Shane wore a suit gifted to him by former teammate Chris Archer for the red carpet parade during 2022 All-Star festivities in Los Angeles… he was joined on the trip west by his parents and girlfriend…he used the experience to catch up with aces around the league, including Gerrit Cole, Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander… he returned home with an autographed All-Star jersey, signed balls and Kershaw’s signature on a jersey he had brought from his Tampa home...Shane collaborated with Kahwa Coffee to create a snickerdoodle flavored iced latte…$2 from each No. 18 Latte is donated to Buddy Baseball, a non-profit baseball league for children with special needs…his mom was a special needs school teacher and Shane has participated in Buddy Baseball events since 2021...Shane’s phone froze after he debuted in the 2020 postseason thanks to a combination of about 300 texts and a surge of social media notifications...He was born in Baltimore and lived there until he was six…some of the best memories of his childhood are taking the train to watch the Orioles play…he idolized Cal Ripken Jr. and had signatures and other collectibles, including a life-size poster of him in his bedroom…Cal is the reason “8” remains his favorite number.
Won the Don Zimmer Award, given to the club’s Most Valuable Player, based on voting done by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the BBWAA...In his first full season with the Rays, led the club with 12 wins, 166.1 IP and 194 SO…started on Opening Day, for the AL in the All-Star Game and in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series at CLE...His 194 SO tied for seventh in the AL and were the most by a Ray since Charlie Morton (240) in 2019…his 0.93 WHIP ranked second in the AL and was the lowest in franchise history, passing Blake Snell (0.97) in his 2018 Cy Young season… ranked fifth in the AL with a 2.54 ERA, sixth with a 5.11 SO/BB ratio, first in swing-and-miss rate (34.2 pct.) and fourth in strikeout rate (30.3 pct.)...Opponents hit .194/.246/.317 (116-for-597) against him…ranked among major league leaders in opponent avg. (fourth), opponent OBP (second), opponent SLG (eighth) and opponent OPS (.562, third)…had a 50.2 pct. ground ball rate, third in the AL…left 80.5 pct. of runners that reached base stranded, 6th in the majors...Totaled 146 SO on off-speed and breaking pitches, 3rd in the majors behind LAA Shohei Ohtani (175) and CHW Dylan Cease (169)…had a whiff rate of 40.6 pct. (307 of 756) between those pitches, compared to 24.0 pct. (111 of 462) on his fastball…ranked fifth in the AL with 61 SO on the changeup and seventh with 56 SO on the curveball...Used his changeup for 25.4 pct. of his pitches, compared to 8.0 pct. in 2021…the 44.6 pct. whiff rate on the pitch was 3rd in the AL (min. 75 PA)...His avg. fastball velocity was 96.7 mph, 8th in the majors and 1st among lefties (min. 1,500 pitches)...Made 17 starts of six IP (or more) and 2 runs (or fewer), 3rd in the AL behind TOR Alek Manoah (21) and TEX Martín Pérez (18)…tied for 4th in club history behind David Price (20) in 2012, James Shields (20) in 2011 and Blake Snell (19) in 2018...His 19 starts of four hits (or fewer) tied for second in the AL behind CHW Dylan Cease (21) and ranked second among traditional starters in franchise history behind Blake Snell (20) in 2018...Went 9-5 with a 2.81 ERA (105.2-IP, 33-ER) in 18 starts at home and 3-3 with a 2.08 ERA (60.2- IP, 14-ER) in 10 starts on the road…the nine home wins tied for third in the AL and tied for second in club history behind Blake Snell (10) in 2018...The Rays went 9-3 in his first 12 starts of the season, compared to 6-10 in his last 16 starts...Went 10-3 with a 1.71 ERA (110.2-IP, 21-ER) in 18 starts before the All-Star break, compared to 2-5 with a 4.20 ERA (55.2-IP, 26-ER) in 10 starts after it…had a 2.20 SO/BB ratio (33-SO, 15-BB) over his last seven starts after recording a 7.00 SO/BB ratio (161-SO, 23-BB) through his first 21 starts...Became the first pitcher since the All-Star Game was introduced in 1933 to enter the break with at least 10 wins, an ERA under 1.75 and WHIP under 0.80…became the fifth pitcher since 1933 to enter the break with at least 10 wins, 147 SO and a 1.71 ERA (or lower), joining NYM Dwight Gooden in 1985, OAK Vida Blue in 1971, CLE Luis Tiant in 1968 and LAD Sandy Koufax in 1966...His 1.71 ERA in the first half was the lowest by a qualifying starting pitcher before the All-Star break in franchise history, passing Blake Snell (2.27) in 2018…marked the lowest by an AL pitcher since BOS Clay Buchholz (1.71) in 2013...The Rays won seven straight in his starts from May 5–June 9, and he won a career-high six consecutive decisions over that stretch...Allowed one ER (or fewer) in 11 of 12 starts from May 11–July 13, going 8-1 with a 1.15 ERA (78.1- IP, 10-ER) over that stretch…from May 11–July 8, made 11 straight outings of six IP (or more), seven SO (or more) and two ER (or fewer), the longest singleseason streak in AL history and 3rd-longest in the majors since Baseball Reference data is available (1901), trailing ARI Randy Johnson (14) in 1999 and HOU Mike Scott (12) in 1986...From May 11–July 26, made 13 straight starts of six IP (or more) and two ER (or fewer), passing Paul Wilson (8) from Aug. 28, 2001–April 10, 2002 for the longest such streak in club history…marked the longest streak in the majors since CHC Jake Arrieta (14) spanning 2015-16 and longest single-season streak since SEA Félix Hernández (16) in 2014…his 13 straight outings of six IP (or more), six SO (or more) and two ER (or fewer) marked the second-longest streak since Baseball Reference data is available (1901) behind ARI Randy Johnson (14) from June 25–Aug 31, 1999...From June 9–July 13, made seven straight outings of six IP (or more), six SO (or more) and one ER (or fewer)…tied MIN Johan Santana in 2004 for the longest streak in AL history and was one shy of LAD Sandy Koufax from June 13–July 12, 1962 for the longest streak in the majors since Baseball Reference data is available (1901)...From June 9–July 26, became the third pitcher since Baseball Reference data is available (1901) to make eight consecutive starts of six IP (or more) and four hits (or fewer), following MIN Johan Santana (10) from June 15–Aug. 1, 2004 and LAD Ted Lilly (eight) from Sep 17, 2011–May 7, 2012...In Baseball America’s Best Tools survey of managers, coaches and executives, was ranked as the AL’s second-best Pitcher and second-best Curveball behind HOU Justin Verlander, and 3rd-best Control behind Verlander and TB Corey Kluber...Was on the 15-day IL from Aug. 31–Sept. 14 due to left shoulder impingement...Made his first career Opening Day roster and start, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings in a no decision vs. BAL…at 24 years, 345 days, was the youngest Opening Day starter used by the Rays since Scott Kazmir (23.068) in 2007…became the fourth pitcher drafted in the first round by the Rays to make an Opening Day start for them, joining Blake Snell (2019), David Price (2011, 2013-14) and Dewon Brazelton (2005)...On April 30 vs. MIN, recorded a career-high 11 SO, the most by a Rays pitcher in an outing of five IP (or fewer) since Chris Archer (12) on April 3, 2016 vs. TOR…all three runs allowed came on a pair of homers from Kyle Garlick (solo, two-run)...On May 11 at LAA, had a career-high-tying 11 SO for the second time in his last three starts...On May 17 vs. DET, his only run allowed was a homer by Jeimer Candelario in the fifth inning… his second-inning strikeout of Miguel Cabrera was the 200th of his career…became the 29th pitcher since Baseball Reference data is available (1901) to reach 200 SO within his first 33 career games…was the fourth lefty to do so, joining PHI Cole Hamels in 2006-07, NYY Al Downing in 1961-64 and CLE Herb Score in 1955...On June 9 vs. STL, his only run allowed was unearned after his throwing error on an Albert Pujols comebacker in the sixth inning…went a career-high eight IP and yielded just two hits...On July 31 vs. CLE, allowed a career-high five runs…his seven hits allowed registered exit velocities of 49.2, 79.0, 67.1, 66.1, 84.5, 89.5 and 86.9 mph...On Aug. 13 vs. BAL, snapped a three-start winless streak and recorded his 11th win, passing his total from his rookie season...On Aug. 24 vs. LAA, went six scoreless innings and recorded 9 SO, including Mike Trout twice and Shohei Ohtani twice…extended his scoreless streak against the Angels to 16 IP, dating back to June 26, 2021 at home…ended the season with 13 scoreless innings against them, tied with Wilson Álvarez against the 2002 Marlins for second-most against a single opponent in club history behind David Price (16 IP) against the 2012 Angels...On Aug 30 at MIA, did not make his start due to left shoulder impingement…was scratched minutes before first pitch after stopping his warmups and consulting with coaches in the bullpen…placed on the 15-day IL the next day...On Sep 15 at TOR, returned from the 15-day IL and made his first start since Aug 24 vs. LAA… allowed singles to two of his first three BF and a double steal but escaped the jam with a strikeout and flyout…pitched five scoreless innings and retired 11 of his last 12 BF after a one-out walk in the second inning…thirty of his last 37 pitches were strikes, compared to 16 of his first 32 pitches...On Sep 20 vs. HOU, left in the fifth inning due to neck tightness…allowed five runs, matching his career high from July 31 vs. CLE and passing his total from his previous four starts combined (four)…snapped his scoreless streak at 15 IP after yielding three hits in the first inning, including a RBI double to Kyle Tucker…yielded a three-run homer to Jeremy Peña in the third and charged a fifth run when an inherited runner scored in the fifth...Selected as a result of the Player Balloting, his first career selection… became the ninth Rays starting pitcher to make an All-Star Team, joining Charlie Morton (2019), Blake Snell (2018), Chris Archer (2015, 2017), David Price (2010-12, 2014), Matt Moore (2013), James Shields (2011), Scott Kazmir (2006, 2008) and Rolando Arrojo (1998)…became the fourth player in club history to make the All-Star Team within one of his first two major league seasons, joining 2B Brandon Lowe in 2019, 3B Evan Longoria in 2008-09 and Arrojo in 1998...Became the second pitcher in club history to start an All-Star Game, following David Price in 2010…at 25 years, 82 days, was the youngest pitcher to start an All-Star Game since NYM Matt Harvey (24.111) in 2013…allowed a RBI single to Mookie Betts and solo homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning...Started Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series at CLE and took the loss…his only runs allowed in sevn IP came off a go-ahead, two-run homer by José Ramírez in the sixth inning…was the longest postseason start by a Ray since David Price (7 IP) in Game 2 of the 2013 ALDS at BOS.
Tied Josh Fleming for the team lead with 10 wins, which tied for second among major-league rookies behind HOU Luis Garcia (11)…ranked fourth among major league rookies with 141 SO and second with a 10.29 SO/9 IP ratio (min. 100 IP)... Received one second-place vote to finish 7th in the AL Rookie of the Year balloting... His 141 SO ranked sixth among rookies in club history and were the most since Nathan Karns (145) in 2015…min. 100 IP, his 3.43 ERA ranked third among Rays rookies behind Jeremy Hellickson (2.95) in 2011 and Chris Archer (3.22) in 2013... Yielded 3 runs (or fewer) in all but three of his 25 starts and never allowed more than 4 runs... Went 8-5 with a 3.01 ERA (89.2-IP, 30-ER) in his last 17 starts to lower his ERA from 4.54 to 3.43... Went 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA (63.1-IP, 20-ER) in 12 starts after the All-Star break…tied for second in the AL in wins and tied for 7th in ERA (min. 50 IP)... His avg. fastball velocity was 96.4 mph, 11th in the majors among starters (min. 500 fastballs) and highest in the majors among lefty starters, ahead of CHW Carlos Rodón (95.4)... Reached 100 mph 16 times, fourth in the majors among starters behind NYM Jacob deGrom (185), MIA Sandy Alcantara (58) and NYY Gerrit Cole (31)…became the second left-handed starter since Statcast data is available (since 2015) to throw at least 10 pitches at 100 mph (or more) in a single season, joining SEA James Paxton (42) in 2016... After making his season debut April 29, his 109 SO between breaking and offspeed pitches ranked 5th in the AL and his 71 SO with the slider ranked 4th in the AL... Opponents hit .218 (64-for-294) in at-bats ending with breaking or offspeed pitches, compared to .308 (56-for-182) against his fastball... Used his curveball for 16.4 pct. of his pitches, but its usage increased to 21.7 pct. over his last 11 starts compared to 12.1 pct. before that... Went 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA in August, setting a club record for wins in August and a club rookie record for wins in a calendar month…tied the club record (regardless of rookie status) for wins in a calendar month, most recently Blake Snell (5) in Sep 2018…from June 9–Aug 27, yielded three runs (or fewer) in 13 straight starts, the fourth-longest streak for a traditional starter in club history... Placed on the injured list Sep 10, retroactive to Sep 9, but missed the minimum 10 days... On April 29 vs. OAK, made his first career regular-season app…began the game with a strikeout of Mark Canha on a 100.5 mph fastball, which tied for the fastest strikeout pitch by a lefty starter in the pitch-tracking era (since 2008)… joined BOS Chris Sale on June 24, 2018 vs. SEA and SEA James Paxton on June 6, 2016, vs. CLE... POSTSEASON: Went 1-0 with a 7.94 ERA (5.2-IP, 5-ER) in 2 apps (1 start) in the ALDS against the Red Sox…started the series opener and pitched in relief with the Rays facing elimination... In Game 1 vs. BOS, went five scoreless in his first career postseason start…became the fourth traditional rookie starter (non-opener) in club history to start a postseason game, joining Jeremy Hellickson in 2011, Matt Moore in 2011 and Wade Davis in 2010…joined Moore as the only Rays rookies (non-opener) to start a Game 1... In Game 4 at BOS, pitched in relief for the first time all season and yielded five runs in 0.2 IP.
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.