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Evan Longoria (3B)

Tampa Bay Rays - 95% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

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.