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Who Should I Draft?

Alek Manoah or Shane McClanahan (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
Shane McClanahan
SP - TB
Shane McClanahan
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 34
Best Rank# 20# 22
Worst Rank# 52# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 104
Best Rank# 73# 93
Worst Rank# 99# 110
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts167162
Wins1110
Saves00
ERA3.843.85
WHIP1.191.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 48
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 33# 43
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 32
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 20# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 56
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 53
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 33# 35
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 26# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 28# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 31# 28
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 32# 31
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 26
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 34# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 23
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37# 31
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 39# 22
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 44# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 29
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
Shane McClanahan
SP - TB
Shane McClanahan
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2025
   
Games Started2025
   
Innings Pitched112.1123.0
   
Wins910
   
Losses26
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed77120
   
Earned Runs4046
   
Home Runs Allowed1214
   
Strikeouts127141
   
Walks4037
   
ERA3.223.36
   
WHIP1.051.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
Shane McClanahan
SP - TB
Shane McClanahan
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2728
   
Games Started2728
   
Innings Pitched152.4149.9
   
Wins1110
   
Losses78
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed127136
   
Earned Runs6564
   
Home Runs Allowed2119
   
Strikeouts167162
   
Walks5450
   
ERA3.843.85
   
WHIP1.191.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alek Manoah
SP - TOR
Alek Manoah
Shane McClanahan
SP - TB
Shane McClanahan
News 
 Alek Manoah allowed one run on seven hits over eight innings on Saturday against the Reds. He struck out four and earned the win, moving to 5-1.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
Rays starting pitcher Shane McClanahan struck out nine batters over six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Tuesday evening. He gave up four hits and two walks in the process. The southpaw earned the win as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Miami by a score of 4-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 25th
 Alek Manoah allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings on Sunday against the Rays. He struck out four and took the loss, falling to 4-1.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Rays starter Shane McClanahan allowed just one run over seven innings of work against the Tigers on Tuesday. His final line included four hits, zero walks, seven strikeouts, and the win. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 8-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 17th
 Alek Manoah allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings on Sunday against the Guardians. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 8th
Rays starter Shane McClanahan put on a show against the Angels on Wednesday evening. Over seven innings, he gave up zero runs, one walk, and six hits. Meanwhile, he struck out a whopping 11 batters.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Alek Manoah allowed one run on three hits and a walk over six innings on Tuesday against the Yankees. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 3rd
Tampa Bay Rays P Shane McClanahan went 5.1 innings, striking out five batters and allowing just three hits and two runs during a 4-3 win over the Mariners.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
 Alek Manoah (3-0) allowed a pair of runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and didn't issue any walks in the 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Richter
Sun, Apr 24th
Shane McClanahan allowed three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings on Saturday against the Twins. He struck out 11 and took the loss, falling to 1-2.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 Manoah was largely as advertised last year with Toronto, pitching to a 3.22 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. His fastball (.288 wOBA) and slider (.238 wOBA) were a deadly combination, though he's probably going to need to continue to develop his changeup to truly excel as a starter. With that said, Manoah is just 24 years old and already boasts two elite pitches with a solid MLB season under his belt. He may pitch in a tough division and a hitter-friendly ballpark, but given his pedigree and potential for more, he's someone to draft as a high-end No. 3 starter with little hesitation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
McClanahan had a successful 2021 season in almost every respect. His ERA, strikeouts, and walk rate were all extremely solid, and he made 26 starts including the post-season. Despite decent control, he had a bloated 1.27 WHIP, which was largely the result of batters destroying his fastball. Specifically, the pitch allowed a .308 batting average and a .378 wOBA, and considering he threw it 40.9% of the time, McClanahan's overall numbers are a testament to how good his slider and curveball were. Assuming he can get better command of his fastball and improve his performance with the pitch, there's plenty of room for growth with the young lefty.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros