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The Trop is a ground ball hitter’s paradise

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 Last season the Rays became an entirely different sort of team on offense, eschewing their power and strikeout approach for a more contact oriented team that both got on base more often and won games more often. The Rays won 90 games with their new approach, and were the last team in the American League eliminated from the playoffs. Since the season ended, the team has continued to lean into the power-less approach by acquiring Yandy Diaz for Jake Bauers, and by skipping...
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Taking stock of the Rays minor league first base options

Taking stock of the Rays minor league first base options

With Bauers out of town, will the Rays look to Durham to fill the first base void? Opening up first base presents a few interesting options for the Rays in 2019. What was once former top 50 overall prospect Jake Bauers’ position to lose is now an open slot on the Rays roster after the Rays recently put all their chips on Yandy Diaz. They could explore the market for an external option, they could use what they have on the major league roster and rotate guys in and out, or they could dip into Durham. The major league quantities are known: Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Diaz, and possibly Brandon Lowe...

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