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Prospect Profile: Buck Shaw

Prospect Profile: Buck Shaw

At some point in the future, the Phillies will have to face life without Jim Thome. Yes, eventually, that day will come. With that in mind, fans can turn their attention to young first basemen who are just starting their professional careers in the Phillies organization as they search for their "first baseman of the future". One of the prime candidates could well be Gulf Coast League first baseman Buck Shaw.

Buck Shaw played his college ball at tiny Connors State Community College in Oklahoma. Still, he attracted plenty of attention. Actually, the attention started during his high school years. The Anaheim Angels took Shaw with their 38th round pick in 2002, but he decided instead to go onto Connors State. With a successful career there, including hitting 10-66-.394 this past season, Shaw faced a...

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