Shane Baz Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 23 (June 17, 1999) | 6' 2" | 190lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM A 2019 3 2 0 0 17 17 81.1 63 5 37 87 2.99 1.23 1.09 4.1 9.6 .289 n/a
TAM AA 2021 2 4 0 0 7 7 32.2 22 3 2 49 2.48 0.73 0.84 0.6 13.5 .306 n/a
TAM AAA 2021 3 0 0 0 10 10 46.0 28 6 11 64 1.76 0.85 0.92 2.2 12.5 .251 n/a
TAM AL 2021 2 0 0 0 3 3 13.0 6 3 3 18 2.08 0.69 0.92 2.1 12.5 .139 43/11/46 5 4
TAM AL 2022 1 2 0 0 6 6 27.0 27 5 9 30 5.00 1.33 1.44 3.0 10.0 .323 43/23/34 -1 1
Career 2yrs 3 2 0 0 9 9 40.0 33 8 12 48 4.05 1.12 1.28 2.7 10.8 .278 n/a
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Glad to see Baz's minor league stats showing up in the feed now.  Those are actually his combined AA and AAA stats.

In AA he had a 2.48 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 32.67 IP with 49 Ks and 2 BB. His control wasn't quite as dominant as he rose through the levels.  In AAA he had 1.76  and 0.68 WHIP in 46 IP with 64 Ks and 11 BB.

If you're worried about workload (he looks like he didn't pitch a lot), he also pitched in the Olympics, so that affects his IP totals this year.  I think he's the #1 pitching prospect in baseball, but as an Orioles fan, I'm comfortable with Greyson Rodriguez getting that ranking from the experts.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 21 '21

Granted its the Marlins, but he looks completely dominant.  Spotting his 98mph fastball and throwing really nice breaking and off speed pitches. 6 Ks through 3 hitless innings.  He's making the majors look too easy.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 26 '21
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 21 '21

He couldn't be bid on in the ADL yesterday because he wasn't up yet. Someone (not me) will be counting on him to be a fantasy ace next week, even with the matchup.


09.20: Shane Baz gave up two runs in five innings to pick a win in his MLB debut on Monday in a 6-4 victory for the Rays over the Blue Jays. (Baz
allowed just two hits -- both of them solo homers -- and struck out
five while striking out five and not issuing a walk. The right-hander is
considered one of the best prospects in baseball, and it was easy to
understand why watching him throw his arsenal and command it beyond his
years/experience. Pirates' fans should probably look away. Baz has a
chance to be a fantasy ace in the coming years, and he'll get a chance
to build on this solid outing against the Astros next week. )

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 21 '21

Shane Baz, RHP, Triple-A Durham (Rays) — If you are looking for pitchers who made massive strides over the long 2020 layoff, Baz needs to rank high on your list. The righthander has always had big stuff, but early in his career, it came with big bouts of wildness. He’s much more under control these days. Baz held Jacksonville to two hits in five scoreless innings on Sunday. He struck out 10 of the 17 batters he faced and walked no one. Baz has walked only five batters in 46.2 innings this year while fanning 69. It’s not unreasonable to think that he may be able to provide yet another useful arm to the Rays rotation/bullpen later in 2021.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 28 '21

Basically, the Pirates dealt all that for the privilege of paying Archer $19 million over 2+ years for a total of 1.5 WAR.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 10 '21

The final piece to the Pirates worst trade ever in which they acquired Chris Archer for Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, and a first round pick out of high school who was raw.

Meadows and Glasnow have been great at the major league level and Archer was hurt for the majority of his Pirates tenure.

Baz is now developing really well.  He's got 49 strikeouts against only 2 walks in AA at age 21.  Last night he pitched 5 perfect innings before being lifted.  

Here's what BA wrote today:

Shane Baz, Double-A Montgomery (Rays) — After a small blip to end the first month of the season, Baz has opened June with flair. The righthander whiffed six over five hitless innings on Wednesday, bringing his total in two starts this month to 10 innings, three hits, no walks and 14 strikeouts. For the season, Baz has struck out 49 in 32.2 innings.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 10 '21