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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach St.
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Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and his first stolen base of the season Friday against the Athletics.
Longoria has now hit safely in nine out of his last 10 games, but his batting average has actually gone down from .283 to .282 during that time. He currently has five home runs, which puts him on pace for his worst power season since his injury-plagued season in 2012. May 22 - 11:29 PM

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Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Longoria and the Rays were unable to manage much offense at all, as they were held to eight hits, only two of which went for extra bases. This season, Longoria is hitting .272/.367/.440 with four home runs, 14 RBI and 20 runs scored. The numbers aren't horrible, but they're a far cry from the monster stats the third baseman has posted in the past.
May 15 - 11:15 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Longoria hit the home run, his fourth of the season, off of Ross Detwiler in the first inning. He missed Thursday's game with flu-like symptoms, but it appears he's recovered just fine. Longoria is hitting .304/.415/.510 this season.
May 9 - 9:47 PM

Evan Longoria (illness) is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Longo had to be scratched from Thursday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, but he's ready to give it a go again. He's in the designated hitter spot, with Jake Elmore filling in at third base.
May 8 - 3:26 PM

Evan Longoria was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers with flu-like symptoms.

Longoria has started 198 straight games -- the longest current active streak in MLB -- but that will come to an end Thursday. He has also appeared in 270 straight games, but that is also in jeopardy. Logan Forsythe will now start at third base while Jake Elmore will play second and Joey Butler will serve as the DH.
May 7 - 5:17 PM

Evan Longoria hit a pair of solo homers and walked twice to lead the Rays to a 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The homers were his first and second since Opening Day. It's not like Longoria has been bad -- he's hitting .284 and he has nine doubles already -- but even after tonight, he has just eight RBI in 28 games. It's a combination of him not hitting with RISP and the Rays not putting guys on base for him. He's 2-for-18 with RISP this season.
May 6 - 10:46 PM

Evan Longoria delivered an RBI double on Friday, leading the Rays to a 2-0 victory over the Orioles.

His run-scoring double off O's starter Chris Tillman plated Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth inning, and Longoria would then score on an RBI single off the bat of James Loney, providing the entirety of the offense in the ballgame. Longoria also drew a walk, finishing the night 1-for-3. He's off to a terrific start at the dish this season, slashing .295/.398/.436, though he has just one homer and five RBI.
May 1 - 9:59 PM

Evan Longoria hit an RBI double and three singles in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

With the game knotted at 1-1 in the eighth inning, Longoria singled to right with two outs to start a rally that would ultimately lead to a three-run inning for the home team. Longoria also slapped an RBI double off of Daniel Norris in the first inning. The third baseman came into the contest with a slash-line of just .218/.343/.382, but raised his average to a respectable .270 in just one day's work. Ah the joys of April averages. While Longoria remains a productive hitter in terms of home runs and RBI (especially for his position), he's seen his average, OBP and slugging drop in each of the last three seasons. Hopefully the 4-for-4 effort starts him on a hot streak.
Apr 25 - 9:13 PM

Evan Longoria is considered day-to-day with a bruised hip after being drilled by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Longoria appears to have avoided any significant injury, which is fantastic news to Rays fans and fantasy owners alike. He may get a day of rest on Friday, but should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Apr 16 - 10:43 PM

Evan Longoria was removed from Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch on his left hip.

Longoria seemed to be the one who paid the price for the wildness of his own team's starter, as Chris Archer had hit a couple of Blue Jays during the game. The severity of the injury is unknown at the moment, but the Rays should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 16 - 9:28 PM

Evan Longoria launched a solo homer in a loss to the Orioles on Opening Day.

Asdrubal Cabrera provided the only other offense of the game for the Rays with an RBI double in the eighth. Longoria has hit .261 over the past two seasons and doesn't run as much as he used to, but he should still deliver some solid power numbers from the third base position.
Apr 6 - 6:28 PM

Evan Longoria was scratched from the Rays' exhibition lineup on Thursday due to a cold.

It's something he would play through if this were the regular season. Opening Day for the Rays is Monday.
Apr 2 - 9:31 AM

Evan Longoria hit his second homer Thursday as part of the Rays' 6-5 win over the Yankees.

Longoria is batting .286 this spring, though it comes with a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 35 at-bats. Most likely, he'll experience at least a modest resurgence in 2015. Still, we wouldn't pay the price to get him in fantasy leagues. Part of the reason is that the Rays figure to be so poor offensively around him.
Mar 26 - 5:11 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer of the spring Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

The homer came off Mark Buehrle. Longoria is off to an 8-for-22 start.
Mar 18 - 4:53 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that neither Ben Zobrist nor Evan Longoria have been part of the Rays' trade discussions.

The Rays are looking at Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza as they work to complete a trade of Wil Myers to the Padres, but for the time being, it seems that they are more likely to trade out of prospect depth than they are to trade from their stable of major league talent. Longoria is the face of the franchise and while the Rays have shown a willingness to move any talent in the right deal, it would probably take quite a bit to bid farewell to their perennial All Star.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates