Tampa Bay Rays

Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rays.2476121173.56
AL East Division3rd5th5th2nd
American League 7th14th11th5th
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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
 
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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)
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
 
Alex Colome, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2023.22.661013
 
News
Rays president of baseball operations Matthew Silverman said Saturday Alex Colome is currently throwing at a Dominican Republic complex and is hopeful he will join the team next week after his visa gets approved, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Colome posted a 2.66 ERA over 23 2/3 innings in 2014.

Chris Archer, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109194.23.3372173
 
News
Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer has spent the early days of spring training picking the brain of manager Kevin Cash about how Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber transformed into the 2014 AL Cy Young winner, according to The Tampa Tribune. Before taking the job with the Rays, Cash was the Indians bullpen coach (2013-14).

“Kluber has always had stuff, he just hasn’t had the success on that level,” Archer said. “And I’m trying to apply those things, because he saw it firsthand.”

Thus far, Cash has raved about Archer's bullpen sessions and said Archer appears to be game-ready. Archer believes the change in his offseason program is contributing to his promising start to spring training.

“In September, I had success but the body was tired, so I paced myself better in the offseason and I feel really good now,” Archer said. “I would just cycle it a little better to pace myself, because I’m thinking those (less intense) weeks in the offseason are going to help me feel better on the back end (of this season).

“I got to pump the brakes a little bit, because I don’t want to overdo it right now. Because what good is February and March? I’m trying to be good April through October.”

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
Jeff Beliveau, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0024.02.63128
 
Drew Smyly, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910153.03.2442133
 
Desmond Jennings, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.24464103615
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 118, DH - 3
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
 
Jake Odorizzi, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1113168.04.1359174
 
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)
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
 
News
Rays starting pitcher Nathan Karns is in camp again this year competing for the last spot in the team's rotation. His top competition is Alex Colome, who is out of options unlike Karns. 

Even if Karns has to begin the season in the minors, the Rays still have high hopes for the 27-year-old right-hander.

"Karns has big stuff," Rays minor-league director Mitch Lukevics said, per MLB.com. "I watched him a lot last season in Durham. Big stuff, big tools. He's improving his command. And when he gets that command and learns how to pitch a little more, the sky's the limit for him."

C.J. Riefenhauser, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.18.4402
 
Ernesto Frieri, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1441.27.341148
 
News
Rays reliever Ernesto Frieri said one of the reasons he signed with Tampa Bay was for the opportunity to work with pitching coach Jim Hickey, per The Tampa Tribune.

“That’s why I’m here,” Frieri said. “I’ve seen Hickey, he’s the man. He knows what he’s doing. He fixed a couple of guys before, and I hope I’m not the exception. I’m pretty sure he’s going to give me the right information and I’m going to take advantage.”

The 29-year-old Frieri had a good run as the Angels closer in 2012 and 2013 before the wheels came off in 2014. He lost the closer's job with Los Angeles and was eventually traded to Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, he was only there a few months before more struggles led to his release.

Frieri said his 2014 struggles were because he developed bad habits. Instead of getting quicker to the plate, he was taller in his delivery, which robbed him of the deception, and caused his fastball to flatten out. The results were a 6.39 ERA with the Angels and a 10.13 ERA with the Pirates.

"(Fernando Rodney was) decent before he got here, but when he got here, wow, he got amazing,” Frieri said. “Hickey said something to him that really worked for him. Hopefully he says something to me that really works for me.”

Thus far, Frieri appears to be the ideal student.

“He seems to be extremely eager to hear what we have to say,” Hickey said. “You never know (how it will turn out), but at least it demonstrated his willingness to be open and try things.”

Mikie Mahtook
No Stats Available
Asdrubal Cabrera, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.24174146110