Shane McClanahan was born April 28, 1997, in Cape Coral, Florida. He is a pitcher in the MLB.
The Tampa Bay Rays selected McClanahan with the 31st overall selection in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Rays for a $2,230,100 signing bonus. He made his professional debut with the GCL Rays and was promoted to the Princeton Rays in mid-August. In seven innings pitched between the two teams, he did not give up a run. He began 2019 with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, was their Opening Day starter, and earned Midwest League All-Star honors. He was promoted to the Charlotte Stone Crabs in June after posting a 4-4 record in 11 appearances (10 starts) with a 3.40 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 53 innings pitched.
McClanahan was selected to the 40-man roster and added to the Rays’ Wild Card roster ahead of their series vs the Toronto Blue Jays on September 29, 2020.
McClanahan made his debut on October 5, 2020, against the Yankees in the ALDS, becoming the first pitcher to have their debut in the postseason and fifth player overall.
McClanahan made his regular season debut in 2021 and went on to post a 10–6 record with a 3.43 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 123+1⁄3 innings.
McClanahan was selected to the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, after ending the first half of the season going 10-3 with a 1.72 ERA and 147 strikeouts. McClanahan was named the starting pitcher for the American League in the All-Star game. He pitched 1 inning allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. On August 31, McClanahan was placed on the 15-day IL due to a left shoulder impingement. He was activated from the IL on September 15.
McClanahan finished the 2022 regular season pitching 166.1 innings, going 12-8, with 194 Strikeouts and a 2.54 ERA. He led the American League in numerous categories, such as SO/9, Strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Wins Above Replacement. He also finished second in WHIP and Opponent Batting average, finishing behind Justin Verlander.