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Evan Longoria

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

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.289

HR

30

RBI

80

R

68

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2016 Preseason Projections

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The old knock on Longoria was that he could put up huge numbers if he could finally stay healthy. Quietly, over the past three seasons, Longoria has only missed four games, but his offensive productio...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 10/7/1985   BORN: Downey, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Evan Longoria Contract Information:

Longoria signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Rays in November of 2012. With the new deal, Longoria will be a member of the Rays through the 2022 season with an option for the 2023 season that will average an annual salary of $16.6 million per year over the extension length.

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Longoria went 1-for-5 with a game-tying solo homer, his 30th, in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Red Sox.

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Evan Longoria Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 20 A A 28 123 110 22 36 16 8 0 8 28 1 1 13 19 0 0 0 .327 .402 .618 1.020
2006 20 AA MON 26 109 105 14 28 11 5 0 6 19 2 1 1 20 0 3 0 .267 .266 .486 .752
2007 21 AA MON 105 447 381 78 117 42 21 0 21 76 4 0 51 81 0 3 12 .307 .403 .528 .931
2007 21 AAA DUR 31 128 104 19 28 13 8 0 5 19 0 0 22 29 0 1 1 .269 .398 .490 .888
2008 22 AAA DUR 7 30 25 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
2008 22 MAJ TAM 122 508 448 67 122 60 31 2 27 85 7 0 46 122 0 8 6 .272 .343 .531 .874
2009 23 MAJ TAM 157 671 584 100 164 77 44 0 33 113 9 0 72 140 0 7 8 .281 .364 .526 .889
2010 24 MAJ TAM 151 661 574 96 169 73 46 5 22 104 15 5 72 124 0 10 5 .294 .372 .507 .879
2011 25 AA MON 4 17 15 5 4 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .267 .353 .867 1.220
2011 25 MAJ TB 133 574 483 78 118 58 26 1 31 99 3 2 80 93 0 5 6 .244 .355 .495 .850
2012 26 AAA DUR 10 39 30 0 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 9 0 1 1 .200 .359 .200 .559
2012 26 MAJ TB 74 312 273 39 79 31 14 0 17 55 2 3 33 61 0 3 3 .289 .369 .527 .896
2013 27 MAJ TB 160 693 614 91 165 74 39 3 32 88 1 0 70 162 0 6 3 .269 .343 .498 .841
2014 28 MAJ TB 162 700 624 83 158 49 26 1 22 91 5 0 57 133 1 9 9 .253 .320 .404 .724
2015 29 MAJ TB 160 670 604 74 163 57 35 1 21 73 3 1 51 132 0 9 6 .270 .328 .435 .763
2016 30 MAJ TB 127 547 502 68 145 67 34 3 30 80 0 2 39 116 0 4 2 .289 .340 .548 .888
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3-Year Averages     160 687 614 82 162 59 33 1 25 84 3 0 59 142 0 8 6 .264 .330 .443 .773
Career  (View All)     1246 5,336 4,706 696 1,283 546 295 16 235 788 45 13 520 1,083 1 61 48 .273 .347 .492 .839

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Evan Longoria Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 28 @Hou 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .340 .548 .888
Aug. 27 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .338 .545 .883
Aug. 26 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .340 .550 .890
Aug. 25 Bos 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .341 .552 .893
Aug. 24 Bos 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .338 .550 .888
Aug. 23 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .339 .548 .887
Aug. 22 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .342 .552 .894
Aug. 21 Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .342 .549 .891
Aug. 20 Tex 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .343 .549 .892
Aug. 19 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .340 .542 .882
Aug. 17 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .341 .544 .885
Aug. 16 SD 5 3 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .343 .549 .892
Aug. 15 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .341 .537 .878
Aug. 14 @NYY 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .340 .540 .880
Aug. 13 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .337 .534 .871
Aug. 12 @NYY 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .335 .534 .869
Aug. 10 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .332 .526 .858
Aug. 9 @Tor 5 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .335 .531 .866
Aug. 8 @Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .279 .330 .528 .858
Aug. 7 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .330 .532 .862
Aug. 6 Min 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .330 .527 .857
Aug. 5 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .327 .519 .846
Aug. 4 KC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .330 .524 .854
Aug. 3 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .282 .330 .524 .854
Aug. 2 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .331 .526 .857
Aug. 1 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .531 .864
Jul. 31 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .335 .535 .870
Jul. 30 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .338 .540 .878
Jul. 29 NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .341 .546 .887
Jul. 27 @LAD 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .340 .545 .885
Last 7 Games 28 3 7 2 0 2 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .536 .836
Last 14 Games 56 9 18 5 1 4 14 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 .321 .361 .661 1.022
Last 30 Games 115 17 34 8 1 8 25 10 25 0 0 1 1 1 .296 .354 .591 .945

Evan Longoria: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 121 6
2015 148 11
2014 155 8
2013 147 14
2012 50 25
2011 130 3
2010 151
2009 151 3

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Evan Longoria Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016108203140.250.463.782
2015155268281.342.568.960
2014154265200.273.448.824

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163894827650.296.568.911
20154494813452.245.390.695
20144705717715.247.389.691

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162603616390.269.527.843
20152983910313.279.450.792
20143035212471.261.422.763

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162373214400.304.565.927
20153063511420.261.422.736
20143213110444.246.386.687
Evan Longoria Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 20 A A 123 110 10.6% 15.4% 0.68 83% .337 .291
2006 20 AA MON 109 105 0.9% 18.3% 0.05 81% .278 .219
2007 21 AA MON 447 381 11.4% 18.1% 0.63 79% .344 .221
2007 21 AAA DUR 128 104 17.2% 22.7% 0.76 72% .329 .221
2008 22 AAA DUR 30 25 13.3% 16.7% 0.80 80% .250 .000
2008 22 MAJ TAM 508 448 9.1% 24% 0.38 73% .318 .259
2009 23 MAJ TAM 671 584 10.7% 20.9% 0.51 76% .319 .245
2010 24 MAJ TAM 661 574 10.9% 18.8% 0.58 78% .343 .213
2011 25 AA MON 17 15 5.9% 11.8% 0.50 87% .100 .600
2011 25 MAJ TB 574 483 13.9% 16.2% 0.86 81% .242 .251
2012 26 AAA DUR 39 30 17.9% 23.1% 0.78 70% .286 .000
2012 26 MAJ TB 312 273 10.6% 19.6% 0.54 78% .318 .238
2013 27 MAJ TB 693 614 10.1% 23.4% 0.43 74% .317 .229
2014 28 MAJ TB 700 624 8.1% 19% 0.43 79% .290 .151
2015 29 MAJ TB 670 604 7.6% 19.7% 0.39 78% .315 .165
2016 30 MAJ TB 547 502 7.1% 21.2% 0.34 77% .323 .259
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3-Year Averages     687 614 8.6% 20.7% 0.42 77% .306 .179
Career     5,336 4,706 9.7% 20.3% 0.48 77% .309 .219

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2016 Stat Review for Evan Longoria    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.289 AVG
GOOD
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.548 SLG
ELITE
.259 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.34 BB/K
WEAK
7.1% BB Rate
AVERAGE
21.2% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.888 OPS
ELITE
.340 OBP
GOOD

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Evan Longoria: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Longoria provided all the offense for the Rays on Monday, connecting on a two-run home run in a loss to the Red Sox.

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Longoria went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, solo homer, walk and two runs overall in Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Rangers.

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Longoria went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and four RBI in Sunday's 12-3 romp over the Yankees.

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Longoria went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, solo homer and a walk in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees.

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Longoria went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Twins.

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Longoria went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the 3-1 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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Longoria homered and knocked in three runs in a 2-for-5 game Tuesday against the Rockies.

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Longoria went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

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Longoria went 4-for-5 with a solo homer, two RBI and a run in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox.

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Longoria has put together his best month of the season to date in June, and is 6-for-13 with a double and two runs over his last three games.

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Longoria went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday in Cleveland.

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Longoria (forearm) is back in the lineup playing third base and hitting third Friday against the Giants, the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

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Longoria (forearm) hopes to return to the starting lineup for Friday's series opener versus the Giants, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

One of the knocks on Longoria in recent years was, If he could only stay healthy. He missed time in 2011 and 2012, but answered critics with a strong 2013 season. In 2014, he played in every single game, but he had the worst statistical season of his career. The most concerning part of his numbers was that his slugging percentage fell 94 points from 2013, as he needed a big final week just to get over the .400 mark. Early on, he was struggling to turn and burn on pitches on the inner half, which has always been something he has excelled at. Around mid-June, he got back to pulling pitches, but got away from hitting the other way and pitchers neutralized him with stuff away-away-away. For the season, he had a .590 OPS on pitches away where his previous career low was .758. Stop drafting him in the first five rounds; hes not worth it.

2014

After an injury-shortened campaign in 2012, Longoria proved in 2013 what he can bring to the Rays' offense. While a .269 batting average may not seem overly impressive, he posted an .842 OPS and had the third 30-homer season of his career. His RBI total fell to 88 and his strikeout rate rose to 23.4%, but he managed to play in a career-high 160 games. He brings big power to the middle of the order for the Rays and was a finalist for a Gold Glove Award for his prowess defensively. The dip in RBI production is likely not too concerning, since he hit .284/.375/.453 with runners on base. Longoria will enter his age-28 season as an elite option at the hot corner. If he remains healthy, the developing power talent of Wil Myers near him in the lineup will only help him see better pitches to hit. He is a solid bet most seasons to hit 30 home runs with 100 RBI.

2013

Longoria was off to one of the best starts in the league in April when he had a line of .329/.433/.561 until an awkward slide into second base led to a hamstring injury that knocked him out until early August. After struggling initially in his return, he slugged 11 home runs and 26 RBI over the final 34 games of the season and finished the season with a pace in line with his full-season averages. Even with playing in just 74 games, he posted a career-high .896 OPS. His walk rate dropped and his strikeout rate rose slightly from the previous season, but with a smaller sample size, this should not indicate difficulties moving forward. If he can avoid injuries, expect Longo to again be a premier fantasy third baseman for 2013.

2012

Longoria might have been the biggest part of what was arguably the most dramatic final day of the regular season after hitting a walk-off home run to give the Rays the wild card in the American League. Longoria's overall numbers from last season, other than his career-low .244 batting average, were similar to his last three seasons. However, there are reasons to be very bullish on him going forward. He missed time back in April due to an oblique injury which not only led to a slow start but led to 87 fewer plate from the previous season. Longoria's strikeout rate dropped for the third straight season while his walk rate increased by three percent. This improved plate discipline didn't cost him any power as he homered once in every 18.5 plate appearances -- the best mark of his career. His production improved as the season went on, culminating in some gaudy stats over the season's final two months. Longoria finished those two months with 17 home runs, 46 RBI and a 37:37 K:BB ratio over 203 at-bats. His .244 batting average can be explained as being unlucky when considering his .239 BABIP was a career-low by 70 points. The only disappointment for fantasy owners was the stolen-base total which was down from 15 in 2010 to only three in 2011. One of the better fielding third baseman in the game, look for Longoria to be one of the first at the position off the board when your fantasy draft rolls around.

2011

Longoria disappointed fantasy owners last year, hitting 11 fewer home runs (22) than the previous season. On a positive note he stole 15 bases which was unexpected and hit for a career-high .294 average. So while the power outage may have left a bad taste for fantasy owners, there's a lot to like about Longoria heading into this season. For the third straight year, Longoria lowered his strikeout rate by nearly three percent. As noted, he stole 15 bases on 20 attempts suggesting that yearly totals in double-digit steals is reasonable. With Carl Crawford leaving, Longoria should hit cleanup instead of third, providing him with more RBI opportunities. He'll only be 25 this season, so chances are we haven't seen the best of him yet. Hope that the lost home runs drop his stock on draft day and be prepared to take advantage.

2010

Longoria put together another solid season at the hot corner for the Rays, finishing with 33 home runs, 113 RBI and nine stolen bases. Only 24, he's got an MVP-caliber season somewhere in the near future. He still strikes out a lot (140 times in 584 at-bats) but improved his contact rate while increasing his walk rate last season. Possibly the best fielding third baseman, his UZR rating of 14.9 was tops for the position. Don't be afraid to spend the extra dollar on him; he'll continue to be a solid power producer and have plenty of RBI opportunities with B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford setting the table ahead of him.

2009

After a mid-April callup from Triple-A, Longoria was unanimously voted American League Rookie of the Year, finishing in the top 10 of all players (not just rookies) in both slugging and at-bats per home run (16.6). Longoria missed about a month of action due to a fracture in his ulna near the wrist, but he was fine after his return and during the postseason, so he's not a health concern. He'll rank second only to Alex Rodriguez on the offseason American League cheat sheet at third base.

2008

Tampa Bay's top draft pick in 2006 impressed at both Double-A and Triple-A in 2007, showing power, strike-zone judgement and good defense at third base as well. The Rays intend to move Akinori Iwamura from third to second this spring, opening up third base for Longoria; the star prospect will get the opportunity to start on Opening Day if he shows he's ready in the spring. Conversely, if Longoria has a tough spring, the Rays won't mind delaying his arbitration clock a year by sending him back to Triple-A for a month or two. Longoria was one of the leaders of Team USA this fall and starred in the World Cup gold medal game win over Cuba; the Rays have every right to believe he can be a heart-of-the-order leader for the club for years to come.

2007

Will marry the Spurs' Tony Parker in August . . . whoops, that's Eva, not Evan. Furthermore, Tampa Bay's top 2006 draft pick showed no desperation in his pro debut. While his cup-of-coffee numbers at Double-A show he still has to work on strike zone judgment, his power at high-A was a pleasant surprise. He should make the major leagues by early 2008 at the latest, and perhaps later this season. Will he play third when he gets there?