2023 Player Outlook
McClanahan was already coming off of a big rookie season but he tinkered with his stuff, throwing his changeup (.145 BAA and 44.6 Whiff %) and curveball a little more, and his fastball and slider a little less, and he compiled a second straight stellar season. McClanahan set career highs in wins (12), IP (166.1), and strikeouts (194). Declines in McClanahan’s H/9 and BB/9 helped him lower his WHIP to 0.926, down from 1.273 the prior season. McClanahan had a Whiff % in the 94th percentile as per Statcast, and he also had the fifth-best K-BB% (24.3) in baseball. Expect McClanahan to compile another season in which he posts an above-average ERA and WHIP and produces a strikeout total in the 200 range.