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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
100-62 7-3 L1
92-70 7-3 W1
92-70 5-5 W3
91-71 6-4 W3
52-110 4-6 L3

2021 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 13.1 2 0 2.03 18 3
Post Season 2.1 0 0 11.57 2 1

Top Shane Baz News

  • Rays' Shane Baz: Brief outing in Game 2

    Baz allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in 2.1 innings in Friday's loss to the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Baz remained in Friday's contest after he gave up two runs in the top of the first inning, but he allowed another run to come across in the third inning prior to his removal. The right-hander threw just 47 pitches in Game 2, so he'll likely be available later in the ALDS if needed.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: On mound for Game 2

    Baz will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Red Sox or Yankees on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Rays will elect to go with talent over track record here. Baz has only been a major leaguer for 15 days and has only made three MLB starts, but he's looked excellent, posting a 2.03 ERA while striking out 36.7 percent of opposing batters and walking just 6.1 percent. That comes after he struck out 37.9 percent of opposing batters en route to a 2.06 ERA in 17 starts in the upper minors.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Early exit in no-decision

    Baz didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 12-2 rout of the Yankees, giving up one run on one hit and two walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out four.

    With the Rays already having the best record in the American League locked up, the team elected to give Baz some extra rest ahead of the playoffs -- a strong sign that he'll have a big part to play in Tampa Bay's postseason pitching plans. The young right-hander threw 51 pitches (28 strikes) before exiting, and he wraps up the regular season with a 2.03 ERA and 18:3 K:BB through 13.1 innings in his first taste of the majors.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Fans nine in win

    Baz (2-0) allowed three hits and a walk over 5.2 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out nine and earning a win over the Marlins.

    Baz started the game with three perfect frames and didn't let a Marlin reach scoring position until the sixth inning. The right-handed rookie has looked strong in his first two MLB appearances, registering a 14:1 K:BB with a 1.69 ERA through 10.2 innings. Baz is lined up to take on the Yankees in New York next weekend.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Quiets Blue Jays in debut

    Baz (1-0) allowed two runs on two hits while striking out five over five innings as he got the win over the Blue Jays on Monday in his MLB debut.

    Baz allowed just two hits to the high-powered Blue Jays offense. However, both of them left the yard for home runs. Teoscar Hernandez connected on a fastball in the second and then Lourdes Gurriel turned on a slider in the fifth. The 22-year-old appeared to fit the part as one of baseball's top pitching prospects, showcasing excellent command with a great arsenal of pitches. Baz has a real shot to become a fantasy ace in the coming years, but for now, managers should temper their expectations with the Astros as the team he's projected to face his next time out.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Awarded another start

    The Rays are planning on having Baz start in Sunday's series finale with the Marlins in Tampa Bay, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Unsurprisingly, Tampa Bay will have its top pitching prospect make another turn through the rotation after he impressed in his MLB debut Monday. While taking on a fearsome Toronto lineup, Baz captured the win while striking out five and walking none over five innings, with the only baserunners he allowed on the night coming on a pair of solo home runs. The Rays are expected to monitor Baz's workload carefully for what will likely be one or two starts in the regular season, but he should be a strong ratio stabilizer for fantasy mangers in the innings he provides the rest of the way.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Officially set for debut start

    Baz's contract was selected as expected Monday ahead of his major-league debut against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Baz was originally in the mix to debut Friday but had to wait an extra three days due to back spasms. The 22-year-old is one of the most exciting pitching prospects in the league. His appeal used to be entirely about his triple-digit heat, as he owned an 11.6 percent career walk rate prior to this season, but he's suddenly found his command this year, walking just 4.4 percent of opposing batters across 17 upper-minors starts. When combined with a stellar 37.9 percent strikeout rate, that's led to a 2.06 ERA. Andrew Kittredge (neck) landed on the injured list to clear a spot on the active roster, while Chris Archer (hip) shifted to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Big-league debut on tap Monday

    Baz will have his contract selected by the Rays to start Monday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The 22-year-old originally lined up to make his MLB debut Friday before being scratched due to back spasms, but he'll end up being pushed back by only a few days. Baz, Tampa Bay's top pitching prospect, posted a 1.76 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 64:11 K:BB over 46 innings at Triple-A after opening the season at the Double-A level.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Won't start Friday

    Baz won't start Friday's game against Detroit, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The right-hander was in consideration to make his major-league debut Friday, but Luis Patino will instead be pushed up a day. Baz has made 10 starts at Triple-A Durham this year and has recorded a 1.76 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 46 innings.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Scratched with back issue

    Baz was scratched from his start Thursday with Triple-A Durham due to back spasms, Patrick Kinas of Westwood One Sports, reports.

    Baz had been under consideration to make his major-league debut Friday. However, it's now clear why Luis Patino will be called upon instead. There's no timetable for Baz to return to the mound, and there's a possibility that he won't pitch again this season.

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  • Rays' Shane Baz: Candidate to start Friday

    Baz is in consideration to start Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Rays haven't yet named a starter for Friday's matchup, but Triple-A Durham will now have a bullpen game Friday after Baz was initially slated to start. The right-hander returned to the mound Saturday after he dealt with a stomach virus recently, and he allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 10 in six innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Cypress, TX
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R