Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 9/22/20 Rays Lineup

36-19, 1st in AL East

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@ NYM

11:10 pm GMT , 9/22

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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: 27 minutes ago

Rays Starting Lineup

B. Snell , (L), P
1. Y. Tsutsugo , (L), DH
2. B. Lowe , (L), 2B
3. W. Adames , (R), SS
4. N. Lowe , (L), 1B
5. J. Wendle , (L), 3B
6. M. Margot , (R), LF
7. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
8. B. Phillips , (L), RF
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
7 3-0 9.1 116 23 10 10 7 9 37 .300% .083% 1.12 .254
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
DH Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo (L)
67
1 30 107 17 9 3 0 5 17 15 0 0 .191 .318 .393 .711
2B Brandon Lowe B. Lowe (L)
86
2 35 144 33 14 7 2 10 27 26 0 0 .264 .361 .592 .953
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R)
68
3 36 133 38 18 14 1 5 15 22 1 1 .322 .398 .585 .983
1B Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe (L)
83
4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
3B Joey Wendle J. Wendle (L)
67
5 32 110 26 16 6 2 2 10 14 2 1 .257 .318 .416 .734
LF Manuel Margot M. Margot (R)
68
6 30 101 26 18 7 0 1 7 14 5 0 .280 .337 .387 .724
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L)
74
7 33 108 22 14 3 2 3 16 12 5 1 .237 .343 .409 .751
RF Brett Phillips B. Phillips (L)
67
8 18 34 7 5 0 1 1 2 8 3 1 .226 .294 .387 .681
C Mike Zunino M. Zunino (R)
70
9 23 68 8 1 3 0 4 9 7 0 0 .133 .235 .383 .619

Most Common Rays Lineups

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

2020 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/21 @ NYM W 2-1 Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Willy Adames W. Adames Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Joey Wendle J. Wendle Manuel Margot M. Margot Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Brett Phillips B. Phillips Mike Zunino M. Zunino
9/20 @ BAL L 1-2 John Means J. Means (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Manuel Margot M. Margot Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Kevan Smith K. Smith Willy Adames W. Adames Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Mike Zunino M. Zunino Joey Wendle J. Wendle
9/19 @ BAL W 3-1 Jorge Lopez J. Lopez (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Joey Wendle J. Wendle Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Brett Phillips B. Phillips Michael Perez M. Perez
9/18 @ BAL W 2-1 Alex Cobb A. Cobb (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Manuel Margot M. Margot Hunter Renfroe H. Renfroe Willy Adames W. Adames Michael Perez M. Perez
9/17 @ BAL W 3-1 Dean Kremer D. Kremer (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Y. Tsutsugo Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Willy Adames W. Adames Nathaniel Lowe N. Lowe Austin Meadows A. Meadows Joey Wendle J. Wendle Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Brett Phillips B. Phillips Michael Perez M. Perez

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.