This will start a new monthly feature from Rayhawk Review looking at the players who put up the best months on the team.
We will start with a player who I criticized a couple weeks ago, but has begun to find his stroke, Ben Zobrist. Without further ado….
BEN ZOBRIST – Benjamin has certainly found the way to get his bat back on the ball in the month of May. His .356 average leads the team in the last 28 days.
|Last 28 days||23||108||90||13||32||5||2||14||4||1||13||14||.356||.430||.478||.908|
CARL CRAWFORD – CC continues to prove that he is the best left fielder in the game. He is hitting for extra base power, average and stealing bases on top of it. I like the fact that he is also taking some walks recently.
|Last 28 days||23||107||98||20||33||7||3||1||9||7||1||8||17||.337||.393||.500||.893|
EVAN LONGORIA – MVP continues to prove that he belongs in the conversation of the most elite players in all of baseball. He has a chance to win the AL League player of the month with the May he has put up. .611 SLG is pretty ridiculous. He even stole 5 bases in the last 28 days.
|Last 28 days||24||107||95||15||30||8||1||6||24||5||1||10||21||.316||.374||.611||.984|
JAMES SHIELDS – This spot could have easily gone to David Price for his 5 wins in the month of May, but a closer look at the numbers show that Shields has been the most dominant pitcher for the Rays. 36 innings, 45 k’s and a almost laughable 3 BB!
|Last 28 days||3||1||.750||2.48||5||5||0||0||36.1||39||14||10||3||3||0||45|
RAFAEL SORIANO – Raffy has come in and done exactly what the Rays needed him to do, be the closer that we have been lacking for the past two years. A .79 ERA in a month should tell you all you need to know about how dominant he has been recently.