Evan Longoria
Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria (3B)

Tampa Bay Rays

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Evan Longoria finished 1-for-4 with a double and RBI against the White Sox on Thursday. Longoria is 4-for-24 with two doubles and an RBI over the last seven days. He has an .839 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria snapped a three-game hitless streak last night, but still only has three hits in his last six teams. He has a .215 batting average in September with a triple, four doubles, five home runs, 11 runs scored, and 13 RBI.

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Evan Longoria was 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Yankees on Thursday. Longoria is 9-for-24 with a double, triple, three home runs, four RBI, and six runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .857 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria had a seven-game hitting streak coming into Thursday, registering five multi-hit games. He has a .241 batting average in September with a triple, two doubles, five home runs, 11 runs scored, and 12 RBI.

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Evan Longoria with one hit

Sun, Sep 18th 5:07pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Evan Longoria finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Orioles on Sunday. Longoria is 11-for-31 with a triple, four home runs, seven runs scored, and nine RBI over the last seven days. He has an .857 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has a five-game hitting streak and had four straight multi-hit games coming into Sunday's game. He has a .239 batting average this month with a double, triple, four home runs, nine runs scored, and 11 RBI.

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Evan Longoria finished 1-for-4 with a home run on Monday. Longoria 5-for-31 with that home run over the last seven games. He has an .843 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has a .159 batting average this month, registering only two extra-base hits and three RBI. He has hits in six of his last 10 games, but only one multi-hit game.

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Evan Longoria exited Monday's game with a hand injury after being hit by a pitch. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: More should be known regarding the injury, including likely X-ray results, soon. Owners will need to continue to monitor Longoria's status. He's had a nice bounce-back season, eclipsing the 30-HR mark while posting an OPS of .867.

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Evan Longoria drives in two

Tue, Aug 30th 1:53pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Evan Longoria finished 0-for-2 against the Red Sox on Monday, but did drive in two runs. Longoria is 6-for-26 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has an .883 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria had a three-hit performance on Sunday and now has an RBI in six of his last 10 games, including three multi-RBI performances. He is hitting .294 in August with a triple, seven doubles, seven home runs, 15 runs scored, and 24 RBI.

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Evan Longoria hit his 30th home run of the season on Wednesday, finishing the game 1-for-5 with the solo shot.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's now gone yard in three of his last five games, with six RBI and four runs scored over that span. His OPS is creeping back up toward .900, and he's had a great all-around season for the Rays and fantasy owners.

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Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with an RBI against the Rangers on Friday night. Longoria is 10-for-25 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, five runs scored, and seven RBI over the last seven days. He has an .882 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Seemingly out of nowhere, Longoria has re-emerged as a top-five option at 3B with 61 extra-base hits and 73 RBI. He has 15 RBI this month and has five multi-hit games in his last 10 games.

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Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria continues to produce, as he now has multiple hits in four of his last five games. He has four extra-base hits and nine RBI over that span. He's posted an OPS of .880 on the season with 26 home runs and 70 RBI.

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Evan Longoria finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk on Saturday. Longoria is 4-for-25 with two extra-base hits, a run scored, and two RBI over the last seven days. He has an .858 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria, who had not hit a home run for nine games, now has 54 extra-base hits this season, including 24 home runs. He is a top-10 3B once again and has hits in three of his last four games after going hitless for four straight games.

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Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in helping the Rays grab a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: In the fourth inning, Longoria tagged a 3-2 curveball off opposing starter Brandon McCarthy, and deposited it into the left field bleachers, scoring Brad Miller and himself. The two-run blast would be all the Rays needed in this one. Longoria's blast was his 23rd of the season, and puts him fifth among all third baseman in the category, as well as third among the AL at his position. He's on pace to hit .292/.340/.545 and swat 37 home runs, which would both be career-highs for the soon-to-be 31-year old. He'll be a borderline top-8 option at third base in Mixed Leagues the rest of the way.

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Evan Longoria collected a pair of extra-base hits on Wednesday, going 2-for-6 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI in the Rays 11-3 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has now tallied multiple hits in four-straight games, with five of them going for extra bases (three home runs). The 30-year-old is fifth in home runs (22), seventh in ISO (.260), 11th in BA (.290), and sixth in wRC+ (135) among all third baseman, and should continue to be top-10 overall at the position in Mixed Leagues the rest of the season.

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Evan Longoria continued his power surge for 2016, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a Rays win on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's home run tonight landed an estimated 462 ft according to MLB Statcast. The blast is behind only J.P. Arencebia's 465-foot bomb in 2015 as the longest in Rays history during the Statcast era. Longoria's home run brings him to 22 on the season, and has him on pace to surpass the career-high 33 he tallied in 2009. The Dodgers are said to be interested in Longoria's services, so those in NL-Only formats that have saved their FAAB could be looking at a nice target here soon.

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Evan Longoria swatted home runs number 20 and 21 in the Rays 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The 21 home runs put Longoria fifth among third baseman in that category (Kris Bryant, Todd Frazier, Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado) and puts him on pace to surpass the 33 he compiled in 2009. The Rays will be sellers at the trade deadline, but with Longoria being the cornerstone of the franchise, and having multiple Gold Gloves on his mantle, the 30-year old will likely stand pat.

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After going 4-for-5 and homering in yesterday's matchup against the Red Sox, Evan Longoria continued to hit, by going 2-for-4 today.

Fantasy Impact: Even though Longoria won't be representing the Rays in the upcoming All-star game, the 30-year old has certainly put up "All-star" numbers for fantasy owners. His 19 home runs currently are fourth in the AL among third baseman, and give him the opportunity to surpass his previous career-high of 33 in 2009. With one game remaining, Longoria heads into the All-star break with a .290/.338/.527 line with 19 home runs, 47 runs scored, and 47 RBI.

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Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 and scored a run in the Rays 7-2 loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria only had three hits in-his-last 18 at-bats coming into today, but Jered Weaver can solve a lot of players woes at the plate. For the season, he's hitting .283/.333/.520 with 18 home runs, 46 runs, and 45 RBI, and is on pace to hit the most home runs of his career (35). Look for Longoria to be a top-10 option at third base going forward.

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Evan Longoria only logged one hit in seven at-bats as the Rays were swept by the Orioles in their double-header on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria is having a fine season overall, but can't carry a lineup that's currently without Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier, and Steven Souza. The Rays have lost 10-straight, and Longoria has gone 7-for-34 (.205) with two home runs during that time. He'll try to break them out of their funk tomorrow against Tyler Wilson.

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Evan Longoria only had one hit in his four at-bats against the Indians on Monday, a two-run home run in the first inning off of Josh Tomlin.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria took the second pitch he saw in the first inning and drove it over the left field wall to give the Rays a 2-0 lead at the time. The power surge continues, as the longball was his fourth over-the-last eight games he's played, and eighth for the month of June. With 18 home runs thus far, Longoria is among the top-3 at his position in homers, and top-10 in all of baseball. He's on pace to surpass his previous career-high of 33, which he earned in 2009, as well as drive in over 100 runs for the first time since 2010. Even with the Rays lineup seemingly falling apart around him, he'll continue to be a top-10 fantasy asset at third base the rest of the way.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and a solo home run in the Rays loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria got the scoring started, blasting the first pitch he saw from Giants starter Albert Saurez into the left field seats. He missed one game after leaving Wednesday's tilt against Seattle early due to a forearm issue, but all seems to be fine on that front. The home run is Longoria's 17th of the season, and eighth in the month of June so far. The 30-year old who's been trending down in fantasy production these last few years currently owns a .278/.336/.549 line with 41 RBI and 39 runs scored. He's one pace to hit 41 home runs and drive in 100. He hasn't reached 30 home runs since 2013, and hasn't driven in 100 since 2010. This resurgence could leave an opportunity for fantasy owners to sell him while he's hot, as he's only the 11th ranked third baseman in fantasy despite the lofty numbers.

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Evan Longoria was pinch-hit for in the 13th inning on Wednesday night against the Mariners with what is being called a tight left forearm. (Source: Roger Mooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Longoria said he felt the tightness in an earlier at-bat on a check swing, and has had it happen at other times in his career. The Rays have yet to announce anything regarding the ailment, but this seems like a minor injury that shouldn't keep him out long, if at all. Longoria went 1-for-4 with two walks and a run scored before Taylor Motter relieved him.

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Evan Longoria only went 1-for-4 on Tuesday night, with the lone hit being a three-run home run in helping the Rays tie, and eventually win against the Mariners by a score of 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: With the Mariners extending their lead to 7-4 earlier in the seventh inning, the Rays tried their best to answer. However, with two outs and only the speed-challenged Curt Casali on base, things were looking grim. That was until Brad Miller walked to bring Evan Longoria up to the plate, who took the first pitch he saw from reliever Nick Vincent on the outside corner, and deposited it into the left field seats to tie the game. The home run was Longoria's 16th of the season, and seventh of June, putting him fourth among all third baseman in that category. He's also hitting .349/.417/.860 this month, pushing his season line to .279/.331/.541. Longoria is currently on pace to hit 42 home runs and drive in 105, figures that he obviously won't obtain. However, this could be the first season since 2013 that he eclipses 30 home runs and 90 RBI, putting him squarely among the top-10 third baseman in fantasy.

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Evan Longoria notched two hits in four at-bats and drove in a run in the Rays' 5-0 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: After launching his 15th home run of the season (eighth this month) in yesterday's contest, Longoria swatted another two hits today. His RBI single came in the fifth inning with men on first-and-second, beating the shift to give the Rays a 5-0 advantage. Longoria is having a career resurgence, hitting .279/.332/.533 with 37 RBI and 36 runs scored to go with those 15 home runs. He's also extremely hot recently, netting hits in 13 of his last 14 games, with six of those being of the multi-hit variety.

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Evan Longoria is not in the Rays' lineup on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria has been raging hot of late, but will take a seat on Tuesday. Longoria said that he's been battling some general soreness, so the Rays are just being extra cautious. Sounds like he will be back in the lineup on Wednesday.


Evan Longoria homered for the fourth straight day on Sunday against the Twins, going 3-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria hit his 13th home run of the season off of Tyler Duffey in the second inning, and later went yard off of reliever Brandon Kintzler for his 14th. He has hits in nine straight, and 11 of the last 12 overall, upping his line for the season to .281/.329/.543. The 14 home runs are currently fourth among all third baseman, and put him on pace for 41 on the year. He won't hit that many, but Longoria is well on pace to post his best season since 2013.

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Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the Rays 7-4 victory over the Twins on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's 12th home run came in the fifth inning off of Ervin Santana, and was one of four Rays home runs on the day (three off Santana). He's also enjoyed facing the Twins, as today's home run was his third-in-a-row against them in three games. He'll look to continue the streak in tomorrow's series finale against Tyler Duffey.

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Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo home run to help lead the Rays past the Twins on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's home run came off Ricky Nolasco in the first inning, and is his 11th of the season. He's starting off June with a bang, having homered in back-toback contests against the Twins, and has a hit in seven-straight games as well. His line currently sits at .272/.317/.502 with 30 RBI and 29 runs scored along with those 11 home runs. He should continue to be a top-10 option at third base the rest of the way.

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Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI in the Rays' loss to the Royals on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's 26th RBI of the year came on a single in the fifth inning to bring in Brad Miller and make the game a more respectable 8-4 at the time. The two doubles give him 15 for the season, which ranks top-5 among third baseman, and he's currently hitting .292/.353/.519 for the month of May. Longoria is on pace to hit around .260, with 25+ home runs, 75 RBI, and 75 runs scored. Those types of numbers would place him among the top-10 at his position by the end of the year.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, and four RBI total in the Rays' 9-5 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria started off his day with a sac-fly that scored Brandon Guyer in the first inning to give the Rays an early lead. In the second, Longoria belted a Michael Pineda offering over the center field wall for a two-run bomb, and sealing Pineda's fate. He drove in his fourth run of the game in the fourth inning on an RBI single. The Rays had lost three-straight coming into this matchup, as well as six of-the-last seven, so the win was much needed. Longoria's homer was his ninth on the year, and 30th against the Yankees in his career. He's currently on pace for 31 home runs and 83 RBI, benchmarks he hasn't hit since 2013.

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Rays DH Evan Longoria singled for his only hit in four at-bats while striking out once during Tampa Bay's 9-1 loss to Miami on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Evan Longoria had been on a 10-game hitting streak, in which he batted .357, before going 2-for-15 since entering the series against the Marlins on Monday.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored in the Rays' 12-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria singled, and scored in the first inning off of Marcus Stroman, and would also double off of the talented rightie in the sixth inning. While he does possess the third-highest K% amongst third baseman (24%), he remains top-10 or close to it in runs scored, home runs, and RBI's thus far. Longoria has also logged hits in eight of-his-last nine, with three of-the-last four being of the multi-hit variety, which brings his May slash line to .291/.365/.582 with three home runs and nine RBI. He may not be the fantasy asset he once was, but he's on pace to hit 31 home runs, drive in 83, score 96 runs, while batting .253. The runs may not finish that way, but if everything else came close, then we'd certainly be looking at a top-10 option.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in the Rays' 7-6 loss to the Athletics on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: In the top of the fifth inning with a man on first and one out, Longoria fielded what could've been an inning-ending double play, but completely ignored the player running to second and got the easy out at first. The next batter (Danny Valencia) would go on to mash his second home run of the game to bring the A's within one. Feeling like he let the team down, Longoria came up in the the bottom of the inning and swatted the first Sonny Gray offering he saw into the left-center bleachers. The Rays would go on to lose in crushing fashion, after Valencia hit his third home run of the game in the ninth inning. The homer was Longoria's seventh of the season, tying him for fifth among all third baseman. He's on a four-game hitting streak, with five extra-base hits during that time as well. The Rays travel to the Rogers Centre to take on a very unhappy Blue Jays team on Monday night.

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Double and RBI for Evan Longoria

Sat, May 14th 10:58am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Evan Longoria had a 1-for-4 performance with a double and an RBI for Tampa Bay. Longoria has had doubles in back-to-back games and has six extra-base hits and eight RBI thus far in May. He has hits in seven of his last 10 games and has a .728 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria may not be the top-five 3B that he used to be, but has 16 extra-base hits and 18 RBI this season, good enough numbers to make him a starting 3B in all formats. He does have 36 strikeouts and only nine walks this season, showing that he needs to focus on his plate discipline, but he could still approach 50 extra-base hits, 85 or more runs scored, and 85 or more RBI. He is 1-for-6 against Athletics' starter Kendall Graveman in his career and has a .731 OPS at home this season.

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Evan Longoria went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in the Rays' 5-2 loss to the Mariners on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was the second of the night off of Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (Corey Dickerson the other) and the sixth of the season for Longoria. He's still outside of top-15 third baseman, but does have a favorable opportunity in tomorrow's matchup against the lefty Wade Miley. In 19 at-bats against the southpaw, Longoria has five hits (.263 BA) including two homers and two walks.

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Evan Longoria notched two singles in four at-bats in helping the Rays take all three games in the series over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria is from California and came into this series against the Angels with gaudy numbers in Angels Stadium for his career (.297/.368/.541 with six home runs, 19 RBI, and three stolen bases in 111 at-bats). Unfortunately for DFS players, Longoria couldn't deliver statistically like he had in prior years, going 2-for-12 with only one RBI. For the season, Longoria is hitting .237/.272/.432, but is still on pace for 25-plus home runs and 80-plus RBI. He'll look to get things back into gear when the Rays finish off their West Coast trip with a three-game set in Seattle, before hosting a series against the Athletics next Friday.

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Evan Longoria went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBI in the Rays loss to the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria got the game's scoring started by lining a two-out RBI double in the first inning to bring in Brandon Guyer. He would also get hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to account for his second RBI of the contest. Longoria has a three-game hit streak going and has added two home runs in that time as well. His current line sits at .242/.272/.455 with five home runs, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 99 at-bats.

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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 MLB.com)

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: mlb.com)

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.