USF baseball LHP Shane McClanahan was named a preseason second-team All-American by Perfect Game on Wednesday.
A shout out and round of applause for @Sugar_ShaneM, who was named a preseason All-American by @PerfectGameUSA!— USF Baseball (@USFBaseball) January 9, 2018
McClanahan will look to build off a successful freshman season where he struck out 104 batters in just 76 innings for the Bulls. He missed the entire 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery.
He was also named to the AAC preseason team in December.
The lefty from Cape Coral will replace former Bull Phoenix Sanders as the Friday night starter and will be charged with giving USF quality innings against top competition in the AAC. He averaged just five innings per start in his return from injury but did have seven inning complete game as part of a doubleheader versus Harvard.
McClanahan issued a team-high 36 walks and nine wild pitches in 2017, which should improve in 2018 because control is one of the last things to come back after suffering a Tommy John injury.
He is also one of the top college prospects for the MLB draft in 2018.
The Bulls open the season February 16 versus UNC.