Tampa Bay Rays Grades For Every Player in April

The first month of the 2013 MLB season has come to an end, concluding a not-so-strong first 26 games for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays stand at 12-14, as they’ve underachieved so far with a roster that should be above the .500 mark.

How has each player performed during the Rays’ early struggles? Take a look with a complete April report card of the Rays’ 25-man roster.

The grades are based on the small sample size statistics compared to Fangraphs.com’s preseason ZiPS projections, as well some additional observations.

The Position Players

C Jose Molina: C-

2013 Stat Line: .212/.268/.308, 3 RBI, 1 HR, .259 wOBA, 0.0 WAR, 20 CS%,-2 DRS

2013 ZiPS Projections: .232/291/.350, .282 wOBA, 0.8 WAR

1B James Loney: A+

2013 Stat Line: .373/.432/.537, 11 RBI, 1 HR, .421 wOBA, 0.9 WAR, 1.7 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .259/.312/.369, .289 wOBA, 0.9 WAR

UTIL Ben Zobrist: C-

2013 Stat Line: .255/.324/.378, 19 RBI, 2 HR, .309 wOBA, 0.5 WAR, 0.3 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .260/.358/.443, .345 wOBA, 4.9 WAR

2B/3B Ryan Roberts: C-

2013 Stat Line: .230/.277/.361, 4 RBI, 2 HR, .281 wOBA, 0.1 WAR, 0.9 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .228/.306/.347, .286 wOBA, 1.2 WAR

3B Evan Longoria: A

2013 Stat Line: .292/.361/.521, 14 RBI, 6 HR, .380 wOBA, 1.4 WAR, 3.1 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .263/.355/.486, .353 wOBA, 5.2 WAR

SS Yunel Escobar: D-

2013 Stat Line: .169/.229/.286, 7 RBI, 2 HR, .231 wOBA, -0.1 WAR, 0.4 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .256/.321/.348, .294 wOBA, 2.5 WAR

2B/LF Kelly Johnson: B

2013 Stat Line: .227/.325/.394, 8 RBI, 3 HR, 4 SB, .318 wOBA, 0.5 WAR, 2.6 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .256/.321/.348, .294 wOBA, 2.5 WAR

CF Desmond Jennings: C-

2013 Stat Line: .227/.303/.392, 5 RBI, 3 HR, 5 SB, .305 wOBA, 0.8 WAR, 3.1 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .252/.326/.390, .319 wOBA, 3.4 WAR

LF/RF Matt Joyce: C-

2013 Stat Line: .225/.286/.451, 8 RBI, 5 HR, .320 wOBA, 0.0 WAR, -0.9 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .246/.342/.437, .334 wOBA, 2.2 WAR

OF Sam Fuld: F

2013 Stat Line: .171/.244/.171, 1 RBI, 0 HR, .200 wOBA, -0.3 WAR, -0.6 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .242/.314/.335, .288 wOBA, 0.8 WAR

UTIL Shelley Duncan: D-

2013 Stat Line: .182/.297/.309, 6 RBI, 2 HR, .278 wOBA, -0.2 WAR, 0.2 UZR

2013 ZiPS Projections: .223/.304/.387, .302 wOBA, 0.2 WAR

INF Sean Rodriguez: A

2013 Stat Line: .294/.368/.471, 4 RBI, 2 HR, .367 wOBA, 0.5 WAR, 1.8 UZR (through 16 games)

2013 ZiPS Projections: .227/.305/.373, .296 wOBA, 1.8 WAR

C Jose Lobaton: B-

2013 Stat Line: .235/.257/.441, 5 RBI, 2 HR, .301 wOBA, -0.1 WAR, 9 CS%, -1 DRS (through 13 games)

2013 ZiPS Projections: .225/.302/.321, .278 wOBA, 0.7 WAR

The Rotation

LHP David Price: C-

2013 Stat Line: 1-2, 5.21 ERA, 3.94 FIP, 8.29 K/9, 38.0 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.03 ERA, 3.24 FIP, 8.71 K/9

RHP Jeremy Hellickson: C-

2013 Stat Line: 1-2, 4.31 ERA, 4.39 FIP, 7.47 K/9, 31.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.78 ERA, 4.28 FIP, 7.47 K/9

RHP Roberto Hernandez: C

2013 Stat Line: 1-4, 5.28 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 8.80 K/9, 30.2 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 4.62 ERA, 4.80 FIP, 5.11 K/9

LHP Matt Moore: A+

2013 Stat Line: 5-0, 1.13 ERA, 3.27 FIP, 10.69 K/9, 32.0 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.59 ERA, 3.76 FIP, 9.12 K/9

RHP Alex Cobb: A+

2013 Stat Line: 3-2, 2.55 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 6.88 K/9, 35.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 4.16 ERA, 4.15 FIP, 6.63 K/9

The Bullpen

RHP Kyle Farnsworth: F

2013 Stat Line: 8.44 ERA, 7.14 FIP, 0 K, 5.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.59 ERA, 3.76 FIP, 9.12 K/9

LHP Jake McGee: F

2013 Stat Line: 6.48 ERA, 5.18 FIP, 13 K, 0-2 in SVOpp, 8.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 2.98 ERA, 2.96 FIP, 10.05 K/9

LHP Cesar Ramos: F

2013 Stat Line: 7.11 ERA, 5.54 FIP, 3 K, 6.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 5.09 ERA, 5.18 FIP, 5.81 K/9

RHP Fernando Rodney: C-

2013 Stat Line: 4.32 ERA, 4.94 FIP, 3-4 in SVOpp, 9 K, 8.1 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.04 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 8.27 K/9

RHP Brandon Gomes: B-

2013 Stat Line: 5.91 ERA, 3.39 FIP, 14 K, 10.2 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 4.09 ERA, 4.14 FIP, 8.05 K/9

RHP Jamey Wright: B

2013 Stat Line: 1.69 ERA, 3.48 FIP, 5 K, 10.2 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.97 ERA, 3.81 FIP, 6.25 K/9

RHP Joel Peralta: A

2013 Stat Line: 1.86 ERA, 2.19 FIP, 5 Hld, 10 K, 9.2 IP

2013 ZiPS Projections: 3.24 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 9.42 K/9

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