What Austin Pruitt Throws

Ian York uses his analytical skills to dissect the arsenal of Tampa Bay Ray's rookie Austin Pruitt
Jacob Faria

What Sets Rookie Jacob Faria Apart from Other Young Pitchers?

Tampa Bay Rays rookie starter Jacob Faria was a mid-ranked prospect who was promoted to the majors in early June, and has done nothing but excel in his five starts since then. Pitching into the seventh inning in four...
Blake Snell

Analyzing the Young Blake Snell

Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher Blake Snell made his major-league debut on April 23, 2016 at the age of 23. The left-hander finished the season with a 6-8 win-loss record in 19 starts, but his ERA of 3.54 (ERA+ of...
Jake Odorizzi

The Perfectly Cromulent Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi played his third full season in 2016, and was a pretty good starter for the Tampa Bay Rays. His 3.69 ERA (110 ERA+) and 1.194 WHIP gave him a 10-6 won-lost record that could have easily looked...
Chris Archer

Looking into Tampa Bay Rays Staff Ace Chris Archer’s Pitches

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer tied for the most losses in baseball in 2016, with a 9-19 won-lost record, even though his 4.02 ERA (101 ERA+), 3.81 FIP, and a 1.242 WHIP made him just about a league-average...

Lollygagging By Tim Beckham Cost the Rays

Check the box score and you won’t find it – but check the videotape, and Beckham’s lollygagging – and its impact on the outcome – is obvious.

Bullpen Profile: Tampa Bay Rays Closer Brad Boxberger

The American League East has some of the finest bullpen arms in MLB, from Craig Kimbrel in Boston to Darren O'Day in Baltimore. The Tampa Bay Rays boast a robust starting rotation with even more talent in the minor...

Tampa Bay Rays Starter Blake Snell Makes His MLB Debut

While the Tampa Bay Rays lack the firepower of some teams in the AL East, they are stocked when it comes to pitching. They proved that once again on Saturday, when they relied on a young pitcher to make...

Pitching Profile: Tampa Bay Rays Starter Chris Archer

While the Tampa Bay Rays may lack the firepower of their AL East rivals, they boast a very potent rotation that can go toe-to-toe with any team in the division. Ian York profiles Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer...

2016 AL East Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

With the season just around the corner, the staff at Sons of Sam Horn is taking a look at the Boston Red Sox' division rivals. The Tampa Bay Rays are first on the docket, and they feature what may...

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