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Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.324
 
Career Avg.
.276
Name  Evan Longoria
Born  10/7/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  3
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria belted his second homer of the season and drove in four runs Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Longoria has gone 7-for-10 over his last three games and scored four runs in his last two after not scoring a run for 10 straight games before that. He's hitting .348 with 10 RBI.
 
4/17/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a .395 hitter with six homers, 12 walks and a 1.364 OPS versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Longoria is batting .286, but without much power (.748 OPS) through 15 games. This historically favorable matchup could help.
 
Hot4/12/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a .308 hitter with a pair of homers and a 1.280 OPS against Reds starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Longoria has gotten out of the gate quickly, batting .359 through the first nine games and this favorable matchup should allow him to stay hot.
 
10/7/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is just a .206 hitter versus Boston starter Clay Buchholz with 13 strikeouts in 34 official at-bats.
Insight: Longoria is a career .198 hitter in the postseason and 2-for-8 in three games this postseason without an extra base hit or RBI.
 
10/4/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is just a .220 hitter versus Boston starter Jon Lester with 18 strikeouts in 50 official at-bats.
Insight: He does have three homers against Lester, but it's still an unfavorable matchup.
 
9/25/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Evan Longoria powered the Rays with two homers Wednesday in a win against New York.
Insight: That gives Longoria his third career 30 home run season. By winning, the Rays were able to eliminate the Yankees from the postseason hunt. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay's magic number for clinching the AL Wild Card is three.
 
9/23/2013 2:12:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Baltimore due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Longoria is batting .263 with 29 HR and 77 RBI this season. He should be back in there on Tuesday.
 
Cold9/22/2013 1:16:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Longoria is hitting .204 with one home run over his last 26 games and .219 with 12 homers over his last 76. At age 27, we're still waiting for the monster breakout from Longoria. His career highs for a season are 33 homers, 113 RBI, a .294 average and an .896 OPS.
 
9/18/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .375 hitter with three home runs and a 1.345 OPS versus Texas left-hander Derek Holland.
Insight: Longoria's numbers are down in the second half, but he's still a productive third baseman with an .800 OPS. He's also in a favorable matchup which makes him a valuable asset on Wednesday.
 
Hot8/24/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria "owns" Yankees starter CC Sabathia in their 62 previous encounters.
Insight: Longoria is 19-for-50 (.380) with five doubles, six homers, 12 RBI and 12 walks against Sabathia, so he clearly sees the ball well coming out of the big lefty's hand. Longoria has homers in three of his last five games to warm up for this extremely favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/19/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is 9-for-21 (.429) with three homers and a 1.452 OPS against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Longoria has been on fire the past six games, batting .409. Add in a favorable matchup and he's a must start on Monday. We liked Longoria more in his early years when he stole a few bases, but he should end the season with 30 plus homers and close to 90 RBI.
 
8/18/2013 6:34:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria's season has gone into the tank after his plantar fasciitis worsened in late June.
Insight: Since June 23, Longoria is hitting .212 with seven homers, 18 RBI and an OPS south of .700. Things seem to be looking up, however -- he has gone 8-for-18 with four doubles and two homers over his last five games after going 23-for-130 (.177) with just two multi-hit games from July 3 to Aug. 13.
 
7/26/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has crushed Yankees starter CC Sabathia in their previous encounters.
Insight: Longoria is 18-for-47 (.383) with four doubles, six homers, 10 RBI and 12 walks against Sabathia, so he clearly sees the ball well coming out of the big lefty's hand.
 
7/23/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria homered Tuesday for the third time in his last five games.
Insight: Longoria went 1-for-4 against Boston and still hasn't had a multi-hit game since July 2, but he's showing signs of snapping out of a brutal slump.
 
7/21/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria has gone 4-for-14 with a double, two homers, four RBI and four walks over his last four games.
Insight: Longoria is slowly coming out of a 7-for-56 (.125) slump during which he had just one extra-base hit and 18 strikeouts.
 
Cold7/19/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria ended the first half in an 8-for-59 (.136) slump.
Insight: However, he went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday night. The third baseman played through plantar fasciitis prior to the All-Star break, so hopefully getting a few days off will help him get back in a groove at the plate.
 
Cold7/11/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria made his one hit count Thursday against the Twins.
Insight: Longoria went 1-for-4 with a homer, his first in 15 games. The third baseman has been playing through plantar fasciitis and has gone 7-for-48 (.146) with 16 strikeouts, 14 walks and four RBI over his last 15 games.
 
7/5/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is back at third base after playing at DH for the past few days due to a foot injury.
Insight: His plantar fasciitis must have subsided as many thought he would DH up to the All-Star break. Give Longoria (.294, 17 HR, 48 RBI) credit for playing through the pain.
 
7/2/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is back after missing three games with a foot injury.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis usually takes a while to subside so Longoria's foot might not be 100 percent until after the All-Star break. Give Longoria (.298, 17 HR, 47 RBI) credit for playing through the pain.
 
7/1/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: According to the Tampa Tribune, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is hoping to return from plantar fasciitis sometime "within the next few days."
Insight: He left Friday's game in the second inning and hasn't played since. Longoria did take some grounders at third before the game today, which is always a good sign. As of now, it doesn't look like Longoria (.298, 17 HR, 47 RBI) will require a DL stint.