Souza Trying To “Simplify”

August 22nd, 2016

SouzaRaysWhatever works for Steven Souza, Jr., considering nothing has really worked consistently before.

He’s a .240 hitter with some pop — and a lot of potential attached to his name. He talked to the Rays Radio Network after helping Tampa Bay bash its way to a weekend series win against the Rangers.

Souza talks about how he’s trying to simplify his game, among other things. The Rays have a decision to make on Souza’s future. Does he really fit in?. Joe’s hoping Souza’s simplification process makes him attractive in an offseason trade.

2 Responses to “Souza Trying To “Simplify””

  1. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Did you know this guy hit .350 at triple A ? The biggest jump for most players is from AAA to the majors. I know I’m being picky here, but most of Souza’s homers come when we are 2 runs ahead or 8 runs down. Perhaps the opponents pitcher is just trying to get the pitch across the plate to shorten the game. Just saying. What do you think ? Hitting .240 in right field ain’t getting it done.

  2. FortMyersDave Says:

    I think I would rather have had Trea Turner and that # 4 starter Joe Ross who the rays traded to Washington for Souza and this Ott kid who is still in the minors. Bad call by the rays brain trust trying to get a big bat. Of course who knows about Trea Turner, if Derek Shelton got a hold of him he could make Timmy Beckham look like Willie Mays in comparison as most Rays players tend to improve offensively when they get a bit of distance from the Tampa hitting coach….


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