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25 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo DH

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
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17%8%
Key Stats
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1578.19724270

Player Updates

October 5, 2020 09:12 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Out against righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is out of the lineup Monday for Game 1 of the Rays' American League Divisional Series with the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Even with a right-hander (Gerrit Cole) on the bump for the Yankees, the lefty-swinging Tsutsugo will be relegated to a bench role while Yandy Diaz assumes designated hitter duties. Diaz could end up seeing the majority of his starts at first base or third base during the series, but Tsutsugo may no longer find himself in the large side of a platoon at DH if Austin Meadows (oblique) is deemed ready to rejoin the lineup at any point.

September 30, 2020 11:56 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Benched in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the Rays' wild-card series with the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Tsutsugo served as the Rays' designated hitter and leadoff man in the team's 3-1 win in Game 1, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout. With a southpaw (Hyun-Jin Ryu) on the mound for Toronto, the lefty-swinging Tsutsugo will cede DH duties to Randy Arozarena in Game 2, while Mike Brosseau checks in as Tampa Bay's table setter.

September 20, 2020 01:32 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Drills eighth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run in a 3-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

Tsutsugo got the Rays on the board in the third inning, launching a solo homer to right field. The long ball was his eighth of the season -- tied for second-most on the team. The 28-year-old has been mostly as advertised in his first major-league season, providing a fair amount of power but hitting only .203.

September 19, 2020 10:40 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: More leadoff work on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo, who went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run while hitting out of the leadoff spot in Friday's win over the Orioles, is due for more work out of the top of the order in the wake of Austin Meadows' (oblique) placement on the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

The Japanese slugger has struggled to a .200 average and .314 on-base percentage this season, but perhaps a switch to the top of the order will help garner some momentum for him in the last few games of the season. Tsutsugo's solid effort Friday marked his first multi-hit outing since last Friday against the Red Sox and brought his average back to the Mendoza Line for the first time since that contest as well.

September 16, 2020 10:32 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He has started six of the last 10 games and will head to the bench even with righty Austin Voth on the hill for Washington. Tsutsugo is one of a handful of Rays hitters who seemingly play 50 to 75 percent of the time. Austin Meadows will start at designated hitter while Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot start in the outfield from left to right.

September 12, 2020 06:32 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo will be on the bench Saturday against Boston, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The majority of Tsutsugo's off days this season have come against lefties, but he'll sit against right-hander Nathan Eovaldi in this one despite slugging his seventh home run as part of a 2-for-5 night Friday. Joey Wendle will start at third base, Tsutsugo's most common recent position.

September 10, 2020 02:08 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

He is hitting .231/.412/.538 with two home runs and more walks (eight) than strikeouts (six) over his last 10 games. Randy Arozarena will get the start at designated hitter while hitting second with lefty Mike Kickham on the mound for Boston.

September 5, 2020 10:48 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Cracks sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 2-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Tsutsugo got off to a slow start to begin his big-league career, but he has come on strong over the past couple weeks. In fact, he has an OPS north of 1.000 over his last 15 games, collecting two doubles, four homers and more walks (11) than strikeouts (10) in that span. Overall, Tsutsugo is slashing .209/.342/.440 as the Rays' primary DH against right-handed pitching.

September 2, 2020 04:20 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo isn't starting Wednesday against the Yankees.

Tsutsugo went 0-for-3 with one strikeout Tuesday, and he'll take a seat for the third time in the past five games. Austin Meadows will rest his legs as the designated hitter with Randy Arozarena starting in left field.

August 31, 2020 04:08 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Tsutsugo hits the bench for the second time in the last three games. He's hitting just .188 through his first 28 major-league games, though his overall .188/.320/.400 slash line is good for a respectable 101 wRC+. Randy Arozarena will be the designated hitter in his absence.

August 31, 2020 03:20 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Belts fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

The Japanese slugger gave the prolific Rays offense an early jolt with a 407-foot shot to right in the first inning with Yandy Diaz aboard to extend the Rays' lead to 3-0 at the time. The successful day at the plate was a particularly welcome sight for Tsutsugo's fantasy managers, who've seen him mostly scuffle in his first season of exposure to MLB arms. Tsutsugo's average has only been at or above the Mendoza Line a total of two days in August entering the last game of the month Monday, with his five homers and 17 RBI on the season about the only redeeming fantasy qualities he's been able to offer.

August 29, 2020 02:56 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is not in the starting lineup against the Marlins on Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Tsutsugo will be sitting for the second time in three games as Austin Meadows will start Saturday's game as the designated hitter and Brandon Lowe will shift over to left field.

August 27, 2020 03:52 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Not starting against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo isn't starting Thursday against the Orioles.

Tsutsugo will take a breather Thursday as left-hander John Means starts for Baltimore. Jose Martinez will start as the designated hitter in his place.

August 24, 2020 10:24 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Reaches base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 1-for-1 with a solo home run, three walks and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Tsutsugo handed his club an early lead by clubbing a solo home run in the bottom of the second, and he showed excellent discipline at the plate by walking three times later on. The 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .178/.299/.370 with four home runs and 15 RBI over 24 contests this season.

August 20, 2020 10:48 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting out series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Rays manager Kevin Cash will withhold several of his lefty-hitting regulars from the starting nine in the series finale while southpaw James Paxton takes the hill for the Yankees. Jose Martinez will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and will bat fourth while Tsutsugo rests.

August 19, 2020 03:12 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Tsutsugo will sit for the second time in the past four games even with a right-hander (Gerrit Cole) on the mound for the Yankees. Jose Martinez will serve as the designated hitter.

August 16, 2020 08:56 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Launches three-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 2-for-3 with a double and a three-run homer in Sunday's 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.

The Rays offense was pretty silent for the first three innings before Tsutsugo gave them the lead with his fourth-inning blast. The 28-year-old lefty has three long balls and a .715 OPS in his first MLB season.

August 15, 2020 03:32 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Not in lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Even with right-hander Chase Anderson on the mound for the Blue Jays, Tsutsugo will take a seat Saturday. Brandon Lowe will take over as the designated hitter with Mike Brosseau starting at second base and batting fifth.

August 13, 2020 04:04 AM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Ends homerless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Red Sox.

Tsutsugo homered Opening Day but then went 14 games without a long ball, with only one double in that span. There are some encouraging signs, including a very low chase rate, but Tsutsugo has fallen in the lineup and will have to swing his way back up the batting order versus right-handed pitching.

August 11, 2020 04:08 PM
Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tsutsugo isn't starting Tuesday against the Red Sox.

With southpaw Martin Perez on the mound for Boston, Tsutsugo will get a breather Tuesday. Jose Martinez will serve as the designated hitter, batting fourth.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/07@ NYYW 8-45000000
10/06vs NYYW 7-51000000
09/29vs TORW 3-12000000
09/27vs PHIW 5-05000000
09/26vs PHIW 4-31010130
09/25vs PHIW 6-42110000
09/23@ NYMW 8-54100010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TB511572731824265000.198.314.3950.708
2019TB0000000000------------
Total511572731824265000.198.314.3950.708
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TB51516210115
2019TB000000000
Total51516210115
Minor League Batting Stats
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/209
Birthdate:
11/26/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
1