On Tuesday it was announced that Boston College junior Chris Shaw was named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list for the 2015 college baseball season. Shaw has already been named to several pre-season All American lists, and the Golden Spikes Award is given to the top amateur baseball player in the country.
Shaw was in the top 10 in several ACC categories last season, including tying for third in both doubles and RBIs. He led the Eagles in basically every offensive category on the team as well.
Shaw made the All-ACC team in 2014 and was also named to the American Baseball Coaches Association and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association first teams.
After leading the Cape Cod League with eight home runs last summer, he was also an all star in that league.
It won't be until April 9th that USA Baseball announces their midseason watch list, which will include 60 names. The others in the ACC include Nathan Kirby from Virginia (a previous nominee), outfielder DJ Stewart from Florida State, catcher Zack Collins from Miami, and pitcher Michael Matuella from Duke.
Before joining Boston College, Shaw was a 26th round pick to the New York Mets out of high school. The Lexington, Massachusetts native chose to attend college instead. He has also previously played amateur with the Nashua Silver Knights.