Shane’s phone froze following his major league debut thanks to a combination of about 300 texts and a surge of social media notifications...Shane is one of the more interesting Twitter follows (@Sugar_ShaneM) in the Rays clubhouse…previous tweeting pastimes include reaching out to contestants on The Bachelor, echoing Rays memes and trolling former Rays beat writers about their basketball prowess...For three years, he has donated new Adidas cleats to his high school team in Cape Coral...He traveled to Iceland to tour the island following the 2020 season...Shane partnered with teammate Ryan Yarbrough to donate coffee and donuts to frontline healthcare workers at Tampa General Hospital during the 2020 shutdown...Growing up in Baltimore, Shane attended countless Orioles games…Cal Ripken Jr. was his favorite player and he had posters, signatures and other collectibles…Cal is the reason 8 remains his favorite number.
Was part of the Rays 60-man player pool and spent the summer at the alternate training site in Port Charlotte...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 100 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 5 prospect in the Rays system…the publication also tabbed him as having the Best Changeup in the organization.
POSTSEASON: Went 0-0 with a 8.31 ERA (4.1- IP, 4-ER) in 4 apps…became the first pitcher in major league history to debut in the postseason… was one of three players to make his major league debut in the 2020 postseason, along with OF Alex Kirilloff (Twins) and LH Ryan Weathers (Padres, one day after McClanahan)…prior to the 2020 postseason, only two players had made their major league debuts in the postseason: INF Adalberto Mondesi (Royals) in 2015 and INF Mark Kiger (Athletics) in 2006...Became the second player and first pitcher in major league history to appear in a World Series game before appearing in a regular season contest, joining KC Adalberto Mondesi in 2015...In Game 1 of the ALDS vs. NYY, made his major league debut, entering with 1-on, 2-out and a 9-3 deficit in the 9th inning…went single, walk, DJ LeMahieu groundout.
Advanced to Double-A Montgomery in his first full professional season…began the season with Class-A Bowling Green and was named to the Midwest League midseason All-Star Team...Promoted to Class-A Charlotte on June 8 and to Montgomery on Aug 4...Went 11-6 with a 3.36 ERA (120.2-IP, 45-ER) and 154 SO (11.49 SO/9 IP ratio) in 24 apps (22 starts) between the three levels. Was 2nd among Rays minor leaguers in strikeouts and tied for 5th in wins...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 83 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 7 prospect in the Rays system.