Tampa Bay Rays 2019 Statistical Leaders – Offense

Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Strikeouts – Willy Adames led the team in whiffs with 153 and averaged just a hair over one strikeout per game.

Beanballs – Joey Wendle finished the season with the most bruises inflicted by opposing pitchers. He led the team with eight beanballs in only 263 plate appearances. Wendle led the team despite having 328 fewer plate appearances than the next closest player on the team.

Sacrifice Flyballs – Ji-Man Choi led the team with baseball’s version of falling on the sword. Choi finished with seven sac flies.

Grounded into Double Plays – Tommy Pham led the team by grounding into 22 double-play balls last season. That was good for seven more than second place on the team.

Stolen Bases – Tommy Pham paced the club with 25 thefts.

Caught Stealing – Austin Meadows wanted to keep pace with Pham but was gunned down seven times.

Batting Average – Austin Meadows finished with a .291 average last season. This was the best average for players who had more than five at-bats.

The following ratios require batters have at least 50 plate appearances to qualify.

Walk Percentage – Michael Perez was tops on the Rays in walk percentage, earning a free pass in a whopping 14.5% of his plate appearances.

Strikeout Percentage – Brandon Lowe had a great rookie season, but he did lead the team with a 34.6% strikeout percentage.

On-Base Percentage – Tommy Pham combined his team-leading 81 walks with a .273 average to take the OBP championship for the 2019 Rays.