Shewmake drew some mild scouting interest as a senior at Wylie (Texas) East High in 2016, but not enough to divert him from attending Texas A&M. He won Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors and helped the Aggies reach the College World Series in 2017, then shifted to shortstop as a sophomore. Of the half-dozen college players at that position who have legitimate first-round aspirations in 2019, he might be the best pure hitter. His outstanding hand-eye coordination allows Shewmake to put the bat on the ball with ease. A left-handed hitter who's a bit unorthodox at the plate, he tends to get caught out on his front foot but still has the dexterity to slap singles to the opposite field. He also has the bat speed and leverage in his still-projectable 6-foot-4 frame to turn on balls, hinting at average power in his future. Shewmake grew up around the game because his father Shane is the head coach at Texas-Dallas, and his instincts are apparent on the bases and in the field. He has a knack for stealing bases despite average speed and makes plays at shortstop. His arm is more accurate than strong, leading some scouts to project him as a second baseman, and he has the versatility and selflessness to fit anywhere in the infield.
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