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Evan Longoria (3B)

Tampa Bay Rays - 97% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

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.