Bryan Anthony Shaw (born November 8, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies ​ of Major League Baseball ​ (MLB). He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft and has also played for the Cleveland Indians .

Early life

Shaw was born to Richard, a member of the California Highway Patrol , and Michelle Shaw. He attended Livermore High School in Livermore, California where he played baseball, football and basketball . [7]


Shaw attended California State University, Long Beach . He played college baseball for the Long Beach State Dirtbags baseball team. Shaw's roommate in college was teammate Vance Worley . [8]

Shaw was selected in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks . [8] He was called up by Arizona on June 10, 2011. [2] Shaw made his major league debut that day, coming in for Esmerling Vásquez after he gave up a leadoff double. Shaw pitched one scoreless inning against the Florida Marlins , giving up two walks and one strikeout, coming against Scott Cousins . [3]

Shaw was recalled from the Diamonbacks AAA affiliate Reno Aces on August 11, 2012. [4]

He was traded to the Cleveland Indians on December 11, 2012 as part of a three-team deal involving Trevor Bauer and Shin-Soo Choo . [15] Shaw and his wife, Kristen, had bought a house in Arizona the day before the trade. [10]

Shaw had a good 2014 season. In 80 games and 76.1 innings, he finished 5-5 with a 2.59 ERA, 64 strikeouts, and 2 saves. He appeared in more games than any other pitcher that year.

In 2016, Shaw led the American League in games pitched again, with 75. He went 2-5 with a 3.24 ERA and helped Cleveland win the pennant . He gave up the game-winning run in the 2016 World Series in extra innings.