Rays 5 Stars of May

By Dustin Staggers

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.