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Top Prospect #41: Buck Shaw

Top Prospect #41: Buck Shaw

The Phillies seem to be a factory for left-handed, power hitting first basemen. While everyone watches to see how the Ryan Howard saga will play out, there is another young first baseman fighting for a chance to be called the <i>first baseman of the future</i>. His name is Buck Shaw and he's got some pretty impressive skills.

While the Ryan Howard play or trade issue resolves itself, Buck Shaw will be watching with more than mild interest. It's not out of the question that at some point in his career, Shaw will be in much the same situation that Howard is in now. He's a left-handed, power hitting first baseman - where have we heard that before - who lines up right behind Howard in the first baseman of the future debate...

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