Found March 23, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
PLAYERS: Evan Longoria
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Consistency hasn’t really been Evan Longoria‘s thing. After ranking 23rd overall in 2010, he played 133 games the next season en route to a disappointing 95th overall ranking. Last year he rebound with great per-game numbers that wouldn have been good enough for a borderline top-20 ranking, but he played less than half the season. For [...]
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