A Quick Glance at the Rays

HOUSTON - JUNE 24: Third baseman Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays makes a play on a ball down the line against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 24, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

It's hard to talk about the Rays without gushing all over the place. They scout well, they draft well, they do well with their free agent signings, and they are very good at surrounding their core talent with solid veterans and talented young players. This season Casey Kotchman, Kyle Farnsworth, Johnny Damon and Juan Cruz are those veterans. Justin Ruggiano and Sam Fuld have been two of the youngesters making big impacts.

The Twins have been a successful organization over the last decade plus because of how they've chosen to brand their business. But whatever the Twins do, over the last ten seasons the Rays have done it better. Starting today, let's see how a rebounding Minnesota squad deals with one of the most talented rosters from one of the smartest front offices in baseball.

A quick refresher course on the Rays and their stats after the jump.

Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Wade Davis 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Casey Kotchman 69 221 18 74 16 1 3 25 20 24 1 2 .335 .393 .457
Jeff Niemann 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Brandon Guyer 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
Matt Joyce 76 253 44 76 20 2 11 40 25 57 4 0 .300 .359 .526
Justin Ruggiano 26 67 8 20 3 0 4 12 3 16 1 1 .299 .324 .522
Johnny Damon 79 317 41 90 15 3 9 41 20 39 7 4 .284 .328 .435
Ben Zobrist 83 312 53 80 27 4 9 40 42 65 7 1 .256 .342 .455
Evan Longoria 55 196 33 48 15 0 10 37 24 34 1 1 .245 .336 .474
Sam Fuld 67 229 27 54 14 2 3 23 19 33 16 8 .236 .293 .354
John Jaso 61 173 18 40 12 0 3 17 17 21 1 1 .231 .300 .353
B.J. Upton 80 288 43 66 13 0 12 43 36 82 20 5 .229 .315 .399
Sean Rodriguez 59 159 21 35 14 3 3 15 15 44 5 2 .220 .307 .403
Felipe Lopez 32 97 8 21 4 0 2 8 4 28 1 1 .216 .248 .320
Elliot Johnson 39 98 13 21 4 1 3 12 9 32 4 5 .214 .278 .367
Reid Brignac 60 166 15 31 2 0 1 9 9 41 2 0 .187 .233 .217
Kelly Shoppach 45 116 9 20 2 0 4 13 12 46 0 0 .172 .265 .293
Dan Johnson 25 78 5 9 1 0 1 3 5 17 0 0 .115 .179 .167
Manny Ramirez 5 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .059 .059 .059
James Shields 17 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Price 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000
Jeremy Hellickson 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Sonnanstine 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Farnsworth 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rob Delaney 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Gomes 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake McGee 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cesar Ramos 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Russell 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.P. Howell 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Cobb 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Cruz 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Kyle Farnsworth 3-1 38 0 0 0 17 2 34.2 27 9 8 2 4 23 2.08 .89
James Shields 8-5 17 17 6 3 0 0 128.2 96 38 35 13 30 127 2.45 .98
Adam Russell 1-1 32 0 0 0 0 0 29.1 27 10 8 1 14 11 2.45 1.40
Juan Cruz 4-0 33 0 0 0 0 0 30.2 15 10 10 0 21 29 2.93 1.17
Brandon Gomes 0-0 10 0 0 0 0 0 11.2 12 5 4 1 5 9 3.09 1.46
Jeremy Hellickson 8-7 16 16 1 1 0 0 103.2 80 39 37 12 39 68 3.21 1.15
Alex Cobb 2-0 5 5 0 0 0 0 29.0 26 11 11 1 12 19 3.41 1.31
David Price 8-6 17 17 0 0 0 0 118.0 102 46 45 9 22 116 3.43 1.05
Joel Peralta 2-3 40 0 0 0 0 1 37.2 28 17 16 4 12 31 3.82 1.06
Cesar Ramos 0-1 39 0 0 0 0 2 25.1 23 14 11 3 13 17 3.91 1.42
Wade Davis 7-6 17 16 0 0 0 0 98.2 104 48 46 13 35 46 4.20 1.41
Jeff Niemann 3-4 9 9 0 0 0 0 46.1 56 29 26 6 12 29 5.05 1.47
Jake McGee 0-0 11 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 11 4 4 1 3 2 5.14 2.00
Andy Sonnanstine 0-2 14 4 0 0 0 0 34.2 38 22 22 10 12 10 5.71 1.44
J.P. Howell 1-1 16 0 0 0 1 1 11.2 15 16 13 3 6 9 10.03 1.80
Rob Delaney 0-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 3 3 0 4 2 13.50 2.00


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