Open main menu

The Tampa Bay Rays 2015 season was the Rays' 18th season of Major League Baseball and the eighth as the "Rays" (all at Tropicana Field)

2015 Tampa Bay Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–82 (.494)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Stuart Sternberg
General manager(s)Matthew Silverman
Manager(s)Kevin Cash
Local televisionSun Sports
(Dewayne Staats, Brian Anderson, Todd Kalas)
Local radioTampa Bay Rays Radio Network (English)
(Andy Freed, Dave Wills, Todd Kalas)
WGES (Spanish)
(Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu)
< Previous season     Next season >

Contents

OffseasonEdit

 
All-Star pitcher Chris Archer.

November 3: Designated Vince Belnome and Jerry Sands for assignment.

November 4: Signed Eduar Quinonez to a minor league contract.

November 5: Traded Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels for Mark Sappington.

November 14: Traded Jeremy Hellickson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Andrew Velazquez and Justin Williams.

November 20: Traded Adam Liberatore and Joel Peralta to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Greg Harris and Jose Dominguez, promoted 5 players from the minors, invited 2 players to Spring training, and designated Michael Kohn for assignment.

November 24: Released Jose Molina and Cole Figueroa.

November 25: Signed Marlon Constante to a minor league contract.

November 26: Signed Ernesto Frieri and Thomas Lebron (minor league contract).

December 1: Traded Sean Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Buddy Borden and cash.

December 2: Signed Ender Gonzalez to a minor league contract.

December 12: Signed 4 players to a minor league contract and invited 3 of them to Spring training.

December 16: Traded Matt Joyce to the Angels for Kevin Jepsen.

December 17: Signed Jhan Mariñez to a minor league contract.

December 19: Traded Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, and Jose Castillo to the San Diego Padres for René Rivera, Burch Smith, and Jake Bauers. Also received Steven Souza and Travis Ott from the Washington Nationals.

December 23: Sent Brandon Gomes to the minors.

January 3: Signed Joey Butler and Juan Francisco to a minor league contract and invited them to Spring training.

January 5: Signed Mayo Acosta to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

January 10: Signed Asdrúbal Cabrera and traded Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to the Oakland Athletics for Boog Powell, Daniel Robertson, John Jaso, and cash.

January 16: Signed Everett Teaford to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

January 21: Signed Robert Zarate to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

January 23: Received Mike Marjama from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later.

February 2: Invited 7 players to Spring training and signed 2 of them to a minor league contract.

Season standingsEdit

American League EastEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574 53–28 40–41
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 6 45–36 42–39
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 12 47–31 34–50
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 13 42–42 38–40
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 15 43–38 35–46


American League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586
Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 +1
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 1
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 3
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 6
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 8
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 10
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 10
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 11½
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 18


Record against opponentsEdit

2015 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 3–3 5–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–7 10–9 6–1 3–3 10–9 1–6 8–11 12–8
Boston 8–11 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–3 2–5 2–5 8–11 5–1 4–3 9–10 2–5 10–9 13–7
Chicago 3–3 4–3 10–9 9–10 5–1 7–12 4–3 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 3–3 4–3 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 4–2 9–10 7–11 5–2 9–10 4–2 7–12 5–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 3–3 3–4 12–8
Detroit 3–4 2–4 10–9 11–7 3–4 9–10 1–6 11–8 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 2–5 2–4 9–11
Houston 4–3 4–2 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 3–3 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–5 6–13 4–3 16–4
Kansas City 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 10–9 2–4 6–1 12–7 2–4 5–1 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 13–7
Los Angeles 4–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–1 9–10 1–6 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 3–3 12–7 2–5 8–12
Minnesota 7–0 5–2 13–6 12–7 8–11 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–12
New York 9–10 11–8 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–4 5–1 12–7 2–5 6–13 11–9
Oakland 1–6 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 9–10 1–5 8–11 3–4 4–3 6–13 3–4 10–9 1–5 11–9
Seattle 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 2–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 13–6 4–3 12–7 4–2 8–12
Tampa Bay 9–10 10–9 5–1 2–5 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–3 2–4 7–12 4–3 3–4 2–5 10–9 14–6
Texas 6–1 5–2 3–3 3–3 5–2 13–6 4–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 9–10 7–12 5–2 2–4 11–9
Toronto 11–8 9–10 3–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 5–2 13–6 5–1 2–4 9–10 4–2 12–8


Regular season summaryEdit

Game logEdit

2015 Game Log (80–82)[1]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Rays team member

RosterEdit

StatisticsEdit

BattingEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Matt Andriese, P 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Chris Archer, P 34 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
J. P. Arencibia, C 24 71 9 22 3 0 6 17 1 22 .310 0
Tim Beckham, 2B,SS 82 203 24 45 7 4 9 37 13 69 .222 3
Ronald Belisario, P 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ryan Brett, 2B 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .667 0
Joey Butler, DH,LF 88 257 30 71 12 0 8 30 16 82 .276 5
Asdrúbal Cabrera, SS 143 505 66 134 28 5 15 58 36 107 .265 6
Curt Casali, C 38 101 13 24 6 0 10 18 8 34 .238 0
David DeJesus, LF,DH 82 232 24 60 8 2 5 26 19 39 .259 3
Allan Dykstra, 1B 13 31 3 4 0 0 1 4 6 12 .129 0
Jake Elmore, 1B 51 141 10 29 5 0 2 16 12 25 .206 1
Logan Forsythe, 2B 153 540 69 152 33 2 17 68 55 111 .281 9
Nick Franklin, 1B,2B,SS 44 101 11 16 4 1 3 7 7 37 .158 1
Brandon Guyer, LF 128 332 51 88 21 2 8 28 25 61 .265 10
John Jaso, DH,LF 70 185 23 53 17 0 5 22 28 39 .286 1
Desmond Jennings, OF 28 97 9 26 2 1 1 7 8 17 .268 5
Nate Karns, P 27 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .250 0
Kevin Kiermaier, CF 151 505 62 133 25 12 10 40 24 95 .263 18
Marc Krauss, 1B 4 10 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 .100 0
James Loney, 1B 104 361 25 101 16 0 4 32 23 34 .280 2
Evan Longoria, 3B 160 604 74 163 35 1 21 73 51 132 .270 3
Mikie Mahtook, OF 41 105 22 31 5 1 9 19 6 31 .295 4
Luke Maile, C 15 35 2 6 3 0 0 2 0 8 .171 0
Matt Moore, P 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Daniel Nava, RF 31 73 7 17 2 0 1 3 12 19 .233 1
Jake Odorizzi, P 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Erasmo Ramírez, P 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
René Rivera, C 110 298 16 53 14 0 5 26 11 86 .178 0
Richie Shaffer, 1B,DH,3B 31 74 11 14 3 0 4 6 10 32 .189 0
Grady Sizemore, OF 58 175 20 45 12 0 6 27 14 37 .257 3
Steven Souza, RF 110 373 59 84 15 1 16 40 46 144 .225 12
Bobby Wilson, C 25 55 3 8 0 0 0 4 4 20 .145 0

PitchingEdit

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Matt Andriese 3 5 4.11 25 8 2 65.2 69 32 30 8 18 49
Chris Archer 12 13 3.23 34 34 0 212.0 175 85 76 19 66 252
Grant Balfour 0 0 6.23 6 0 0 4.1 3 3 3 1 4 0
Ronald Belisario 0 0 7.88 6 0 0 8.0 8 7 7 0 4 6
Jeff Beliveau 0 0 13.50 5 0 0 2.2 6 4 4 1 1 2
Andrew Bellatti 3 1 2.31 17 0 0 23.1 16 7 6 4 10 18
Brad Boxberger 4 10 3.71 69 0 41 63.0 54 29 26 9 32 74
Xavier Cedeño 4 1 2.09 61 0 1 43.0 37 11 10 3 12 43
Álex Colomé 8 5 3.94 43 13 0 109.2 112 50 48 9 31 88
José Dominguez 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 5.2 2 0 0 0 2 5
Jake Elmore 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 1 0 0
Nick Franklin 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0
Ernesto Frieri 1 0 4.63 22 0 2 23.1 20 12 12 6 11 19
Steve Geltz 2 6 3.74 70 2 2 67.1 45 31 28 8 26 61
Brandon Gomes 2 6 4.27 63 0 1 59.0 55 28 28 10 15 44
Preston Guilmet 0 0 5.06 3 0 0 5.1 5 3 3 1 2 5
Kevin Jepsen 2 5 2.81 46 0 5 41.2 34 15 13 4 20 34
Nate Karns 7 5 3.67 27 26 0 147.0 132 62 60 19 56 145
Jake McGee 1 2 2.41 39 0 6 37.1 27 11 10 3 8 48
Matt Moore 3 4 5.43 12 12 0 63.0 74 40 38 9 23 46
Jake Odorizzi 9 9 3.35 28 28 0 169.1 149 65 63 18 46 150
Erasmo Ramírez 11 6 3.75 34 27 0 163.1 145 73 68 16 40 126
C. J. Riefenhauser 1 0 5.52 17 0 0 14.2 15 10 9 3 7 7
Enny Romero 0 2 5.10 23 0 0 30.0 39 18 17 1 13 31
Drew Smyly 5 2 3.11 12 12 0 66.2 58 24 23 11 20 77
Everett Teaford 0 0 1.59 4 0 0 5.2 5 1 1 0 3 4
Kirby Yates 1 0 7.97 20 0 0 20.1 23 18 18 10 7 21

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Tampa Bay Rays Sortable Schedule". Tampa Bay Rays.
  2. ^ Encina, Eduardo. "O's to play game closed to public Wednesday, will relocate weekend series to Trop". baltimoresun.com. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2015). Baseball America 2016 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-60-2.

External linksEdit