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
#573
ADP
$Signed a $2.23 million contract with the Rays in July of 2018.
Pummeled in relief
PTampa Bay Rays
October 12, 2021
McClanahan gave up five earned runs on five hits and one walk while recording just two outs Monday in Game 4 of the ALDS against Boston.
ANALYSIS
He did not record a strikeout and was pitching in relief on three days of rest. The Rays were eliminated by the Red Sox, and McClanahan was charged with five of the six runs Boston scored.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
76
Last 10 Games
72
Last 5 Games
60
How many pitches does Shane McClanahan generally throw?
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .293 97 29 5 27 2 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .242 420 112 32 93 21 0 12
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
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
 
 
-4%
ERA on Road
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-4%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.50 1.34 64.1 7 3 0 11.2 2.9 1.1
Since 2019Away 3.36 1.20 59.0 3 3 0 9.3 2.4 0.9
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
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
3.81
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
96.5 mph
 
ERA
3.43
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.80
 
Left On Base
78.6%
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2321 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.6%
 
Swinging Strike
14.7%
 
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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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Picks up win in Game 1
PTampa Bay Rays
October 8, 2021
McClanahan (1-0) earned the win in Game 1 of the ALDS against Boston on Thursday after allowing five hits with three strikeouts and zero walks over five scoreless innings.
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Announced as Game 1 starter
PTampa Bay Rays
October 5, 2021
McClanahan will start Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Short start Friday
PTampa Bay Rays
October 1, 2021
McClanahan allowed a run on three hits and struck out three in three innings in a no-decision versus the Yankees on Friday.
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Picks up 10th win
PTampa Bay Rays
September 25, 2021
McClanahan (10-6) allowed one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts through five innings, picking up the win in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins.
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Suffers unfortunate loss
PTampa Bay Rays
September 20, 2021
McClanahan (9-6) allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.
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