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Rays Analysis

The Rays should sign Matt Davidson

Avisail Garcia aside, Tampa Bay should follow through on that rumor from last weekend.

Avisail Garcia set for a bounce back season

Rays have been targeting versatile, high exit velocity players, and Garcia fits that archetype.

The Trop is a ground ball hitter’s paradise

The last three seasons have seen hitters have the best success in baseball on ground balls at the Rays home stadium

Recently acquired Rays reliever Oliver Drake could be a gem

Or he could be DFA’d in the roster crunch.

The Rays Way: Tampa Bay embraced a new slider-heavy pitching focus in 2019

2018 Rays Trends, Part II - the Rays Way of pitching continues to evolve

Jose Alvarado can spin a breaking ball

The traditional pitch classifications don’t really work for what he’s doing.

Ryne Stanek is a multi-inning opener

The Rays reliever is defining a role.

Ryan Yarbrough has dramatically slowed his breaking ball

And it’s paying off, particularly against left-handed hitters.

Tampa Bay Rays mid-season top prospect list 2018: Brent Honeywell rises to No. 1

Although he’s out for the season, right-handed pitcher Brent Honeywell is at the head of one of the deepest farm systems in baseball.

Is Tyler Glasnow the future?

The newest Rays flamethrower comes with a range of possible outcomes.

Nathan Eovaldi is elite in his first two times through the order

After that things get a little shaky.

What did the Rays gain with The Opener?

A close analysis of the matchups in Anaheim.

Series Preview: Heading to Motown

Blake Snell has a Matt Moore problem

His fastballs sail high and armside. All the time.

What would it take for Chris Archer to be elite?

He can flash dominance, but he’s given up too many runs.

Why every team will consider trading for Evan Longoria and Chris Archer this offseason

Longoria and Archer are incredible talents with excellent and enviable baseball contracts.

Rays faith in Sergio Romo has been rewarded

Relievers are a crapshoot, so stop analyzing it and just enjoy Sergio Romo.

Steven Souza has bizarre reverse splits

He loves them righties.

Checking in on Rays changeups

What’s the state of the pitch?

MLB trade deadline: Dan Jennings provides long-term relief for Rays bullpen woes

The Rays have landed the reliable lefty reliever they've been looking for since the offseason.

Brad Boxberger is throwing what?

(A pretty good slider.)

Can the Rays out-draft Baseball America?

Who would win: the Rays scouts, or a Baseball America subscription?

Late Night Raymblings: There is a prospect that looks like Good Archer

Rays pitching prospect Diego Castillo might be good Archer out of the bullpen.

The Rays defense was bad in 2016

Rays valued run production over run prevention. It didn't work.

Luke Maile may be the Rays best catching option

Luke Maile: catcher of the future?

Jake Odorizzi and his terrible yet effective fastball

Some numbers suggest that Jake Odorizzi's fastball is bottom tier, but by others it’s among the best in the league. 

Kiermaier vs. Pillar: Not Really That Close

Even with Kevin Pillar’s amazing play, Kevin Kiermaier is still king of center field.

Corey Dickerson is an above average left fielder with Kevin Kiermaier in center

Kiermaier is an amazing outfielder, but Dickerson has been a pleasant surprise in the second half.

A close look at Rays prospect defense

Prospect Defense Metrics!!!

Rays ace Alex Cobb makes his return

What should we expect from Alex Cobb in his return from Tommy John Surgery?

Diving into Steven Souza Jr.'s recent performance

Souza hasn't been the game-changing player the Rays hoped he would turn out to be, but one can argue he's been a worthwhile acquisition based on how he's performed vs. the league.

KK will earn that No. 2 slot in the lineup

KK's profile suggests better production ahead