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18 Joey Wendle 2B

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%8%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2383.23119328
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018TB139487621467613796164.354.435.300
2019TB752383255319144783.293.340.231

Player Updates

October 7, 2019 10:20 AM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Monday.

Wendle will sit for the second straight game Monday after starting just one of the team's postseason games so far. Yandy Diaz will start at third base and lead off.

October 5, 2019 08:28 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Sitting for NLDS Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Saturday.

Wendle will get a breather Saturday after going 1-for-3 with a run in the first game of the ALDS on Friday. Yandy Diaz will start at third base and lead off.

October 3, 2019 12:24 AM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Sitting for AL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is not in the lineup for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against Oakland, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Wendle hits the bench as the Rays go with a righty-heavy lineup against lefty Sean Manaea. Matt Duffy starts at third base.

September 29, 2019 01:52 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Wendle has a .733 OPS over 23 games in September and will take a seat for the season finale. Matt Duffy receives another start at the hot corner in his place.

September 26, 2019 02:52 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Another long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Following a year-plus home-run drought at Tropicana Field, Wendle has now left the yard in two of his last four games there as part of his best stretch of hitting of the season by far. Wendle is still slashing just .229/.290/.342 in 2019, but considering those figures sat at .198/.275/.262 back on July 23, he's made notable strides at the plate during the most critical time of season for the Rays.

September 23, 2019 02:04 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Snaps home long ball drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Wendle's 354-foot shot to left in the third marked his first time leaving the yard at Tropicana Field since Aug. 5, 2018, making it 59 games and 189 at-bats between round trippers on his home turf. The utility man's bat has heated up at the right time of the season after an extended slump, as he's now hitting .297 with four extra-base hits (two doubles, one triple, one home run) and six RBI in September to boost his season average 25 points to .234.

September 13, 2019 05:56 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Hits bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

Wendle hits the bench with lefty Andrew Heaney on the mound for Los Angeles. Matt Duffy will get the start at third base.

September 11, 2019 01:32 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Keeps squaring up in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 2-for-5 an RBI single, a triple and a run in an extra-innings win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Wendle continues to provide glimpses of the proficient hitter he'd proven to be over his first two seasons as the current campaign winds down. Tuesday's showing pushed his season average to .231, an admittedly mediocre figure that nevertheless is Wendle's highest of the season. The versatile 29-year-old has rediscovered his stroke in September, as he's now hitting .357 (10-for-28) over 29 plate appearances during the month and has a trio of multi-hit efforts in the last five games.

September 7, 2019 02:56 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle won't start Saturday against southpaw Anthony Kay and the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Wendle owns a strong .314/.359/.514 slash line in 11 games since returning from a wrist injury. Matt Duffy will get the start at the hot corner.

September 7, 2019 01:48 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Hitting stride at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle who went 2-for-3 with a run in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday, is 7-for-18 with a double, an RBI, a walk, three stolen bases and six runs across the first six games of September.

The valued utility man's bat seems to finally be awakening from a season-long slumber, and at a crucial time at that. Wendle has already boosted his season average 18 points to .227 with his current surge, and he's hit safely in nine of 10 starts since returning from the injured list due to a wrist issue.

September 3, 2019 05:20 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle isn't in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Baltimore, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Wendle will head to the bench with the Rays electing to implement an all-right-handed lineup against lefty Ty Blach. Matt Duffy is in line to man the hot corner and hit sixth.

September 3, 2019 05:04 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Scores three runs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs in a win over the Orioles on Monday.

Wendle turned in a prototypical leadoff effort, setting the table effectively and crossing the plate on a home run by Austin Meadows and on Tommy Pham's pair of run-scoring hits. Wendle continues to scuffle at the plate overall this season, but he's hit safely in six of seven games since returning from a wrist injury.

September 2, 2019 05:08 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Steals base in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in the Rays' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Wendle has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games yet has only mustered up a slash line of .250/.263/.472 over that span due in part to the fact that he's only had one multi-hit game in that same stretch of games. He continues to be rotated in and out of the lineup with fellow third baseman Matt Duffy as they continue to split time at the hot corner.

August 31, 2019 02:12 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is not in the lineup Saturday against the Indians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Wendle has yet to start consecutive games since returning from the injured list earlier in the month, and that trend will continue Saturday, with Matt Duffy getting the nod in his place at third base.

August 29, 2019 01:24 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After Wendle was reinstated from the injured list last weekend, Topkin predicted that the infielder would be unlikely to play more than two consecutive days the rest of the way after enduring a litany of injuries this season. That plan has held true thus far, as Wendle will head to the bench after logging starts Tuesday and Wednesday. Matt Duffy will enter the lineup at third base while Wendle rests up.

August 29, 2019 10:52 AM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Continues squaring up in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run-scoring sacrifice fly and a run in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

Wendle opened the scoring on the night with his second-inning sacrifice fly and subsequently laced his first three-bagger of the season off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning. The triple was particularly encouraging with respect to the apparent health of his previously ailing wrist, especially considering it came one night after he belted a solo home run.

August 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Swats first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 15-1 loss to the Astros.

His seventh-inning shot off Brad Peacock was the only offense Tampa could muster on the night, and it was also Wendle's first homer in an injury-plagued campaign. The infielder is slashing only .208/.273/.295 through 48 games, a disappointing follow-up to his impressive rookie campaign in 2018. Due to the Rays' extensive depth in the infield and in recognition of his struggles to stay healthy this season, Wendle is expected to be limited to playing no more than two games in a row the rest of the way, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

August 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Singles in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle (wrist) went 1-for-4 in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday, his first game back from the injured list.

Wendle started and played a full game at third base, a position that Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports will be the one he most often fills the rest of the season with Eric Sogard playing well at second base. Topkin adds that Wendle will also cut down on pregame swings and likely play no more than two games in a row the rest of the way in an effort to manage the workload on his right wrist, which still has some soreness.

August 24, 2019 11:40 PM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Returning from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle (wrist) was activated off the 10-day injured list following Saturday's game at Baltimore, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Wendle's wrist was still bothering him a bit during rehab games earlier in the week, but it's apparently a minor issue as he'll rejoin the Rays on Sunday after spending nearly a month on the shelf. The utility man has a .206/.274/.277 slash line with 10 doubles and zero home runs in 46 games.

August 23, 2019 12:44 AM
Rays' Joey Wendle: Feeling better after minor setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wendle (wrist) was feeling better Thursday, and the Rays hope he will be able to get back in rehab games soon, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He was still feeling his wrist during a rehab game earlier this week, so he is currently pulled from game action, but it sounds like he could resume his assignment soon. The team says it will monitor how many swings he takes over the next couple days.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston1421 .235 .500 .143
vs Buchholz (Career)2201.0001.0001.000
vs RHP184483 .319 .397 .261
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/22BOS3211120
9/23BOS4000000
9/24NYY1000000
9/25NYY4111100
9/27@TOR4110010
9/28@TOR3000000
9/29@TOR0000000
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016OAK2896112511161620 .298 .302 .260
2017OAK81334151300 .357 .615 .308
2018TB139487621467613796164 .354 .435 .300
2019TB752383255319144783 .293 .340 .231
2020TB0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 250834108230129658162267 .330 .396 .276
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016OAK2B28241184571220 .983
2017OAK2B531367031.000
2018TB2B10185375149222457 .989
2018TB3B2017521339041.000
2018TBSS1073152427 .935
2018TBOF17132018110 .950
2019TB2B483415559960211.000
2019TB3B272255173532 .945
2019TBSS10826818061.000
2019TBOF1000000 ---
Total  24421384532051312120 .986
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016OAK102920003
2017OAK10800010
2018TB3362121029411
2019TB1328130804
2020TB00000000
Total 48833015217518
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019TB51012010500 .200 .300 .200
Total 51012010500 .200 .300 .200
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra612453280154437152541 .375 .469 .327
2013AFA-Carolina Mudcats1074137312232516644479102 .372 .513 .295
2014R-Azl Indians62281011044411 .538 .591 .455
2014AA-Akron Rubberducks873364685205850265642 .311 .414 .253
2015AAA-Nashville Sounds13757780167428105722114122 .323 .442 .289
2016AAA-Nashville12549181137319126126112144 .324 .452 .279
2017AAA-Nashville Sounds118478671362988541982134 .327 .429 .285
Total 641256238773717040583271564725816 .336 .453 .288
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/190
Birthdate:
4/26/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Wilmington, DE
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
4