Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 10/20/21 Rays Lineup

100-62, 1st in AL East

red-x Projected Proj

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

C. McHugh , (R), P
1. R. Arozarena , (R), RF
2. W. Franco , (S), SS
3. B. Lowe , (L), 2B
4. N. Cruz , (R), DH
5. J. Luplow , (R), 1B
6. Y. Diaz , (R), 3B
7. A. Meadows , (L), LF
8. M. Zunino , (R), C
9. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
Pos Pitcher
P Collin McHugh C. McHugh (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Collin McHugh C. McHugh (R)
96
7 6-1 21.1 247 48 15 11 3 12 74 .300% .049% 0.94 .290
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
RF Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena (R)
86
1 141 604 145 90 32 3 20 69 94 20 10 .274 .356 .459 .815
SS Wander Franco W. Franco (S)
87
2 70 308 81 51 18 5 7 39 53 2 1 .288 .347 .463 .810
2B Brandon Lowe B. Lowe (L)
87
3 149 615 132 62 31 0 39 99 97 7 1 .247 .340 .523 .863
DH Nelson Cruz N. Cruz (R)
91
4 55 238 49 28 8 0 13 36 35 0 0 .226 .283 .442 .725
1B Jordan Luplow J. Luplow (R)
84
5 25 72 16 9 3 0 4 8 11 1 0 .246 .319 .477 .796
3B Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R)
82
6 134 541 119 85 20 1 13 64 62 1 1 .256 .353 .387 .740
LF Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L)
82
7 142 591 121 62 29 3 27 106 79 4 3 .234 .315 .458 .772
C Mike Zunino M. Zunino (R)
89
8 109 375 72 26 11 2 33 62 64 0 0 .216 .301 .559 .860
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L)
78
9 122 390 90 60 19 7 4 37 54 9 5 .259 .328 .388 .716

Most Common Rays Lineups

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

2021 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/10 @ BOS L 4-6 Nathan Eovaldi N. Eovaldi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Wander Franco W. Franco Austin Meadows A. Meadows Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino Joey Wendle J. Wendle
10/8 vs BOS L 6-14 Shane Baz S. Baz (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Wander Franco W. Franco Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Manuel Margot M. Margot Mike Zunino M. Zunino Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier
10/8 vs BOS W 5-0 Shane McClanahan S. McClanahan (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Wander Franco W. Franco Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Manuel Margot M. Margot Mike Zunino M. Zunino Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier
10/1 @ NYY W 2-1 Nestor Cortes N. Cortes (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Wander Franco W. Franco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Manuel Margot M. Margot Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Mike Zunino M. Zunino Joey Wendle J. Wendle
9/30 @ HOU L 2-3 Lance McCullers Jr. L. McCullers Jr. (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Brandon Lowe B. Lowe Randy Arozarena R. Arozarena Wander Franco W. Franco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Austin Meadows A. Meadows Manuel Margot M. Margot Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Mike Zunino M. Zunino Joey Wendle J. Wendle

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.