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Evan Longoria | Third Baseman | #3

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 tripled twice and knocked in a run against the Rockies on Monday.
Longoria had as many triples tonight as he did in his previous 411 games since the beginning of 2014. It's too bad the Rays couldn't drive him in after either of them. The 4-5-6 spots in the team's order combined to go 0-for-10 in this one. Jul 19 - 12:49 AM

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Evan Longoria hit two solo home runs in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Longoria slashed homers in the first and eighth innings to help the O's improve to 53-37. In a statistical oddity, the Rays homered four times but failed to pick up an extra-base hit of any other variety. After posting two quiet seasons (by his standards), Longoria has rebounded to slash a strong .286/.336/.533 with 21 homers and 49 RBI over 354 at-bats in 2016. With the two taters on Sunday, he has already matched his total from last season.
Jul 17 - 4:53 PM

Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Longoria's double would be the only extra-base hit the Rays managed against a locked-in David Price. The two-bagger was his 24th of the season. After posting a pair of down seasons with the bat, the veteran third baseman has turned things around to the tune of a sharp .289/.337/.526 triple-slash in 2016. In addition to that mark, he has swatted 19 homers and driven in 47 runs. With his next homer, he will have whacked at least 20 homers in eight of nine major league seasons.
Jul 10 - 6:40 PM

Evan Longoria went 4-for-5 with a home run in a losing effort on Friday.

The stellar game lifts the veteran third baseman's line to .287/.336/.527 with 19 home runs and 47 RBI. It seems like he has been around forever -- and he has. This is his ninth season in the majors but he is still only 30 years old. He should have several more productive seasons remaining.
Jul 8 - 10:44 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 in the Rays' loss to the Angels on Wednesday, raising his batting average to .283 in 325 at-bats.

All three hits were singles. Longoria may no longer be considered a fantasy star, but he is providing good value to his fantasy owners. He owns an .853 OPS with 18 home runs, 46 runs and 45 RBI at the halfway point of the season. Double those numbers to estimate his final production for the season and you have a third baseman worthy of a championship-caliber fantasy squad.
Jul 6 - 10:40 PM

Evan Longoria hit his 18th home run of the season in Monday's loss to the Indians.

The home run was a two-run shot in the first inning to give the Rays an early lead. It was his ninth dinger in 16 games this month, and the third baseman is batting .322 in that span. Longoria is hitting .278/.333/.551 with 43 RBI and 40 runs scored on the year.
Jun 20 - 10:36 PM

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

Longo sat out Thursday with tightness in his left forearm, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go in this one. He's at third base and batting third for Tampa.
Jun 17 - 3:38 PM

Evan Longoria (forearm) is out Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

As expected after he left Wednesday's game in the 11th inning with tightness in his left forearm. Longoria called it a "day-to-day" thing late Wednesday night. Taylor Motter will start at third base and bat seventh Thursday versus Seattle lefty James Paxton.
Jun 16 - 10:56 AM

Evan Longoria (forearm) doesn't expect to miss much time.

Longoria was pulled from Wednesday night's extra-innings win over the Mariners after experiencing tightness in his left forearm during an 11th-inning at-bat. He'll likely sit out Thursday afternoon's series finale, but this doesn't sound like an overly serious issue. "It's something I've been dealing with," Longoria said Wednesday. "Just sore. Every time I check swing it gets flared up. ... It's a day-to-day thing."
Jun 16 - 9:20 AM

Evan Longoria left Wednesday's win over the Mariners with tightness in his left forearm.

Longoria told reporters that he felt the discomfort in his 11th-inning at-bat -- what would be his final at-bat of the night. The third baseman finished 1-for-4 with a double, two walks, and a run scored as the Rays topped the visiting M's in extras. He will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team Thursday.
Jun 16 - 12:03 AM

Evan Longoria is back in the Rays' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

Longoria took his first day off of the season Tuesday for what he called "total body soreness." The star third baseman is batting third against Arizona right-hander Archie Bradley in his return to action Wednesday.
Jun 8 - 1:06 PM

Evan Longoria said he's out of the Rays' lineup Tuesday due to "total body soreness."

It'll be the first day off this season for the star third baseman. Taylor Motter is filling in at the hot corner and batting leadoff versus Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke. Longoria fouled a pitch off his shin over the weekend and also took a hard grounder off his knee, but they're ultimately minor issues.
Jun 7 - 7:17 PM

Evan Longoria is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Taylor Motter will start at third base and bat leadoff. Steve Pearce and Steven Souza are also absent from Tuesday's lineup versus Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke.
Jun 7 - 6:10 PM

Evan Longoria homered twice Sunday in the Rays' 7-5 victory over the Twins.

Longoria went deep in the second inning off Twins starter Tyler Duffey and then tagged Twins reliever Brandon Kintzler in the eighth. He also hit an RBI single in the ninth against Kevin Jepsen, finishing 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and three runs batted in. Logan Morrison also enjoyed a two-homer day against the battered Minnesota pitching staff.
Jun 5 - 6:01 PM

Evan Longoria will bat second Saturday against the Twins.

Longoria hasn't hit out of the No. 2 spot since 2014. The Rays have lost eight of 10 and 11 of their last 14. Maybe moving Longoria down a spot will spark the team's dormant offense. Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 11 HR and 30 RBI this year.
Jun 4 - 1:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro