This should be a familiar name for San Francisco Giants fans.
Slugger Chris Shaw was given an extended look last season after Andrew McCutchen was traded to the New York Yankees, and he’s long been one of the team’s more intriguing offensive prospects.
Currently ranked as the No. 21 prospect in the system by MLB.com, the 25-year-old still has a chance to play a significant role in the club’s long-term plans.
After hitting just .185/.274/.278 with 23 strikeouts in 62 plate appearances in the majors last season, Shaw was sent back to Double-A to work on his plate discipline to begin the 2019 season.
He’s hitting .290/.346/.559 with 18 home runs and 63 RBI in 72 games since being promoted to Triple-A Sacramento, and he can make a strong case for a 2020 roster spot by flashing that same power with improved discipline.
With the ability to play left field and first base, the Giants could give him semi-regular playing time in September if he continues to hit.
The lefty swinger is batting .344 with four home runs and 14 RBI in his last 10 games.
So there you have it, five potential September call-ups for the San Francisco Giants to keep an eye on when rosters expand on Sept. 1.