Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 12/1/20 Rays Lineup

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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.

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Rays Starting Lineup

B. Snell , (L), P
1. J. Choi , (L), 1B
2. R. Arozarena , (R), LF
3. A. Meadows , (L), DH
4. B. Lowe , (L), 2B
5. M. Margot , (R), RF
6. J. Wendle , (L), 3B
7. W. Adames , (R), SS
8. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
9. M. Zunino , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
P Blake Snell B. Snell (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Blake Snell B. Snell (L)
96
11 4-2 16.2 203 42 19 18 10 18 63 .310% .089% 1.2 .288
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Ji-Man Choi J. Choi (L)
84
1 34 120 23 11 9 0 3 13 13 0 0 .228 .325 .406 .731
LF Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena (R)
70
2 23 76 18 9 2 0 7 11 15 4 0 .281 .382 .641 1.022
DH Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L)
90
3 36 152 27 14 8 1 4 13 19 2 1 .205 .296 .371 .667
2B Brandon Lowe B. Lowe (L)
86
4 56 224 52 27 9 2 14 37 36 3 0 .269 .362 .554 .916
RF Manuel Margot M. Margot (R)
68
5 47 159 39 29 9 0 1 11 19 12 4 .269 .327 .352 .679
3B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L)
67
6 50 184 48 33 9 2 4 17 24 8 2 .286 .342 .435 .777
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R)
68
7 54 205 48 24 15 1 8 23 29 2 1 .259 .332 .481 .813
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L)
74
8 49 159 30 19 5 3 3 22 16 8 1 .217 .321 .362 .683
C Mike Zunino M. Zunino (R)
70
9 28 84 11 3 4 0 4 10 8 0 0 .147 .238 .360 .598

Most Common Rays Lineups

5 Games Game
1. Austin Meadows
2. Brandon Lowe
3. Randy Arozarena
4. Ji-Man Choi
5. Manuel Margot
6. Joey Wendle
7. Willy Adames
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Mike Zunino
3 Games Game
1. Yandy Diaz
2. Randy Arozarena
3. Michael Brosseau
4. Manuel Margot
5. Brandon Lowe
6. Willy Adames
7. Hunter Renfroe
8. Mike Zunino
9. Kevin Kiermaier
3 Games Game
1. Manuel Margot
2. Yandy Diaz
3. Austin Meadows
4. Michael Brosseau
5. Willy Adames
6. Jose Martinez
7. Hunter Renfroe
8. Joey Wendle
9. Mike Zunino
3 Games Game
1. Austin Meadows
2. Brandon Lowe
3. Yandy Diaz
4. Ji-Man Choi
5. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
6. Joey Wendle
7. Willy Adames
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Michael Perez
2 Games Game
1. Yandy Diaz
2. Randy Arozarena
3. Brandon Lowe
4. Manuel Margot
5. Hunter Renfroe
6. Joey Wendle
7. Willy Adames
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Mike Zunino
2 Games Game
1. Yandy Diaz
2. Brandon Lowe
3. Randy Arozarena
4. Ji-Man Choi
5. Manuel Margot
6. Joey Wendle
7. Willy Adames
8. Kevin Kiermaier
9. Mike Zunino

2020 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/26 vs LAD L 2-4 Tyler Glasnow T. Glasnow (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Manuel Margot M. Margot Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Joey Wendle J. Wendle Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino
10/25 vs LAD W 8-7 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Manuel Margot M. Margot Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Willy Adames W. Adames Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Mike Zunino M. Zunino Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier
10/24 vs LAD L 2-6 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Manuel Margot M. Margot Joey Wendle J. Wendle Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino
10/22 @ LAD W 6-4 Tony Gonsolin T. Gonsolin (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Austin Meadows A. Meadows Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Manuel Margot M. Margot Joey Wendle J. Wendle Willy Adames W. Adames Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino
10/21 @ LAD L 3-8 Clayton Kershaw C. Kershaw (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Manuel Margot M. Margot Joey Wendle J. Wendle Willy Adames W. Adames 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.