|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||595.00||33.00||.281||101.00||98.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||13||2||0|| .313|| .154|| .154|
|vs Shoemaker (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||311||75||9|| .303|| .363|| .241|
|08/01/2014||Evan Longoria, 3B TB||Justin Upton, LF ATL|
|08/01/2014||Evan Longoria, 3B TB|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
Mark Buehrle, SP TOR
|Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
|08/01/2014||James Shields, SP KC|
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF BOS|
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Evan Longoria smacks 12th home run Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Cardinals Tuesday.
Longora waited until the last possible moment to deliver his blast, knocking his home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He has hit .262/.336/.400 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 390 at-bats.
|Evan Longoria drives in three Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) Rays infielder Evan Longoria drove in three runs Friday against the Twins.
With the bases loaded in the third inning, Longoria cleared the bases with a double to center. He also singled later in the game. Longoria finished 2 for 4, with no runs scored and three RBI.
|Evan Longoria reaches five times Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/5/14) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria reached base five times Friday against the Tigers.
Longoria managed to double his first time up. In his second at-bat, Longoria belted a solo shot out to left field. He was hit by a pitch in the sixth, and walked his next two plate appearances. Longoria finished 2 for 2, with two runs scored and one RBI. He's hitting .265/.339/.405 over 343 at-bats.
|Evan Longoria has 11 RBI in his last 14 games |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/25/14) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria totaled his 37th RBI during Wednesday's 5-1 win against the Pirates. Longoria, who homered Tuesday, finished 1 for 4 with two runs.
Longoria is batting .268 (15 for 56) with three doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI, 10 runs and one stolen base in his last 14 games.
|Evan Longoria starting to turn his season around |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(6/17/14) Even with a slow start to his season, Evan Longoria ranks seventh among third basemen in standard Head-to-Head leagues and ninth in Rotisserie leagues. Among a relatively weak crop of third basemen, those rankings are not so impressive, but Longoria appears to be well on his way to re-establishing himself as an elite at the position.
Longoria has been missing power for most of this season, as he is slugging just .401, but as his flyball rate has increased in recent weeks, so has his rate of extra-base hits. He has hit a home run and two doubles over his last three games, and over his last 21 games, Longoria has posted a .275/.363/.475 slash line.
The one area where Longoria may not improve much is run production, as the Rays' lineup as a whole has struggled. That could prevent him from scoring or driving in more than 80 runs, and for that reason, I have dropped him from second to fourth in my third baseman rankings.
Stil, with improved plate discipline and no erosion in his contact rate, all Longoria needed was more power to approach his prior form and value. His year-to-date stats are still mediocre, so now is a good time to try to buy Longoria at a discount, before his numbers start to reflect his rebound.
|Evan Longoria set a career-best in games played (160) and at-bats (614) in 2013, hitting .269 with 32 home runs, 39 doubles and a steal. While his Fantasy-relevant stats weren't career highs, he did come close in several of the categories. But the games played stat may end up being the most important, as Longoria -- who had missed 117 games the two previous seasons -- proved he could stay healthy for an entire campaign. He ranked third among third basemen in home runs, second in doubles, second in runs and sported the fourth-highest OPS. If you consider the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to be truncated by freak injury -- and 2013 to be the rule, not the exception -- then Longoria is worth an early round pick in most Fantasy drafts.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/14||LAA||7:10 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|8/2/14||LAA||7:10 pm||Hector Santiago|
|8/3/14||LAA||1:40 pm||Jered Weaver|
|8/4/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|8/5/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|8/6/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|8/8/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|