Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 5/6/21 Rays Lineup

17-15, 3rd in AL East

red-x Projected Proj

Good pitching always has a way of turning an average team into an overachiever. That's how the Tampa Bay Rays' lineup produced in 2019. When you keep other fellows from crossing the plate very often, you automatically improve your chances in the game of baseball. Historically, Tampa Bay has done exactly that; limit runs scored against them. Now, to achieve the success they had around a decade previously, they still need to plate a few runs to win more games.

As evidence, the Rays have a high-point .288 batting average in their projected batting order. They added some power after their cleanup hitter, but they still have four hitters that strike out at the league average or above. Two young pitchers slotted into their top-five rotation and the return to form of a former Cy Young winner are keys for how much pressure the Rays can put on the Yankees. No one will be surprised if this team continues to surprise projectionists.

Updated: 29 minutes ago

Rays Starting Lineup

C. McHugh , (R), P
1. B. Lowe , (L), 2B
2. A. Meadows , (L), LF
3. Y. Diaz , (R), DH
4. J. Wendle , (L), 3B
5. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
6. F. Mejia , (S), C
7. Y. Tsutsugo , (L), 1B
8. B. Phillips , (L), RF
9. W. Adames , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
P Collin McHugh C. McHugh (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Collin McHugh C. McHugh (R)
65
0 0-1 1.2 28 12 8 6 1 1 5 .650% .036% 2.44 .579
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Brandon Lowe B. Lowe (L)
65
1 30 125 21 12 4 0 5 14 13 0 0 .193 .296 .367 .663
LF Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L)
86
2 29 127 22 9 6 0 7 17 15 0 0 .208 .323 .462 .785
DH Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R)
77
3 30 120 25 22 3 0 0 8 8 0 0 .260 .408 .292 .700
3B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L)
91
4 29 104 27 16 8 0 3 16 19 1 1 .287 .346 .468 .814
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L)
61
5 21 73 15 11 3 1 0 5 8 3 0 .227 .301 .303 .604
C Francisco Mejia F. Mejia (S)
72
6 19 67 18 11 6 0 1 6 4 0 0 .300 .348 .450 .798
1B Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo (L)
61
7 24 83 12 8 4 0 0 5 5 0 0 .162 .244 .216 .460
RF Brett Phillips B. Phillips (L)
61
8 21 52 8 4 3 0 1 3 6 3 2 .195 .333 .341 .675
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R)
61
9 31 106 18 10 4 1 3 8 10 1 1 .178 .217 .327 .544

Most Common Rays Lineups

2 Games Game
1. Brandon Lowe
2. Austin Meadows
3. Yandy Diaz
4. Joey Wendle
5. Kevin Kiermaier
6. Francisco Mejia
7. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
8. Brett Phillips
9. Willy Adames
2 Games Game
1. Austin Meadows
2. Manuel Margot
3. Brandon Lowe
4. Randy Arozarena
5. Joey Wendle
6. Yandy Diaz
7. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
8. Willy Adames
9. Mike Zunino
2 Games Game
1. Randy Arozarena
2. Yandy Diaz
3. Austin Meadows
4. Manuel Margot
5. Michael Brosseau
6. Brandon Lowe
7. Mike Zunino
8. Willy Adames
9. Joey Wendle
2 Games Game
1. Austin Meadows
2. Randy Arozarena
3. Joey Wendle
4. Brandon Lowe
5. Manuel Margot
6. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
7. Kevin Kiermaier
8. Willy Adames
9. Mike Zunino
2 Games Game
1. Austin Meadows
2. Randy Arozarena
3. Joey Wendle
4. Brandon Lowe
5. Yandy Diaz
6. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
7. Willy Adames
8. Brett Phillips
9. Mike Zunino
1 Game Game
1. Randy Arozarena
2. Austin Meadows
3. Manuel Margot
4. Brandon Lowe
5. Yandy Diaz
6. Joey Wendle
7. Mike Zunino
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Willy Adames

2021 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
5/6 @ LAA W 3-1 Shohei Ohtani S. Ohtani (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Austin Meadows A. Meadows Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Joey Wendle J. Wendle Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Francisco Mejia F. Mejia Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Brett Phillips B. Phillips Willy Adames W. Adames
5/5 @ LAA W 8-3 Alex Cobb A. Cobb (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Austin Meadows A. Meadows Manuel Margot M. Margot Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Joey Wendle J. Wendle Mike Zunino M. Zunino Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
5/4 @ LAA W 7-3 Jose Quintana J. Quintana (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Austin Meadows A. Meadows Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Manuel Margot M. Margot Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Francisco Mejia F. Mejia Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier
5/2 vs HOU W 5-4 Rich Hill R. Hill (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Austin Meadows A. Meadows Joey Wendle J. Wendle Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Francisco Mejia F. Mejia Brett Phillips B. Phillips
5/1 vs HOU L 1-3 Josh Fleming J. Fleming (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Manuel Margot M. Margot Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Joey Wendle J. Wendle Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Willy Adames W. Adames Mike Zunino M. Zunino

Tampa Bay Rays FAQ

Tampa Bay is expected to challenge for the division, and they have a lineup constructed to do just that. Now the Rays are a team that will never have household names, but they are deep and can beat you in various ways. They traded away Tommy Pham for Hunter Renfroe over the offseason, and he will jump right into the starting lineup as a right-handed power bat. They have a few of those with Jose Martinez and Mike Zunino also hitting in the lineup. While the roster is deep for Tampa Bay, Willy Adames is one of the top shortstop prospects in the game today and will be in the lineup as an everyday shortstop. Kevin Kiermaier and Brandon Lowe will continue to hit atop of the order.

Does Willy Adames Start In 2020?

Willy Adames is one of the top prospects in the Tampa Bay organization and is the everyday shortstop now. Adames is just 23 years old and is coming off of a 20 home run season.

Who Is The DH For Tampa Bay?

Tampa Bay is a team loaded with talent, and they will be rotating players in and out of the DH role. Jose Martinez stands a chance to dominate starts the most, but they have names like Nate Lowe, Manuel Margot, and Yandy Diaz.

Does Jose Martinez Start For Tampa Bay?

Jose Martinez is a rotating piece in the Tampa Bay order. He came over from St. Louis this offseason and will be in and out of the lineup due to the depth and management style of the Rays.

What Is The Best Rays Lineup Of All-Time?

The 2010 Tampa Bay Rays would go onto win the AL East, winning 96 games. They put up over 800 runs on offense, but the pitching dominated, as they limited teams to just 649 runs.

What Is The Worst Rays Lineup Of All-Time?

The 2002 Tampa Bay Rays lost 106 games and finished 48 games out of first place. Their pitching staff was among one of the worst in baseball, allowing over 900 runs. They also scored just 673.

Who Has Played The Most Games For The Rays?

The Rays haven’t been around forever, but the most games played belongs to Evan Longoria. He played ten years with the team and 1,435 games. He hit 261 home runs during his time in Tampa.