Evan Longoria
3B TB
1 week ago

Longoria went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI during Saturday's win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a solid start to the campaign for the veteran, as Longoria has nine runs, three home runs and 12 RBI with a .250/.337/.444 slash line. While it might be difficult to repeat his 2016 numbers, he's locked in as a worthy starter at the hot corner in the majority of fantasy settings. Longoria is also sporting an active 7-for-17 stretch with four extra-base hits and six RBI over his past four games.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
1 week ago

Longoria went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria smacked his third homer of the season to extend the Rays lead in the third inning of a game they'd go on to lose. Although he's gotten off to a slow start in the batting average department, he was finally able to post another bomb after going 12 games about one as he tries to follow up his 2016 season when he hit a career-high 36 homers

Evan Longoria
3B TB
2 weeks ago

Longoria went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

It's his first multi-hit game since Opening Day, and even with Wednesday's big performance Longoria has still limped out to a .237/.343/.390 line through 16 games. He does have nine RBI but eight of them have come in only three games, as the 31-year-old has struggled to find any consistency early in the season.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
2 weeks ago

Longoria went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria's average now sits at .200 following Tuesday's action, and he's gone just 2-for-15 over the last four games. He also has just one extra-base hit over the last seven contests and hasn't homered since April 7 versus the Blue Jays. The 31-year-old slugger enjoyed a resurgent season in 2016, but his strikeout rate (33.8 percent) and contact rate (60 percent) are currently sitting at career lows, a major factor in his struggles thus far.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
3 weeks ago

Longoria went 0-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of going just 7-for-29 (.219 batting average), it's been a solid start for Longoria. The veteran has seven runs, two home runs and five RBI, but with an underwhelming supporting cast, he could have a tough time duplicating his 2016 numbers (81 runs, 36 home runs and 98 RBI with a .273/.318/.521 slash line). Still, Longoria is a set-and-forget option at the hot corner in the majority of leagues.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
4 weeks ago

Longoria went 1-for-2 with two walks in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

On a night when the Rays only managed five hits, Longoria was on base more often than any of his teammates and has gotten 2017 off to an auspicious start. Factoring in Tuesday's production, he's reached safely in five of eight plate appearances and has an Opening Day home run and three RBI to his credit as well.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
4 weeks ago

Longoria finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and knocked in two more with a line drive home run to left in the second. There was a bit of concern about a lingering neck issue heading into the season, but the slugger showed no signs of the ailment in the opener. Longoria launched a career-high 36 home runs last season and is off to a promising start to the 2017 campaign as he looks to rival that total.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
1 month ago

Manager Kevin Cash announced that Longoria (neck) will be in the Rays' Opening Day lineup against the Yankees on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Longoria has dealt with some neck stiffness at different stages of spring training this year and was given the day off Friday to rest. However, the issue is not severe enough to put Longoria's status for Opening Day in jeopardy. Look for Longoria to draw into the third spot in the order for Sunday's opener against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
1 month ago

Longoria has a stiff neck and will get Friday off, though he's still set to start on Opening Day, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The third baseman dealt with a similar issue when he was scratched from Grapefruit League action March 19, but while the recurrence may make fantasy owners take note, it seems to be a minor hurdle. Watch for further news on Longoria in the coming week, and perhaps he deserves a slight decrease in his draft-day price.

Evan Longoria
3B TB
1 month ago

Longoria (neck) will play third base and bat third in the lineup in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Kevin Cash said that Longoria was feeling better after fighting a stiff neck Sunday, so the veteran will return to the lineup after just a one-game absence. After slugging a career-high 36 homers last season, the 31-year-old showed that he's still capable of offering elite production, and with four straight years in which he's appeared in at least 160 games, durability doesn't seem to be much of a concern for Longoria as it was earlier in his career.