The Devil Rays' outfielder makes his videogame debut.by Nate Ahearn
November 24, 2009 - 2K Sports announced today that Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will appear on the MLB 2K11 videogame cover. What that cover will look like is entirely up to the fans this year, as you'll be able to vote on different cover art selections at 2KSports.com from now until Tuesday, December 8 at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time. The final cover will be revealed on Friday, December 11.
"It's been a milestone year for me, from winning a Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award, to now being selected as the cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K10 - this has been a truly humbling experience," said Longoria, All-Star third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. "Since 2K Sports is letting fans decide on the final box cover art, I'm going to have to rally my Rays teammates to ensure that my favorite takes the lead."
The third overall pick in the 2006 draft, Longoria made his major league debut in 2008 with the Rays and was named American League Rookie of the Year. This past season, the third baseman batted .281, with 33 homeruns, 113 RBI's, and 100 runs, and became the first player in Tampa Bay franchise history to be recognized as American League Player of the Month.
MLB 2K10 will be available in spring 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP and PC.