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Tampa Bay Rays
Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon

Depth Chart

 
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S. Souza
B. Guyer
D. DeJesus
D. Jennings
K. Kiermaier
D. DeJesus
K. Kiermaier
B. Guyer
M. Mahtook
E. Longoria
L. Forsythe
A. Cabrera
N. Franklin
Rotation
1. A. Cobb
2. C. Archer
3. J. Odorizzi
4. D. Smyly
5. A. Colome
6. N. Karns
7. M. Moore
N. Franklin
L. Forsythe
A. Cabrera
J. Loney
J. Jaso
DH
D. DeJesus
J. Jaso
DL
None
R. Rivera
J. Jaso
  Bullpen
K. Jepsen (CL)
B. Boxberger
E. Frieri
K. Yates
G. Balfour
J. Beliveau
B. Gomes
C. Riefenhauser
S. Geltz
J. McGee
Last Updated: 01/22/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
9/28 vs. CLE
B. GuyerLF
W. MyersRF
E. Longoria3B
L. Forsythe2B
S. Rodriguez1B
J. LoneyDH
N. FranklinSS
J. MolinaC
K. KiermaierCF
 
9/27 vs. CLE
B. ZobristCF
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. FranklinSS
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
L. Forsythe2B
 
9/26 vs. CLE
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
N. FranklinSS
M. JoyceRF
B. GuyerLF
K. KiermaierCF
R. HaniganC
 
9/25 vs. BOS
B. ZobristSS
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
K. KiermaierCF
 
9/24 vs. BOS
B. ZobristDH
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
L. ForsytheSS
B. GuyerLF
S. Rodriguez1B
C. CasaliC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. Zobrist2B.2721052
D. JenningsCF.2441036
M. JoyceLF.254952
E. Longoria3B.2532291
J. Loney1B.290969
W. MyersRF.222635
D. DeJesusDH.248619
Y. EscobarSS.258739
R. HaniganC.218534
 
Notes
  • 127 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
B. Zobrist2B
D. JenningsCF
M. JoyceLF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
D. DeJesusDH
Y. EscobarSS
J. MolinaC
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
K. KiermaierRF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
M. JoyceLF
Y. EscobarSS
R. HaniganC
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
B. Zobrist2B
M. JoyceLF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersDH
Y. EscobarSS
C. CasaliC
K. KiermaierRF
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
K. KiermaierRF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
M. JoyceLF
Y. EscobarSS
J. MolinaC
2 Game(s)
B. ZobristSS
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
K. KiermaierCF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon Gomes, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2234.03.71024
 
Matt Moore, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0210.02.7056
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out until at least early June (Updated - 12/10/14)
News
Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He also threw some changeups from flat ground.

Moore is expected to be placed on the disabled list, and the Rays aren't expecting his return until June at the earliest.

James Loney, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.290599694
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 150, DH - 1
Kevin Jepsen, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0265.02.63275
 
News
Rays right-hander Kevin Jepsen told reporters that it'll be a "friendly competition" between his bullpen-mates for the closer role. With Jake McGee not set to return from elbow surgery at least until May, Jepsen could be in competition with last year's closer, Grant Balfour.

"I think it's a friendly competition," Jepsen said. "I think it's always a good thing when you have competition amongst players going into the season. [It] keeps everybody hungry. A lot of times during Spring Training, you're just getting your work in. But anytime there's a chance to move up or be in a different role than you're used to, it brings out some good competition and only makes you better."

Alex Colome, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2023.22.661013
 
News
Rays pitchers Alex Colome and Ronald Belisario have not reported to camp due to visa issues, according to the Tampa Tribune

The club expects Belisario to resolve his issue shortly. It appears it may take Colome slightly longer before he's able to report to camp. "We're at the mercy of what’s going on over there, but all of our reports say it shouldn’t be that long," manager Kevin Cash said.

Colome posted a 2.66 ERA over 23 2/3 innings last year. Belisario put up a 5.56 ERA over 66 1/3 innings. 

Chris Archer, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109194.23.3372173
 
Brad Boxberger, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5264.22.372104
 
Evan Longoria, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
162.2538322915
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 155, DH - 8
News
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria gave a vote of confidence to new manager Kevin Cash on Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

"I just think there comes a time when it's just the right time for somebody new," Longoria said. While that may come off as an indictment of former manager Joe Maddon, Longoria stressed that is not the case. "That's no knock on Joe. Obviously he did so many great things for the franchise and so many great things for me as a player. But I guess all good things come to an end at some point."

Having Cash around should inject some excitement into the team, according to Longoria. "I think it's a great time for Kevin to be able to step in and kind of experience the sense of newness with a lot of people. And the guys who have been here are excited for what he's going to bring."

The 29-year-old hit .253/.320/.404 over 624 at-bats last year. 

Jeff Beliveau, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0024.02.63128
 
Drew Smyly, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910153.03.2442133
 
News
Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly is on a different throwing program than the rest of the Tampa Bay pitchers, which is why he won't appear in a spring game until mid-March, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Smyly will throw bullpen sessions every third day, instead of every other as the other pitchers, and will throw more each time. He will also make one less exhibition appearance and is not expected to debut until March 10 or March 11.

Desmond Jennings, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.24464103615
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 118, DH - 3
News
Rays manager Kevin Cash hinted at the idea of moving outfielder Desmond Jennings away from the leadoff spot this season, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

When asked about Jennings, Cash noted that he'd like to remove him from "leadoff mentality," noting that he may hit him fifth or sixth in the order. This may not be the only change for Jenning this season. On Tuesday Jennings showed up to camp noticeably lighter, and told reporters he's fine with splitting time between center and left field this season, with Kevin Kiermaier slotted at center.

The 28-year-old Jennings hit .273/.385/.364 in just 14 plate appearances at the No. 5 spot, and .321/.377/.464 in 61 plate appearance at the No. 6 spot in the order last season.

Kevin Kiermaier, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.2633510355
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 108, DH - 1
John Jaso, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.264429402
 
Grant Balfour, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2662.14.911257
 
News
Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that it's possible that Grant Balfour will return to the closer role to start the season. Balfour, who lost his ninth-inning gig to Jake McGee last June after a rough start to the season, will compete with Kevin Jepsen, Ernesto Frieri and Brad Boxberger for the role, per the Tampa Tribune.

"I don't see why not. I think so," Cash said. "Grant has done this for a long time. We've talked, he's going to bounce back. He's motivated, very motivated and he's a veteran that has been in that role. He's given up big hits and lost ball games and bounced back, maybe a little bit longer over the course of last year, but he finished strong in September, so he's motivated to come in and do good."

Balfour is currently away from the team to be with his ailing father in Australia, who has been battling cancer. He's expected to be gone five-to-seven days though he'll be able to throw while he's in another continent.

Jake Odorizzi, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1113168.04.1359174
 
News
Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi spent the offseason working to strengthen his core and base, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Odorizzi reported to camp at 197 pounds following a 17-pound weight gain.

"It was just eating a lot of food, obviously healthy food, but pretty much as much as I could shovel in," Odorizzi said. "Pretty much every meal I ate was larger than I would have had last year. … There were just a lot of meals, like six or seven a day. I'd eat something every two-three hours.

"My upper body's not that much different, it's almost all from the waist down. Just more strength for pitching, and more stability. … More body control having a sturdier base."

Odorizzi is hoping the added weight will help increase the velocity on his pitches.

"I feel really good, that's the main thing," he said. "Everything feels good coming out, my body feels strong. That's the most I can ask for coming into spring."

Alex Cobb, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109166.12.8747149
 
Jake McGee, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5271.11.891990
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL (Updated - 12/16/14)
News
Rays reliever Jake McGee (elbow) is now throwing from 105 feet, according to the Tampa Bay Times. McGee, who is expected to miss the start of the season, is aiming for an April return.
Logan Forsythe, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.223326262
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 74, SS - 2, 3B - 6, OF - 3, DH - 20
David DeJesus, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
83.248246190
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15, DH - 58
Kirby Yates, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0236.03.75142
 
Nick Franklin, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
28.1607162
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 12, SS - 10, 3B - 1, OF - 2, DH - 2
Steven Geltz, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
018.13.24014
 
Steven Souza, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
21.1302220
 
Rene Rivera, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2522711440
 
Brandon Guyer, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
97.266373266
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 72, DH - 7
Nathan Karns, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1112.04.50413
 
C.J. Riefenhauser, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.18.4402
 
Ernesto Frieri, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1441.27.341148
 
Mikie Mahtook
No Stats Available
Asdrubal Cabrera, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.24174146110
 
News
Although Rays infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has primarily played shortstop in his career, manager Kevin Cash is open to the idea of having Cabrera play at both shortstop and second base in 2015, per MLB.com.

"I think coming in right now, we're going to be versatile," Cash said. "And he's going to be versatile going back and forth, getting his work in at both spots. I know that we would like to have the [decision made]. [The] earlier the better. Because it gives the guys a better sense going into the season. That doesn't always play out that way. But Cabby, his conversations in the offseason with everybody, he's been very open minded. We're ecstatic to have him in there every day."

Cabrera, who fielded grounders at second and short Monday, said he would prefer to play one position instead of constantly bouncing back and forth.

"Yeah, I would like to stay at one position," Cabrera said. "I think it's hard for anyone to play short then come back at second. It's not the same."