Shane Baz

SP · Tampa Bay Rays

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1999-06-17 Age 24.8
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 25.04, 364th

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC197.61788.965596287713441383.711.15
Draft Buddy219.019100.0656108318715446423.781.18
Steamer272.919116.886101283510315552483.641.16
THE BAT198.01890.876595257913441393.741.12
Zeile222.01897.665810632861300423.821.19

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Taj Bradley, Shane Baz Throw Live Batting Practice

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers Taj Bradley (pectoral) and Shane Baz (elbow) recently threw a two-inning live batting practice session, manager Kevin Cash said on Friday. Sidelined for the past month due to a strained right pectoral, Bradley still has to go through the process of rebuilding his stamina and increasing his pitch count before he's ready to return. The 23-year-old right-hander fanned 129 batters across his 104 2/3 innings of work during his rookie year in 2023, but he gave 23 home runs in 21 starts and posted a poor 5.59 ERA. Bradley is probably about a month out from returning to the Rays, while Baz could return at some point in May after two oblique setbacks slowed his progress from Tommy John surgery recovery. Zack Littell and Tyler Alexander will occupy rotation spots in the meantime, with the former having only given up two runs through his first 15 1/3 frames of the campaign.

    Apr 13 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz Taj Bradley
  • Shane Baz Suffers Another Setback

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    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said on Tuesday that starting pitcher Shane Baz (oblique) "felt his oblique again a little bit" at the end of his latest live batting practice session, and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday. The issue isn't expected to be a significant setback, but it marks the second time within the previous month that Baz's buildup for the season following 2022 Tommy John surgery has been affected by an oblique injury. Baz missed the entire 2023 season and will be limited this season, but the 24-year-old former No. 12 overall pick has a promising 4.02 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 48:12 K:BB over 40 1/3 career major-league innings. Barring another setback, Baz could be an option for the Rays and fantasy managers around mid-May and is still worth a stash in most mixed leagues.

    Apr 2 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz
  • Shane Baz, Taj Bradley Officially Placed On Injured List

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    The Tampa Bay Rays officially placed right-handers Shane Baz (elbow) and Taj Bradley (pectoral) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday, retroactive to March 25. Baz, 24, also dealt with an oblique injury in spring training as he attempts to return from Tommy John surgery in September of 2022. After not pitching at all in 2023, Baz is certainly going to be limited in what he can do for both the Rays and fantasy managers this year, and there's no specific timetable for when he might make his 2024 debut. A return at some point this summer is most likely. Bradley, 23, was diagnosed with a pectoral strain on March 13. He also doesn't have a specific timetable for a return, but he should be back before Baz. There's a lot to like about his strikeout upside, but he gave up too many homers and struggled with his command in his rookie season in 2023.

    Mar 26 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz Taj Bradley
  • Offseason In Review: Tampa Bay Rays

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    The Rays typically make at least one significant trade that sends out a veteran player to reduce spending and acquire controllable talent. Tampa Bay did that again in a major deal with the Dodgers, but it was otherwise a relatively quiet winter at the Trop. Major League Signings RHP Phil Maton: One year, $6.5MM (including buyout…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Tampa Bay Rays Garrett Acton Jason Adam Tyler Alexander Jonathan Aranda Randy Arozarena Shane Baz Taj Bradley Rob Brantly Junior Caminero Aaron Civale Jonny Deluca Chris Devenski Zach Eflin Pete Fairbanks Wander Franco Alex Jackson Zack Littell Brandon Lowe Josh Lowe Jake Mangum Phil Maton Shane McClanahan Curtis Mead Jake Odorizzi Richie Palacios Isaac Paredes Ryan Pepiot Drew Rasmussen Joe Rock Amed Rosario Jose Siri Burch Smith Jeffrey Springs Edwin Uceta Naoyuki Uwasawa Jacob Waguespack Taylor Walls
  • Shane Baz Return Delayed A Week By Oblique Injury

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    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Shane Baz, who has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, was close to throwing his first live batting practice session but "tweaked an oblique picking up a weight." It's estimated that the 24-year-old will be delayed in his throwing progression by about a week now. Baz wasn't going to be ready by Opening Day anyway, but this would seemingly push back the start of his regular season debut as well, whenever that might be. As of now, the former first-round draft pick is projected to make 16 starts, but his NFBC ADP of 211 is looking very pricey.

    Mar 5 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz
  • Shane Baz Targeting Late-Summer Return

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    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Shane Baz (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday and said it went "great." Baz is being brought along slowly in camp after having Tommy John surgery in September of 2022, and he's targeting a late-summer return to the Rays pitching staff after not pitching at all in 2023. The 24-year-old has only made nine big-league starts (40 1/3 innings) in 2021 and 2022, which is the primary reason the Rays aren't in a rush to bring him back this year. In those nine starts, he's gone 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 12 walks and 48 strikeouts. Baz has never thrown more than 82 innings in the minors. either, and with durability concerns, he's really not worth the risk in most fantasy leagues with an innings limit to boot in 2024.

    Feb 16 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz
  • Shane Baz To Be Built Up Slowly

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    Tampa Bay Rays president of baseball operations Erik Neander said that right-hander Shane Baz (elbow) has completed his rehab. However, his issue is a lack of past workload, so he will be on a slow buildup coming out of spring training. The 24-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery almost 17 months ago and didn't pitch at all in 2023. In two big-league seasons prior to that, he only made nine starts covering 40 1/3 innings pitched, so he will surely be on a strict innings limit this season. Baz has a 4.02 ERA (4.30 FIP) and 1.12 WHIP with 12 walks and 48 strikeouts in his 40 1/3 major-league innings. Dating back to his time in the minors, Baz hasn't thrown more than 82 innings in any season, so fantasy managers need to temper their expectations in deeper leagues in 2024.

    Feb 13 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2021TB48.3313.1200183630332.030.68
    2022TB42.0627.0120309275115155.001.33
    2024 ATC197.61788.965596287713441383.711.15
    2024 Draft Buddy219.019100.0656108318715446423.781.18
    2024 Steamer272.919116.886101283510315552483.641.16
    2024 THE BAT198.01890.876595257913441393.741.12
    2024 Zeile222.01897.665810632861300423.821.19

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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