Travis Shaw has been a pleasant surprise for the Boston Red Sox since his recent call-up to the big leagues.
Shaw is hitting .382 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 75 plate appearances spanning 24 games this season. How has he been so successful? NESN’s Tom Caron and Steve Lyons examined that very question during “Red Sox First Pitch” on Friday night.
“He gets his leg kick up, he gets it down early and then keeps all his weight back,” Lyons said before the Red Sox hosted the Kansas City Royals. “His bat is almost on his shoulder before he’s swinging the bat. That’s really strange. And that enables him to keep his weight back, so then he still keeps his hands back and still drives the ball, even if he gets out in front a little bit.”
Hear more from Caron and Lyons in the video above.
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