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3 Evan Longoria 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 10/7/1985 | Birthplace: Downey, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Long Beach State | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,500,018 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 21.42
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Evan Longoria belts his 22nd home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria clubbed his 22nd home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. Longoria would drive in another run in his next at-bat on a groundout. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Evan Longoria slugs 21st home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday.

Longoria put his team up early with an RBI groundout in the first inning, and he was able to tie the game 3-3 with a solo home run in the sixth, but that would be the Rays' final run of the game. Longoria has hit .252/.320/.406 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 579 at-bats.


Evan Longoria hits No. 20 Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Rays infielder Evan Longoria belted his 20th home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the ninth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted an 89 mph cutter out to left for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Evan Longoria goes deep Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went deep Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Longoria didn't strike until the eighth inning. With a man on, Longoria belted a two-run shot on a 95 mph fastball. He also singled earlier in the game. Longoria finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Evan Longoria homers, drives in two in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was back at third base for the second game in a row Thursday against the Orioles, and he showed the forearm soreness from earlier in the week was behind him as he went deep in a 5-4 loss.

Longoria went 1 for 3 in the game while driving in to runs, one with his fourth-inning solo home run and then another with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He now has 17 home runs and 76 RBI in 134 games, while hitting .255/.325/.399 in 521 at-bats. 


Evan Longoria serving as DH due to forearm injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has been playing through a sore right forearm for the last week, how told The Tampa Tribune.

Longoria is in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, but is serving as the designated hitter for the second straight game. He did not he expects to be back at third base for Wednesday's game. 


Evan Longoria breaks out in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria snapped out of a slump in a big way Friday, in an 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Longoria, who had failed to record multiple hits in his previous six games, brought out with a 3-for-4 performance Friday. He added a double and a home run, driving in three runs and scoring once in the blowout.

Longoria has struggled through the worst season of his career so far, hitting just .254/.327/.397, with 16 home runs and 70 RBI in 128 games. 


Evan Longoria serving as DH with sore knee


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is dealing with a sore knee after colliding with an umpire Friday, and is getting a chance to rest it Saturday.

Longoria told the Tampa Bay Tribune Saturday he is serving as the designated hitter for Saturday's game, though this was also a schedule day out of the field for him. He is not expected to miss any time as a result of the injury. 


Evan Longoria smacks 12th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) 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
(7/19/2014) 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
(7/5/2014) 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
(6/25/2014) 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
(6/17/2014) 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 slugs eighth home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 7-3 loss to the Astros Saturday.

Longoria kicked off the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning and added a two-run home run in the fifth. Unfortunately for the Rays, the Astros strung together seven runs in between Longoria's key hits, and the Rays' offense wasn't able to add any more runs after the homer. He has hit .265/.330/.396 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 268 at-bats.


Evan Longoria set to hit second Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Joe Maddon has gone back to an experiment he tried briefly in the summer of 2013 by batting slugger Evan Longoria second for the game Wednesday night for the Rays against Oakland. He last played that spot on July 31, 2013.

Longoria hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 11 and is just 3 for 26 since to lower his batting average from .282 to .257. His four home runs in 175 at-bats this season is also a disappointment.


Evan Longoria smashes third home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria clubbed his third home run Friday against the White Sox.

Longoria came up big when it counted. With the game tied in the ninth inning, Longoria stepped to the plate against Matt Lindstrom. On the second pitch, Longoria hit a two-run shot to center to take the lead. He singled earlier in the game.

Longoria finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and two RBI. He's hitting .315.


Evan Longoria goes yard, plates four runs in blowout win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria made his presence felt at the plate on Saturday, launching his second home run of the season in his team's 16-1 win over the Yankees.

Longoria took New York starter Ivan Nova deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He drove in a run on sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and slapped an RBI single in the sixth. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and four RBI. In 18 games, he is hitting .348 with two homers and 10 RBI in 66 at-bats.

Evan Longoria cranks out three hits in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria continued his recent success at the plate on Monday, recording three hits in a 4-2 loss to the Royals in Kansas City.

Longoria doubled in the second, singled in the sixth and reached on an infield single in the ninth. He finished 3 for 4, raising his batting average to .414 on the year. He has a hit in all but one of his eight games played.

Evan Longoria socks first home run


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria didn't hit his first home run of the season until the 12th game a year ago, but he didn't feel like waiting that long this time around.

Longoria took Blue Jays reliever Esmil Rogers deep in the seventh inning for a three-run blast to cap off a 7-2 win. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one run scored and three driven in, while striking out in each of his other two at-bats.

Longoria is hitting .400 through the season's first four games, with three runs scored and four driven in. He hit 32 home runs a year ago.

 


Rays announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Rays left fielder David DeJesus will be the team's leadoff hitter for Monday's season opener against the Blue Jays. He will be followed by right fielder Wil Myers, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria, first baseman James Loney, center fielder Desmond Jennings, DH Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Molina and shortstop Yunel Escobar.

American League Gold Glove finalists announced


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The American League nominees are:

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Salvador Perez, Kansas City; Matt Wieters, Baltimore

First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore; Eric Hosmer, Kansas City; James Loney, Tampa Bay

Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York, Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay

Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; Manny Machado, Baltimore

Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City; Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay; J.J. Hardy, Baltimore

Left Field: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland; Andy Dirks, Detroit; Alex Gordon, Kansas City

Center Field: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City; Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; Adam Jones, Baltimore

Right Field: Nick Markakis, Baltimore; Josh Reddick, Oakland; Shane Victorino, Boston

Pitcher: Mark Buehrle, Toronto; R.A. Dickey, Toronto; Doug Fister, Detroit


Evan Longoria ties Game 3 with three-run HR


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria provided a big blast in Monday's American League Division Series Game 3 against Boston. Longoria's three-run homer in the fifth inning off starter Clay Buchholz with two outs gave the Rays new life as they staved off elimination. 

Longoria tied the game at three with his HR, his first of the postseason. He went 1 for 5 in the game and is batting .222 in the ALDS as it heads to Game 4 with the Rays down 2-1 in the series. 

The 28-year-old has a hit in three of the four postseason games he's played this year. He hit just .269 in the regular season with 32 homers and 88 RBI, but he warmed up considerably down the stretch. 


Evan Longoria hits Rays into playoffs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2013) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria came up big in Texas Monday night as Tampa Bay won the one-game playoff to earn the one-game wild card game in Cleveland.

Longoria fell a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3 for 4 with a walk in the game. He homered in the third inning for a two-run shot, his 32nd of the year. He added a double and scored twice.

Longoria finishes his regular season with a .269 average and 88 runs batted in. His big game means the Rays must beat Cleveland if they hope to get into a playoff series.

Evan Longoria goes deep twice Wednesday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria blasted his 30th and 31st home runs of the season Wednesday during a rout of the Yankees in New York. Longoria went deep in the sixth inning for a three-run shot off David Huff and added a solo shot in the ninth to cap the blowout.

Longoria has now homered at least 30 times in three different seasons for Tampa Bay. He finished Wednesday's game going 3 for 5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Longoria is batting .266 on the season.

The third baseman, who returned from flu-like symptoms recently, has gone 5 for 9 with five RBI over his last two games against New York.

Evan Longoria healthy enough to play


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2013) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, who was out of the lineup Sunday with flu-like symptoms but entered the game as a defensive replacement, returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Orioles.

Though he has 29 homers and an .825 OPS on the year, the 27-year-old has struggled of late, batting .130 (3 for 23) over his last six games.