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Shaw Steady in His Approach

Shaw's steady approach is a winning formula

Scott Shaw, the Mets' 13th round pick in the 2008 Draft, possesses a fastball that should gain strength in time, but what he may currently lack in velocity he makes up with a dynamic, deep repertoire. He methodically attacks the opposition with the full compliment of his pitches and it is that steady approach that has led him to success and organizational recognition so early on in his career.

University of Illinois alumnus Scott Shaw was the fourth of five consecutive pitchers selected in rounds 10 through 14 of June's draft, but early returns have placed the 22-year-old right-hander not only as the leader of that pack, but number two behind Brad Holt of all the rookie hurlers. Unlike his flamethrowing colleague, Shaw has impressed through a more eclectic style of pitching based...

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