2011 Rays Projections

My Rays Projected 2011 lineup and stats:

Vs. RHP

1. Ben Zobrist – 2B
2. Johnny Damon – LF
3. Evan Longoria – 3B
4. Manny Ramirez – DH
5. Dan Johnson – 1B
6. B.J. Upton – CF
7. Matt Joyce – RF
8. John Jaso – C
9. Reid Brignac – SS

Vs. LHP

1. B.J. Upton – CF
2. Johnny Damon – LF
3. Evan Longoria – 3B
4. Manny Ramirez – DH
5. Ben Zobrist – RF
6. Kelly Shoppach – C
7. Sean Rodriguez – 2B
8. Dan Johnson – 1B
9. Reid Brignac – SS

Depth Chart

C – John Jaso (L/R), Kelly Shoppach (R/R)
1B – Dan Johnson (L/R), Ben Zobrist (S/R)
2B – Ben Zobrist (S/R), Sean Rodriguez (R/R)
3B – Evan Longoria (R/R), Sean Rodriguez (R/R)
SS – Reid Brignac (L/R), Sean Rodriguez (R/R)
LF – Johnny Damon (L/L), Matt Joyce (L/R), Sam Fuld (L/L)
CF – B.J. Upton (R/R), Ben Zobrist (S/R), Sam Fuld (L/L)
RF – Matt Joyce (L/R), Ben Zobrist (S/R), Sam Fuld (L/L)
DH – Manny Ramirez (R/R), Johnny Damon (L/L), Matt Joyce (L/R)

Just to clarify, these are my projected lineups and depth charts, based on what I have heard from the Rays various sources and websites, and due to Joe Maddon’s propensity to use multiple lineups based on matchups I only made generic lineups above. My projections do not project Manny Ramirez to play 162 games even though I have him in the everyday lineup. My projections also have Sean Rodriguez playing more than just against left-handed pitchers, unlike what it shows above. To get a better picture please hit the link accompanied with the player above. Enjoy.

I will be adding player links to the original articles as I write them.

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Random Predictions – AL « MLB Dirt  |  March 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    […] Tampa Bay Rays – Ben Zobrist will bounce back. Sean Rodriguez will gain shortstop eligibility and be a top 10 shortstop with at least 15 homers and 15 steals. Manny Ramirez hits .300/.400/.500 with 20+ homers. Dan Johnson will struggle to reach 400 PAs and the Rays will wish they signed Russell Branyan (his bold prediction tomorrow). Jeremy Hellickson will win 15 games with a sub-3.50 ERA and a K/BB of 4.0 or better. No pitcher will have 20 saves. It will be a true committee. For more of my Rays predictions click here. […]

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  • 2. Charlie Nehl  |  March 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Did Fuld make the 5th OF spot?

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