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Logan Forsythe | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Logan Forsythe doubled and singled in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.
Forsythe's two hits represented half of the Rays' team total. The double was his sixth of the season. Seeing extended at-bats as regular starter Nick Franklin recovers from an oblique injury, Forsythe has driven in 10 runs with two homers and eight scored. He's slashing a more-than-respectable .286/.368/.468 over 77 at-bats. As long as Franklin is out, Forsythe should have decent value in AL-only leagues. May 2 - 10:28 PM

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Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed Wednesday that Logan Forstyhe will get the majority of the playing time at second base to begin the season.

Forsythe is the obvious choice now that Nick Franklin (oblique) is expected to miss the start of the season. The 28-year-old batted just .223/.287/.329 with six homers and 26 RBI in 110 games last season, but he could have some sneaky AL-only value in the early going.
Mar 25 - 11:51 AM

Logan Forsythe hit a pair of homers Tuesday to lead the Rays past the Phillies 5-3.

Forsythe needs the Rays to stick Asdrubal Cabrera at shortstop, which would allow him to battle Nick Franklin for playing time at second. If the Rays instead decide to go with Cabrera at second, Forsythe will probably be limited to DH or left field duties against left-handers in the early going. Forsythe had a disappointing first season in the AL, hitting .223/.287/.329 in 301 at-bats, but he's showed more promise in the past.
Mar 17 - 4:23 PM

Logan Forsythe homered Thursday in the Rays' 9-3 rout of the Blue Jays.

Forsythe is competing for the second base job with Nick Franklin, who had been off to a rough start before going 2-for-3 with two RBI today. The Rays would prefer Franklin win the job, and, most likely, Forsythe will start off playing strictly against lefties, possibly in the DH spot. It'd take an expanded role later to give him value in AL-only leagues.
Mar 12 - 5:56 PM

Rays and INF Logan Forsythe avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Forsythe hit just .223/.287/.329 with six homers and 26 RBI in 110 games in 2014 and is slated for a utility role in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:29 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes that Logan Forsythe will see some time at first base for the Rays in 2015, at least during spring training.

With Sean Rodriguez getting designated for assignment this week and with the organization's love of positional flexibility, it's safe to assume that Forsythe will be asked to handle several different positions if he occupies one of the valuable bench spots on the Rays bench. Forsythe hit just .223/.287/.329 with six homers and 26 RBI in 110 games in 2014.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had a big night at the plate in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-3 with a double, home run and all three of the team's RBI.

He has made a living out of hammering southpaws, and Jose Quintana certainly wasn't exempt in this one. It has been a rough season on the whole for Forsythe however, hitting just .231/.296/.343 with six long balls and 26 RBI.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had three hits, including a two-run home run, in four at-bats on Thursday as the Rays won against the Rangers.

Forsythe broke a scoreless tie in the second with a two-run blast off of Robbie Ross. The offense has been few and far between for the utilityman, as he has five home runs, 20 RBI, and a meager .253/.303/.373 slash line in 256 plate appearances this season.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored a run in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Forsythe pinch-hit for Matt Joyce against left-handed reliever Will Smith and came through with a double to score the game's third run. Forsythe also came around to score later in the inning. The part-time utility man has 16 RBI to go with a .246/.294/.350 line overall.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:34:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Forsythe's 15th RBI of the year proved enough for David Price and company, as his second-inning hit drove in the first run of the game. Forsythe has become a regular in Rays manager Joe Maddon's lineup in recent weeks, but he's hitting just .243/.291/.344 overall and should be left alone in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Forsythe, starting at second base with Ben Zobrist handling shortstop, got the Rays on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the fourth inning. In his past four games, Forsythe is 9-for-16 with three runs scored and six RBI. While he's hot and Yunel Escobar is on the disabled list, Forsythe is a worthwhile add in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Logan Forsythe singled in Brandon Guyer in the top of the 12th inning as the Rays beat the Yankees 4-3 on Monday.

It was Forsythe's second hit of the night. He's gone 7-for-12 with two homers and two walks in his last three games, and he hit .315 overall in June. Forsythe has been a part-time player for the Rays so far, but there's a good chance he'll finish it as an everyday guy, possibly as the result of a Ben Zobrist trade. That might not make him an asset in 10- or 12-team mixed leagues, but those in 14- and 16-teamers should think about picking him up.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:20:00 AM

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Batting leadoff with Ben Zobrist getting the day off, Forsythe doubled to lead off the game and scored on an Evan Longoria double two batters later. Forsythe later led off the fourth with a single, scoring on a Wil Myers double. Despite the good day, the part-time player is batting just .175/.262/.246 on the year.
Sun, May 4, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 0-for-3 before being pulled for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Orioles.

Forsythe is 5-for-28 with no RBI, one run scored and one walk through 10 games with the Rays. He's likely in line for less playing time against right-handers until he starts to produce.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Rays acquired INF Logan Forsythe, RHPs Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, Matt Lollis and INF Maxx Tissenbaum from the Padres for LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn.

Forsythe batted just .214/.281/.332 over 75 games last season while battling plantar fasciitis, but he showed some potential in 2012 and can play all over the diamond. The 27-year-old is a bit redundant with Sean Rodriguez around, but the Rays clearly think he can play an important role.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 01:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
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
11Preston Guilmet