Rays Analysis

Comparing Evan Longoria and Mike Schmidt


At this point in his career, how does Evan Longoria compare to Mike Schmidt?

Jeremy Hellickson and Men on Base


Once a FIP-beater -- a pitcher who consistently outperformed expectations with a remarkably low ERA compared to defense independent stats -- Jeremy Hellickson's 2013 season suffered from a drop in...

Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan, pitch-framing stars


Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan have been two of the best pitch-framing catchers in baseball. How much value does their expertise bring the Rays?

How the Rays offense improved BAbip in 2013


Last off-season I had serious concerns that the Rays had a problem with luck. For two seasons, the Rays had out performed their in-play batting average by posting offensive metrics above league...

Desmond Jennings and his AL East counterparts


The AL East is chock full with good centerfielders. How does Desmond Jennings stack up with the competition?

Who is Jerry Sands?


Jerry Sands has been nomadic over the past year or so. Originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 25th round and primarily a first baseman, Sands found his way to the major league level in 2011 as an...

James Loney returns to Tampa Bay


Appreciating the defensive wonder and line drive hitting of James Loney, the Rays first baseman for three years to come.

Alex Cobb, Rays Ace?


Alex Cobb might have flown under the radar in 2013, but the 26 year-old hurler had an excellent season. It's time for David Price to pass the torch, Alex Cobb is the true Rays ace.


A Look at Drafting and Developing

There's been some talk here debating how the Rays stack up against other teams when it comes to drafting and developing players. I decided to take a look. In order to cut the universe of players to...

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