Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Toronto
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria was 2-for-4 with two runs in the, 8-1, victory over the Yankees on Sunday.Longoria had a single and a double. He scored on James Loney's single in the first and Logan Forsythe's single in the eighth. Longoria is hitting .277 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 292 at-bats this year.7/5/2015 4:45:00 PM
Erasmo RamirezSPRays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez allowed just one run on six hits in six innings against the Yankees on Sunday. Behind the strong start, Tampa Bay beat New York, 8-1. Ramirez did walk three batters and struck out three. The only run he allowed was an Alex Rodriguez solo bomb. Ramirez is 7-3 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings this season.7/5/2015 4:42:00 PM
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. hit his 15th homer of the season in the eighth inning to tie the game up.Too bad he can't hit his weight or everyone would know his name. He's batting .213 with 33 RBI.7/4/2015 4:10:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .059 hitter against saturday starter Michael Pineda.Longoria is hitting .275 with eight home runs and 35 RBI this season, but probably should be avoided despite his two-hit night on Friday in the poor matchup.7/4/2015 12:01:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in the, 7-5, loss to the Yankees on Friday.Archer left with a, 3-0, lead, but the Rays bullpen emploded. The Yankees scored three runs to tie it in the eighth, and then with another lead in the bottom of the 12th, New York tallied four runs to win it. Archer remains 9-5 with a 2.18 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 141 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings this season.7/3/2015 11:55:00 PM
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.It will be his second consecutive day off. We don't think he's injured, just slumping. He's batting .209 on the season with 14 home runs and 31 RBI, but his last home run was June 19.7/3/2015 1:11:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) has been activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. He's never had the power numbers to be a viable fantasy first base option.7/3/2015 10:18:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, has been activated and will make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. He was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season. If he's available in your league pick him up immediately.7/2/2015 9:54:00 AM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) is expected to be activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. The Rays made room by sending Marc Krauss down to Triple-A.7/2/2015 9:35:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, is expected to make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. he was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season.6/30/2015 10:30:00 AM


Toronto
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Jose BautistaRFBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was on base three times and hit a laser home run off Justin Verlander in the, 10-5, victory over the Tigers.Baustista was 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and two runs. His two-run homer got into the left field seats in what seemed like under a second. Bautista is hitting .246 with 17 home runs and 57 RBI in 256 at-bats this season.7/5/2015 4:35:00 PM
Devon Travis2BBlue Jays second baseman Devon Travis led Toronto with three RBI in the, 10-5, victory over the Tigers on Sunday.Travis was 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in addition to the three RBI. Travis now has a seven-game hitting streak. He is hitting .297 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 165 at-bats this season.7/5/2015 4:31:00 PM
Chris Colabello1BBlue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was 2-for-4 with a home run in the loss to the Tigers on Saturday.Colabello hit a two-run homer in the ninth, but Toronto still lost, 8-3. He had two RBI and a run scored in the loss. Colabello is hitting .335 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 194 at-bats this season.7/5/2015 9:04:00 AM
Jose BautistaRFBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is one of the rare hitters with success against Detroit left-hander David Price.Bautista is a career 15-for-47 (.319) with five homers and 11 RBI in their matchups. After a couple of two-hit games in Boston, Bautista went hitless in the first game of the series on Friday night, but should rebound. Baustista is hitting .244 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI this year.7/4/2015 12:04:00 PM
Dioner NavarroCBlue Jays backup catcher Dioner Navarro hit a bases-clearing double in the eighth to bring Toronto within two runs of Detroit on Friday.Toronto didn't have a hit until the eighth and trailed, 8-0, but they recorded five hits in the eighth to score six runs. Navarro's bases-loaded double was the final blow that brought Toronto within two runs. That is all they would get, however, as they fell, 8-6.7/3/2015 10:15:00 PM
Jose BautistaRFBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two walks in the, 12-6, loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.Bautista singled in two runs in the second, but Toronto didn't have a chance in this one because their starter allowed eight runs in the first frame. Baustista is hitting .246 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in 248 at-bats this year.7/2/2015 10:47:00 PM
Josh Donaldson3BBlue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had a really nice day at the plate, hitting a single, double and home run in the, 11-2, victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.Donaldson also had two RBI and two runs. His two-run blast went 442 feet in the eighth. Donaldson is hitting .302 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI in 315 at-bats this season.7/1/2015 5:40:00 PM
Jose ReyesSSBlue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was 4-for-5 with four runs scored in the, 11-2, victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.Reyes had four singles and scored each time he reached base. He is hitting .280 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 207 at-bats this season.7/1/2015 5:36:00 PM
HotEdwin Encarnacion1BBlue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 7-for-18 (.389 BA) lifetime versus Rick Porcello.Encarnacion does not have a homer against Porcello, but does have three RBI. He will be a strong play on Wednesday afternoon.7/1/2015 11:14:00 AM
Marco EstradaSPBlue Jays starter Marco Estrada could not make it out of the third inning Tuesday versus Boston.After nearly throwing a perfect game last time out, Estrada was borderline horrific on Tuesday. He allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks over 2 1/3 innings of work. Estrada struck out one and is now 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA.6/30/2015 10:16:00 PM