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20 Steven Souza RF

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
31%12%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
43017.24749587
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TB1103735984164046144126.318.399.225
2016TB1204305810617493115976.303.409.247

Player Updates

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Rays' Steven Souza: Pivotal season upcoming in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Souza, who was playing his best baseball in September before season-ending hip surgery, is facing a pivotal season in 2017, Mike Nabors of MLB.com reports. "I'm my biggest critic," Souza admits. "I know what my flaws are, and I try to improve them every year. For me, it's just consistency, trying to find avenues to explore that and be consistent day in and day out."

The 27-year-old slugger was slashing .327/.407/.577 with four homers and six RBI over 52 at-bats in September before his season ended. Souza did set career highs in doubles (17), homers (17), RBI (49), average (.247) and slugging (.409) in 2016, but it was another high-water mark in a category of a much more dubious nature, strikeouts, that leaves plenty of room for improvement in the coming season. Souza fanned 159 times, leading to a 34 percent strikeout rate. For Souza, who felt increased pressure after being a centerpiece of the trade between the Padres and Rays that saw All-Star Wil Myers head to San Diego, the key will be trying to stay within himself, as he seemed to be doing before his season's abrupt end. "I think you start listening to a lot of who you should be and forget who you really are," said Souza. "A lot [of hype] about my power, I think coming over here, [saw me] trying to do too much and hit 70 home runs in one year, which is just ridiculous. One of the biggest things that was instrumental in my career was trying not to do so much and be a hitter. That's all I'm trying to do is get back to that."

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Rays' Steven Souza: Expects to be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom said that Souza (hip) "will be ready for Opening Day or soon after," Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The outfielder underwent hip surgery back in September, but it seems like his rehab is moving along well enough that he can be inserted back into the Rays outfield almost instantly once the regular season begins. The "soon after" caveat certainly isn't the thing fantasy owners wanted to hear, and a surgery as major as a hip surgery could inhibit his production a bit if he can't return to his previous form, so some caution should be taken when drafting him in case some effects from the surgery linger longer than expected.

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Rays' Steven Souza: Recovering well from hip surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Souza (hip) said Thursday that he is "doing great" and "about five weeks away from starting to sprint," MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old battled discomfort throughout the summer months before undergoing surgery in September; specifically, to remove tissue from a labral tear and impingement in his left hip. Souza suggested he is encouraged after talking with several players who had the same procedure done, and both Souza and the Rays expect him to be ready come spring training. He struck out in more than a third of his plate appearances again in 2016 while his walk rate fell from 10.8 percent to 6.6 percent -- Souza will be at a crossroads of sorts in 2017.

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Rays' Steven Souza: Placed on 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Souza was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

The move clears a spot for Juniel Querecuto on the 40-man roster. Souza underwent hip surgery Wednesday and had already been ruled out for the season. The hope is that he will be fully recovered for the start of spring training.

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Rays' Steven Souza: Undergoing hip surgery Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Souza (hip) will have his season-ending surgery performed Wednesday in Nashville, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 27-year-old outfielder's left hip procedure will be performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd. The ongoing discomfort curtailed what was Souza's best month of the season to date, as he had tallied a .327 average and .984 OBP in September. However, after discussions with the team, surgery was deemed to be the most prudent option, with an eye on having him ready for full participation in spring training in 2017. "(Souza) could have played through it," (Rays manager Kevin) Cash said, "but at our recommendation and him thinking about it, let's be smart and get in front of this as quick as possible so he can come in to spring training very healthy."

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Texas1152 .5001.091 .455
vs RHP3127812 .314 .417 .250
Last 7 Games
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9/12@TOR2000020
9/13@TOR1311130
9/14@TOR5110000
9/15@BAL4130100
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014WAS212323223700 .231 .391 .130
2015TB1103735984164046144126 .318 .399 .225
2016TB1204305810617493115976 .303 .409 .247
Total 2518261191933591803101912 .308 .404 .234
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2014WASOF1341110010 .909
2015TBOF103101182172823 .989
2016TBOF113110244232841 .984
Total  2292154374141674 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2014WAS00900001
2015TB15114911507
2016TB17117620505
Total 3223343110013
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 R-Nationals44144172890419184641 .299 .340 .194
2008 A-Vermont481752733705252454147 .296 .314 .189
2008 A-Hagerstown237914214021082682 .348 .392 .266
2009AFX-Hagerstown12644752106183447541162510 .325 .318 .237
2010AFX-Hagerstown Suns81303497016611562785184 .306 .432 .231
2011AFA-Potomac Nationals1223905889172115675131259 .360 .367 .228
2012AFX-Hagerstown Suns7026248762021772224977 .346 .576 .290
2012AFA-Potomac Nationals2791162921613132571 .421 .560 .319
2013R-Gcl Nationals4103210023420 .400 .300 .200
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators77273548223115444176206 .396 .557 .300
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs963466212125218755275267 .432 .590 .350
2014AFA-Potomac Nationals39010001--410 .200 .111 .111
2014AFX-Hagerstown Suns12010001--110 .500 .500 .500
2015AAA-Durham Bulls310120000--400 .273 .200 .200
2015AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab261110001100 .286 .333 .167
Total 7272547402662143179342133869715854 .352 .439 .260
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
4/24/1989
Age:
27
Hometown:
Everett, WA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
3