Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Rays.2436722164.20
AL East Division5th5th3rd4th
American League 15th14th4th8th
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C. Rasmus
M. Smith
C. Dickerson
N. Franklin
K. Kiermaier
M. Smith
S. Souza
C. Rasmus
N. Franklin
E. Longoria
M. Duffy
M. Duffy
T. Beckham
N. Franklin
B. Miller
Rotation
1. C. Archer
2. J. Odorizzi
3. A. Cobb
4. B. Snell
5. M. Andriese
B. Miller
T. Beckham
N. Franklin
M. Duffy
L. Morrison
R. Weeks
N. Franklin
B. Miller
C. Dickerson
DH
C. Dickerson
N. Franklin
C. Rasmus
W. Ramos
C. Casali
E. Longoria
S. Souza
M. Duffy
DL
N. Eovaldi
C. Casali
L. Maile
W. Ramos
  Bullpen
A. Colome (CL)
B. Boxberger
X. Cedeno
E. Ramirez
D. Farquhar
C. Whitley
T. Hunter
S. Tolleson
R. Garton
J. Marks
Last Updated: 03/24/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. TEX
L. Forsythe2B
M. MahtookCF
E. Longoria3B
C. DickersonLF
R. Shaffer1B
A. RamirezSS
C. CasaliDH
L. MaileC
J. DeckerRF
 
10/1 vs. TEX
L. Forsythe2B
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
B. Miller1B
C. DickersonLF
N. FranklinDH
M. MahtookRF
A. RamirezSS
B. WilsonC
 
9/30 vs. TEX
C. DickersonLF
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
B. Miller1B
N. FranklinDH
J. DeckerRF
A. RamirezSS
C. CasaliC
J. Querecuto2B
 
9/29 vs. CHW
L. Forsythe2B
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
B. Miller1B
C. DickersonLF
M. MahtookRF
A. RamirezSS
C. CasaliDH
B. WilsonC
 
9/28 vs. CHW
L. Forsythe2B
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
B. MillerSS
C. DickersonLF
N. FranklinDH
M. MahtookRF
R. Shaffer1B
L. MaileC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
L. Forsythe2B.2642052
K. KiermaierCF.2461237
E. Longoria3B.2733698
B. Miller1B.2433081
M. DuffySS.258528
L. MorrisonDH.2381443
N. FranklinRF.270626
C. DickersonLF.2452470
B. WilsonC.237733
 
Notes
  • 140 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
L. Forsythe2B
B. MillerSS
E. Longoria3B
L. Morrison1B
S. SouzaRF
C. DickersonDH
B. GuyerLF
K. KiermaierCF
L. MaileC
2 Game(s)
B. GuyerLF
B. MillerSS
E. Longoria3B
S. Pearce2B
L. Morrison1B
S. SouzaRF
C. DickersonDH
M. MahtookCF
C. CasaliC
2 Game(s)
L. Forsythe2B
B. MillerSS
E. Longoria3B
C. DickersonDH
S. SouzaRF
L. Morrison1B
B. GuyerLF
K. KiermaierCF
H. CongerC
2 Game(s)
L. Forsythe2B
B. MillerSS
E. Longoria3B
L. Morrison1B
S. PearceDH
C. DickersonLF
D. JenningsCF
H. CongerC
M. MahtookRF
2 Game(s)
L. Forsythe2B
B. MillerSS
E. Longoria3B
L. Morrison1B
S. PearceDH
C. DickersonLF
S. SouzaRF
D. JenningsCF
C. CasaliC

 
 
 

Tim Beckham, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
64.247255162
 
News
Beckham is set to open the season as the starting shortstop in the wake of Matt Duffy's (heel) continued absence, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I think he came in very motivated and has basically taken to an opportunity to make the most of it," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Beck's always been a guy who's been adamant about playing time, and he's earned some playing time, no doubt about it. We're happy for him."

The mercurial utility man has enjoyed an excellent spring, hitting .306 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, four RBI, six walks and eight runs. Beckham has also been making plays in the field and perhaps just as important, has displayed a stellar attitude and work ethic. Both of those traits have been questioned in the past, such as the lackadaisical play Beckham exhibited in late August that earned him a demotion to Triple-A Durham for the balance of the season. Barring any unforeseen personnel moves, the 27-year-old is projected to start the season at shortstop and eventually slide into what should still be a sizable utility role when Duffy returns.

Curt Casali, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.186238250
 
Chase Whitley, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.12.51015
 
Alex Colome, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2456.21.913771
 
Chris Archer, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
919201.14.0267233
 
News
Archer was named the Rays' Opening Day starter Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

For the third consecutive year, Archer will take the mound on Opening Day as Tampa Bay's ace. Archer got off to a rocky start last season, notching a 4.66 ERA with 18 home runs allowed in the first half of the year before settling down with a 3.25 ERA and 1.01 WHIP after the All-Star break. He has looked sharp this spring, striking out 13 batters over 10.2 innings. Archer and the Rays will host the Yankees to start the season.

Brad Boxberger, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4324.14.81022
 
Injuries
Back - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/20/17)
News
Boxberger (back) will officially start the season on the disabled list and is scheduled to take a week off throwing before building back up, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

It was announced Monday that Boxberger was unlikely to be ready prior to Opening Day, as he continues to deal with a strained lat muscle that has plagued him since early March. The penciled-in setup man won't be ready for the opener, but still aims to return to the Rays at some point in April. Until then, the Rays will have to mix and match with the likes of Xavier Cedeno, Erasmo Ramirez and Danny Farquhar in the seventh and eighth innings.

Matt Andriese, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
88127.24.3725109
 
News
Andriese struck out six but allowed three earned runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings Wednesday against Triple-A Rochester, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays' projected No. 5 starter wasn't exactly at his most impressive considering the lower level of competition, but did get his work in. Andriese threw 86 pitches overall, keeping him on schedule with his throwing program. He's been a mixed bag this spring, with his solid 2.84 ERA offset by a .345 BAA and 1.89 WHIP.

Rickie Weeks, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.239299275
 
Evan Longoria, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
160.2738136980
 
Kevin Kiermaier, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.24655123721
 
Corey Dickerson, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2455724700
 
Justin Marks, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.01.0006
 
News
Marks (1-0) pitched three perfect innings in Sunday's 8-0 Grapefruit League split-squad win over the Phillies, striking out two.

Marks now has 10 scoreless innings to his name this spring, and is currently a candidate for either a rotation or bullpen spot. The 29-year-old southpaw had an extensive minor league career with the Royals and turned in a quality season at Triple-A Durham for the Rays in 2016 despite a 7-11 record. He acquitted himself well over his nine-inning major league stint with Tampa as well, generating a 1.00 ERA although showing some control issues. His work this spring and his brief stint last year both have made a positive impression on manager Kevin Cash. "He's kind of in that (Chase) Whitley category where he's shown the ability to do both, start or relieve,'' Cash said. "He's going to help us. I don't when, Opening Day, throughout the season, but he's going to help us just with the way we saw him last year, came up, didn't seem bothered by too much."

Nathan Eovaldi, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
98124.24.764097
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2018 (Updated - 3/13/17)
Luke Maile, #46
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.227103150
 
Tommy Hunter, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2234.03.18023
 
News
Hunter, a non-roster invitee who's impressed this spring, is expected to be a key part of the relief corps according to manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. "We expect him to be pitching in some meaningful situations for us,'' Cash said.

The 30-year-old journeyman has allowed four runs over six spring appearances, but none have been earned. Hunter has also fanned eight over 6.2 innings and has apparently earned the trust of Cash, who alluded to the veteran making "a couple of adjustments" that have apparently helped him be more effective. Hunter was deployed in a variety of relief situations with the Orioles, Cubs and Indians over the last four seasons and amassed 16 saves and 41 holds in 219 appearances over that span.

Danny Farquhar, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1035.13.06046
 
Jake Odorizzi, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
106187.23.6954166
 
News
Odorizzi fired 68 pitches over six innings in a Class A game against the Orioles on Monday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

The right-hander struck out seven over his time on the mound, following a Tuesday spring start against the Yankees where he surrendered three earned runs on five hits over 3.2 innings. Odorizzi projects as the No. 2 starter in the coming season and outside of the aforementioned outing, he's been sharp over his other two starts. Prior to his encounter with the Yankees, the 26-year-old had given up just one earned run over his first two starts, and he owns a 9:2 K:BB over 7.7 innings thus far.

Alex Cobb, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1222.08.59716
 
News
Cobb gave up three earned runs on six hits, a walk and a wlid pitch over 5.1 innings in Tuesday's 5-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates.

The right-hander improved as the game went on, overcoming the first-inning home run he gave up to John Jaso and the wild pitch that allowed Jose Usuna to score in the fourth. Cobb described himself as starting off "a little timid" and "too mechanical" before settling in. The 29-year-old was able to demonstrate improved command of his fastball and got his typical assortment of groundball outs with his changeup as the game went on. Cobb also worked on his curveball early in counts as he continues to refine his mechanics in anticipation of serving as the team's No. 3 starter.

Ryan Garton, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1239.14.35133
 
Blake Snell, #4
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6889.03.545198
 
News
Snell gave up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings in Monday's 5-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates. He struck out three.

Snell was "a little better" with his control Monday in the words of manager Kevin Cash, but still gave up a pair of home runs and issued another two free passes. The southpaw fired 76 pitches overall Monday, 46 of which found the strike zone. Snell is scheduled for one more extended spring outing, which is slated for Sunday against the Yankees.

Shawn Tolleson, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2236.17.681129
 
News
Tolleson, who gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks over an inning against the Yankees on Thursday, continues to struggle with his velocity, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The veteran reliever was called out after the game by manager Kevin Cash after another outing with velocity in the low 90s. Thursday, he retired three of seven batters and gave up a home run to Ronald Torreyes while seeing his ERA climb to 7.20 over five appearances. Tolleson's struggles potentially open up a roster spot for a young arm like Austin Pruitt or Jaime Schultz, who've posted 1.84 and 2.13 ERAs, respectively.

Matt Duffy, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
91.258415288
 
Injuries
Heel - Expected to be out until at least May 1 (Updated - 3/21/17)
News
Duffy (heel) is expected to visit the doctor who performed his surgery Wednesday to see if he needs to try a different rehab program, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

He has not made much progress with strengthening his surgically repaired heel, and remains without a target date for returning to game action. Manager Kevin Cash said some of Duffy's issues may not be related to the surgery, which could be a good thing, and the Rays are hopeful that a timetable clears up in the next couple of days. Tim Beckham figures to open the season as the starting shortstop until Duffy returns to full health.

Mallex Smith, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.2382832216
 
Brad Miller, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
152.2437330816
 
Erasmo Ramirez, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
71190.23.77263
 
Nick Franklin, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
60.270186266
 
Steven Souza, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.2475817497
 
Colby Rasmus, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
107.2063815544
 
Injuries
Groin - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/21/17)
Wilson Ramos, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.3075822800
 
Injuries
Knee - Expected to be out until at least Jul 1 (Updated - 2/14/17)
Xavier Cedeno, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3441.13.70043
 
Logan Morrison, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
107.2384514434