Tampa Bay Rays Grades: Assessing early season performance from position groups

With right around one month of the MLB season in the books, here are some grades for the position groups on the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Outfielder Grade: C

The two man faces and personalities in the Rays outfield, Randy Arozarena and Jose Siri, have been pretty inadequate at the plate in 2024. Both players are batting sub .200, with Arozarena batting a measly .148. Siri himself has struck out 41 times, which is almost half of his at-bats.

Newcomers Richie Palacios and Amed Rosario have been big. They have aided in place of the injured Josh Lowe, and they are fitting in just right at their new home in St. Petersburg. Palacios is batting .297 with an OBP over .400 and has three home runs to start the year. Rosario is batting .340 with an OBP above .450 as well. Ultamitely, they have been the bright spots in the outfield group.

A big way to turn the Tampa Bay season towards a good direction would be a return to the field by Lowe, while the bats of Siri and Arozarena heat up.