Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 7/29/21 Rays Lineup

60-42, 2nd in AL East

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vs NYY

5:10 pm GMT , 7/29

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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: 28 minutes ago

Rays Starting Lineup

L. Patino , (R), P
1. M. Margot , (R), RF
2. W. Franco , (S), SS
3. A. Meadows , (L), DH
4. Y. Diaz , (R), 1B
5. B. Lowe , (L), 2B
6. R. Arozarena , (R), LF
7. J. Wendle , (L), 3B
8. F. Mejia , (S), C
9. B. Phillips , (L), CF
Pos Pitcher
P Luis Patino L. Patino (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Luis Patino L. Patino (R)
63
5 1-2 8.1 112 24 18 15 4 8 28 .250% .071% 1.25 .286
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
RF Manuel Margot M. Margot (R)
71
1 77 295 69 48 10 2 9 44 32 9 5 .252 .298 .401 .700
SS Wander Franco W. Franco (S)
67
2 25 112 23 16 3 1 3 10 12 2 1 .225 .286 .363 .648
DH Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L)
69
3 94 403 84 42 23 1 18 71 56 3 2 .241 .330 .467 .797
1B Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R)
89
4 85 352 74 57 10 1 6 34 41 0 0 .251 .369 .353 .722
2B Brandon Lowe B. Lowe (L)
92
5 93 378 72 36 14 0 22 51 53 4 1 .224 .336 .472 .808
LF Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena (R)
96
6 92 397 91 59 18 1 13 47 60 11 7 .257 .332 .424 .756
3B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L)
80
7 84 309 80 47 24 2 7 36 48 6 5 .284 .340 .457 .797
C Francisco Mejia F. Mejia (S)
60
8 54 176 41 25 10 2 4 19 19 0 0 .256 .314 .419 .733
CF Brett Phillips B. Phillips (L)
75
9 79 203 37 23 7 2 5 20 32 12 3 .213 .313 .362 .676

Most Common Rays Lineups

4 Games Game
1. Brandon Lowe
2. Ji-Man Choi
3. Randy Arozarena
4. Austin Meadows
5. Joey Wendle
6. Taylor Walls
7. Kevin Kiermaier
8. Mike Zunino
9. Brett Phillips
2 Games Game
1. Brandon Lowe
2. Ji-Man Choi
3. Yandy Diaz
4. Austin Meadows
5. Randy Arozarena
6. Joey Wendle
7. Mike Zunino
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Taylor Walls
2 Games Game
1. Brandon Lowe
2. Wander Franco
3. Randy Arozarena
4. Austin Meadows
5. Ji-Man Choi
6. Manuel Margot
7. Joey Wendle
8. Brett Phillips
9. Mike Zunino
2 Games Game
1. Manuel Margot
2. Randy Arozarena
3. Austin Meadows
4. Yandy Diaz
5. Michael Brosseau
6. Brandon Lowe
7. Francisco Mejia
8. Taylor Walls
9. Brett Phillips
2 Games Game
1. Manuel Margot
2. Yandy Diaz
3. Austin Meadows
4. Randy Arozarena
5. Michael Brosseau
6. Brandon Lowe
7. Taylor Walls
8. Mike Zunino
9. Kevin Kiermaier
2 Games Game
1. Randy Arozarena
2. Yandy Diaz
3. Brandon Lowe
4. Manuel Margot
5. Michael Brosseau
6. Ji-Man Choi
7. Mike Zunino
8. Taylor Walls
9. Kevin Kiermaier

2021 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/28 vs NYY L 1-3 Michael Wacha M. Wacha (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Manuel Margot M. Margot Wander Franco W. Franco Austin Meadows A. Meadows Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Joey Wendle J. Wendle Francisco Mejia F. Mejia Brett Phillips B. Phillips
7/27 vs NYY L 3-4 Shane McClanahan S. McClanahan (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Manuel Margot M. Margot Wander Franco W. Franco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Mike Zunino M. Zunino Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier
7/25 @ CLE L 2-3 Triston McKenzie T. McKenzie (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Wander Franco W. Franco Joey Wendle J. Wendle Francisco Mejia F. Mejia Brett Phillips B. Phillips
7/24 @ CLE W 8-2 Jean Carlos Mejia J. C. Mejia (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Joey Wendle J. Wendle Wander Franco W. Franco Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino Brett Phillips B. Phillips
7/23 @ CLE W 10-5 Zach Plesac Z. Plesac (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Wander Franco W. Franco Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier 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.