Rays Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9

By The Guru
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Rays have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Rays this week:

ESPN

Rays ranked 20th - "The bats have come alive over the past week, but the Rays sorely miss top-notch defenders Kevin Kiermaier and Logan Forsythe. Sloppy play in the field has multiplied the issues in the rotation and bullpen as the team has allowed five or more runs 14 times in 24 May games coming into Sunday."

Sports Illustrated

Rays ranked 20th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.

USA Today

Rays ranked 21st - "Seven of Steve Pearce's eight homers have come since May 3."

Bleacher Report

Rays ranked 22nd - "The Tampa Bay Rays managed to pick up just one win each in their series with the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees, and they now sit seven games back in the AL East cellar.

All-Star closer Brad Boxberger is now on the rehab trail, and he'll be a welcome addition to a bullpen that ranks 17th in the majors with a 3.85 ERA. However, he won't immediately jump back into the ninth-inning job, according to Sam Blum of MLB.com.

Alex Colome has taken over closing duties in his absence, and he's converted all 12 of his save chances with a 1.23 ERA, 0.773 WHIP and 11.9 K/9.

Outfielder Brandon Guyer has also been afforded an extended opportunity now that Kevin Kiermaier is sidelined, and he's been the team's best hitter with a .311/.406/.549 line that includes 11 doubles and six home runs in 144 plate appearances."

Average ranking is 20.75 --> See where that puts the Rays in our weekly Power Rankings!

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