Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 week ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Longoria is on fire over his last three games -- 6-for13 with three homers, two triples and six RBI. He now has 22 home runs, surpassing last year's total (160 games) and tying his mark from 2014 (162 games). He's having a resurgent season after two years where he was scarcely better than the league average. Longoria is now on pace for 36 home runs after this power surge, which would be a career high.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 week ago

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

EDGE Analysis

He now has 21 HR on the season, putting him on pace to top his previous career high of 33 set back in 2009. Longoria is now just the third third baseman in MLB history to hit 20 or more homers in eight of their first nine seasons, joining Eddie Mathews and Scott Rolen.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
3 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps feeling a bit of extra motivation following his All-Star snub, Longoria is now 7-for-13 over his last three games, and his ninth-inning homer was his first since June 20. Despite the season-long malaise the Rays offense has been mired in, the 30-year-old slugger is on pace for his best homer total since hitting 32 in 2013.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been progressively better each month this season, and has been at his best in June. After a 2-for-4 performance against the Red Sox on Wednesday that represented his second straight multi-hit effort, Longoria's June line is up to .309/.375/.649 with five doubles, nine homers, 17 RBI, 10 walks and 16 runs. The Rays offense continues to be starved for runs on most days, but the 30-year-old has managed to raise his average 14 points this month despite the team's struggles.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Longoria is having a major bounce-back season, slugging a career-high .551 with 18 homers in 66 games. The 30-year-old third baseman proved capable of such sustained production early in his career, so enjoy the ride.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

There aren't a lot of details available regarding the nature of Longoria's forearm discomfort, but it's possible there could be lingering issues that he attempts to play through. Nonetheless, he should be deployed as usual in most formats now that he's back in the mix.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman was forced from Wednesday's game versus the Mariners early due to the discomfort he felt in his left forearm, and the ailment also caused him to sit out Thursday's series finale. Longoria also conceded that the same issue was the culprit behind him sitting out a game against the D-backs on June 7, but feels that the recent rest will facilitate a Friday return to the lineup. "It's really just when I check swing it just gets sore," he said. "It's the same symptoms as it was last time. It feels pretty much identical. And it responded well the next day after that so that leads me to believe it will be hopefully the same thing."

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

Longoria is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria says that he's truly day-to-day. He expects to be able to be available to pinch hit Thursday and be back in the lineup on Friday. His backup, Steve Pearce, will stay at designated hitter while Taylor Motter will step in at third base and bat seventh.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

Longoria departed Thursday's game in the 13th inning due to left forearm tightness, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, Longoria's forearm injury isn't on his throwing hand, which could have resulted in a long absence. The Rays get back at it Thursday against the Mariners, so it will be interesting to see if he is in the lineup for the contest. If not, Steve Pearce would be the likely candidate to start at third base.

Evan Longoria
3B/DH TB
1 month ago

Longoria hit a three-run home run, his 16th, in a 1-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria has two home runs in his past three games and four in his past seven as he continues to be Tampa Bay's biggest power threat. Only Manny Machado has a better slugging percentage than Longoria's .541 among American League third basemen. Longoria is striking out more than usual (23.3 percent), but the trade he has made of contact for power has worked out great -- he's on pace for his first 30 home run season since 2013.