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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 went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three runs scored as the Rays topped the Orioles 5-2 on Saturday.
As though Longoria's 35 home runs aren't enough, he's apparently added triples to his repertoire, too, as Saturday's was his fourth of the year. He's now homered in three straight games and has multiple hits in each of his last four. The 30-year-old is hitting .279/.325/.534 with those 35 homers, 94 RBI and 78 runs scored while playing in all but two of the Rays' games to date. Sep 17 - 11:33 PM

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Evan Longoria clubbed a two-run homer, but it wasn't enough to lead the Rays to victory over the Orioles on Friday.

Longoria tagged Ubaldo Jimenez for his two-run shot in the first inning, the second straight game that he homered in his first at-bat. He also added a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-4. It has been a banner season offensively for Longoria, slashing .278/.324/.526 with a career-best 34 long balls and 93 RBI.
Sep 16 - 10:07 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI to help the Rays edge the Orioles 7-6 on Thursday.

After Orioles starter Yovani Gallardo walked the first two batters of the game, Longoria jumped on the first pitch he saw and smacked it for a three-run homer. He would later plate two with a single in the fourth inning as well. It's been a disappointing season for the Rays but less so for Longoria, who has 33 homers, 91 RBI and 74 runs scored on the year. The next homer will set a single-season best for the 30-year-old.
Sep 15 - 11:41 PM

Evan Longoria (hand) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Longoria was hit in the right hand by a pitch on Monday and eventually left the game, but fortunately he managed to avoid serious injury. He's hitting third against Yovani Gallardo.
Sep 6 - 3:15 PM

Evan Longoria left Monday's game against the Orioles with a sore right hand.

Longoria took a Ubaldo Jimenez pitch off his right hand in the bottom of the first inning. He stayed in the game and scored but eventually had to come out. It seems like a day-to-day situation.
Sep 5 - 3:12 PM

Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Longoria notched an RBI two-bagger against J.A. Happ in the first inning. The double was his 35th of the season. Same amount he hit in 2015, just a month faster. This has been a grand season of resurgence for the veteran third baseman, who is slashing .282/.330/.537 with 31 homers and 85 RBI over 525 at-bats.
Sep 4 - 4:41 PM

Evan Longoria hit his 30th homer Wednesday as the Rays beat the Red Sox 4-3 in 11 innings.

Longoria's homer tied the game at 3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Rays went on to win on a Heath Hembree error in the 11th. Longoria reached 30 homers for the first time since 2013 and fourth time in his career. This could go down as his best season, which is quite a surprise given the way he trended downwards the previous two years.
Aug 24 - 11:14 PM

Evan Longoria ripped a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

Longo's blast with one out in the ninth inning broke up the shutout, but the Rays were unable to get any closer. The third baseman has now gone deep six times over his last 15 games. It's been quite the bounce-back season in the power department for Longoria.
Aug 22 - 10:50 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Rays' 8-2 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Longoria hit a solo homer off Rangers starter A.J. Griffin in the sixth inning after collecting an RBI single in the first. The home run was the 28th of the year for the 30-year-old, his highest single-season total since 2013 and the fourth time he's hit 28 or more in a year. It's no surprise, then, that Longoria is having one of the best offensive seasons of his career, batting .291/.343/.549 with 75 RBI and 65 runs scored.
Aug 20 - 9:54 PM

Evan Longoria had a nice day at the dish in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Yankees, doubling twice while driving in four runs.

Longoria picked up his first RBI knock with a run-scoring double in the first inning. His second double came in the fourth inning. That one cleared the bases. With that pair of two-baggers, the veteran third baseman has now notched 31 of them for the season as a whole. He is slashing a stupendous .289/.340/.540 with 26 homers and 70 RBI over 450 at-bats. He finished this weekend's series against the Yankees with seven hits in 11 at-bats.
Aug 14 - 6:16 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

Longoria now has three homers in his last seven games and 26 on the year. His power has dropped off in recent years, which caused him to fall on most draft boards this spring, but he now has a legitimate chance to surpass his career-high of 33 homers from 2009.
Aug 12 - 11:47 PM

Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run in Saturday's victory.

That's 24 home runs for the veteran third baseman. He is hitting .281/.330/.527 with 54 runs and 60 RBI in 423 at-bats. He could make a run at toppling his career high of 33 home runs set back in 2009.
Aug 6 - 9:48 PM

Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Longoria mashed a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy in the fourth inning. The veteran third baseman has been nothing short of marvelous during the 2016 campaign. His current .292/.340/.545 triple-slash is the best he has posted since hitting .289/.369/.527 back in 2012. In addition to his superb batting line this season, he has also clubbed 23 homers and driven in 57 runs.
Jul 27 - 8:46 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Bobby Wilson
3Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Alexei Ramirez
3Juniel Querecuto
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Nick Franklin
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Jepsen
7Danny Farquhar
8Ryan Garton
9Eddie Gamboa
10Steve Geltz
11Justin Marks
12Chase Whitley