Shane McClanahan
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#587
ADP
$Signed a $2.23 million contract with the Rays in July of 2018.
Tosses four strong innings
PTampa Bay Rays
May 4, 2021
McClanahan completed four scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five. He did not factor in the decision.
ANALYSIS
For the second straight start, the rookie dazzled but was not allowed to go deep enough to qualify for a win. As in his previous outing, McClanahan struck out five over four innings, and he did so Wednesday without allowing a run. The southpaw issued two walks but demonstrated solid control, throwing 44 of 63 pitches for strikes and tossing first-pitch strikes to 11 of 16 batters. He has allowed only two earned runs over his first eight big-league innings while registering a 10:2 K:BB. Those numbers make a compelling case for McClanahan to stay in the rotation, and he should grow as a fantasy asset as he increases his pitch count. He's tentatively projected to start again this weekend at Oakland.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
61
Last 10 Games
61
Last 5 Games
61
How many pitches does Shane McClanahan generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
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-21%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .286 7 2 0 2 1 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .227 24 8 2 5 2 0 1
2021vs Left .286 7 2 0 2 1 0 0
2021vs Right .227 24 8 2 5 2 0 1
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.50 1.25 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 0.0 2.3
Since 2019Away 0.00 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 4.5 0.0
2021Home 4.50 1.25 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 0.0 2.3
2021Away 0.00 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 11.3 4.5 0.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 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
5.00
 
K/9
11.3
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
98.2 mph
 
ERA
2.25
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.323
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Left On Base
92.1%
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.5%
 
Spin Rate
2337 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.9%
 
Swinging Strike
20.5%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
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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Awarded second start
PTampa Bay Rays
May 3, 2021
McClanahan is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Punches out five in debut
PTampa Bay Rays
April 29, 2021
McClanahan allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five across four innings Thursday against the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.
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Called up for start
PTampa Bay Rays
April 29, 2021
The Rays recalled McClanahan from their alternate site ahead of his start Thursday against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Starting Thursday against A's
PTampa Bay Rays
April 28, 2021
McClanahan was added to the Rays' taxi squad Wednesday and will be called up to start Thursday's game against Oakland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Sent to minors
PTampa Bay Rays
March 16, 2021
McClanahan was optioned off the active roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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