Red Sox prospects on the slide down

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Mar 7, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman

Travis Shaw

(77) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles at a spring training baseball game at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Nice to get a call-up and even briefly as Travis Shaw did recently. Shaw is a 25-year-old ninth round pick who is rather stagnant at Pawtucket. Shaw is also a physical doppelganger for Lars Anderson. At this juncture Shaw has dropped to 23rd position on Sox Prospects.

Shaw, a left-handed first baseman – is well under .200 at Pawtucket and has not displayed the power expected. In 2014 Shaw hit 10 home runs for the PawSox in 81 games and another 11 in 47 games for Portland.

Son of former relief pitcher, Jeff Shaw, Travis needs to start demonstrating some power and jumping his average up to get attention – most likely from other teams. Shaw has limited skills in the field and speed is not part of his game, so his calling card is his bat and that bat is taking a siesta.