Matt Shaw – Pic via Perfect Game

For a change, the Cubs selected a hitter, a college hitter in fact.

And they got a good one in Maryland’s Matt Shaw!

The 5-foot-11 185 pound right handed hitter can play three infield positions and possibly the outfield, if needed.

Here is what MLB Pipeline said of his skill set.

Shaw might be one of the better college hitters in the Draft class. He rarely strikes out and draws walks while making consistently hard contact. He can drive the ball to all fields and he showed off impressive opposite-field power last year for Maryland, with many of his homers going out to right and right-center field. He’s a plus runner who is a legitimate basestealing threat. Shaw is currently the Terrapins’ shortstop, but he’s shown off some defensive versatility, playing second, third and the outfield as a freshman and seeing time on both sides of second on the Cape. 

Here, at NSB, we really like the bat a lot. Where he plays on the field and where he will suit up this year remains to be seen once he signs.

We will have a full fledged profile later.