Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 11/18/19 Rays Lineup

96-66, 2nd in AL East

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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.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/11

Starting Lineup

T. Glasnow , (R), SP
1. A. Meadows , (L), LF
2. T. Pham , (R), DH
3. J. Choi , (L), 1B
4. T. D'Arnaud , (R), C
5. E. Sogard , (L), 2B
6. A. Garcia , (R), RF
7. J. Wendle , (L), 3B
8. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
9. W. Adames , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R) 77 12 6-1 60.2 230 40 13 12 4 14 76 30.10% 4.90% 0.89 0.265
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L) 80 1 139 591 154 85 29 7 33 89 83 12 6 0.291 0.364 0.56 0.922
DH Tommy Pham T. Pham (R) 80 2 146 654 155 99 33 2 21 68 77 25 6 0.273 0.369 0.45 0.819
1B Ji-Man Choi J. Choi (L) 68 3 127 487 107 66 20 2 19 63 54 2 3 0.261 0.363 0.46 0.822
C Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud (R) 73 4 103 391 88 56 16 0 16 69 52 0 1 0.251 0.312 0.43 0.745
2B Eric Sogard E. Sogard (L) 76 5 112 439 115 77 23 2 13 40 59 8 0 0.29 0.353 0.46 0.81
RF Avisail Garcia A. Garcia (R) 79 6 126 530 138 91 25 2 20 72 61 10 4 0.282 0.332 0.46 0.796
3B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L) 68 7 75 263 55 37 13 2 3 19 32 8 3 0.231 0.293 0.34 0.633
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L) 80 8 129 479 102 62 19 7 14 55 60 19 5 0.228 0.278 0.40 0.674
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R) 72 9 153 581 135 89 25 1 20 52 69 5 2 0.254 0.317 0.42 0.735

2019 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/10 @ HOU L 1-6 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Eric Sogard E. Sogard Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Joey Wendle J. Wendle Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
10/8 vs HOU W 4-1 Diego Castillo D. Castillo (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Joey Wendle J. Wendle Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
10/7 vs HOU W 10-3 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
10/6 @ HOU L 1-3 Blake Snell B. Snell (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
10/4 @ HOU L 2-6 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Joey Wendle J. Wendle Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
10/3 @ OAK W 5-1 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Matt Duffy M. Duffy Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau
9/29 @ TOR L 3-8 Blake Snell B. Snell (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Daniel Robertson D. Robertson Matt Duffy M. Duffy Mike Zunino M. Zunino Willy Adames W. Adames
9/28 @ TOR L 1-4 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Matt Duffy M. Duffy Michael Perez M. Perez Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia
9/27 @ TOR W 6-2 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Austin Meadows A. Meadows Tommy Pham T. Pham Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames
9/25 vs NYY W 4-0 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Joey Wendle J. Wendle Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Matt Duffy M. Duffy Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames

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.