Cleveland in 2017
Colorado Rockies – No. 29
Born: (1987-11-08) November 8, 1987 (age 32)
Livermore, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record30–36
Earned run average3.68

Early lifeEdit

Shaw was born to Richard, a member of the California Highway Patrol, and Michelle Shaw. He attended Livermore High School in Livermore, California where he played baseball, football and basketball.[1]


Shaw attended California State University, Long Beach. He played college baseball for the Long Beach State Dirtbags baseball team. Shaw's roommate in college was teammate Vance Worley.[2]

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

Shaw with the Diamondbacks in 2011

Shaw was selected in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2] He was called up by Arizona on June 10, 2011.[3] Shaw made his major league debut that day, coming in for Esmerling Vásquez after he gave up a leadoff double. Shaw pitched one scoreless inning against the Florida Marlins, giving up two walks and one strikeout, coming against Scott Cousins.[4]

Shaw was recalled from the Diamonbacks AAA affiliate Reno Aces on August 11, 2012.[5]

Cleveland IndiansEdit

On December 11, 2012 he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in a three-team deal involving Trevor Bauer and Shin-Soo Choo.[6] Shaw and his wife, Kristen, had bought a house in Arizona the day before the trade.[7]

Shaw had a good 2014 season. In 80 games and 76.1 innings, he finished 5-5 with a 2.59 ERA, 64 strikeouts, and 2 saves. He appeared in more games than any other pitcher that year.

In 2016, Shaw led the American League in games pitched again, with 75. He went 2-5 with a 3.24 ERA and helped Cleveland win the pennant. He gave up the game-winning run to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series in extra innings.

In 2017 he was 4-6 with a 3.52 ERA in 79 games, and he threw a cutter 87.1% of the time, tops in MLB.[8]

Colorado RockiesEdit

On December 12, 2017, Shaw signed a three-year, $27 million deal, with the Colorado Rockies.[9] Through 41 appearances in the first half of the season, Shaw endured the worst start to his career, posting an ERA of 7.57 in ​35 23 innings, surrendering 50 hits. He was placed on the disabled list on June 25 with a calf injury.[10] For the 2018 season he was 4-6 with a 5.93 ERA.[11] He threw a cutter 84.36% of the time, tops in MLB.[12]


  1. ^ "Bryan Shaw Bio". California State University, Long Beach. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Zuppe, T.J. (June 12, 2017). "Lagging internet, anxious mornings and dugout phone calls:..." The Athletic. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Diamondbacks select Shaw from Triple-A". Miami Herald. Retrieved 10 June 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ Piecoro, Nick (2011-06-10). "Arizona Diamondbacks manager sees progress in loss". Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Tribe deals Choo to Reds, gets Bauer from D-backs
  7. ^ Bona, Marc (August 3, 2017). "Cleveland Indians wives maintain strong involvement in local charities". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ Statcast Pitch Arsenals Leaderboard |
  9. ^ Relief pitcher Bryan Shaw agrees with Colorado Rockies on three-year contract
  10. ^ Rockies place reliever Bryan Shaw on 10-day DL, recall Yency Almonte - Purple Row
  11. ^ Bryan Shaw Stats |
  12. ^ Statcast Pitch Arsenals Leaderboard |

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bryan Shaw at Wikimedia Commons