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Logan Forsythe (1B,2B)

Tampa Bay Rays - 49% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Logan Forsythe continued his hot-hitting ways against the Blue Jays on Saturday, going 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe laced a single in the third inning to drive in Kevin Kiermaier and ripped a solo-homer in the seventh inning to tie the game at three. He has hits in 10 of-his-last 12 games, with seven of them being of the multi-hit variety. The 29-year old second baseman has taken kindly to batting lead off, evidenced by his .341/.426/.610 line with four home runs, 10 RBI, and three stolen bases. Forsythe ended 2015 as a top-10 option at the position and this year looks like it won't be much different.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and a run scored in the Rays' 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe transitioned to the lead-off spot this season and has really started to become successful. He has hits in seven of-the-last nine games and is currently the 10th-best second baseman on the ESPN Player Rater. His current line sits at .290/.364/.522 with three home runs and two stolen bases, showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI in the Rays' 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe belted a two-run double down the left field line in the second inning of off C.C. Sabathia to get the scoring started in this one, and proceeded to double one more time off the southpaw, which allowed him to score his lone run. The Rays lead off hitter got off to a rocky start in his first ten games (.216 BA), but has really turned it on over his last five, nabbing hits in every contest, with three being of the multi-hit variety. He hasn't hit a home run in that time, but he has four extra-base hits, and has raised his line to a solid .298/.375/.526. Forsythe will once again be a top-15 option at second base for fantasy owners this season.


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Logan Forsythe had a huge game on Thursday in a 12-8 win over the Red Sox, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI, two walks, and three runs scored. Forsythe has carved a spot at the top of the Rays lineup and responded with a .873 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays' 2B has been the best player for Tampa Bay this season, as he has five RBI, six extra-base hits, and has scored 10 runs. In fact, Forysthe has scored in each of the last four games and has seen his batting average jump from .220 to .288 over the same time span. While fantasy owners may not totally believe in Forsythe as a top-10 2B, he did have an .803 OPS and 52 extra-base hits in 2015, so fantasy owners would be wise to grab the 29-year-old.


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Rays manager Kevin Cash expressed that starting second baseman Logan Forsythe will be a go for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe had to exit Friday's contest after colliding with teammate Kevin Kiermaier in their pursuit of a fly ball. Forsythe ended up bruising his leg and his hip on the play, but should be occupying second base and hitting lead off against Jose Quintana on Sunday. Brad Miller and Tim Beckham would occupy the middle-infield if Forsythe is indeed held out for some unforeseen reason.


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Logan Forsythe went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Rays' 5-1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Corey Kluber limited the Rays to one hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning, when he gave up a double, and an RBI single to tie the game up at one. In the eighth, Forsythe swatted his second home run of the season and was essentially the game-winning knock. He'll continue to occupy the lead off spot for the club, and should continue to provide value for Mixed-League owners.


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Logan Forsythe went 3-for-4 with a double and a game-winning two-run home run as the Rays edged the Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: With a runner on in the eighth inning, Forsythe swatted a Brett Cecil offering into the right field seats to give the Rays the lead. The homer was his first of the season, but there was also some controversy involving Forsythe at the end of the game. With the bases loaded and one out, the Blue Jays were making a bid to win the game. Edwin Encarnacion hit a grounder to Evan Longoria who threw it to Forsythe at second to try and complete the inning-ending double play. After Forsythe caught the ball for the first out, he went to throw it to first base and Jose Bautista reached his arm out and grabbed his right foot to try and alter the throw. Alter the throw he did. Forsythe's throw to first was well short, and ended up passing Steve Pearce which momentarily gave the Blue Jays a one run lead. However, after further review, the Rays were awarded the double play and the win because of Bautista's blunder, which predictably made John Gibbons and the Blue Jays very frustrated. There's certainly varying opinions on the "slide" rule, but all-in-all it was the right call based on the new rules. The Blue Jays and Rays will face off again at 1:10 EST in what will surely be a heated battle to end their opening four-game set.


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Logan Forsythe went 0-for-4 with a walk as the Rays fell victim to Josh Donaldson and the visiting Blue Jays on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe has gone 0-for-8 with a walk in his first two games as the Rays lead off hitter. Fantasy's 9th best second baseman in 2015, also had a good Spring (.316 BA, .364 OBP, one HR, 10 R, in 38 at-bats), so we are not going to worry about two games worth of data. The extra at-bats will certainly help his value, and hitting in front of Corey Dickerson is not a bad thing as well. He will be a top-15 option at 2B this year.


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Logan Forsythe left Tuesday's matchup against the Phillies in the first inning after getting hit in the elbow by an Aaron Nola fastball. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's considered day-to-day for now. The Rays do not seem overly concerned by the injury, so Forsythe should return to Grapefruit League action sometime this weekend. He could lead off for the Rays this season, and is coming in at an extreme value based on his 237th ADP average amongst all the major sites.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a walk in the Rays victory over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe had a career year in 2015, amassing career highs across the board that equated to him being the 9th best 2B according to ESPN's Player Rater. Despite that, drafters are still not buying the breakout. Our rankers have him going around pick 236 (20th 2B) and the consensus ADP has him sitting at 246th overall as the 21st 2B. Forsythe will still hit in a prime spot in the Rays lineup, a lineup that was upgraded quite a bit this offseason. The underlying metrics were certainly sustainable enough for him to put forth another top-12 type campaign at his position as well.


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Logan Forsythe continued his breakout campaign Tuesday night, going 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI as the Rays beat the Yankees 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe has impressed in a big way this season, and he's continuing to mash during the stretch run for fantasy owners. Career highs in average, homers, RBI, runs scored, stolen bases, walk rate, and contact rate shows just how good he's been. Forsythe should be in the conversation next season to be among the top 7 second baseman drafted.


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In the starting lineup one day after leaving because of groin tightness, Logan Forsythe went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks as the Rays couldn't hold off the Orioles, losing an 11-inning affair 7-6 Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe continues to be a stud, even when dealing with an injury. He has three-straight games with three hits, and has brought his season line up to a robust .291/.367/.456 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 461 at-bats. The Rays MVP has been a revelation to the organization, and to fantasy owners in 2015, and there's no reason for it to stop going into the home-stretch here. In Forsythe we trust.


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Coming off a game where he missed a cycle by a home run on Monday, Logan Forsythe had his bat working again tonight, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored before leaving the contest with what the Rays are calling "left groin tightness." (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite coming out of the game, the Rays maintain that Forsythe's injury is more precautionary than anything. We should have further details tomorrow, and be sure to check and see if he's in the lineup card for tomorrow's contest. The dynamic Forsythe has been the Rays MVP for 2015, hitting a robust .281/.357/.442 with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and nine stolen bases.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, and two runs scored as the Rays gained some ground in the Wild Card race and edged the Twins 5-4 Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was of the solo variety, launching a Tommy Milone offering to left-center to give the Rays a 2-0 lead in the first. Forsythe has been a revelation with increased playing time this season, producing a solid .278/.357/.437 line with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 439 at-bats.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a solo-homer and two runs scored against the Athletics Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays have kept themselves 1.5 games out of the second wild card at 62-61, and Forsythe is one of the main reasons why. The homer was his 14th of the season, while also amassing 52 RBI, and a .281/.361/.437 line. The OBP is second best at the position with Jason Kipnis being the only one in front of him. Even though he hasn't set the world on fire in the second half, he should maintain solid production the rest of the way for mixed-league owners.


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Logan Forsythe went 1-for-4 with a 2-run home run and two runs scored in the Rays 11-3 annihilation of the White Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe continues to produce for the Rays and fantasy owners while finally getting the opportunity to be a full-time player this season. He's currently the 10th ranked second baseman on ESPN's player rater, and has amassed career highs in at-bats(363), hits(1020), extra-base hits(33), and RBI (47). Pair that with his career high .281/.365/.441 line and he's a solid second base option in just about any format. Ride him out the rest of the way.


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Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe extended his hitting streak to six games, including his 10th homer of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday. It was a solo shot in the seventh and added a double in the fifth as he went 2 for 4 on the day. Forsythe is now hitting .283 on the year with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe continues to impress and takes away any doubt that he would cool off at some point in the season. He ranks 4th among all second basemen in home runs and 5th in RBI. He has become a must start in all fantasy aspects and has been one of the few bright points in the Rays offense.


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Logan Forsythe went 1-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run as the Rays lost 9-7 to the Royals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The home run came in the fourth inning when Forsythe smacked a Jeremy Guthrie offering into left field. Alex Gordon missed the catch and fell to the ground, eventually resulting in a severe groin injury, but Forsythe took advantage and came around to earn his ninth home run of the season. Forsythe has been a key piece to the Rays even being competitive this season, and should be able to maintain a high level of production in the second half as he'll continue to get everyday at-bats. Forsythe has a .277/.362/.427 line with nine homers, 34 runs scored, 35 RBI, and seven stolen bases.


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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two stolen bases in the Rays 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Without Forsythe, who knows where the Rays would be this season. Surely not anywhere close to first place, which is where they currently reside. He's also been a revelation to fantasy owners, amassing a .293/.371/.455 line with eight home runs, 28 runs, 32 RBI, and seven stolen bases to this point. He's finally been given a chance to play, and is in the midst of a break-out season. Ride the good times while they roll.


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Logan Forsythe was brilliant on Monday, going 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and a stolen base, sparking the Rays to a 6-1 win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: With the Yankees losing to the Marlins on Monday night, the Rays now have sole possession of first place in the AL East. One of the main reasons they're in that spot is because of the great production they've received from Forsythe all season. After having two fairly poor seasons in a row between the Rays and the Padres, he's finally producing at the level the Rays always hoped when they nabbed him via trade prior to last season. Forsythe is hitting .271/.351/.434 with seven home runs, 30 RBI, 26 runs scored, and five stolen bases, while getting everyday at-bats for the first time in his career. He may be the Rays All-Star game representative.


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Hitting clean up against southpaw C.C. Sabathia, Logan Forsythe delivered three hits in four at-bats with a homerun and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays were clobbered in this one, but Forsythe tried his best to keep it competitive. He should've had four RBI on the night but rookie Steven Souza misjudged a first inning double that resulted in a late start off of second base and getting thrown out at home plate. This was Forsythe's third bomb of the year to go along with 15 RBI and a .303 average.


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Rays IF Logan Forsythe homered and went 3-for-4 in Friday night's loss to the Yankees. He has raised his average to .297 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The Rays are getting good production between Forsythe and Tim Beckham. Given his higher upside though, Beckham will get more at bats as the season goes on.


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With Nick Franklin headed to the DL for the Rays, Logan Forythe will get the bulk of the playing time at 2B. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe has had a decent spring with 3 HR's and a .240 average. He can be a streaky hitter, so if he is hitting well to start the season, he mave have value in deep leagues.