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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||16.00||.255||55.00||59.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||17||3||1|| .222|| .353|| .176|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||202||43||10|| .274|| .401|| .213|
|12/26/2014||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Daniel Norris, SP TOR|
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
|12/24/2014||Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
|12/23/2014||Zach Lee, RP LAD|
Raul Mondesi, SS KC
|Steven Souza, RF TB|
Robert Refsnyder, 2B NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Slumping Rays RF Steven Souza one strikeout away from 100
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/29/15) Anyone wishing to cool off in Tampa should stand near home plate when Rays right fielder Steven Souza is batting. He's been creating quite a breeze.
Souza is second in the majors with 99 strikeouts. He has been swinging at air a lot more lately with eight strikeouts in 12 hitless at bats last weekend against Boston.
His problems have indeed extended beyond the whiffs recently. Souza is 1-for-17 over his last six games to drop his average to .217.
Rays OF Steven Souza gets first day off in nearly a month
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Rays outfielder Steven Souza received a day off Wednesday against the Blue Jays, as Brandon Guyer started in right field. It was Souza's first day off since May 27.
Souza has begun to heat up offensively after being mired in a hitting slump to begin June. He is batting .357 (10 for 28) in his last seven games after opening June with a .135 average (7 for 52).
Rays' Steven Souza homers in win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/19/15) Rays right fielder Steven Souza hit a home run for the second time in the last three games, helping Tampa to a win over Cleveland on Friday.
Souza hit a solo shot, his 14th of the year, driving in his 31st run. He went 2 for 4 with two runs scored on the day.
"It was just a pitch up, he made a mistake," Souza said of the homer. "I barreled it and it caught some air and it went out."
Rays OF Steven Souza hits homer against Nationals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/17/15) Rays outfielder Steven Souza hit a solo home run in Wednesday night's 5-0 victory over the Nationals.
Souza went yard in the top of the fifth inning against Jordan Zimmermann. It was his 13th of the season. Souza had a big game, finishing 3 for 4 at the plate with two singles and two runs scored.
This was the kind of game Souza needed as he was hitting .147 in his past 10 games before Wednesday's outing.
Souza now holds a slash line of .222/.323/.444.
Rays OF Steven Souza draws five walks vs. former team
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) Rays outfielder Steven Souza exacted some revenge against his former team Monday, as he walked five times during 6-1 win against the Nationals.
"He did a nice job of laying off some pitches. We were unable to put him away. We weren't able to get him to swing the bat without walking him," Nationals manager Matt Williams said about Souza, per MLB.com.
The five walks tied a club record for the Rays. Former Tampa Bay outfielder Matt Joyce also drew five walks in an April 25, 2014 game against the White Sox.
"I was just trying to see the ball and put a barrel on it," Souza said. "I wasn't really thinking about whether they were going to throw a strike or not. Taking it one at-bat at a time."
Souza had all of 25 walks in his first 59 games heading into Monday. His on-base percentage rose from .306 to .321 following Monday's game.
|2014 Summary: Steven Souza's biggest claim to fame in 2014 was his diving catch to end Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter on the final day of the regular season. But his bat was the story in the minors. In 357 at-bats, most of them at Triple-A Syracuse, he hit .345 with 18 homers, 28 steals and a 1.004 OPS, continuing his upward trajectory to emerge as a legitimate prospect at age 25.|
Playing time status: Of course, by the time most legitimate prospects reach age 25, they're already established at the big-league level. Souza was blocked with the Nationals by an outfield with Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span, but the Rays took a liking to him, dealing away Wil Myers this offseason to get him and a few other pieces. He should slot nicely into the hole created by Myers' departure.
2015 Outlook: Though some maturity issues held him back early in his career, Souza eventually made good on all his tools in the minors and looks poised to be a legitimate AL Rookie of the Year candidate. With patience, speed and at least 15-homer power, he figures to be a popular sleeper on Draft Day and may even creep into the middle rounds depending how his spring training goes. For now, you can target him with a late-round pick.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/2/15||CLE||12:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
|7/3/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|7/4/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Michael Pineda|
|7/5/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||CC Sabathia|
|7/6/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|7/7/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Chris Young|
|7/8/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|