Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup 8/17/19 Rays Lineup

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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.

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Starting Lineup

1. E. Sogard , (L), 2B
2. T. Pham , (R), LF
3. A. Meadows , (L), RF
4. J. Aguilar , (R), DH
5. J. Choi , (L), 1B
6. M. Duffy , (R), 3B
7. K. Kiermaier , (L), CF
8. W. Adames , (R), SS
9. M. Zunino , (R), C
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L) 80 6 11-3 98.2 383 76 42 39 9 13 78 19.70% 5.60% 0.90 0.242
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Eric Sogard E. Sogard (L) 76 1 88 364 99 64 20 2 13 38 54 8 0 0.306 0.374 0.50 0.874
LF Tommy Pham T. Pham (R) 80 2 109 489 113 73 21 2 17 51 54 13 5 0.268 0.366 0.45 0.814
RF Austin Meadows A. Meadows (L) 80 3 99 419 107 62 18 7 20 58 51 9 3 0.283 0.353 0.53 0.879
DH Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar (R) 79 4 106 297 63 45 9 0 9 39 33 0 0 0.247 0.337 0.39 0.725
1B Ji-Man Choi J. Choi (L) 68 5 92 356 79 53 14 1 11 41 37 2 3 0.258 0.351 0.42 0.769
3B Matt Duffy M. Duffy (R) 76 6 17 72 17 13 4 0 0 7 5 0 0 0.262 0.333 0.32 0.656
CF Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier (L) 80 7 99 380 89 55 15 7 12 46 49 18 4 0.249 0.292 0.43 0.723
SS Willy Adames W. Adames (R) 72 8 114 443 101 66 19 1 15 37 52 5 1 0.249 0.314 0.41 0.726
C Mike Zunino M. Zunino (R) 71 9 69 240 38 19 10 1 8 26 25 0 0 0.173 0.242 0.34 0.578

2019 Recent Rays Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/17 vs DET W 1-0 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Eric Sogard E. Sogard Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Matt Duffy M. Duffy Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames Mike Zunino M. Zunino
8/16 vs DET L 0-2 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Matt Duffy M. Duffy Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Willy Adames W. Adames
8/14 @ SD L 2-7 Jalen Beeks J. Beeks (L), 5 IP, 6 SO, 5 ER, L Eric Sogard E. Sogard Tommy Pham T. Pham Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Austin Meadows A. Meadows Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Matt Duffy M. Duffy Willy Adames W. Adames Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Jalen Beeks J. Beeks
8/14 @ SD W 7-5 Brendan McKay B. McKay (L), 4 IP, 7 SO, 4 ER, ND Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Austin Meadows A. Meadows Matt Duffy M. Duffy Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Willy Adames W. Adames Eric Sogard E. Sogard Mike Zunino M. Zunino Brendan McKay B. McKay
8/13 @ SD W 10-4 Diego Castillo D. Castillo (R), 1 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Matt Duffy M. Duffy Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Willy Adames W. Adames Diego Castillo D. Castillo
8/11 @ SEA W 1-0 Ryan Yarbrough R. Yarbrough (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Tommy Pham T. Pham Eric Sogard E. Sogard Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Guillermo Heredia G. Heredia Mike Zunino M. Zunino Willy Adames W. Adames
8/11 @ SEA W 5-4 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Matt Duffy M. Duffy Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Mike Zunino M. Zunino Willy Adames W. Adames
8/10 @ SEA W 5-3 Jalen Beeks J. Beeks (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Matt Duffy M. Duffy Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Willy Adames W. Adames
8/7 vs TOR L 3-4 Brendan McKay B. McKay (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Tommy Pham T. Pham Austin Meadows A. Meadows Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Eric Sogard E. Sogard Michael Brosseau M. Brosseau Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Mike Zunino M. Zunino Willy Adames W. Adames
8/6 vs TOR W 7-6 Andrew Kittredge A. Kittredge (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ji-Man Choi J. Choi Travis D'Arnaud T. D'Arnaud Austin Meadows A. Meadows Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar Eric Sogard E. Sogard Avisail Garcia A. Garcia Kevin Kiermaier K. Kiermaier Matt Duffy M. Duffy 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.