Shane McClanahan

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The original plan for McClanahan was a familiar one for young Tampa Bay hurlers: get sent down late to work on something and show up once service time had been sufficiently manipulated. The young lefty pitched too well for the team to stick with the plan and some other injuries forced the matter, so McClanahan pitched at the big-league level all season under a watchful eye, only exceeding 90 pitches in four of his 25 outings. He won 10 of his 25 outings with a strong 20.1 K-BB% pitching around some traffic on the bases and a league average home run rate. He ran into some issues with his velocity as the season wore on, losing two mph off his fastball from June into August before gaining some of that back in September. His postseason work looked like a young pitcher who was working on fumes, and that will be a fresh memory for 2022 drafting season. Do not expect more than 150 innings from him in 2022. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#108
ADP
$Signed a $2.23 million contract with the Rays in July of 2018.
Brilliant in no-decision
PTampa Bay Rays
May 12, 2022
McClanahan didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Angels, scattering three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out 11.
ANALYSIS
The southpaw put together the best start of his young career, tying his career high in strikeouts -- set just two starts prior -- while posting an eye-popping called plus swinging strike rate of 40 percent on his 100 pitches. Unfortunately, Andrew Kittredge promptly coughed up the lead in the eighth inning as soon as McClanahan exited, denying him his third win. The 25-year-old will take a 2.52 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and dominant 58:10 K:BB through 39.1 innings into his next outing.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
85
Last 10 Games
85
Last 5 Games
88
How many pitches does Shane McClanahan generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Shane McClanahan generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .286 126 38 6 34 2 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .225 543 161 41 112 24 0 16
2022vs Left .259 29 9 1 7 0 0 1
2022vs Right .167 123 49 9 19 3 0 4
2021vs Left .293 97 29 5 27 2 0 2
2021vs Right .242 420 112 32 93 21 0 12
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-4%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.48 1.28 85.1 8 5 0 11.9 3.0 1.2
Since 2020Away 2.91 1.09 77.1 4 3 0 10.0 2.2 0.9
2022Home 3.43 1.10 21.0 1 2 0 14.1 3.0 1.3
2022Away 1.47 0.71 18.1 1 0 0 12.3 1.5 1.0
2021Home 3.50 1.34 64.1 7 3 0 11.2 2.9 1.1
2021Away 3.36 1.20 59.0 3 3 0 9.3 2.4 0.9
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Shane McClanahan compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.80
 
K/9
13.3
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
97.0 mph
 
ERA
2.52
 
WHIP
0.92
 
BABIP
.284
 
GB/FB
3.00
 
Left On Base
82.8%
 
Exit Velocity
84.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.8%
 
Spin Rate
2246 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.1%
 
Swinging Strike
17.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
McClanahan got knocked around in his first taste of Double-A during the 2019 season, posting an 8.35 ERA and 1.96 WHIP with a 21:6 K:BB over 18.1 frames, but he impressed at the alternate training site this past summer. The electric southpaw made his MLB debut in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees. In his lone big-league appearance, he surrendered a hit and a walk before retiring the final batter in the ninth inning. McClanahan figures to begin 2021 at Triple-A, where he will work on honing his command and improving his fourth-pitch changeup. On the strength of his upper-90s fastball and two plus breaking balls, McClanahan will provide MLB value in some multi-inning role sooner than later. However, Tampa Bay could end up using him as a primary pitcher or multi-inning reliever rather than as a traditional starter.
The 31st overall pick in 2018, McClanahan climbed three levels of the minors in his first full season. In his final 20 outings across stops at Low-A, High-A and Double-A, he logged a 3.16 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 126:31 K:BB in 102.2 IP, and that includes two blowup outings at Double-A over the final month of the minor-league season. A 6-foot-1 southpaw who had Tommy John surgery as an amateur, McClanahan has always had electric stuff, but he took a big step forward with his command/control last year. His fastball can touch triple digits and he throws three offspeed pitches, the best being a plus curveball. He has frontline upside if his command gains hold and his slider or changeup improves. However, in a free-thinking organization where Brendan McKay isn't even a lock to be used as a traditional starting pitcher, McClanahan's risk of being relegated to a multi-inning relief role is extreme.
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Picks up second win
PTampa Bay Rays
May 5, 2022
McClanahan (2-2) earned the win over Seattle on Thursday, completing 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five.
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Fans career-high 11 in loss
PTampa Bay Rays
May 1, 2022
McClanahan (1-2) took the loss Saturday as the Rays fell 9-1 to the Twins, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out 11.
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Punches out seven
PTampa Bay Rays
April 24, 2022
McClanahan (1-1) allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven across seven innings to earn the win Sunday against Boston.
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Fans nine in solid outing
PTampa Bay Rays
April 18, 2022
McClanahan allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits across six innings in Monday's loss to the Cubs. He struck out nine and did not factor in the decision.
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Fans eight but takes loss
PTampa Bay Rays
April 13, 2022
McClanahan (0-1) pitched 4.2 innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks to take the loss. He struck out eight.
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