Looking back at the 2022 Tampa Bay Rays

by Gary Shelton on October 7, 2022

in general

5 Thoughts

  1. I'm not saying this is a bad hitting lineup, but if Kevin Cash were still playing, he'd hit cleanup.

2. No, the Rays have never made the playoffs with fewer victories. In fact, this is the 9th best regular season the team has had.

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3. Overall, the Rays' pitching staff is pretty good. But they need to learn to hold an opponent to negative numbers.

4. David Peralta can go back to hitting home runs any day now. He used to do it all the time in Arizona.

5. Frankly, the Rays are better off with the third wild-card (possible opponents: Cleveland then New York) than they would be with the second (Toronto, Houston).

5 Potential Team MVPs

  1. Shane McClanahan

2. Harold Ramirez

3. Yandy Diaz

4. Randy Arozarena

5. Wander Franco

5. Potential Trouble Spots

  1. Hitting

2. Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position

3. Lack of Power

4. Baserunning

5. Offensive strikeouts

5 Offensive Rankings

Average Yandy Diaz .296 16

Home Runs Randy Arozareana 20 t-64

Isaac Paredez 20 t-64

RBI Randy Arozarena 89 24

Stolen Bases Randy Arozarena 32. t-4

Ks Randy Arozarena 156 22

5 Pitching Statistics

Wins Shane McClanahan 12 t-27

ERA Shane McClanahan 2.54 8

Saves Jason Adam 8 t-41

Pete Fairbanks 8 t-41

Innings Pitched Shane McClanahan 166.1 41

5 Worst Injuries

  1. Tyler Glasnow

2. Neil Anderson

3. Brandon Lowe

4. Kevin Kiermaier

5. Mike Zunino

Likely Key Performers

  1. Shane McClanahan

2. Pete Fairbanks

3. Yandy Diaz

4. Harold Ramirez

5. Wander Franco

5 Concerns

  1. Jose Ramirez

2. Steven Kwan

3. Ahmed Rosario

4. Andres Gimenez

5. Shane Bieber

5 Great Cleveland Players

  1. Nap Lajoie

2. Bob Feller

3. Tris Speaker

4. Jim Thome

5 Shoeless Joe Jackson

5 Great Tampa Bay Rays

  1. Evan Longoria

2. Carl Crawford

3. David Price

4. Carlos Pena

5. Ben Zobrist

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