After a season that saw him miss eighty-five games because of injury, Evan Longoria is primed for a career year for the Tampa Bay Rays. If you have ever had a strained leg muscle then you know how bad that can be for running or even walking. Longoria didn’t have a strain; he had a partially torn hamstring. Everyone say ‘ouch’ because that sounds and is painful. Even in the games that he was able to play in, Longoria couldn’t count on his legs to be under him at all times. Imagine how much better he feels this season with the problem corrected.
That is only one factor that will lead to a great season for Longoria. In addition to being healthy by the start of the season, he will also be heading right into the beginning of his prime years. Already he is expected to be an MVP candidate and an All-star every season and he usually doesn’t disappoint. With everything clicking this year, look for an average over .300 for most of the season.
If he stays healthy this could be the over thirty homer and over one-hundred RBI season that will propel Longoria into superstar status. Just hearing the name you already think of him as being the best player on his team. He is also a proven clutch performer which adds to his breakout season résumé. The twenty-seven year old third baseman is signed almost through age forty with the Rays so he can relax and focus on leading this team. I think it will be the best season of his career and if the Rays win he could be at the top of MVP voting.