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Evan Longoria (3B)

Tampa Bay Rays - 61% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Evan Longoria had one hit in his four at-bats today, a solo home run off of J.A. Happ in the sixth inning to tie the game in the Rays walk-off victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With the Rays down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Longoria smacked an opposite field home run to tie the game. The round tripper was his fourth on the season, but his .232/.263/.421 line isn't something that fantasy owners were hoping for.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with a double in the Rays' 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria hit the double off C.C. Sabathia in this one, but was unable to drive in any runs or score. While his batting average is down compared to last April (.269 in '16 vs .293 in '15) his fantasy owners will certainly take the three home runs he's hit thus far (one in April '15). He's also had a bump in ISO, in addition to having an improved hard-contact rate. With Corey Dickerson hitting behind him, and OBP machine Logan Forsythe hitting in front, Longoria could have the opportunity to put up higher counting stats than we've grown accustom to these last few years.


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Evan Longoria went hitless in four at-bats Wednesday while collecting his seventh RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The 0-for dropped Longoria's OPS below .700 on the young season. He's struggled to get on base in the early going, and his power numbers continue to show the signs of decline witnessed over the past two seasons.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the Rays' 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria was able to single, and later come around and score in the fourth inning, as well as drive in a run in the seventh with men on 2nd and 3rd. The run driven in was his sixth of the season, to go along with a .267/.283/.444 line and two home runs.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in the Rays' 5-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria was the only Ray to get a hit against Indians starter Corey Kluber until the seventh inning. In the eighth, Longoria swatted his second home run of the season off of Cody Allen, and cemented the Rays victory. The homer was Longoria's second in the last three games, and he's hitting .310/.333/.586 in the early going. He should continue to be a top-10 option at third base this season.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the Rays' 5-3 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Coming into the game, Longoria had notched seven hits in 18 at-bats (.389) against J.A. Happ and continued his success by hitting a single in the fourth inning. He would later score on a Tim Beckham RBI single and again when Steven Souza put the Rays ahead for good with a 3-run homer in the eighth. Longoria has started the season 5-for-17 (.294) with two extra-base hits, and should continue to produce at a top-10 level at his position this year.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Rays' Opening Day loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria needed some extra rest before the start of the season, so the Rays decided to hold him out to close out Grapefruit League play. The extra rest proved helpful, as he doubled in his first at-bat, and singled in the Rays first run of the season in the third. Longoria has exceeded 600 at-bats and 20 homers for three-straight seasons. 2016 should be a continuation of the same.


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Rays manager Kevin Cash said Longoria is fine. He just wanted an extra day of rest and will play either Thursday or Friday. (Source: Marc Topkin on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No need to worry about Longoria as he is known to be durable. Evan is getting up there in years but he should still supply you with sufficient numbers at the hot corner. If you are looking for a "cheaper" third baseman, Longoria should be your target.


Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Pirates on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The shine has come off of Longoria in recent seasons, as the 30-homer/.290 avg hitter is likely a thing of the past. Longoria can safely get you 20 homers, with an average that will not hurt you (.260 is probable), and 70-80 R and RBI are a good bet. He is not a fun pick on draft day, but he is a reliable one, and as long as he does not decline further that makes him worth his current ADP (11th 3B, 113th Overall).


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Longoria is 1-for-13 in his past 3 games.

Fantasy Impact: He is no longer an elite player but he is still a solid one. If he slides enough in the 2016 drafts, he could become a bargain.


Longoria went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored a run and drove in his 69th RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a talented player. Some of his numbers are in line with his past couple of seasons though the runs scored and RBI are slightly down.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Rays were defeated by the Tigers in 13 innings Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's been extremely hot lately, and tonight has continued the streak. The multi-hit game is his second in a row, and third in his last six games. The hot streak has brought his overall line to .273/.335/.437 with 19 homers, 67 RBI, and 59 runs scored in 510 at-bats.


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Evan Longoria continued his hot hitting ways on Monday afternoon, going 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Rays loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's two-run shot in the fourth inning was his fourth home run in the last five days, and fifth in the last seven. In 22 September at-bats he's hitting .364/.481/.909 with four home runs and six RBI. After coming into the month looking like a fringe option at third in mixed-leagues, Longoria has pumped his overall numbers back up to acceptability. His 19 home runs and 64 RBI are almost in line with the last couple years, and the .271 batting average doesn't hurt you. This hot stretch run might be exactly what Longoria owners need to get back value from their draft day investment.


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Evan Longoria recorded a milestone night Wednesday, going 2-for-5 with two home runs, reaching 200 for his career. (Source: Bill Chastain on

Fantasy Impact: Longoria swatted a two-run shot in the third inning off opposing starter Kevin Gausman, and later added a solo-blast in the ninth off of Darren O'Day to give the Rays a much needed insurance run at the time. The Rays would go on to lose to the Orioles, as Chris Davis crushed a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to secure the victory. In reaching 200 home runs, Longoria became the first Ray to accomplish that feat, and also the first third baseman to hit 200 home runs, and 250 doubles in his first eight seasons in the league. Longoria has now hit three homers over the last three days, giving him 17 for the season. He might not have paid off the way fantasy owners may have hoped for coming into 2015, but there's no denying the quality play he's given since coming into the league in 2008.


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Evan Longoria hit a solo-homer in four at-bats to help lift the Rays to a 6-3 win over the Orioles Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: The shot was off opposing southpaw Wei-Yin Chen in the fifth inning to make the score 5-0 in favor of the Rays. With about a month left in the season, Longoria should come close enough to last years numbers to not be a total bust this year, but those that expected 2011 production have surely been disappointed. Longoria heads into September sporting a .267/.328/.415 line with 15 home runs, 58 RBI, and even three stolen bases in 484 at-bats. There's a legitimate chance that he doesn't go in the top-10 among third baseman in drafts next season. Savvy fantasy owners should take notice.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double, but the Rays still fell to the Twins 5-3 Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: With the Rays down by two runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning, Longoria tried to make things exciting, swatting his 14th homer of the season off Brian Duensing. The Twins got an insurance run in the eighth. when Eduardo Escobar hit his second home run of the game, and cemented yet another Twins win. With the loss, the Rays fell to 62-64, and are now 3 games back of the second wild card. Longoria hasn't been providing amazing offensive production this season, as he's currently ranked 18th on ESPN's player rater at third base. His line currently sits at .269/.332/.410 with 14 home runs, 26 doubles, 51 runs scored, 56 RBI, and even three stolen bases. The Rays need him for his defense and leadership, but Longoria's name is overrated in fantasy still. If you can make a trade to upgrade your team, I'd totally pounce. If you can't make a trade, it might be time to consider dropping him in some re-draft leagues if there's better options available on the waiver wire.


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Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with two runs scored as the Rays went on the road to beat Houston 9-2.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has certainly seen better production in previous seasons, but has started to come around over the last couple of weeks. He has hits in 13 of his last 15 games, along with five of them being of the multi-hit variety. Overall, he's having another decent campaign, hitting .277/.344/.429 with 13 homers and 54 RBI.


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Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, and two runs scored as the Rays went on to lose in extra innings to the White Sox Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: In a game where the Rays were down 5-0 at the end of the first, Longoria provided a spark. In the third, he doubled off White Sox rookie southpaw Carlos Rodon, and provided the Rays with their first run after Logan Forsythe proceeded to double the very next at-bat to drive him in. In the fifth, Longoria deposited a 92 mph fastball from the rookie over the center field wall to tighten the margin to 5-3. While Longoria isn't producing like he once was, his .279/.348/.435 line along with twelve homers, three stolen bases, 47 runs scored, and 48 RBI make him a low-upside, safe option for fantasy owners the rest of the way.


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Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Rays 10-2 drubbing of the Tigers at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria didn't hit his home run off former Ray David Price, who started the game. Instead, he kickstarted a five-run eighth inning with a bang, depositing a 95mph fastball from newly acquired Neftali Feliz into the rightfield seats. Longoria isn't the player of old right now, but you could do worse in mixed leagues. He's currently riding a six-game hitting streak and sits on a .268/.337/.420 line to go along with those 11 bombs and 44 RBI.


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Evan Longoria was the only Rays player to amass multiple hits on Thursday night, going 2-for-4 in yet another loss to the Royals

Fantasy Impact: The Rays have been in a serious downward spiral as of late, but Longoria has maintained a decent level of production. He has an eight-game hitting streak going, with four of those being of the multi-hit variety. He's no longer the elite option he once was, but he's still a top-10 option at third base. Longoria's line sits at .281/.352/.423 with nine homers, 38 runs, 40 RBI, and two stolen bases.


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Rays third basemen Evan Longoria hit his ninth homerun of the year on Tuesday in the 9-5 loss to the Royals. It came in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He ended 2 for 9 at the plate in both games of the double header.

Fantasy Impact: That was Longorias first home run in two weeks and he is now hitting .276 with 9 home runs and 37 RBI. Longoria has hit safely in 12 of the last 14 games which saying a lot for a Rays team that has really struggled at the plate as of late.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a HR on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria continues to play right around his career averages and will look to keep those numbers up heading into the middle of the summer where he has struggled hitting only .234 in July. He has hit better in the other summer months of June and August batting .263 and .261 respectively.


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Evan Longoria swatted a 3-run home run off reigning Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber on Saturday, resulting in a 4-1 victory over the Indians. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has seen his power numbers drop this year, as he's only had two home runs over the last 37 games. That puts him on pace for 14 on the season. He's been hampered by a left wrist injury, which surely is a catalyst for the lack of power, but it didn't matter on Saturday. After Indians ace Corey Kluber started off the game walking Kevin Kiermaier, and allowing a single to Joey Butler, Evan Longoria stepped to the plate. After bringing the count to 2-2, Longoria launched a fastball into the left field seats to put the Indians in an early 3-0 hole. The homer was Longoria's 7th of the season. He's currently hitting .273/.350/.416 with 32 runs scored, 32 RBI, and a stolen base. He's no longer an elite third baseman fantasy wise, but he's still top-10.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 on Thursday, helping propel the Rays to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals. The victory puts the Rays 8-games over .500 for the first time since 2013

Fantasy Impact: Longoria was forced from Monday's game early after being hit on the left wrist. It was a major scare for the Rays and fantasy owners alike, but X-rays came back negative and he was back in the lineup the next day. The multi-hit game was his second out of three since the injury scare, and all should be fine moving forward regarding that issue. The Rays franchise player has seen his offensive output slowly start to erode over the last couple of years, but continues to display elite defensive chops at third base. For the season, he's producing a .274/.352/.412 line, along with six home runs, 31 runs, 29 RBI, and one stolen base. He's more of a top 10 third baseman now and days rather than the top 5 commodity he once was.


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Evan Longoria was forced from Monday nights game versus the Nationals after being hit on his left wrist by a pitch. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: X-Rays turned up negative and the Rays are calling him day-to-day at the moment. Longoria did miss a few games earlier this month because of issues with the same wrist, so this'll certainly be something to monitor.


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Evan Longoria went 1-for-3 with a HR and a walk. His HR ended up being the game winning run.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria had been in a slump lately as he had gone seven straight games without a RBI before his HR Wednesday. He still should be owned in all leagues.


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Evan Longoria homers in Rays win

Fri, May 22nd 11:27pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Evan Longoria homered off Scott Kazmir on Friday night, driving in three runs. It was his 5th HR of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has 21 RBI and has raised his average to .282 on the season and has driven in eight runs in his last ten games. Patient fantasy owners who were disappointed with his earlier production are now being rewarded.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-6 and drove in three runs against the Twins on Sunday. He has now driven in 13 runs in May, after driving in only four runs in April.

Fantasy Impact: While his power has not yet come around, he has now delivered 13 RBI in his last 16 games and is batting .273 on the season. He should be started in all league formats.


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Kevin Cash stated that Evan Longoria will bat third in the Rays lineup going forward after starting the season batting fourth. James Loney will typically bat fourth against RHP and Logan Forsythe against LHP. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Longoria may be more comfortable in that spot in the order, given he has historically batted there is his career. Asdrubal Cabrera had been struggling in the third spot, so this move makes sense for the Rays. This may provide a few more RBI opportunities for Longoria.


Evan Longoria hits fourth HR

Sun, May 10th 11:49am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Longoria has now driven in five runs and hit three HR in his past three games. He is now batting .304 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria, who had been struggling to drive in runs and hit for power, has now doubled his output in the last three days.


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Evan Longoria homers twice

Thu, May 7th 7:32am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Evan Longoria hit two home runs Wednesday night in the Rays win over the Red Sox. They were his first home runs since opening day.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria tends to hit his homers in bunches, so this is a good sign of things to come for fantasy owners. Another good sign is that his strikeouts are down this year, having only struck out 20 times in 95 AB.


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Evan Longoria collected his 1,000th career hit on Tuesday. The 29 year old 3B is in his 7th major league season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has cooled off a bit offensively the last week and is hitting .272 on the season. Fantasy owners are still waiting on power and RBI from Longoria. He only has 1 HR and 6 RBI on the season so far.


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Evan Longoria has now raised his average to .306, after going 3-for-3 yesterday which follows a 4-for-4 day on Saturday. He is now one hit shy of the Rays consecutive hit record.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria is heating up offensively, although that hasn't translated to his power and RBI numbers yet. This is a good turnaround for Longoria, who had seen his average drop to .200 a week ago. He tends to hit his home runs in bunches and may be on the verge of a power breakout as well.


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Evan Longoria goes 4-for-4

Sat, Apr 25th 11:09pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Evan Longoria has raised his average to .271 after going 4-for-4 in the Rays win over the Blue Jays on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria is starting to come out of his offensive slump with his four hits. He still only has 1 HR and 4 RBI, so you may be able to buy low before his power picks up.


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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox, snapping an 0-for-12 slump.

Fantasy Impact: That is some good news for Longoria owners who have been dissappointed this season. Longoria can be a streaky hitter and faces a Blue Jay staff that is 8th in the league in ERA this weekend, giving some promise for him to improve his fantasy performance.


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After going 0-for-3 in the Rays loss to the Red Sox, Evan Longoria's average has dropped to .186 on the season. He has not driven in a run since April 11th and only has two on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria had seemed to be hitting better towards the end of the spring, but that has not carried into the season. Given his slow start, he could be a good buy low candidate before he breaks out of his slump.


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Evan Longoria was removed from Thursday's game after being hit on the left hip by Marco Estrada.

Fantasy Impact: Normally, being hit in that location wouldn't mean an extended absence, but more should be determined this evening. Longoria has been quite healthy over the last couple of years


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Rays 3B Evan Longoria has had a slow start to the season as his batting average dropped to .192 in Tuesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Suprisingly, the Rays are 5-3 despite Longoria's slow offensive start. Should the offense around him continue to improve, it will help Longoria in the long run.


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Evan Longoria hit a solo HR off Chris Tillman in the 7th inning in today's opening game against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria will be expected to carry the offensive load for the Rays this season. His past durability concerns are also a thing of the past as he played every game last season.


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Evan Longoria drove in 2 runs with his 3rd HR of the spring in Monday's game.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria continues his solid spring, raising his average to .302, along with 3 HR and 10 RBI. His current ADP is at 55, behind Frazier and Arenado at 3B.


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Evan Longoria hits 2nd HR

Fri, Mar 27th 7:35am EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Longoria is now batting .286 on the spring with 2 HR's and 7 RBI's.

Fantasy Impact: He may be a little under the radar in fantasy leagues right now with the emergence of other 3B like Machado, Donaldson, and Arenado. He should be a top five 3B and has become much more durable over the last few years.


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Evan Longoria is now batting .361 on the spring after going 2 for 3 with a HR on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has been between the 5th-7th 3B drafted in mixed leagues so far. He may be a bit undervalued due to his decrease in batting average the last 2 seasons.


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Evan Longoria went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the Rays loss to the Phillies on Thursday. He has raised his spring average to .286.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria will be expected again to carry the offensive load for the Rays. He may be a little undervalued this season with his declining batting average over the last few seasons. He is a steady 3B and should still be drafted among the top 5 at that position in mixed leagues.


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3B Evan Longoria is likely to bat fourth this season, according to manager Kevin Cash. He has also stated that he would like to use more consistent lineups then the Rays have done in prior years with Longoria. (Source: Roger Mooney, Tampa Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The Rays will still struggle to score runs and get on base in front of Longoria, with Adrubal Cabrera currently being discussed as their # 3 hitter. However, this could still add a few more RBI's for Longoria.