Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Offense
By Seth Carter
We take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ players who led the team in all sorts of categories with the bat in 2019.
This is pretty straight forward as we take a look at the Tampa Bay Rays offensive statistics from their 96-win season. We’ll list the leaders in your traditional stats and we might get a little weird with them, too. After all, this is baseball and what is baseball without some weird statistics?
Hits – Tommy Pham led the team with 155 hits.
Singles – Tommy Pham once again led the Rays with 99 singles.
Doubles – Tommy Pham was the only Rays’ player to hit over 30 doubles in 2019, finishing with 33 two-baggers.
Triples – We had a tie with seven triples each between Kevin Kiermaier and Austin Meadows.
Home Runs – Austin Meadows paced the team with 33 round-trippers. He had twelve more home runs than the next closest player on the list. Newly acquired Hunter Renfroe had 33 last season for the Padres, and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is notorious for his majestic big flies in Japan. There should be plenty of competition for Meadows this season!
Runs Scored – Austin Meadows led the club by touching home plate 83 times last season.
Runs Batted In – Austin Meadows again! It didn’t hurt that he drove himself in with one swing on 33 occasions.
Walks – Tommy Pham finished with 81 walks. He truly is a patient man. His 81 free passes were 17 better than Ji-Man Choi‘s 64, which was good for second best.
Intentional Walks – Austin Meadows was provided six bases with no attempt at getting him out last season. These are the freest of the free passes. Does anyone else miss having the pitcher throw the four balls? I hate the new way.