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Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.254
 
Career Avg.
.271
Name  Evan Longoria
Born  10/7/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Number  3
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 0-for-3 against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Longoria went into Sunday's game on a five-game hitting streak. Even with the 0-for-3, he is batting .364 with a home run in his last six games. Longoria, however, has been overall disappointing this year. He is hitting just .254 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI.
 
8/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria has started as the DH the past two games due to a sore forearm, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Longoria says he played through the injury for five days and hopes to be back at third base Wednesday. He said it doesn't bother him when he hits.
 
8/25/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .433 hitter with five home runs against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: That's the most home runs by any hitter off Tillman. Longoria continues to produce below expectations and its time to admit he's not going to reach last year's totals and will probably never reach the levels we expected when he exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2008.
 
8/22/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Longoria has just 38 extra-base hits (16 HR) in 560 plate appearances this season, an extra-base hit rate of 6.8 percent. In his first six seasons, Longoria had an extra-base hit in 10.9 percent of his plate appearances. He's hitting .254 with a .725 OPS.
 
8/17/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .429 hitter (9-for-21) against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Longoria's season as not been up to expectations. He's batting .253 with 15 HR and 64 RBI, but after 74 extra-base hits last season he's managed just 36 in 2014 and we've seen his OPS drop from .842 to a mediocre .716. He is on a six-game winning streak and this is a favorable matchup so could be worth a shot.
 
7/4/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria went 2-for-2 with a double and a solo homer Friday at Detroit.
Insight: Longoria's hits just aren't going for extra bases that often in 2014. He had just one in his previous 14 games and has 25 on the year even after Friday's game.
 
6/30/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is 0-for-7 against Yankees starter David Phelps.
Insight: We're still waiting for the "real" Longoria to show up. Longoria is batting .264 with 10 homers and 37 RBI. If he's going to reach the 30-home run mark he's got to get going and Monday isn't likely to help.
 
6/27/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 in the second game of a day/night doubleheader Friday against Baltimore.
Insight: All three of his hits were singles. Longoria's current pace calls for 20 HR and 73 RBI. Those projected totals are both significantly lower than what Longoria posted during the 2013 season (32 HR, 88 RBI in 160 games).
 
6/27/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria loves seeing right-hander Chris Tillman on the mound and fantasy owners like it too.
Insight: Longoria is a career .407 hitter (11-for-27) with five home runs and a 1.504 OPS versus Tillman. The five bombs are second most against any pitcher in his career (CC Sabathia - 6).
 
6/19/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria homered Thursday against the Astros.
Insight: Longoria has four home runs and five doubles in June after picking up just 13 extra-base hits (5 HR) in the first two months of the season.
 
6/14/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Saturday against the Astros.
Insight: Longoria has five extra-base hits (3 HR) in 49 at-bats this month after producing the same amount in 114 at-bats last month. He has just 18 extra-base hits in 268 at-bats this season.
 
6/7/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has picked up an extra-base hit in each of his last four games, including two homers.
Insight: That's a good sign. Longoria has just 17 extra-base hits (7 HR) in 246 at-bats this season.
 
6/4/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: Fantasy owners are still waiting for Longoria to meet expectations. He has just 14 extra-base hits in 258 plate appearances.
 
6/3/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .600 hitter (6-for-10) with three home runs and six RBI against Miami starter Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: Longoria is producing nowhere near expectations for the talent third baseman, batting just .264 with five homers, 23 RBI and a .694 OPS. In his firs six seasons his lowest OPS was .842.
 
5/25/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hit his first home run since May 6 Sunday against Boston.
Insight: Longoria has gone 8-for-16 in his last three games, but he only has 13 extra-base hits and a .724 OPS this season, likely because his fly-ball rate is a career-low 29.9 percent.
 
5/22/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is back in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Longoria was not in the original lineup and can probably use the day off. He's batted just .111 in five games this week. His OPS is 150 points below last season and 168 lower than his career OPS of (.860).
 
5/22/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Longoria can probably use the day off. He's batted just .111 in five games this week. His OPS is 150 points below last season and 168 lower than his career OPS of (.860).
 
Cold5/20/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has gone 3-for-26 (.115) with 10 Ks in his last eight games.
Insight: Longoria has hit just .257 with a .700 OPS and four home runs in 175 at-bats this season.
 
5/6/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has crushed Orioles starter Chris Tillman in their previous meetings.
Insight: Longoria has a .417 average (10-for-24) with two doubles, four homers and three walks against Tillman, who will start Tuesday against Tampa Bay. Perhaps that will help Longoria end his nine-game homer drought.
 
5/4/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria usually does pretty well against Yankees ace CC Sabathia.
Insight: He's hitting .411 against the left-hander in 56 lifetime at bats. Longoria (.276, 3 HR, 16 RBI) went 0-for-4 yesterday and is now 3-for-10 in the series with one RBI and three strikeouts.