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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman | #3

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (3) / TB
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Evan Longoria drilled his 12th homer Sunday in the Rays’ loss to Baltimore.
Longoria launched a three-run homer off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning for his only hit of the afternoon. It was Longoria’s ninth homer in 66 lifetime at-bats off Tillman. Longoria has rediscovered his power stroke with two homers and eight RBI over his last three games, though his season average still sits at a disappointing .253. Jun 25 - 5:13 PM

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Longoria hit his 11th homer of the season in the third inning against Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. He's got a couple homers in the past week, but it's been a relatively disappointing season for the third baseman through most of three months. After slugging 36 homers with 98 RBI last season, Longoria is hitting .253/.320/.428 in 74 games, almost an identical pace to his 2014 season in which he hit 22 homers with 91 RBI and 83 runs scored. Owners wouldn't scoff at those numbers, but most probably paid for more from the 31-year-old in March drafts.
Jun 24 - 7:34 PM

Evan Longoria is getting the day off Wednesday.

Trevor Plouffe will start at third base and bat fifth in the afternoon game versus Reds right-hander Tim Adleman. Longoria has been slumping in June, though he did hit a double in Tuesday night's victory over Cincinnati.
Jun 21 - 9:37 AM

Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 1-for-13 in his last four games.

What if Longoria's strong 2016 was less a return to form than it was a last hurrah? His average sits at .249 right now, and his power has returned to 2014-2015 levels (or less, if you want to factor in the way slugging has increased since then). On the plus side, he's getting better marks for defense this year than he did last season, and since the Rays offense is so much better than last year, his run and RBI numbers are solid.
Jun 19 - 11:39 PM

Evan Longoria slugged his ninth home run of the season Saturday as the Rays fell 7-2 in the second game of their doubleheader against the Athletics.

Hours after winning the opener with a walk-off single in extra innings, Longoria went 2-for-4 in the nightcap while driving in both Tampa Bay runs. He singled home a run in the first and later went deep for his 250th career homer. The 31-year-old has had a productive month so far, hitting .333 with five RBI since the calendar flipped to June.
Jun 10 - 11:04 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a 6-5 win over the Athletics in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

His 10th-inning single plated Peter Bourjos with the walk-off run in dramatic fashion. It would likely have been a double if the game hadn't ended when he touched first base. His previous two hits were both doubles. He has a .253 batting average with eight home runs, 32 runs and 33 RBI in 279 plate appearances.
Jun 10 - 8:36 PM

Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

It was one of those kinds of days for the Rays, as they could not get anything going against a game Ariel Miranda. Veteran third baseman Longoria has had something of an up-and-down season and is working to a .248/.318/.416 triple-slash with eight homers and 29 RBI over the course of 226 at-bats.
Jun 4 - 7:48 PM

Evan Longoria finished 3-for-3 in Saturday's game at Seattle to raise his average to .252.

Longoria has raised his average 52 points from .200 just since May 3. He is no longer considered a Top 10 fantasy option at the hot corner, but he can still be a steady contributor with plenty of extra-base hits and occasional RBI. Longo has three multi-hit performances over his past six outings.
Jun 4 - 3:07 AM

Evan Longoria (neck) is in the Rays' starting lineup Saturday night against the Mariners.

Longoria made an early exit from Friday's game with a stiff neck, but it's clearly nothing serious. He'll start at third base and bat third Saturday versus Seattle right-hander Sam Gaviglio.
Jun 3 - 6:09 PM

Evan Longoria homered and knocked in four Monday against the Rangers.

Longoria could use some more singles, but at least he does have eight homers to go along with 13 doubles. He's not a top-10 fantasy third baseman at the moment.
May 30 - 12:31 AM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-6 with a go-ahead solo home run in the 15th inning of Sunday's win over the Twins.

Way back in the ninth inning, Longoria hit a key RBI double to keep the Rays alive. He did more than keep them alive in the top of the 15th, reaching for an outside pitch and pulling it into the seats in left-center to give the Rays a 7-6 lead. Logan Morrison would follow with a solo homer of his own for a little breathing room and the Rays would go on to win by an 8-6 final. Longoria entered action on Sunday having picked up just two hits in his last 14 at-bats.
May 28 - 8:49 PM

Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Angels.

It's a way to give him somewhat of a breather. Daniel Robertson will start at third base on Monday while Michael Martinez will play second base. Steven Souza is on the bench for Monday's contest.

Evan Longoria drilled a solo home run on a 2-for-4 day at the plate in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

His third inning blast was one of three longballs the Rays hit off Yankee ace Masahiro Tanaka on the day. Longoria now has a .254 batting average with six home runs and 21 RBI.
May 20 - 9:10 PM

Evan Longoria went 4-for-5 and delivered a go-ahead RBI single in Friday’s 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

He had three singles and a double on the night. The Yankees tied things up when Matt Holliday slugged a two-run homer in the top of the eighth, but Longoria put the Rays in front for good in the bottom of the frame. These sorts of nights have been few and far between for Longoria so far this season. Even after his four-hit game on Friday, he’s batting just .249/.312/.408 with five home runs and 20 RBI through 42 games.
May 19 - 11:13 PM

Evan Longoria clubbed his fifth home run of the season on Friday, leading the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox.

His two-run blast off of Rick Porcello in the fifth inning increased the Rays' lead to 5-0 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-4. Longoria is now hitting .241/.314/.419 with five long balls and 16 RBI on the year.
May 12 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Austin Pruitt
12Jose Alvarado
13Erasmo Ramirez