Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 9/20/19 Rays Lineup

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Tampa Bay was a surprise team that just missed the playoff cut last season. After surpassing expectations, the Rays were a team that made a few moves in the offseason. Tommy Pham moved over last season, and is one of their better bats in the top half of the order. Avisail Garcia is now a Ray, and he has been underrated when healthy. He will fit in nicely to all the other bats that continuously fly under the radar. We also need to keep an eye on Austin Meadows, who was involved in the Chris Archer deal. With Kevin Kiermaier’s injury history, we should continue to see more names in the lineup. Mike Zunino came over from Seattle. He is a low average hitter, but has loads of power. He will be a boom or bust option in the back half of the lineup.

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Starting Lineup

C. Morton , (R), SP
1. J. Wendle , (L), 2B
2. T. Pham , (R), LF
3. A. Meadows , (L), RF
4. T. D'Arnaud , (R), C
5. J. Choi , (L), 1B
6. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
7. J. Aguilar , (R), DH
8. M. Duffy , (R), 3B
9. W. Adames , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Charlie Morton C. Morton (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Charlie Morton C. Morton (R) 84 31 15-6 182.1 744 148 69 64 14 53 223 30.40% 11.40% 1.10 0.304
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L) 68 1 66 232 49 33 13 2 1 16 28 8 2 0.233 0.293 0.33 0.622
LF Tommy Pham T. Pham (R) 80 2 138 619 150 96 32 2 20 66 75 23 5 0.28 0.376 0.46 0.836
RF Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L) 80 3 130 554 144 76 29 7 32 88 78 12 4 0.289 0.359 0.57 0.926
C Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud (R) 73 4 96 362 81 51 14 0 16 68 49 0 1 0.252 0.318 0.44 0.762
1B Ji-Man Choi J. Choi (L) 68 5 120 458 99 64 17 2 16 57 49 2 3 0.258 0.365 0.44 0.804
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L) 80 6 121 454 98 60 18 7 13 53 58 19 4 0.231 0.278 0.40 0.676
DH Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar (R) 79 7 124 354 74 50 12 0 12 49 39 0 0 0.243 0.331 0.40 0.732
3B Matt Duffy M. Duffy (R) 76 8 40 148 31 25 6 0 0 10 11 0 1 0.24 0.331 0.29 0.618
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R) 72 9 145 553 126 83 24 1 18 46 67 5 2 0.25 0.315 0.41 0.724

2019 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/19 @ LAD W 8-7 Brendan McKay B. McKay (L), 4 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Joey Wendle J. Wendle Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Willy Adames W. Adames Brendan McKay B. McKay
9/18 @ LAD L 5-7 Blake Snell B. Snell (L), 2 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER, ND Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Matt Duffy M. Duffy Joey Wendle J. Wendle Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Blake Snell B. Snell
9/15 @ LAA L 4-6 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Joey Wendle J. Wendle Matt Duffy M. Duffy Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino
9/15 @ LAA W 3-1 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Eric Sogard E. Sogard Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
9/14 @ LAA W 11-4 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Matt Duffy M. Duffy Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Daniel Robertson D. Robertson Willy Adames W. Adames
9/13 @ TEX L 4-6 Brendan McKay B. McKay (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Matt Duffy M. Duffy Joey Wendle J. Wendle Daniel Robertson D. Robertson Mike Zunino M. Zunino
9/12 @ TEX L 9-10 Andrew Kittredge A. Kittredge (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Matt Duffy M. Duffy Kean Wong K. Wong Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Willy Adames W. Adames
9/11 @ TEX W 5-3 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Willy Adames W. Adames Kean Wong K. Wong Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Michael Perez M. Perez
9/8 vs TOR W 8-3 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames Daniel Robertson D. Robertson
9/7 vs TOR W 5-3 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Matt Duffy M. Duffy Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames Mike Zunino M. Zunino Daniel Robertson D. Robertson

2019 Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Analysis

Tampa Bay was a surprise team last year, fighting in the Wild Card until the final week of the season. Blake Snell was the American League Cy Young winner, winning 21 games with a sub two ERA. He wasn’t the only reason why they won, and their rotation got a bit better with the addition of Charlie Morton. They have some very interesting young names with upside, and if they can take another step, this rotation might be in the runnings for the next few seasons as a top ten rotation. Snell and Morton is a very good one-two punch out of the gates. Morton blossomed in Houston where his strikeouts and velocity went up. Heading to Tampa is a good move for him where he should be able to keep this type of success. Morton had a 3.13 ERA and a whopping 201 strikeouts in 167 innings. Morton is moving to a better division where he faces Boston and New York compared to Oakland and Los Angeles. A tick up in the ERA wouldn’t be a surprise, but he should sit in the threes come the end of the season. Snell projections are interesting because of what he posted last year. Sure some regression will happen, but Snell has emerged as a true ace.

The bullpen games worked well for Tampa Bay last season, using spot starters and all kinds of junk to win games. It worked, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them go with it again this season. Names like Ryan Yarbrough and Yonny Chirinos would start games and pitch a few innings before turning it over. They are in the projected rotation again this season, with the only other true starter being Tyler Glasnow and Jacob Faria. They could go a more traditional approach with those two. Glasnow came over in the Pittsburgh trade, and the stuff is there, but his ability to control his pitches has been a major issue. He is still a young arm to keep an eye on, as is Faria. Tampa Bay continues to be a place where pitchers succeed, especially younger ones. There are plenty of options for the Rays to go with this season.